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Panasonic GH3 Lumix 12-35mm vs Canon FD 35mm – Moire and Aliasing Test

Jackar Snapshooter 34mm f/1.8 review at ThePhoBlographer.
A full PEN story in Spanish at DSRLmagazine.
A “french” OMD-7 wishlist at Lepidi.
Olympus E-Pm2 test at Digitalcamerareview.
17mm f/1.8 lens test at ePhotozine.
GH3 vs NEX-7 video quality comparison at Popco.
E-PM2 review at Steve Digicams.

Mpgxsvcd:Here is a video that shows some of the impossible shots you can get with the GH3’s in camera RAW stacking mode.
Panasonic has not said anything about the RAW stacking capabilities the GH3 has. In fact I didn’t even know it had it until I first got mine. However, I had a chance last night to really play around with it for Astro Photography.
Simply put. The in camera HDR and stacking could be game changers. The GH3 already beats every single APS-C camera on DXO mark Canon makes. Canon has been the defacto camera for AP for many years.
Here are some images and videos I took last night while the full moon was out.
The in camera RAW stacking that the GH3 offers could finally allow us to get impressive images in camera and without ever hooking up a computer to the scope. For me that is essential.
The big issue is that you simply must guide the scope. Trying to do it with tracking alone won’t work. Right now I can’t afford to guide so I did some testing with brighter objects.

Anonymous:Below is a single image that was produced in camera by stacking many RAW images from different areas of space together. The only thing I edited was that some of the stars show through the moon. However, I have posted the original out of camera RAW file if you want to play with it.
I took the image of Orion first and then stacked for quick exposures of the moon over it. It is really easy because the GH3 shows you the original RAW image with the live view super imposed over it.
And here is the dpreview thread where we are discussing it.

Gregory:I have since been working on a separate project: a photography blog where I’ve gathered the best of my street photography in Istanbul, where I live. Most of the shots where taken with a GF-1, many with the E-M5 and a handful with a Pentax K5. m43 lenses used: mostly 20mm 1.7. and 14mm 2.5 but also 45mm 2.8. and 45mm 1.8 Pentax lenses used: Sigma 17-50 2.8, Pentax 15mm 4.0 Ltd. You can check my site there: istanbulcandids.com

Thiago:I would just like to share my just-made blog dedicated to the BCL-15 Body Cap Lens. http://bodycap.tumblr.com/

Romain:A little test between Canon 5D Mark III and Panasonic GH2, with Canon 50mm F1,4 and Voigtlander 25mmF0,95 160 iso / 7500 Kelvin here -> http://vimeo.com/60832620


New SLRmagic 25mm f/0.95 tested on the GH3 (along three other 0.95 lenses).


We need speed we love speed! And 3D-Kraft satisfied our need by testing four f/0.95 lenses on the new Panasonic GH3 (Click here to read the test). These are in short the qualities and drawbacks of the lenses:

SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 25mm T0.95
Vignetting and distortion are almost invisible which lets me speculate that the usable image circle might be significantly larger than what a FourThirds sized sensor requires. The lens will be available soon on eBay. Save this search on Slidoo to get notified when it’s available on eBay (you have to login).

Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95
A tiny bit less shapr than the SLRmagic and a tiny bit more vignetting. Price check at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

P.Angenieux Paris 25mm Type M1 f/0.95
The lens produces some geometric distortion and vignettes already quite strong on mFT sensors. These characteristics are probably the reason why some people tend to say this lens produces a very cinematic look. Click here to check out the price and auctions on eBay.

Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 25mm f/0.95
Sharper than the Angenieux and with less Vignetting and distortion. Click here to check out the price and auctions on eBay.


Overall this SLRmagic sounds like an impressive piece of glass! And it’s almost half of the price of the Nokton ($799 but with an initial rebat $649 only). Chapeau!

Current SLRmagic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
SLR Magic 12-36×50 ED Straight Spotting Scope lens (w/ hand grip) is now available on eBay (Click here).
SLR magic 11mm f/1.4 lens you can preorder on eBay (Click here).
Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens on eBay (Click here).
Noktor SLRmagic 50mm on eBay (Click here)