TEST: 12-35mm firmware update solves shake issue.

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Panasonic fixes the strange 12-35mm lens shake? from Tim Hashko on Vimeo.

43rumors reader Tim tested the new 12-35mm X firmware 1.2 (download here): “I believe Panasonic finally fixes the shake issue in their 12-35mm f2.8 lens. anasonic has just released firmware 1.2 update for their 12-35mm lens which improves its stabilization system. Until now, this lens has been plagued with the infamous “shake issue”: when on a tripod and angled down, the image would shake. This was a well-known issue documented in numerous videos online. I did a quick test with the new firmware, and it does indeed look like the shake is completely gone. Here is link to my test on vimeo. https://vimeo.com/66329224 (video also embedded on top of this post). Not sure if this is newsworthy, but I was super thrilled to discover this and thought I’d spread the word.

Thanks Tim!

Lens Price check at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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TIPA awards for everyone :)

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Like every year…every manufacturer won some kind of price at TIPA awards :) As you know there are so many categories that it is impossible to not win a prize. The Olympus E-PL5 won a price in the best entry level CSC category and Panasonic won the best professional CSC price with the GH3.

I bet that in 2014 Panasonic and Olympus will both win a price again. You wanna bet with me? :)

 

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US deals: $100 off on brand new GH3! 60% off on Sandisk cards.

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Sandisk: The deal of the day is that up to 60% Off on Selected SanDisk Memory Cards at Amazon (Click here). With growing Megapixel madness you need a lot of these :)

Panasonic GH3: Plenty of brand new GH3 are for sale with a $100 discount at electronicsvalley on eBay (Click here) and mzgamers on eBay (Click here). P.S.: mark this search on Slidoo to get notifications on further GH3 eBay price drops.

More deals:
The most sold mirrorless camera of the last 24hours is the GX1 body (Amazon ranking here).
Seven Demo version of the best Micro Four Thirds lens ever are for sale at Cameraland with a $100 saving (Click here).
Panasonic PZ 45-175mm lens for $299 at Amazon (Click here).
Save $30 on the Ipad mini $30 (Click here to see the auction).

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Two different views on the new E-P5.

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The E-P5 comments are divided between people who thinks this is an overall nice new camera and people who doesn’t’ believe the E-P5 makes sense in today’s market. I picked up two statements expressing in short two different views on the E-P5:

Thom Hogan:I was an early E-P1 purchaser and upgraded right up to the eventual OM-D E-M5. An E-P5 would be a step backwards, as far as I’m concerned. I’d also have to assume that the few new features we see in the E-P5 (focus peaking, WiFi, etc.) will make their way to the inevitable OM-D E-M6. So I’m good to go. But would someone buy into the E-P5 instead of an OM-D E-M5? That seems debatable.” (Source: Sansmirror).

Douglas Brown:Frankly, I went to the preview prepared to dismiss it as a model that should be merged into the EPL series, but came away totally impressed with the build, new functionality, interface changes, and most especially the new EVF.” (Source: Torontowide).

The E-P5 is certainly not going to be a big jump in the MFT history (as it was with the E-P1, GF1, GH2 and E-M5). Yes, the E-P5 isn’t a deal-breaker and yet it has some new nice features. Hard to say yet if this will be a success or failure in terms of market sales. For now the E-P5 superkits remains the hottest option according to Amazon ranking (Click here). The body only preorders are not really high.

Specs, Price and Preorders:
E-P5 Black at Amazon, Adorama, Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
E-P5 White at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
E-P5 Black with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon UK.
E-P5 Silver with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon UK.
E-P5 White with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon UK.
E-P5 Black with 14-42mm lens at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and Wex UK.
E-P5 White with 14-42mm lens at Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.
E-P5 Silver with 14-42mm lens at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
17mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
45mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany.
75mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
VF-4 viewfinder at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.

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