June 3, 2010

a little bit of everything…


Olympus PEN your story challenge submission

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Olympus 11-22mm tested on Photographyramblings
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{?>Panasonic GF1 comparison (dpreview forum)
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E-PL1 + ZD 50mm f2 + 1.4x TC flower macros…(dpreview forum)
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Message from one of our readers: “Just in case anyone is interested the new Olympus Viewer 2 Software (Windows version) seems to work great with Linux and WINE. I’m running it on Gentoo Linux without any problems at all.
Stop Here if not interested in programming languages…
I tried earlier versions of one of their packages (Can’t remember which) but they relied on .Net which doesn’t easily work under Linux while this new version seems to be based off of C++. C++ usually (not always) yields faster programs and is much more compatible with my favorite OS (Linux). I’m a software engineer myself just so you know where I coming from.

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Olympus E-PL1 vs $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>Samsung NX-10 (dkamera.de / google english translation)
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Night Shootout: Panasonic GF1 vs Canon 5d MarkII (Veoelmundo)
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June 3, 2010
Posted in news

New Adobe Camera Raw 6.1 supports the E-PL1, E-600, G2 and G10.

Adobe just announced the new Camera Raw 6.1 (click here to visit the download page)

Support for the following cameras has been added in this update. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.

June 3, 2010
Posted in reviews

Is the Panasonic 8mm too expensive? Get the Samyang 8mm f/3.5 for $300

GF1 + Samyang 8mm from ADAM MADA on Vimeo.

One of our readers R.B. found a “solution” for all of you thinking that the new Panasonic 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens is too expensive.
If you don’t care about size or manual focusing you could go for the Samyang/Falcon/Bower/Rokinon/Opteka 8mm Fisheye that sells for $300. It produces sharp images and has no vignetting. Used with a $20 adapter for Micro 4/3 u get a nice fisheye image at half the price.

Click here to get the lens on eBay (and yes it is crazy that the same lens has so many names!):
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{?>Falcon 8mm f/3.5

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{?>Rokinon 8mm f/3.5

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Thanks RB!

June 2, 2010
Posted in news

Why MicroFourThirds is so important (by Thom Hogan)

Since when Panasonic announced the G1 we were following all technical reviews, hand-on, image samples to convince ourself to join the m4/3 world. Finally Thom Hogan gave us a very “poetic” reason why MicroFourThirds is so important to take good pictures: http://www.bythom.com/.

And I do fully agree with what he says here: “To some, that slower, more considered world is a blessing: you get back to the roots of photography and you find that one decision impacts another and that putting dedicating your brain power to those domino-like decisions really does impact how good your image will be and have much fun you have capturing it.“.

Amen :)

June 2, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) No new EVF for the GF1 but more prime lenses to come!

In March we thought Panasonic could release a new $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>External Live Viewfinder for the Panasonic GF1. Japanese dealers wrote us that they were experiencing a shortage and Panasonic didn’t deliver them any new EVF. Now Unwire.hk interviewed Mr. Inoue from Panasonic (click here to read the google english translation)

And that are the most interesting things he said:
1) There will be more prime lenses (43rumors will tell you more about it soon!)
2) We will upgrade the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>Panasonic GH1 camera with many professional features
3) No new EVF for the GF1

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