New LX7, 12-50mm, 45mm and 17.5mm reviews (new GF5 Gariz case).

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Gariz just launched that new Gf5 case you see here on top. They are already available on eBay in Black (Click here) and in Brown (Click here).
And now to a roundup of the latest reviews.

LX7:
Although not a m43 camera some of you are considering to buy the new Panasonic LX7. So here are two new review: ISO tets by Focus Numerique (Translation here) and at DSLRmagazine (Translation here).
While the LX7 is certainly a nice camera I would have liked to see a larger sensor compact. Currently the RX100 is selling terribly well (here is the ranking).

Olympus 12-50mm,45mm and Nokton 17.5mm:
SLRgear posted the full Olympus 12-50mm review: “As the kit lens for the OM-D EM-5, you couldn’t really ask for more; the lens offers excellent results for sharpness, corner shading and distortion.
M43.eu (Translation here) tested 45mm lens hood variations.
Admiringlight tested the Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 lens: “Overall, I was absolutely blown away by the performance of this lens.  I was not expecting anywhere near the performance it provides at f/0.95, and the resolution it delivers stopped down is equally stunning.

You don’t see Admiringlight use the word “stunning” very often! Lens is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here). Best price for Europeans at Lapetitephoto eBay (Click here).

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USA: Next Olympus E-P3 superdeal (with pancake for $680)

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And again a new E-P3 super deal! The camera plus pancake lens now sells new for $680 at Amazon (Click here). That’s $130 less than the price at BHphoto. Maybe Olympus is clearing their stocks in favour of the upcoming new E-PM5 camera…

More deals:
E-P2 body for $239 at Amazon (Click here). Silver E-M5 in Stock at BHphoto (Click here). One 14mm pancake for $259 at Amazon (Click here). Same price for the 14-42mm X zoom (Click here). The 12-35mm X lens is also in Stock in high quantities (Click here). And don’t forget GX1 with 14-42mm normal (non-x) zoom at Adorama (Click here) for $479 by entering the coupon code “S4794799“.

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(FT3) Panasonic 7-28mm wide angle lens coming???

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We know around four lenses are expected to be shown by Panasonic at Photokina. One is the tele prime lens, another one is the long awaited 35-100mm X zoom. A source sent us some info about another wide angle zoom. The rumor hasn’t been confirmed by trusted sources but I hope they are reading this post and can confirm the validity of it :)

This rumor comes via one of my trusted sources. He knows for sure (so he says) that Panasonic has a 7-28mm prototype lens. But he doesn’t know yet if this is the wide angle zoom lens that is coming in one month from now right before the Photokina show. In Full Frame terms this is a 14-56mm lens. A quite weird range but perfect for wide angle shooter.

Now we have to find out the info about the fourth lens…

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

 

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new Nikon J2 announcement…

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Some news from the competition! Nikon announced their new Nikon J2 and 11-27.5mm lens. Full coverage at MirrorlessRumors. Price and specs at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

I would say that there is no big news here. The lens is nice the camera offers small improvements over the J1. I really want to see in one year from now how the mirrorless market will be. My impression is that Canon EOS-M is a much stronger competitor than the Nikon 1 system.

Meantime an interesting info comes from Sony. They will announce a cheaper NEX-7 model, the NEX-6. Could be the competitor of the E-PL5 if this camera will have an integrated viewfinder!

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(UPDATED) Next super GX1 deal in USA. 12-35mm X zoom back in Stock.

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This is the third good GX1 deal in one month. Almost amkes me think a GX2 is coming too! At Adorama (Click here) you can get the GX1 with 14-42mm normal (non-x) zoom lens for $479 by entering the coupon code “S4794799“. And meantime the E-PL1 goes back on top of the Mirrorless Camera AND Lens ranking (Click here to see).

UPDATE: The 12-35mm X zoom lens is now back in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

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