Panasonic G6 versus Leica R8. Find the differences :)

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43rumors reader Bigpicture (Thanks!) noticed how close the G6 design looks to the Leica R9 (here on eBay). Panasonic’s new “high shoulder” design makes look the camera bigger and more “serious”. It may helps in stores when people compares the G& with Canon Rebel DSLR. First impression is everything don’t you think?

The G6 wins :)

Panasonic G6 preorders at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).

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(FT4) 17mm, 45mm and 75mm lens to come in Black.

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The currently unavailable 12mm Black edition.

According to one trusted source the 17mm, the 45mm and the 75mm Olympus price lens will come in Black. He has no info yet if the Black version will be sold as limited edition (And Extra $$$) like the 12mm Black edition. Curious, that edition has been discontinued and is no more available neither at Amazon nor at BHphoto. I think Oly has learned the lesson and they will give us all primes in Black without making us pay an extra $$$ for it.

And US readers (unlike we poor Europeans) can enjoy some great price drops on theses prime lenses along some brand new PEN/OMD price drop. They pay $39 only for the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 (Click here), $449 for the new 17mm f/1.8 lens (Click here) and %699 for the 12mm lens (Click here). That’s the price we hopefully see on the new Black edition!


The full Olympus US deals:

Olympus Lens Deals:
17mm f/1.8 lens gets a $50 discount at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12-50mm zoom gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12mm prime lens gets a $100 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
40-150mm gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Olympus Camera Deals:
Up to $100 discount on the E-M5 is back at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PL5 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PM2 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Savings also on a huge amount of compact cameras at Amazon (Click here to see the list).

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(FT5) After the G6 also the upcoming Olympus E-P5 will have focus peaking!

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According to multiple trusted sources the upcoming new Olympus E-P5 will be the first Olympus camera having “Focus peaking” function. That is something we just got on the just announced Panasonic G6.

P.S.: It seems highly unlikely that Focus Peaking will be added on current cameras like the GH3 and E-M5!

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a little bit of everything…

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HOOD from Henning Sandström. Shot with GH3 on a prototype MōVI M10 stabilized handheld gimbal

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 DSLR Review at Photographic-central.
Olympus XZ-10 Review at ePhotozine.
HolyManta internal ND lens Adapters (Fundedbyme).
E-P3 price drops even in Europe. Example: 499 Euro at Fotomundus.

Anonymous:Don’t know if you’re needing any material for ‘remains of the day’ or anything, but I shot this short film as part of a 48 hour film competition earlier this month using a GH2 and the new SLRMagic 35mm lens. It was absolutely key to obtaining the low-light shots. Highly, highly recommended lens for MFTs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZZ858MXbkg

Farrukh:This short video on the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken was taken on the EP3, all stills were with the 60mm macro: https://www.facebook.com/Implausibleblog/posts/10152737346305328

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Flowerbug:I’m not a great fan of focus-peaking. Nothing beats the sudden beautiful clarity of perfect focus that jumps out at you when focusing with a manual lens…. Who would need highlighted edges to spoil that? So I have mostly ignored Oly fans’ hopes for the focus-peaking feature on future cameras.
When I got my VF-3 viewfinder last December, during the promotional discount, a firmware upgrade for my E-PL1 was required to make it work. So I went online to Olympus and got Firmware upgrade 1.2 installed on my little Oly. The viewfinder works well, but I regret not getting the higher resolution model. Price was a major factor, though, and I could not manage to convince myself to buy a $300 viewfinder for a $150 camera.
Ever since I installed the firmware upgrade 1.2 on the E-PL1, focus-peaking (with blue, glowing edges) has been a part of my manual focus. It’s kind of addictive, in a lazy sort of way. I found I was starting to use it as a rough guide when doing first focus, and then grew to realize it’s usually very close to the focus I set for myself using the magnified screen. I wouldn’t buy a camera to get this, but it’s sort of helpful, sometimes.
I haven’t noticed any mention of this feature in your forum, or others, so finally did a general online search and came up empty. Perhaps you would like to pass along the existence of the feature for folks who have never bothered to update their firmware. I haven’t noticed any new menu features related to it. It’s just there, whether you want it or not. If you have an E-PL1, check it out for yourself.
I enjoy your rumor site a lot. You take the trouble to keep it up to date, and that makes it worth reading. Thanks!

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New Olympus deals: Up to $100 off on OMD and PEN. 45mm for $349. New 17mm for $449.

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The Panasonic 20mm is certainly the most popular MFT lens. But today’s $50 price puts the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens on the same price level as the Panasonic pancake. You can grab it for $349 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. But today there are massive new Olympus deals! Here is the list.

Olympus Lens Deals:
17mm f/1.8 lens gets a $50 discount at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12-50mm zoom gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12mm prime lens gets a $100 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
40-150mm gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Olympus Camera Deals:
The up to $100 discount ont he E-M5 is back at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PL5 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PM2 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Savings also on a huge amount of compact cameras at Amazon (Click here to see the list).

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