September 28, 2010
Posted in reviews

First Olympus E-5 review (from Russia!)


The russian forum “Olympus Our life” posted the first Olympus E-5 review! The test is very detailed with all kind of ISO and sharpness comparison. We have to put our faith in hands of google translation tool to understand the text :)

More nice E-5 Image samples have been posted here at SmugSmug.

P.S.: Preorder the Olympus E-5 at (Click here)

And here a new Photokina video interview with Toshi Terada of Olympus (via noisycamera)

September 28, 2010
Posted in deals

MicroFourThrids deals (yes everything is getting cheaper)

BHphoto and Adorama are closed because of the the Sukkot Holiday. But Amazon is offering some very good MicroFourThirds deal. We reported some of them the last days but there is more than we expected:

1) The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens is in Stock for $336.95 at Amazon (Click here).

2) The Panasonic GF1 + 20mm lens deal is still ongoing. You can have it for $674.95 at Amazon (Click here). That’s a nice $50 price drop!

3) The Olympus E-PL1 is also available for a very good price. $513.46 for the Black or the Blue model atAmazon (Click here).

4) The Olympus 9-18mm lens is in Stock for $591.99 at Amazon (Click here). That’s $107 less than the “normal” price.

5) The Panasonic 45-200mm is in Stock for $265.00 at Amazon (Click here)

September 27, 2010
Posted in deals

The secret winner of Photokina is already on Amazon (Fuji X100)

It’s the first time we see a prototype(!) listed on Amazon (Click here)! That shows how popular the camera (o pardon…the “concept”) is. Panasonic and Olympus are you listening?
UPDATE This is the Fuji X100 page:

Just look at our 43rumors poll to see what our readers want. It’s the first time I see such an unequivocal result!!!

Would you love to see such a camera from Olympus and/or Panasonic?

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Anyway, if you need a real camera you could go for the Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Lens which now is in Stock for $674.95 only at Amazon (Click here)

September 27, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Mr. Kitao Itirou (Panasonic) talks about the small GF2 and the next lenses…

Mr. Kitao Itirou from Panasonic has been interviewed by The text is in japanese and google translation does a terrible job here. The most interesting part of the Interview is at the end when Mr.Kitao talks about future products:

1) Mr.Kitao says they can design compact MicroFourThirds smaller than the Sony NEX cameras!

2) The next three lenses, the 25mm f/1.4 and the two bright zoom lenses will be both compact and high-quality lenses.

43rumors already told you the GF2 will be announced in January-February 2011 probably along the 25mm f/1.4 lens. The bright video zoom lens could be announced along the AG-AF100 in December. But that has to be confirmed by other sources…

Would be nice if one of our japanese friends could help us to translate the most interesting parts. To be sure I understood everything well…



September 27, 2010
Posted in news

Kowa to make MicroFourThirds lenses.

Image Courtesy Reinhard (Pen and tell)

Kowa announced yesterday that they will be making the 350mm f/4, 500mm f/5,6 and 850mm f/9,6 telephoto lenses for MicroFourThirds!
A suggestion: Make a MicroFourThirds version of the Kowa 67mm f1.2 lens (Click here to see it on eBay)…That would be an interesting lens!

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