November 6, 2010
Posted in deals

(UPDATED) Three Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 lenses at Bayern-fotoversand (+ CNET test)


Image courtesy: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia

I make no secret here. I am a big fan of that lens and I noticed that it is very very difficoult to find it in Stock somewhere. My sources told me the lens has been sold out at least until early 2011! Bayern Fotoversand is now selling three of them on eBay (Click here). They ship to Europe only but if you are located outside Europe feel free to contact them. They may will make an exception for you!

CNET Asia posted a Hands-on with the Cosina Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 + image samples on Flickr.

If you need autofocus you might want to wait until Panasonic announced the 25mm f/1.4 Micro Four Thirds lens (To not confuse with the Panasonic/Leica 25mm lens for Four Thirds)

UPDATE: Link corrected. Sorry!

November 5, 2010
Posted in news

Four Thirds: Alive petition!

All those of you that want to keep Four Thirds alive should take a look at the following petition: This initiative is presented by the italian four-thirds users forum The petition expires on December 15th.

November 5, 2010
Posted in reviews

Panasonic GH2 sensor test at DxOmark

DxOmark tested the GH2 sensor and the results are somewhat surprising! The Overall score (60 points) is less high than the GH1 sensor (64 points). Click here to see the comparison: GH2 vs GH1 vs 7D at DxO

After the first reviews I thought the GH2 has much better resolution and high-ISO results. What DxOmark states here goes against all other previews we have seen so far!

P.S.: According to DxOmark the Pentax K-5 is better than the Canon 5D. Something must be wrong with their conclusions!

P.S.: Amazon links to the tested cameras specs and price:
Panasonic GH1
Panasonic GH2 (no more listed!)
Pentax K-5
Canon 5D mark II
Canon 7D

November 5, 2010
Posted in reviews

Salon de la photo in Paris: GF2 video test + GH2 +Voigtländer lens video!

Seb Farges shot this video at le Salon de la photo in Paris where the Panasonic GF2 has been presented. He also interviewed Luc Saint-Elie from Panasonic (a very nice person!).

Panasonic GF2 + 20mm f/1.7 lens NTSC 29,97 fps 1080i (NTSC caused problems with the french light)
GH2+ 14-140mm PAL 25 fps 1080i
GH1+ C-mount Fujian 35mm 1.7 + Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 NTSC 60 fps 720P
Canon 7D + 50mm 1.4 PAL 23,976 fps 1080i
Edited on Adobe Premiere CS5

P.S.: Click here to order theVoigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 on eBay!

Via Elementsdeclencheurs

Thanks Seb Farges!

November 4, 2010
Posted in deals

(DEAL DEAD) E-P2 with lens and EVF for $799. PEN + Lensbaby deal on Amazon (-$100)

The weeks before the GF2 announcement we saw some nice GF1 deal. Now our sources are suggesting us that the E-P2 is the next camera to be replaced. Maybe that’s why we see that huge price drop on Amazon: E-P2+14-42mm lens + external EVF for $799 (Click here to visit the product page). According to our sources the E-P3 could be announced in 2-3 months. But you can never know…

And there is one more special deal. You can save up to $100 in a combined purchase of an Olympus PEN camera and select Lensbaby products (Click here to read the terms of the deal)

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