May 20, 2010
Posted in deals

Panasonic GF1 price drop (now under $800!)

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For the first time since the release of the camera in September 2009 the Panasonic GF1 + 20mm f/1.7 is priced under $800 (now $797.00 on amazon / only one left!). The recent release of the Sony NEX cameras is pushing the price down.

May 20, 2010
Posted in deals, news

Panasonic G2 shipment started.

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{?>Panasonic G2 cameras are now for sale on eBay (sold by japanese dealers). And Amazon Japan will have the camera in Stock tomorrow.

Amazon Deutschland says “versandfertig in 2 bis 5 Wochen
Amazon UK says that “This item will be released on 1 Jun 2010
Amazon France says “Bientôt disponible
No news in Amazon US (it says preorder only)

List of latest G2 reviews:
trustedreviews
DCwatch
DCresource
Imaging Resource
CNET
Ascii.jp (google english translation)
Quesabesde

May 19, 2010
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a little bit of everything…


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Olympus E-PL1 review on digitalcamerainfo.com
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Panasonic TZ10/ZS7 review on Letsgodigital

May 19, 2010
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New Noktor 50mm f/0.95 samples

For ten days, I have been testing the Noktor 50mm f/0.95 lens. I bought the lens from Noktor and they were as kind to send me sample number 000000002 ;)
I have to say that I am not disappointed at all with the lens. I expected much worse results at f/0.95. The lens is very good at medium apertures and it is nice to have the f/0.95 aperture when you absolutely need it. Of course it is soft but it is very nice for “creative” use. The real strength of this lens is when you shoot videos. Videos taken with f/0.95 aperture are sharp -> take a look here on vimeo.

After a few days of testing I can give you some images taken with the Noktor 50mm f/0.95 Lens. By the way, now the lens is on its way to photozone.de where it will be tested!

Let’s start with the classic aperture test. Click on picture to enlarge:

I also tried to shoot at full aperture in daylight and the effect you get is quite “interesting” :)

This lens is very useful when you want to capture details:

And when you shoot landscapes at f/0.95 you get results like this:

The 100% crop of the last picture looks like this:

Shooting in fairly dark situations. The following three pictures were taken in very dark rooms. With no other lens I would be able to take these shots!

Some other pictures:

Should you buy the lens? It depends. If you don’t need the f/0.95 aperture there are plenty of cheaper lenses. If you want sharp f/0.95 pictures get the expensive Leica Noctilux 0.95.
Buy the lens if you want to make videos with it (yes it is good enough!), or if you like the “creative” effect at f/0.95.

Cheers!

May 19, 2010

a little bit of everything…


Olympus E-PL1 Stop-Motion Video

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Focus Numerique tested the Olympus E-PL1 video quality (google english translation)
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New large eye cup for the Olympus VF-2 electronic viewfinder (Olympus Japan)
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New 3D Pen virtual tour! (getolympus)
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New weekly japanese DSLR sales rankings. The E-PL1 is the most sold MFT camera. (BCNranking)
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Now you can Pre-Order the new Leica 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon
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