April 3, 2011
Posted in reviews

Big size samples of the new SLRmagic 11mm f/1.4 lens


Last week SLRmagic announced the new 11mm f/1.4 manual lens for Micro Four Thirds. The images you see on top are the very first full size samples posted by the company. CLick on the thumbnails to enlarge the image. The focal length and aperture are very appealing but the image quality is less impressive.
You can get the lens on eBay (Click here).

April 2, 2011
Posted in reviews

Olympus E-5 reviews (The E-5 beats the Panasonic GH2?)

Four-Thirds-User (Click here) made a very intriguing test. They compared the best Panasonic camera (the GH2) against the best Olympus camera (The E-5): “In our tests the results clearly show that the E-5 and GH2 can significantly out-resolve Olympus’ E-3 and E-30 DSLRs. The E-5 also out-resolves the GH2 at low and high ISO settings, although the GH2 rallies in mid-range ISO sensitivities.
UPDATE: Take the test with a grain of salt. As our readers have noticed the test method and results are at least “questionable”. See the comparison made by DxOmark (Click here) to see a more scientific test:

Techradar (Click here) posted a new Olympus E-5 review: “There’s plenty about the Olympus E-5 to keep the enthusiast photographer happy; however, it’s one of those cameras that has lots of ‘buts’ about it. For a start many photographers, apart from those already committed to the Four Thirds standard, are still like to be put off by the fact that it has a smaller than average sensor with no obvious weight, cost or size advantage. Although there’s no denying the high quality of the results the camera can produce at low sensitivity settings, a pixel count of 12 million is also decidedly last season and this may discourage some photographers more than it should.

Olympus E-5 direct links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

April 2, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…

A 43rumors reader washes the car (GF1+Nokton 0.95).

Olympus camera tests

Olympus E-PL2 Field Test Gallery (Outbackphoto).
Olympus XZ-1 ISO Test 100-3200 (TheDigitalStory).

Panasonic compact camera tests

Panasonic LX5 vs Canon S95 vs Nikon P300 (ePhotozine).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 Review (Trustedreviews).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 Digital Camera Review (ePhotozine).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 review (Trustedreviews).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 First Look (Digitalcamerareview).

Other news

Gary Fong Intros a Micro Four Thirds Puffer Pop-Up Diffuser (Steve Digicams).
Also Cosina has to delay some product production (DC.Watch).

April 1, 2011
Posted in news

A roundup of fool news :)

There is a long list of false news goign around the web today. be warned!

Vitaly Kiselev wrote that on DVXuser.com: “During some early stages of GH2 exploring we found the follow things:
1) Quite big part of firmware is deactivated as it contains most features present in AF100, including waveform. We are looking how to enable it.
2) 4:4:4 color mode on HDMI is present in special video output debug mode. So, it can be also enabled.
3) Sensor can run at variable frame rates from 12 up to 60fsp in 1080p and up to 120fps in 720p.
4) Bitrate can be adjusted up to 110Mbps with B frames and up to 150Mbps without them.

The new Apple iCam and the end of analogue Photography at System Kamera Forum.

Crazy new camera design at ePhotozine.


If you find more news comment this post!


April 1, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT6) Canon joins Micro Four Thirds coalition!

Take that Nikon and Sony! Canon just announced that they will join the Micro Four Thirds coalition! Canon Uruguay just released an official press release: “Canon confirms that mirrorless has no reason at all to exist. In our opinion it’s a waste of time to develop our own CSC-ILC-Mirrorless-EVIL system. But during a latino party we had yesterday our southamerican manager told us that every second camera sold in Japan, every fourth camera sold in Europe and every fifth camera sold in US are mirrorless. So we quickly decided to join the Micro Four Thirds coalition. We still had no time to send a text message to Panasonic and Olympus to share our decision. So please guys don’t tell them anything until we made them a call.

In a second statement Canon Japan stated that the “first camera to be announced will be the Canononet analogue camera which will have a MFT logo on it and a built-in MFT adapter. That was the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to release a camera“.

P.S.: I don’t remember, what day is today? :)

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