August 1, 2011
Posted in Rumors

14-42mm Micro Four Thirds version one and version two test at ePhotozine


There is a curious new review at ePhotozine! They tested both kit lenses, the first generation 14-42mm for Micro Four Thirds (Click here to read the review) and the second generation 14-42mm lens for Micro Four Thirds (Click here to read the review). And guess what? There is indeed a small image quality difference! ePhotozine writes: “The MkI version of this lens may provide better sharpness from edge to edge, but the enhanced design and faster focusing make the lower sharpness towards the edges penalty worth paying.

Those are the search links to all version of the 14-42mm lens (as you know there are now three different versions!): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

July 31, 2011
Posted in deals

Panasonic 25mm lens in Stock at Amazon (overpriced). Fuji X100 in Stock


UPDATE: Those of you looking for the X100 -> It is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

If you absolutely need the Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 in the shortest time possible and you are willing to pay an extra $200 than you can get the lens right now at Amazon US (Click here). It’s sold by reputable japanese resellers. And of course you can find the lens in Stock sold by asian resellers on eBay (Click here). To pay the normal price you should wait 2-3 weeks until the lens will be in Stock at Adorama (Click here) or BHphoto (Click here).

In the meanwhile Amazon Deutschland (Click here) updated the availability status and says the lens will be in Stock in 3-4 weeks.

July 31, 2011
Posted in reviews

E-P2 vs 5D vs MP-9 and Leica 25mm versus Nokton.


ThePhoBlographer (Click here) posted a high ISO noise test comparison between the Olympus E-P2, Canon 5D MkII and Leica M9-P. The 5D is the best camera but according to the reviewer “the EP2 and M9-P are almost neck in neck. “. But what is a bit surprising me is the following statement: “Both cameras use CCD sensors from Kodak, so this is a very interesting test to see.“???

A forum user at Mobile01 (Click here) posted some image comparison between the Leica and Nokton 25mm lenses. Gogole translation doesn’t work so I will tell you what to do. Click on the green links of the first post to open the images!


July 31, 2011
Posted in deals

Refurbished Olympus stuff in US and Europe.



It looks like Olympusmarket is finisheing their refurbished Olympus (m-)43 stuff. Those are the very last auctions (Click on it to see the product):
Olympus 40-150mm Four Thirds lens
Olympus 17mm pancake
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 double lens kit
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Olympus 14-150mm lens


And finally also our US readers can find some nice refurbished Olympus deal. There are plenty of (m-)43 cameras and lenses at Adorama (Click here to see the full list). There are plenty of E-PL1 cameras and some nice E-P2 deal.

July 30, 2011
Posted in deals

$60 price drop on the GH2! (+US Stock status for the GF3, G3, E-P3)


This is the very first consistent price drop on the GH2! You can now get the camera with 14-42mm kit lens for $940 at Amazon (Click here) via Beach camera. That’s a nice $60 price drop. The same kit is in Stock for $999 at J&R (Click here).

Olympus E-P3

Black E-P3 with 14-42mm lens in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
Black E-P3 with 17mm lens in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
Silver E-P3 with 14-42mm lens in Stock at Amazon (Click here). But you have to pay an extra $100.

Panasonic GF3

Black GF3 with 14mm lens in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and J&R (Click here).
Black GF3 with 14-42mm lens in Stock at J&R (Click here).
White GF3 with 14mm lens in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and J&R (Click here).
Brown GF3 with 14mm lens in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and J&R (Click here).
Red GF3 with 14mm lens in Stock at Bhphoto (Click here).

Olympus 12mm

The 12mm lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and B&H (Click here).

Panasonic/Leica 25mm f/1.4

Preorders available at Adorama, B&H, J&R,


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