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a little bit of everything…(with the most boring video test ever)


I was looking on vimeo and youtube for some nice new video samples to post within my next “a little bit of everything” article. And I found this, the most boring test video (on the E-M5) ever made. I haven’t learned anything from the video and you?

EU Nokton deal:
We Europeans can’t enjoy many deals like in US but Le Petit Boutique on eBay France (Click here) is selling the Nokton 17-5mm f/0.95 with a huge 160 Euro discount…for Europeans only :)

GF5 and 14-24mm X lens reviews:
Full Panasonic GF5 review at ePhotozine: “The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is a worthwhile upgrade, resolving a number of our original complaints about the GF3, and the addition of improved effects, menus systems, and built in scene modes with guides for beginners are a useful addition for beginners. The screen looks great and the camera feels better than ever with an improved rubber grip and body styling. The GF5 is certainly an appealing camera, particularly with improved noise performance in comparison to the predecessor
GF5 shop links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Lenstip posted the full 14-42mm X lens review: “The results of our test show that, when it comes to the optics, we deal here with a typical ‘kit’ lens which doesn’t stand out against the rest of contemporary devices of this type which are added at almost no charge to the reflex and mirrorless cameras of its rivals. The quality is something that makes the Panasonic stick out, though. It is a device produced in Japan, made of solid components with a metal mount.
Lens shop links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

More news
Cool Olympus advertising pictures at Behance (Click here).
E-P3 + PENTAX-110 50mm F2.8 at
Olympus 9-18mm firmware update (DCwatch).
New grips for the E-P3 at
Panasonic GF5 presentation event in Japan (

Something else:
Forgot to mention that you can subscribe Elena’s Greekdiaries feed by saving that link: And she was busy with the children yesterday. She will answer your comments today ;)

  • That’s a Japanese cat!

    It says on the front “Good luck… something something… If I weren’t a cat, I’d buy an Olympus.”

  • dau
  • Camaman

    Isnt thata Chinese lucky cat?:-)

  • uiti

    Literal translation ,
    “Happy come come, big win come”.

  • Tim

    Oh, just checked the Pentax 110 lens test because i also use those lenses at mft-and finaly a dream came true: this is a new adapter that has apature blades build in- so you can use the 110 lense for real the first time!

    looking forwart to get this adapter.

  • David Tenser

    Why can’t you ever proof read your posts before publishing? Don’t get me wrong, I love the site and your work, but every single post has some sort of typo or mistake, and it seems so easy to just read it slowly one single time before publishing to catch those mistakes. ;)

    • admin

      Just used the spell checker and it didn’t find any typo. Can you show me one?

    • Mr. Reeee

      Living up to our name, are we, Mr. Tenser? ;-)

      C’mon. Give poor, overworked Admin a break. He does a fantastic job!
      I like the international flavor of this site, typos, odd translations, funny English and all.

      • David Tenser

        Maybe that came out sounding harsher than I meant, sorry about that. I guess I’ve kept it in for too long. It’s just that I love the site and think it would get even more respect from camera makers like Olympus if it was a little more carefully edited.

        Admin, in this case I was referring to 14-24, which likely means 14-42. No spell checker could spot that. Cheers!

    • Great pose in the pic, Tenser

  • Miroslav

    Those new grips for the E-P3 are extremely ugly. I was hoping for something with different shape than the two existing, but this shouldn’t even have been posted on the Internet… Seems to me I’m going to have to make one myself if future PENs continue to have that feature.

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