More info about the three new Schneider lenses for Micro Four Thirds!

After yesterdays Olympus and Panasonic big announcement day we have to catch up with some other very good m43 news. Schneider Kreuznach posted some more info about the three new m43 lenses (Click here to download the pdf file). As I told you yesterday we will have following three lenses by end of 2013:
Super-Angulon 2,0 / 14
Xenon 1,4 / 30
Makro-Symmar 2,4 / 60


All will be priced a bit below 1.500 Euro. And these are the characteristics of the lenses:
High-refractive lenses and special lens elements
Internal focusing
Very high resolution across the entire image area, even at full starting aperture
High-quality aluminum casing, robust mechanics
 Hydrophobic coating of outer elements
 Protection against dust and splashing

Sounds good! By the way, the description contains an error. The Super Angulon should be f/2.0 and not f/2.8.

 

(Continually updated) New Panasonic GH3 and 35-100mm X lens announced!

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Preorders:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
Reminder: Full new Olympus PEN and Lens preorder links at Amazon (Click here).

previews, hands-on, reviews:
GH3 at Dpreview, PocketLint, Techradar, Special Page at Panasonic, Imaging Resource, Philip Bloom.
35-100mm X lens at ePhotozine,

Hot lens news:
42.5mm f/1.2 optic (85mm equivalent) and a 150mm f/2.8 lens coming in late 2013 or even in 2014 only! Source: Engadget.

Image samples:
GH3 at Panasonic,
35-100mm X lens at Photographyblog, Photographyblog_2, Photographyblog_3, Lumix.ro, Quesabesde,

press releases in all languages:
GH3 at DSLRmagazine, PocketLint, Cnet Asia, Techradar, Panasonic, Engadget, TheVerge, Digitalkamera, Photoscala, ThePhoBlographer, ePhotozine, Lemondedelaphoto, Photographyblog, Quesabesde,
35-100mm X lens at Lumix.ro, SystemKameraForum,

Videos:
GH3 at PhilipBloom, The leaked video. Pampuri.

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(Continually updated) New Olympus PEN and Lenses officially announced!

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Preorders:
Full presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

Interview:
Akira Watanabe at Amateur Photographer (via NC).

previews, hands-on, reviews:
E-PL5 at Engadget, Techradar, PocketLint, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Size comparison at Photographyblog, TheVerge, Imaging Resource,
E-PM2 at Engadget, Techradar, PocketLint, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Imaging Resource,
XZ-2 at Techradar, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine, Imaging Resource.
60mm macro at Robin Wong, Pen And Tell, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine, Zuikoholics.
15mm cap-lens at Photograpphyblog, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine,

Image samples:
E-PL5 at Dpreview, New watercolor filter,
E-PM2 at
XZ-2 at
60mm macro at Pen And Tell,
17mm prime lens at
15mm cap-lens at

press releases in all languages:
E-PL5 /E-PM2at Cnet Asia, Clubsnap, ThePhoBlographer, Techradar, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Quesabesde, DSLRmagazine, Photoscala, OpenPN.
XZ-2 at Cnet Asia, Clubsnap, ThePhoBlographer, Engadget, Techradar, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Quesabesde, Photoscala, OpenPN.
60mm macro at ThePhoBlographer, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Quesabesde, Photoscala, OpenPN.
17mm prime lens at ThePhoBlographer, Dpreview, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine, OpenPN.
15mm cap-lens at ThePhoBlographer, OpenPN.
12mm Black lens at Photographyblog, OpenPN.

Videos:
E-PL5 at OlympusPen, OlympusPen_2,
E-PM2 at
60mm macro at
17mm prime lens at
15mm cap-lens at

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Three new Schneider m43 lenses announced!!!!

Schneider announced three new m43 lenses! All price a bit below 1500 Euro and to arrive by end 2013 only :(
Here are the specs:

  • Super-Angulon 14 mm/2.0 wide angle lens (10 lenses with 4 aspherical surfaces, 1:10 to ∞)
  • Xenon 30 mm/1.4 universal lens (7 elements with 1 aspheric surface, 1:10 to ∞)
  • Macro-Symmar 60 mm/2.4 highly open Macro Lens (8 lenses, scale 1:2 to ∞)

 

Source: Photoscala (translation here).

First pictures and preorder of the new Black magic Micro Four Thirds Cine Camera!

And here are the first pictures of the new Black Magic Micro Four Thirds camera! You can read the full spec, price and preorder it at BHphoto (Click here). As I told you today all m43 lenses will work in manual mode only but this cine camera shoots video with a dynamic range of 13 stops into 12-bit DNG files for a true “filmic” look. Don’t know if the upcoming Gh3 can match that kind of quality!

And if you are a pro film maker you may be interested to preorder that beast of a Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 135mm/T2.1 MFT Mount with Imperial Markings (Click here). Damn cheap or not? :(

Blackmagic announces a new Micro Four Thirds Cinema Camera!!!

The current Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF model.

As you may know Blackmagic released a fantastic little camera that shoots in 12-bit RAW, ProRes and DNxHD Formats (Price and specs here at BHphoto). Until now the camera was available in EF and ZE Lens Mount but today Blackmagic issued a new statement saying that they will soon release a “second model of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera that features passive Micro Four Thirds lens (MFT) mount“. Passive means that there is no electronic control of the lens and you can use manual aperture and focus only.

Click the link below to read the full press release:

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