It’s official: Nokton 25mm with De-Clicked Stepless Aperture Control.

Voigtlander officially announced a new version of the 25mm f/0.95 MFT lens. it has the same optical design but adds De-Clicked Stepless Aperture Control. The image on top shows the new lens. Price will be the same of the current [shoplink 15659 ebay]Nokton 25mm (here one Bay)[/shoplink]. The new version will ship from March.

I got the press text in German if you want/can read it:

Nachdem sich die lichtstarken Festbrennweiten mit MFT- Anschluß immer größerer Beliebtheit erfreuen, gibt es eine weitere frohe Kunde. Das erste Objektiv dieser Reihe, das Nokton 0,95/25mm, wird ab März 2014 auch mit der selektiven Blendensteuerung ausgestattet sein.
Dies erlaubt dem Benutzer zu wählen ob er die traditionelle Vorgehensweise der Blendeneinstellung oder ob er eine stufenlose Blendensteuerung bevorzugt. Besonders bei der Anwendung im Filmmodus lassen sich hier sehr effektvoll dramatische Einstellungen erzielen, zumal die stufenlose Einstellung auch absolut geräuschlos vorgenommen werden kann. Alle anderen technischen Daten bleiben unverändert.

Thanks Thomas for finding this!

All search links to Nokton f/0.95 lenses:
17,5mm at [shopcountry 36581] 25mm at [shopcountry 36580] 42,5mm at [shopcountry 41062]

a little bit of everything…(Olympus SH-1 compact and Panasonic cloud ready videocamera)

Brokenman teaser 3 from Gami Orbegoso on Vimeo.

Have to catch up with two small non MFT related news-rumors:
TVBeurope reports that “Panasonic is set to launch its first handheld ENG camera with wireless connectivity, enabling recorded content to be shared almost instantly and accessed from anywhere.”
ePostel unveils that Olympus will launch a new SH-1 compact camera. The fact that it has been listed on that site means that Olympus has still one more announcement coming within the next few weeks. Maybe something else is coming too?

And here are more MFT news:
GM1 review by Tyson Robichaud.
The ultimate minimalist bag for M43 cameras review at Qamera.
Revisiting the past: the 2003 Olympus E-1 (Ming Thein).
Panasonic GX7 Owner assessment – Part 5 (Soundimagesplus).
Panasonic Won 19 iF Product Design Awards (

Video on top by Musgo: “First sensations of “Brokenman” (Gh3) a movie in filming process,I hope to finish soon.

Let’s have some fun: Look at Sigmas new DP series!

No guys, this isn’t a concept camera! This is a real new camera announced today by Sigma! It’s a DP series and if the designers goal was to get viral with it than they definitely achieved it :)

The full press release can be found at our sister site

I am still trying to figure out why the heck that design should be useful…can you think of some reason why such a large camera could be good for a photographer?

New Kinston SD cards for your GH4.

Kingston announced the new SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 SD that will suite perfectly for your 4K recording Panasonic GH4 camera. The cards are right now alreayd in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

Card Features & Specifications:

  • Versatile: Class 10 performance when used in a non-UHS-I capable device
  • Compliant: with the SD Card Association specification
  • Secure: built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
  • Compatible: with SDHC & SDXC host devices; SDXC cards are not compatible with SDHC-enabled devices/readers
  • File format: FAT32 (SDHC 16GB–32GB), exFAT (SDXC 64GB)
  • Guaranteed: lifetime warranty, free technical support
  • Capacities1: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Dimensions: 24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm
  • Operating Temperatures: -25°C to 85°C
  • Storage Temperatures: -40°C to 85°C
  • Voltage: 3.3v
  • Performance2: up to 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write, UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3

via Kingston, via Imaging Resource

US deals roundup:
Panasonic GX7 with kit lens for $908 at Amazon (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here).
Up to $100 discounts on Panasonic compacts at Amazon (Click here).
Up to $200 off on Olympus MFT cameras at Amazon US (Click here).

Surprise: Olympus E-M1 uses a Panasonic sensor!

The E-M1 sensor (Image courtesy: Chipworks).

As you know the Olympus E-M5 had a Sony sensor (Code IMX109). But Chipworks dismantled the new E-m1 camera and discovered that the newer OMD uses a Panasonic sensor (Code: MN34231). Quite a surprise because everyone was expecting Olympus to continue to use Sony sensors also because of their recently disclosed partnership.

Reminder: You can get stackable rebates with all OMD cameras (E-M5, E-M1 and new E-M10) at GetOlympus (Click here) and Amazon (Click here)!

All current US deals:
E-M5, 45mm lens and flash special box at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here)
Save $200 on Select Panasonic Lenses with the Purchase of a Qualifying Panasonic Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
$50 off on the Panasonic GM1 (Black or Orange kit) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-2 for $299 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Olympus XZ-10 for $199 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Full deal page overview at Amazon and GetOlympus.