Then 10 most sold Panasonic/Olympus lenses in Japan

BCNranking just published the lens sales ranking for January-Febraury 2010.

The following lens list contains the 10 most sold FourThirds and MicroFourThirds mount lenses (including third-party producer like Sigma). Click on the lens name to see the product page on amazon.

1 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA OIS
2 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA OIS
3 Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH
4 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH
5 Panasonic LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 ASPH./MEGA OIS
6 Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F2.8
7 Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
8 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-F5.8 ASPH./MEGA OIS
9 Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
10 Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro

Samyang launches the new lenses for Olympus FourThirds mount

Finally new FourThirds lenses have been announced at the International Lodz Film Video Photography 2010.
Following three lenses have been released:

  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED IF Aspherical MC
  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC
  • Samyang 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye

source: optyczne.pl

We will let you know when the lens will be available on Amazon or other online-shops.

[Thanks Janusz]

Konica Hexanon 57 f/1.2

Few weeks ago I wrote a list of very fast 50mm lenses. But if you are looking for fast lenses you should also take a look on the very good Konica Hexanon 57 f/1.2 lens!

If you want to see some image samples click here:

dpreview forum (on the GH1)
e-p1.net (on the E-P2)
flickr.com (on the GF1)

UPDATE: Lumix L1 + Konica samples http://iztokx.blogspot.com/

The lens itself sells for $550 on Ebay (used). And you need an Adapter!

If you have some image samples send me your links at 43rumors@gmail.com
And also send me your test with other fast lenses!
Thanks

Spectacular macros with the Panasonic G1 and 75mm f1.9 Kinotel Anastigmat for macro (C Mount)

I confess, I normally don’t like macro photography. Most of the pictures I see on the web are just boring.
But what I saw today on dpreview forum is amazing! You can find even more spectacular pictures from the same author on flickriver.com. And you know what? They were taken with the “old” Panasonic G1 and the unknown 75mm Kinotel lens. What matters is not the camera…it is you!

Awesome pictures Jerry!
43rumors

Sending your request to Panasonic and Olympus

Few days ago I asked you to give me your questions to Olympus and Panasonic. I collected them all and today I wills end the emails to Olympus and Panasonic.
I have no idea if they will really answer you. Many of the questions you made were really detailled and probably they can’t give you a specific answer to future products. I will let you know when they will write me back. I am really “curious” to know what they say.

Reminder…this are your questions:
for Olympus
for Panasonic

Mr. Yoshiyuki Inoue and Mr. Shozo Katagiri form Panasonic interviewed on DSRLmagazine

Really, the spanish DSLRmagazine is becoming one of my favorite websites. They know how to make interviews!

A lot of infos were given by Mr. Yoshiyuki Inoue and Mr. Shozo Katagiri form Panasonic. You can read the google english translation by clicking here.

And here the key points of the interview:
1) Panasonic doesn’t work on a “double-capture sensor” because of the complex patent system
2) No Global Shutter for now :(
3) The new cameras G2 and G10 not only incorporate general improvements to autofocus by contrast, it also will provide better results (especially autofocus speed) with the objectives Four Thirds, when used via adapter.
4) We are not ruling out the entry of new “players” inside the MicroFourThirds world :)