UPDATED with image samples -> New Gizmon Fisheye lens tested on the E-P1

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Interesting, the japanese blog plusd.itmedia.co.jp tested the new GIZMON Fisheye on the E-P1. Read the google english translation. The Lens itself is priced at ¥ 18,000 ($206 or 140 EUR) and sales begins on December 15.

UPDATE:
Checke the Gizmon website for more news (Read the japanese text or google english translation).

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Uh, and important, the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens is back in Stock at amazon US (sold by amazon for $399).

Dpreview posts a “Beginners Guide to HD Video in digital cameras”

The Panasonic

Dpreview wrote a “Beginner guide for HD Video in digital cameras“. It is well written and easy to understand.

For those of you interested in professional publications I always found the BBC website to be the best choice: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/pubs/index.shtml.

P.S: Check this website if you are interested in digital photography tutorials cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm

Panasonic GF1 and lenses firmware update!

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The official press release:
November 25, 2009: Panasonic is pleased to announce new firmwares for the DMC-GF1 camera and interchangeable lenses of Lumix G Micro System to expand the potential of the camera and lenses especially in the movie recording function.

Firmware ver.1.1 for DMC-GF1
-Improved AF(Auto Focus)performance in movie recording
-Improved AWB(Auto White Balance) performance
-Improved picture quality in high sensitivity photo recording
-Improved picture quality in portrait program modes
-Improved aperture control in scenery program modes
-Improved accessibility to MF(Manual Focus) Assist function with MF lenses.

Firmware ver.1.2 for LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014045)
Firmware ver.1.2 for LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS045200)
-Availability of AF in FHD(Full HD) mode
-Improved AF performance in movie recording

Firmware ver.1.1 for LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH. (H-FS007014)
-Availability of AF in FHD mode
-Improved aperture control performance in movie recording
-Improved AF performance in movie recording

Firmware ver.1.2 for LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. (H-VS014140)
Firmware ver.1.1 for LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-H020)
-Improved AF performance in movie recording

The new firmware will be available worldwide at GMT: 2:00 on the 25th of November, 2009 at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/.

via: dpreview