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


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.

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


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!


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