New MFT reviews roundup!

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH3 25mm f1.4 from Marcel Gothow on Vimeo.

Time to catch up with MFT reviews posted recently on the web:

SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 rolling review part 1 (Lenspron).
Twice Nirvana: Lumix X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 Review at Frugalfilmmakers.
Olympus 17mm image samples at Nikkei.
Lens Test Panasonic Lumix GX 12-35mm f2.8 OIS at Cameraergonomics and at Sansmirror.
E-PL5 review at ThePhoBlographer, Digitalcamerareview and at ePhotozine.
Jack and Jill went up the hill with the OM-D (Jamesharold).
E-PM2 test at Pixinfo.
Hands on Review of the Olympus 60mm f-2.8 Macro Lens (TheDigitalStory).

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GH3 production delay in Japan?

5D Mark III vs GH3 from Ryan Mancuso on Vimeo.

There a rumors on the Japanese website Kakaku (translation here) saying that the shipment of GH3 will be delayed in Japan due to a big delay in the production of “finder component” of the camera. (Thanks Onur for finding this). Don’t know if the info is correct. For now the GH3 is regularly shipping in EU and US stores and should ship next week at Amazon Japan too.

More GH3 news:
Quick Informal High ISO Image Comparison between the GH3 and E-M5 (ThePhoBlographer).
Image samples at Outbackphoto.
And of course first GH3 owners are posting their unboxing videos on youtube.

GH3 store links and in Stock status check:
12-35mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Wex DE, Photoexpress UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL),
14-140mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Amazon UK, Photoexpress UK, Wex DE, Amazon FR,
Body only: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic store, Samys, Henry, Vistek, Wex UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL), Amazon FR, Webdistirbution FR.

Must read! New GH3 review by Adam Wilt!

Moire Aliasing Lumix GH2 vs GH3 test from Excuse Cie on Vimeo.

Adam Wilt posted the first part of his GH3 review at Provideocoalition. He really got into the very deep video quality analysis and this is definitely a must read article! In very short, the difference between the GH2 and Gh3 in terms of video quality isn’t that big. While certainly the features offered by the GH3 are reason enough to step up to the GH3. For Adam the real surprise was that: “The real selling point on the GH3 is its electronic shutter, which allows completely silent stills capture in hush-hush situations where even leaf-shutter cameras fear to tread.”

Also Noam Kroll compared the GH3 and the GH2 cameras. He mroe or less comes to the same conclusion: “All in all the GH3 is an incredible successor to the GH2 and a better camera in most ways – even when compared to a hacked GH2. With that said it does potentially suffer from more moire than the GH2 and the jump in image quality isn’t drastically different.

And finally also Discovermirrorless shared his thoughts about the GH3 vs GH2 comparison.

 

GH3 store links and in Stock status check::
12-35mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Wex DE, Photoexpress UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL),
14-140mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Amazon UK, Photoexpress UK, Wex DE, Amazon FR,
Body only: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic store, Samys, Henry, Vistek, Wex UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL), Amazon FR, Webdistirbution FR.

 

New GH3 reviews! And also babies can shoot with it :)

Panasonic GH3 Review 5: Wi-fi Operation from Nick Driftwood on Vimeo.

Time to share some new GH3 test. Particularly the tests on vimeo are interesting:

Triple video test:
Moire Aliasing Lumix GH2 vs GH3 test (Vimeo).
GH3 lens test | 12-35 Kit | SLR Magic 12mm | Voigtländer 25mm (Vimeo).
ISO test | Panasonic GH3 | Canon 5d mk3 | Canon 7d (Vimeo).

Readers mail:

Martin sent me a link on Flickr (Click here). As you see the GH3 is so eays to use that even babies can shot with it! :)
Bernie:I received yesterday my new GH3 and did some tests with it. Maybe you find it interesting and find a way to share this. https://vimeo.com/54810374.
GH3 presentation in Japan (via DC.watch). Our reader Ogawa was there and tested the GH3 and talked to the Panasonic guys. These are the info he shared:
You can “touch focus” shutter release with ios (maybe android. Too. I don’t  interest android so no talk about android). Big one is the ios remote control. Great step  forward.
Fn can be assigned from almost anything. And most of fns are symmetrically assignable from the same items list
New mf assist mode. When in mode.  You can move the window. Notfocus. Target area. Previously  assist window is fixed in center as you know
Menu is rearranged a litte for more intuitive    Focus related settings are gathered. And more.
This is almost perfect Ui and function camera. This will becomes the new standard during next few years for all camera makes.
If it had released a half years before, I would have bought ie instead of E-M5.
But its good, because of it, i knew Olympus especially its in-body IS. And I realized how pana Ui is great :-)
M. Ogawa
Tokyo

GH3 store links and in Stock status check::
12-35mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Wex DE, Photoexpress UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL),
14-140mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Amazon UK, Photoexpress UK, Wex DE, Amazon FR,
Body only: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic store, Samys, Henry, Vistek, Wex UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL), Amazon FR, Webdistirbution FR,

New Lumix Link App coming with GH3 support. New 20mm price drop!


GH3 video by Weddingfrance.

Panasonic US lens price drop:
Yesterday Panasonic lowered the price of the 12-35mm X lens by $200 at Amazon (Click here). . And today there is another deal: you can have the 20mm f/1.7 pancake for $324 only at Amazon (Click here).

GH3 APP:
Steve found that new info: Panasonic announced that Version 2.1 of Lumix Link App is coming out this month with new features specifically for the GH3. The Panasonic Link App is available on iTunes (Click here) and Google Play (Click here). It will add following features:

NEW
▪“Aperture”, “Shutter Speed”, “Exposure Compensation”, “ISO Setting”, “White balance” can be adjusted while monitoring live view image of camera in remote control.(GH3)
NEW
▪Focus control using a variety of “AF(Auto Focus) mode” and “MF(Manual Focus) mode” is available in remote control.(GH3)
NEW
▪”Touch Shutter” enables focusing and shutter release by just touching the target point on the camera’s live view image in remote control.(GH3)
NEW
▪All settings in the camera’s “Q(Quick)-MENU” can also be adjustable in remote control.(GH3)
NEW
▪Video can be recorded with timer setting in remote control.(GH3)
NEW
▪Images can be transferred to the smartphone / tablet automatically right after shooting.(GH3)

One more little new GH3 review: Nick Driftwood posted the third part of his ongoing GH3 review on vimeo.


Cameta just announced a price drop on refurbished E-M5 cameras and kits:
-30.00 E-M5 & 12-50mm Lens (Silver/Black) – Factory Demo at Cameta an Cameta eBay.
-20.95 E-M5 & 14-42mm II Lens (Black/Black) – Factory Demo at Cameta an Cameta eBay.
-20.00 E-M5 Body (Silver) – Factory Demo at Cameta an Cameta eBay.
-30.00 E-M5 & 12-50mm Lens (Black/Black) – Factory Demo at Cameta an Cameta eBay.
-20.00 E-M5 Body (Black) – Factory Demo at Cameta.