New Panasonic GH3 videos and image samples!

Stained Glass, Bare Wood (GH3 test shoot) from Mike Ritchie on Vimeo.

A couple of 43rumors readers sent me some link to their own GH3 test. And it’s my pleasure to link to you guys! On top you see the video shot by Mike. Toby is the first guy posting some GH3 HDR shots on Flickr. And Tommy posted a ‘Quick Play’ hands-on. EosHD posted that shootout with many cameras including the GH3.

As I told you on Saturday the camera is (surprise surprise) already shipping in Europe via Wex Germany (Click here) and Wexphotographic UK.

Check price and delivery dates at Amazon , Adorama, BhphotoPanasonic USSamys and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK, Wex Germany, Technikdirekt and soon on eBay (via Slidoo).

SLRmagic 35mm t/1.4 test (and cool trade-in program)

Marsh II, SLR Magic 35 MM T1.4 lens test. from Hugo Goudswaard on Vimeo.

Hugo Goudswaard tested the new SLRmagi 35mm T/1.4 lens. It looks good! And the even better news is that all current SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 owners can trade in their lens and pay $259 instead of $349!

SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 trade-in program details (offer ends by Feb 28th 2013)
1) Need SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 lens.
2) Copy of receipt from authorised resellers dated before Dec 1st 2012.
3) Items 1 and 2 shipped to us in Hong Kong by registered post with tracking number.
4) SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 will cost $259 instead of $349 after trade-in price.

People interested in the upgrade program can contact SLRmagic at

Current SLRmagic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
SLR Magic 12-36×50 ED Straight Spotting Scope lens (w/ hand grip) is now available on eBay (Click here).
SLR magic 11mm f/1.4 lens you can preorder on eBay (Click here).
Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens on eBay (Click here).
Noktor SLRmagic 50mm on eBay (Click here)

More MFT reviews and GH3 iPhone APP demonstrations.

On top you can watch the video from Discovermirrorless showing the iPhone GH3 APP connection. Looks cool!

New MFT reviews:
E-PL5 review at PcMag and PocketLint.
Last light with Olympus E-PL5 (Soundimagesplus).
G5 at Camerastuffreview.
Olympus E-PL5 Pen Camera Unboxing & Video Intro at Photographyreview.
E-M5 got the best score at Fotomagazine.
Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 test by Jordan Steele.
Panasonic 12-35 mm f/2.8 – hands on review by Thefatbears.
60mm macro test at Optyczne.
45mm lens test at Nikkey (translation here).

New GH3 videos and reviews!

Beautiful Decay [Panasonic Lumix GH3] from Martin Wallgren on Vimeo.

There are plenty of GH3 reviews and videos to watch! On top you can watch the nice GH3 video sent to me by Martin Wallgren. Than we have Trustedreviews that posted the full GH3 test: “we don’t have any hesitation in saying the GH3 is one of the most intuitive CSCs we’ve used.“. And our friends over at Discovermirrorless posted two new GH3 videos: GH3 Camera Menu Peek and WiFi System on GH3.

Now let’s be confident that this time Panasonic will deliver us the camera next week. Check price and delivery dates at Amazon , Adorama, BhphotoPanasonic USSamys and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK and Technikdirekt.

Lenstip trashes the new Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens!

Image courtesy: Robin Wong.

Lenstip is the first website to post a full review of the new Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens. And that sentence kills the lens completely: “This lens is not exactly a successful construction and it should have been thought out better – I write it without scruple. I could even call it ill-considered.

Of course this is just on opinion. You can read different reviews at Ming Thein, Robin Wong and Pekka Potka. But one thing they have in common. No One is really super excited about the lens.

The new Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens can now be preordered at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon DE.