GH3 vs E-M5 ISO comparison! E-PL5 and 12mm limited in Stock.

Still haven’t seen enough GH3 image samples? Here we have three new links:
ePhotozine posted a new set of full size (and ISO test) image samples. More GH3 image samples have been posted at ePrice. But the record goes to Photographyblog that posted 85 Jpeg full size samples in one time! And thanks to PB pictures we can make a short E-M5 vs GH3 ISO JPG comparison. The GH3 ISO images are here while the E-M5 ISO images are here.

So what do you think? Who wins?

US deals: The 12mm Black and Limited and Expensive(!) Olympus 12mm lens is now in Stock a Amazon (Click here) and  Bhphoto (Click here). The Olympus E-PL5 is now in Stock at Digitalrev (worlwide shipment) and should be in Stock next week at BHphoto too. There is also a two lens kit deal on the E-PM1 at Adorama (Click here).

GH3 preorders at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here)Panasonic US and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK, Photogalerie FR and Technikdirekt.

Body Cap lens gets dismantled. New E-PM2 test images and GH3 menu shots.

Image courtesy: Siammirrorless.

That tiny Olympus body cap lens got dismantled at Siammirrorless. It’s really a cheap plastic toy but still a nice lens to use. Just see the images at Ming Thein, Digitfotopro, Pekka Potka. and Peter Norman.

And here is a short roundup of more new reviews and tests:
Olympus 60mm macro review at Photoreview.. Some E-PM2 night shot at Siammirrorless. E-PM2 image samples with f0.95 C-mount lens again at Siammirrorless.  GH3 Menu screenshots at Slashcam. There will be only fifty 12mm limited black lenses for sale in France (Lepidi).

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here)Panasonic US and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK and Technikdirekt.
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), Panasonic US.
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

 

Panasonic LX7 gets Dpreviewed (and Gariz case)

Let’s make a short break from (m-)43 related news. Dpreview (Click here) posted the full Panasonic LX7 compact camera review: “There’s very little to dislike about the LX7, with my main issues being redeye, slow buffer flush times when shooting RAW images, and vertical lines in panoramas. Aside from that, the LX7 is a first-rate camera that I can highly recommend.
The second LX7 related news is that the Gariz case is now available on eBay (Click here).

Enough LX7 news. Here are the search links for the LX7 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
And now back to m43 news…

New Lens tests (75mm and body cap lens)


Image courtesy: Quesabesde.

Quesabesde (translation here) tested the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens. Like any other review we have seen before Quesabesde likes the lens a lot. The optical quality is impressive. But when looking at the camera and lens pictures posted by Quesabesde I simply can’t get it why Olympus didn’t make a Black version of the lens. And if they plan to do it please don’t make it “Limited edition” like the expensive 12mm Black lens! No need to extra charge $300 for this :(
Olympus 75mm price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

Ming Thein also posted a short Olympus 15/8 Body Cap Lens review: “At just US$60, it’s a no-brainer recommendation for anybody who owns a M4/3 camera, especially if you’ve got a older or spare one lying around.“. Also Digitfotopro tested the tiny lens.
Body Cap Lens preorders at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Amazon DE (Click here) and Amazon UK (Click here).