The need for speed: Canon 50mm f/0.95 (Leica M-mount) and the Canon 50mm f/1.2 (Canon FD mount)

Canon 50mm f/0.95 M-mount
If you care about your money you will not spend more than $2.000 for the Canon 50mm f/0.95 M-mount lens manual focusing lens! Nevertheless there is a flickr group (with 576 members!) that has a nice picture collection. The name of the group is “Canon 50mm f/0.95 “Dream Lens”. You can find some image taken with MicroFourThirds cameras (like here for example with the E-PL1).
Now it’s time for a little bit of camera porn: See the lens attached on the Panasonic GH1 (Fredmiranda) and on the Olympus E-P1 (DChome).
You can get the lens on eBay (click here to check out current auctions)

Canon 50mm f/1.2 FD-mount
Canon FD mount lenses are generally high-quality and also cheap lenses. So don’t mind to use the Canon 50mm f/1.2 FD-mount on your MicroFourThirds camera! Some image samples are available here on dpreview forum or flickr.
And now again some cameraporn: The lens on the GF1 (Flickr), on the E-P1 (Rangefinderforum)
You can get the lens on eBay (click here to check out current auctions)

Feel free to comment this post to add share your experience and pictures!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs. DMC-LX3 hands-on (the new Panasonic sensor works better!)


Leonard Goh from CNET Asia compared the new Panasonic LX5 with the “older” LX3. The comparison is interesting because the new Panasonic sensor improvements may will be also visible with the new MicroFourThirds sensor. Leonard said that dynamic range and resolution have been improved. Not bad at all!

Source: http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/digitalcameras/0,39001469,62201687,00.htm

The need for speed: The extremely rare Zeika Nominar C-mount M25 f/0.95 !

Zeika is a Japanese Optical brand name combined with “Zeiss”s “Z” and “Leica”s “eica” part (ingenious). It’s a product made in the 1960’s providing the same lens to the US brand, Carl Meyer and Nighthawk.

Zeika Nominar on the E-P1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chachahavana/3900002705/in/photostream/
Zeika Nominar on the G10: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leiss/sets/72157620574119065/detail/

You can find one single lens on eBay right now (Click here)!

Olympus 14-150mm and Panasonic G1 reviewed!

Letsgodigital tested the new Olympus 14-150mm lens: http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/26746/olympus-lens-review/. Their conclusions? On a Olympus body: “For every other photographer, it is recommended for easy and relaxed photography!“. If you own a Panasonic MFT camera than you will lack IS (Image Stabilization).

Alphamountworls also wrote a nice Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Review: http://www.alphamountworld.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-g1-review. Cgarrard has some mixed feelings regarding the G1 but he amdits that “I grab the G1 quite often right now.“.

Seriouscompact mirrorless size comparison and RiceHigh “provocation”: What’s the Meaning of Micro-4/3 Now?

Serious compacts posted a mirrorless size comparison (well done!). Images and text below are from Amin Sabet (please visit SeriousCompact to see the full article).

Above (left to right): Olympus mZD 14-42mm lens (kit zoom for Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras, shown collapsed), Sony NEX 18-55mm lens (kit zoom for Sony NEX cameras), Panasonic 14-45mm lens (kit zoom for Panasonic G1 and GF1), Panasonic 14-42mm lens (kit zoom for Panasonic G2 and G10), Samsung NX 18-55 (kit zoom for Samsung NX10)

Above (left to right): Sony NEX 16mm f/2.8, Samsung 30mm f/2, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7.

Above (left to right): Olympus E-PL1 with Olympus mZD 14-42 (collapsed), Sony NEX5 with Sony 18-55, Panasonic GF1 with Panasonic 14-42 (Sorry, wrong kit lens pictured; should have been the 14-45, which is slightly smaller as shown in the first image in this post)

Above (left to right): Panasonic GF1 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Sony NEX5 with Sony 16mm f/2.8, Olympus E-PL1 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7

Source: SeriousCompacts.com


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And I would like to know from our readers what they think about the folowing post from RiceHigh “If Size Really Matters, What’s the Meaning of Micro-4/3 Now?

Just my two cent…The Sony NEX-3(5) surprised us all with their compact size, but they also had to sacrifice the usability. Anyway, I am sure Panasonic and Olympus will soon release even smaller cameras…

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More NEX vs MFT comparisons:

E-P1 vs G2 vs Nex-5 (dc.yesky.com / google english translation)

Leica X1 vs E-P2 vs NEX-5 Jpeg comparison test by Steve Huff

Sony NEX-5, Samsung NX10 and Panasonic’s Lumix G2 Shootout on Popphoto

Sony NEX-3 vs. Olympus E-PL1 vs. Leica X1 at Motimotion

Sony NEX-5 vs Panasonic GF1 (DPreview forum)