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Nanoha lens in Stock at BH. New low price for 14mm pancake. Leica 25mm back in Stock.


For the first time the Nanoha 5x macro lens is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here). If you need some info about that relatively unknown lens here is a list of useful links:
Official presentation: Nonoha’s website
Image samples: (Click here)
Video on vimeo and by Seb Farges
Review at ePhotozine (Click here) and Digi163 (Click here)
Unboxing at Mobile01

More USA deals:
The Panasonic 14mm pancake is in Stock now for $275 at Amazon (Click here). It sets a new low price record but it’s even more a bargaing if you get it along the GF3 as kit lens…$394 for the full combo at Amazon (Click here)!
After a long time the Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens is back in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
And the super $199 deal for the Panasonic 45-200mm is also still ongoing at Amazon (Click here).

  • The Master


  • marilyn

    seconded haha nice lens

  • Duarte Bruno

    @admin Please do something about this kind of useless comments. If you don’t have the time to delete them, at least give us a way to ignore comments from specific posters.

    It’s childish and becoming tiresome… :(

    • Mr. Reeee

      And you just took up more page space bitching about them. ;-)

      Cool lens. I’d love. To try one!

      • +1

        What get’s tiresome is the needless complaining. Though it IS super difficult to scroll down past two posts.

        Nonetheless, I want this lens. But can’t afford it. The Seb Farges video is great, as with all of his videos. He’s terrific at getting me to want all kinds of super expensive lenses.

        What’s with the usb? Can’t you connect via usb through your camera anyway?

      • Bob B.

        I”m Five-and-one-Half!!!!!! :-)
        I never get to be first!

        Does the lens slice vegetables, too. I may be interested.

        • Mr. Reeee

          I think the USB may power the lights. That’s a good option since our already small and woefully underpowered batteries need all the help they can get.

        • Klaus

          The USB is simply to power the LEDs. I have the lens, and have to say, that the spectral quality of the LEDs is rather disappointing (it’s basically a 2 band LED with a yellow and a blue band, pretty bad on reds).

    • Ton

      I think these types of comments just proves that this site is getting more popular everyday, esp when admin continually feeds us exciting rumors everyday. Sometimes, it makes us keep refreshing this page, hoping we might get unexpected news about new m4/3 products, or better yet, our long lusted camera or lens announcement.

      Just ignore the messages you don’t like… Anyway, I don’t mean any trouble to anyone =)

  • Dean

    I’m seeing the PL 25mm sold by Adorama at Amazon for $599. It’s only $579 at directly.

    I’m going to wait for my B&H backorder ($539), since I’m still waiting for my OM-D body…

  • coel

    You can get 14/2.5 by itself coming from body kit on ebay. I got one for $160 (there are at least one or two US sellers) and it was truly new condition.

    I also got the 25/1.4 for $529 from an independent camera shop via ebay just a week ago. Not sure if they have some more now, but I think $530 price mark is not impossible if you look around.

    • Ordered 14mm on ebay for $163 inc. shipping from Taiwan to Norway today. With a little luck it slips through customs and I don’t have to pay an additional 25% tax and $20 taxation fee. Should be here in a week or two :-)

    • +1

      The cheapest Ebay offer for Ebay Germany I could find was about 169€ and I bought it. That lens slso belonged to a GF3 kit.

      I thought about getting the Olympus 12mm, but for the same money I can get the Panasonic 14mm AND the Panasonic Leica 25mm. That’s a no brainer!

  • ArtP

    Think I’ll save up for the 60 macro first. I’ll wait on the Nanoha until someone else gets bored w one and sells it cheap. :)

    • Dave

      This is where I got mine as well. Same price, reputable place.

  • Tom B

    And I just got a grey market 14mm for $155 from Hong Kong. Perfect condition, but warranty is probably useless.

  • ginsbu
  • Nathan Lao

    @ Tom Ø,

    Can you tell us where you purchased lens?


  • sacundim

    This Nanoha lens is, sadly, less flexible than I think it really should be. Take the Canon 5:1 macro lens—that one can do any ratio between 1:1 and 5:1, whereas this one can only do 4:1 to 5:1. This means that with the Nanoha, unless all of your subjects are at its scale, there’s still a huge gap between 1:1 and 4:1 that you have to handle in other ways.

  • dau

    How does it compare with the panasonic macro lens?

    • Klaus

      The Nanoha is magnifying by 4-5, the Pana Leica Macro Elmarit 45/2.8 „only“ up to 1:1.

      As long as you don’t already have the Pana, I don’t see too much sense in buying the Nanoha. The Pana is a great portrait lens with flawless optics (the autofocus is slower than the one of the great Oly 45mm though), and it makes a lot of sense without a tripod.

      The Nanoha is really for shooting rather microscopic stuff, and you won’t have much fun with it outdoors, as long as you don’t take a lot of equipment with you.

  • Rob

    Very cool lens, I remember seeing it a while ago and it made me think how far ahead the micro4/3 mount in front of the NEX E mount as you never get cool stuff like that for the E mount.

    Don’t think I’d use it much though, so I’m not buying it, hope other people do though as it’s certainly one of the more interesting options out there.

  • roger48

    I bought one late last year directly from Nanoha in Japan. It is great fun, although with moving house, I have not had as much time for using it as I would like. The USB conects to a computer to power the light.

  • Max

    You could take a 50mm lens, reverse mount to to the camera, and ise your own leds as lights to get the same macro ability for super cheap. Most likely a 52mm or 55mm filter size. Just need to find an adapter to m43.

  • Hey! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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