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Olympus E-M5, 75mm and Panasonic 12-35mm test roundup….


Time for a new recap of the newest tests. On top you see the E-M5 with standard lens comparison by DSLR-check. Click on the image to see the full size version at DSLR Check.

Tyson Robicheaud posted an update on his E-M5 and G3 sensor comparison. Olympus E-M5 coverage at Diglloyd. E-M5 with Panasonic 12-35mm X lens test at Itmedia (translation here). Some image samples taken with the 75mm lens at 500px. Venez essayer l’Olympus OM-D EM-5 at Focus Numerique. Long Term Comparison Review of the Fujifilm X Pro 1 vs Sony NEX 7 vs Olympus OMD EM5 at ThePhoBlographer. A new case for the E-M5 via

Olympus and Panasonic lens preorder:
Panasonic 12-35mm X lens preorders at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.
Olympus 75mm preorder and price check at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.

E-M5 preorder links:
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

  • Bob B.

    Olympus 75mm arriving @ B& H on July 20th!

  • Mr. Reeee

    Will you last that long? ;-)

    • Bob B.

      Perhaps not….LOL!

  • Yun

    Let’s see if mine ( 75mm ) can come before 20 July 12 .

  • Lars Beduhn

    Seeing this comparison… and also from my own experience… I really have to say the Olympus 12-50 is a LOT better than its reputation. Yes… it is slow, especially at the long end, and I’d prefer a native 12-60, but the IQ is really good enough. With it’s macro mode and different zoom modes it is also pretty flexible. Also considering that you can get them pretty cheap nowadays ~€300… I really like it.

  • Nice sharpness over the whole frame for the 12-35, but wouldn’t expect less for the price. The amount of CA is somewhat disgruntling, but I guess it is auto-corrected in Panasonic bodies?!

  • Doug

    Is there a link to a full resolution image? The linked image just fills the screen (hard to tell what the resolution is on the iPad..)

    • Lars Beduhn

      Resolution is 2,358×1,036. It is full resolution at 100% magnification, just cropped.

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