Then 10 most sold Panasonic/Olympus lenses in Japan


BCNranking just published the lens sales ranking for January-Febraury 2010.

The following lens list contains the 10 most sold FourThirds and MicroFourThirds mount lenses (including third-party producer like Sigma). Click on the lens name to see the product page on amazon.

1 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./MEGA OIS
2 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA OIS
3 Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 ASPH
4 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 ASPH
6 Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm F2.8
7 Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
8 Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-F5.8 ASPH./MEGA OIS
9 Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6
10 Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro

a little bit of everything…


Top DSLRs faceoff against 35mm Film.Zacuto’s Great Camera Shootout 2010 Trailer (Panasonic GH1 included)

Olympus µTOUGH-8010 resistance test (Akihabaranews)
DX or Full-Frame? Ken Rockwell says why FX doesn’t make sense for many of us (unless you need a bigger Viewfinder)
Samsung NX10 first look by David Pogue (NewYorkTimes) -> via noisycamera
Samsung NX10 hands on at Taronga Zoo (CNet Australia)
Panasonic tour takes Lumix G2 on the road (digitalcamerareview)


Samyang launches the new lenses for Olympus FourThirds mount


Finally new FourThirds lenses have been announced at the International Lodz Film Video Photography 2010.
Following three lenses have been released:

  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED IF Aspherical MC
  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF MC
  • Samyang 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye


We will let you know when the lens will be available on Amazon or other online-shops.

[Thanks Janusz]

Konica Hexanon 57 f/1.2


Few weeks ago I wrote a list of very fast 50mm lenses. But if you are looking for fast lenses you should also take a look on the very good Konica Hexanon 57 f/1.2 lens!

If you want to see some image samples click here:

dpreview forum (on the GH1) (on the E-P2) (on the GF1)

UPDATE: Lumix L1 + Konica samples

The lens itself sells for $550 on Ebay (used). And you need an Adapter!

If you have some image samples send me your links at
And also send me your test with other fast lenses!


Will the Samsung NX5 be the first GF1/PEN competitor?


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Every day we have new rumors about the next Samsung NX camera. Today first possible NX5 specs have been published.
The real question is: will the NX5 be the first compact NX camera?

NX5 specs:
-NX mount
-14MPx CMOS sensor
-ISO 100-3200
-Built-in flash (GN10)
-3″ 230K LCD display
-Video HD720p/30fps (H.264)
-Audio mono
-HDMI/AV/MicroUSB connection
-SD slot

Non-built in EVF, same NX10 battery, manual control.

NX5 + 30mm = $599
NX5 + 18-55mm non-OIS = $549
NX5 + 20-50mm non-OIS = $499 (late 2010)