DEAL: Now Amazon and BHphoto have the Panasonic 45mm Lens in Stock! (and best european price in Spain!)

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As you know US shops rarely do have Panasonic stuff in Stock. And now Amazon has the Panasonic 45mm lens!
Click here: Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Aspherical MEGA OIS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. IN STOCK for $899.95!
and BHphoto has it also in Stock!

What about European shops? They have the Lens in Stock since one month. And in Pixmania España the lens is cheaper than in other european countries… 775 Euro!

Click on the link and you will jump directly to the Panasonic 45mm lens!
Amazon Deutschland / Amazon France / Pixmania Österreich / Pixmania Deutschland / Pixmania España / Pixmania Italia / Pixmania Belgium

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E-P1 GF1 GH1 – LOW LIGHT VIDEO comparison

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Jerry made an amazing comparison and posted it inside the dpreview forum. Here is his text and comparison:

I have recorded ’10 second’ samples using 3 cameras:
E-P1 & GF1 (PAL, AVCHD) & GH1 (PAL, AVCHD).

All records are in AUTO mode – by purpose! Goal is not to show maximum, best capability of each camera, but what will starting user get.

You of course can tune each camera, BUT general view WILL NOT CHANGE drastically.
(Anyway – see last sentence of this post!)

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Honestly speaking, I am surprised with GF1 results. I didn’t expect miracles with F/4.0 – no doubts, but I was expecting nice, pleasant results with F/1.7!

Plus – I was sure, that in SD resolution – there won’t be big difference against GH1.
It is not a case. GF1 looses a lot with GH1 in 720p.

It means that GH1 can maintain high ISO much more better in video.
At F/4.0 it is still useful in artificially lit room. GF1 is not.

Also GH1 in 720p is supposed to use 50 fps, and GF1 only 25fps. But it doesn’t change results…

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E-P1 is not so bad with F/1.7, but looses a lot with GH1 at F/4.0.

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GH1 – no surprise – for low light offers most, especially with FHD and in manual mode, where you can select aperture, speed & ISO.

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  1. SD – 720p
  2. FHD – 1080p

20mm @ F/1.7
E-P1 SD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD9Jd2E9bvw
GF1 SD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-SYtpbGahA
GH1 SD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpxxJS0tDF8
GH1 FHD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEgJYbbgO1k

7-14mm @10mm @ F/4.0
E-P1 SD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MpE3k3dNUk
GF1 SD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDQhmp6HlQI
GH1 SD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUPrKRVLkcM
GH1 FHDhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7No6JrRUDU

7-14mm @10mm @ F/4.0 @1/6 sec @ISO 800
GH1 FHD MANUAL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EloB4SfEjI0

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(FT4) Olympus 9-18mm Lens to be announced in February-March and it will cost $600!

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Today seems to be a good day for lens news! Samyang just announced their new lenses with FourThirds mount and now 43rumors has learned that the new MicroFourThirds 9-18mm lens (shown in the picture above) will be unveiled in Q1 (probably February or March). We also know that the lens will cost around $600 (or 550 Euro). Our sources told us that the quality should be at least on par with the Panasonic 7-14 MicroFourThirds lens. It will weight a lot less and be a lot smaller than the Panasonic lens and can be fitted with filters.

At the same time Olympus will also release the 14-150mm lens. We have no price indication about this lens now.

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Olympus PEN(E-P1,E-P2) leather skin

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Japanese E-P2 review at asahicamera.net (google english tranlsated)
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Last week japanese DSLR sales ranking. Only the white GF1 resists in the top-10
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Raphael Goetter tested the Panasonic GF1 (Original text in french. Clich here for the google english translation)
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dpreview started the new MicroFourThirds PhotoContest!
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Today Deals:
Amazon US: Olympus E-P1 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver) for $749.99
Amazon US: Panasonic GH1 for $1,248.46!
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US shops: Amazon US / BHphoto / Adorama / J&R / Calumet Photographic for digital cameras /
Amazon Canada

European shops:
Amazon: Deutschland / France / United Kingdom

PIXMANIA: België / Deutschland / España / Holland / Italia / Österreich
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OFFICIAL! Samyang 8 mm fish-eye and 85 mm f/1.4 with Olympus 4/3 mount.

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Finally it is official! We have new lenses for FourThirds mount :)

Press realease:
Samyang company has informed that new lenses: Samyang 8mm f3.5 fish-eye and Samyang 85mm f1.4 with a mount for Olympus 4/3, have been released to the market. The lenses complete the series of mounts designed for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax.
Apart from adjusted bayonet, optics in the products will remain the same. Both lenses will be available with manual focusing. Delta company, the general distributor of the Samyang products, shall be responsible for sales in Europe. Both lenses will become available at the end of March 2010.

via: lenstip

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