(FT4) Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 set to ship in early 2015 only. Costs $1,200-$1,300

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A source told me that while the new Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 will be announced late 2014 the lens will be available only in very early 2015. It will cost around $1200-1300.


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Introducing 4K Video Advantages – A Revolution in Videography – II

Best lenses for the Olympus OM-D EM-10: Standard and Short telephoto primes and zooms (DxOmark).
Panasonic GX7 article at DC.watch.
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens tested at Photoreview.
Olympus 25mm test at Nikkei.
Limited edition E-M10 at Akihabara.

Marc:My latest work shot with an Olympus E-M5 and the lovely Olympus 25mm 1.8 lens at marcprovins.blogspot.co.uk

Robert:100 Euro off on the GM1 in France at Redcoon.fr. Info at Photo-Panasonic.

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$40 off and 4% reward on the Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens.

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There is a $40 off and additional 4% reward on the Panasonic-Leica Summilux sold at Adorama (Click here). You can also grab it at Amazon (no 4% reward here).

 

All other current Panasonic/Olympus/Sigma/SLRmagic US deals:
$200 off on the Panasonic GX7 with kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The Panasonic GX1 with 12-42mm X lens sells for $499 only at Amazon (Click here).
Preorders of the Handevsion 40mm f/0.85 lens at BHphoto (Click here) and German eBay Store (Click here).
GH4 is now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic-Leica 15mm f/1.7 is in Stock in US via BHphoto (Click here).
$30 of on the 19mm f/2.8 ART at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$30 of on the 30mm f/2.8 ART at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 Hyperprime Cine Lens,II Micro Four Thirds (MFT) Mount at Adorama.
SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 Lens Micro Four Thirds Mount at Adorama.
$100 off on the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens at Adorama and BHphoto.
Leica Nocticron got a $100 off at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.
$100 off on the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 Lumix G Vario Zoom Lens at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.
Current Olympus deals can be seen at GetOlympus (Click here) and Amazon Olympus page (Click here).

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This is the Panasonic 150mm f/2.8 MFT lens patent.

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Egami spotted a new Panasonic patent describing exactly the soon to be announced new Panasonic 150mm f/2.8 lens. The lens will be announced at Photokina in September. These are the specs

Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-38304
    • Publication date 2014.2.27
    • Filing date 2012.7.20
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 146.2142-139.0971mm
    • Fno. 2.91065-2.92693
    • Half angle ω = 4.1995-3.5203 ​​°
    • Image height Y = 10.8150mm
    • Total length 132.5800mm

And here is a picture of the prototype shown last year:

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Grading GH4 with ImpulZ LUT from Sherif Mokbel on Vimeo.

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH Sample Images at Photogrpaphyblog.
Panasonic GH4 RAW vs. JPEG High ISO Comparison at Photographybay.
Olympus Tough TG-3 real-world samples gallery at Dpreview.
First Impressions of the Panasonic FZ1000 at ThePhoBlographer.
Frank Kretschmann und die E-M5 am El Capitan (Pen And Tell).
100 pound cahsback on the Panasonic GM1 in UK (via Dealsrunner).
Panasonic GH4, cadrage et distorsions (LeMondeDeLaPhoto).
New Panasonic Leica 15mm album from our friend Gordon @ Cameralabs on Flickr.
Oly 45 mm, Voigtlander 42,5 mm and Panasonic 42.5 mm with a lot of samples on the Dutch site Pixelmania.
Olympus Stylus SP-100EE Real-world Samples (Dpreview).
The Best Mirrorless Camera Under $1,000 (TheWireCutter).

Klaus:The Pana 100-300mm is unsually seldom part of interest: I have just posted an article regarding its use at shooting American Football games. Feel free to visit at http://in-meinem-fokus.blogspot.com/2014/06/sharks-attack-first-steps-with-lumix.html

Travis:I have been using the GH4 since day 1. Honestly, it is very close to being the perfect camera for my needs. The biggest issue I have is that Program Priority mode with Auto ISO will never use faster than 1/60 of a second shutter duration if you have a wide angle prime on the camera. Here is a video that explains why we need a minimum shutter duration setting for Auto ISO in Program priority mode for both stills and video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jWzbXczUnE

Jonas:Here’s a few shots I took with the PanaLeica 42,5mm and Oly Em1: Jonaslinngard.tumblr.com

Cem:Full Battery and it looks like camera used only 50% of the battery to take 2680 pictures. (All JPEG only no RAW). Also i have set the camera to A and ISO to 200 16:9 aspect ratio. I hope you all enjoy. Here is the youtube link (4K version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fysqpfIuRU&feature=share

Xiyu:I got my GH4 one week ago and have been doing some test shots these days. This is a new short film of GH4 4K ansmorphic in 3840X1080p. http://vimeo.com/97636475

Patrik:Great comparison by Neumannfilms between these 3 cameras (GH4 vs EPIC vs 5D3). http://youtu.be/8kwMWb2KPB4

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