Leica 15mm review by Blunty. Best primes for the GM1 by DxO.

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GH4 tease & Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 Review by Blunty.

The 15mm Leica is the latest new MFT lens and still not shipping. So if are eagerly waiting to get the lens you can kill the time by watching the brand new review by Blunty (video on top).

And DxOmark (Click here) posted the list of best primes you can use on your tiny GM1. Noctocron and Zuiko 75mm are on top of course. Followed by the new Leica 15mm.

15mm Lens preorders:
Black lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Wex UK (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).
Silver lens at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).

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Af test with the Tamron 14-150mm. Pity it will NEVER be released :(

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This is the first time we post an AF test video of a MFT lens that Tamron decided to NOT release :(
The video has been posted by Dicahub and he also confirmed that Tamron withdraw the lens release. It means you can stop checking the Tamron 14-150mm MFT BHphoto page to see when the lens will ship :)

Reminder: Like I told you before Tamron will not release that lens because they said (unofficially) that it makes no sense to make stabilized lenses seeing that also Panasonic will offer more on sensor stabilization cameras in future.

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Samyang launches the likely last Four Thirds mount lens ever.

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I completely forgot to mention that Samyang also announced a new 300mm  f/6.3 mirror lens which will also be sold with Four Thirds mount! This could be the last FT lens ever made by a company seen that Olympus doesn’t plan to make any FT camera anymore!

DicaHub (translated) also got word from Samyang that six of their brand names will be gone soon keeping only Samyang and Rokinon (brand popular in US). These are all their current names (with lens list on eBay): Samyang , Walimex , Rokinon , Opteka , Falcon , Vivitar andBower .

via CanonWatch.

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GH4 preorders now shipping at Amazon and Digitalrev too. First owners reports. And Spectacular new video.

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Budapest Cityscape from Joe Simon Films on Vimeo.

Many readers told me that their Gh4 preorder has now been shipped via Amazon US (Click here). And the camera is still marked as in Stock at Amazon (via Cameta), BHphoto (Click here), Digitalrev (Click here) and Cameta (Click here). For now I have no reports from European or Asian stores having the camera in Stock. And here are the first new owner reports:

Eric Naso writes:

The EVF is so very nice. It’s OLED and really sharp. it doesn’t have the distortion in the corners like the GH3 did. At least I feel it didnt. I did do a rolling shutter test and it’s better. I scratched the surface and shared a few of the features I like. Is the GH4 worth upgrading to from a GH3? I think so. The internal 4K alone is such a big deal and image is very good.

Noam Kroll writes:

All of the issues that I had with the GH3 have largely been resolved with this new camera, most notably the terrible LCD and LVF that desperately needed updating. Overall I definitely recommend this camera if you’re doing any sort of narrative, documentary, or small broadcast project that requires an extremely high quality image with a small footprint, not to mention the fact that you can also get some incredible stills on this camera makes it even more versatile as well.

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek (Click here).
GH4 camera with interface unit at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,998

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

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