New E-M1 reviews (Andrzej Wrotniak is back)

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em1 + 12-40 unboxing by 43rumors reader Aaron

After four years of a very long silence J. Andrzej Wrotniak is back on line and reviewing the E-M1:

Aaron:Hey, I’ve created some videos, basically an unboxing of the em1, its grip, and videos comparing the sizes of the em5 to the em1, do share them if you think it’ll benefit others
em1 + 12-40 unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeMxXWi7Fuc
em1 grip hld7 unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyXlbirsgcs
em5/pana1235 vs em1/oly1240 comparison, with and without jb designs em5 grip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQg6JWD8oSo
em5 vs em1 body only comparison, with and without jb designs em5 grip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKg0e0prbgA
panasonic 12-35 vs olympus 12-40 size comparison and overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0cfrX7xLMs

E-M1 Store Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

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New SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 announced.

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SLR Magic officially released their next new MFT lens. It’s the 17mm T/1.6:

PRESS RELEASE

NEW: The SLR Magic 17mm T1.6
SLR Magic expands its micro four thirds lineup with new wide angle lens
Hong Kong, China (December 13, 2013) – SLR Magic expands the micro four thirds lens lineup with the new SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 wide angle lens. With this latest addition, the portfolio of lenses for the micro four thirds system is now comprised of seven focal lengths.
The field of view of this new lens corresponds to a 34mm lens in 35mm format and this fast wide angle of view opens up many new creative composition opportunities, particularly in the fields of interior, architectural and landscape cinematography and photography. Additionally, a fast max aperture of T1.6 makes the SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 ideal for available-light photography.
We place our highest priority in the development on our lenses to fulfill the demands of professional cinematographers and photographers. The design and build of the SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 is solid and reliable.
The SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers starting end of December 2013.

Technical Data
SLR Magic HyperPrime 17mm T1.6
Lens Type: Fast wide-angle lens
Compatible Cameras:All micro four thirds mount cameras
Optical Design: 12 elements in 10 groups
Distance Settings: Distance range: 0.17m to ∞, combined scale meter/feet
Aperture: Manually controlled diaphragm, 10 aperture blades , Lowest value 16
Bayonet: micro four thirds
Filter Mount: Internal thread for 52mm filter; filter mount does not rotate.
Surface Finish: Black anodized
Length to bayonet mount: approx. 78.65mm (approx. 3.10in)
Largest diameter: approx. 56.3mm (approx. 2.21in)
Weight: approx. 340g (approx. 12oz)

Andrew Chan
Product Manager

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Current SLRmagic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
SLR magic 11mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR magic Cine 12mm T/1.6 Lens at Adorama (Click here).
SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 at Adorama (Click here).
Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens on eBay (Click here).
Noktor SLRmagic 50mm on eBay (Click here) SLR Magic Pin Hole Lens at Adorama (Click here)..

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Need more speed? Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 finally released! Priced at $2,080!

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The last year unveiled Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens has been finally officially released! It comes in MFT mount and is prices at $2,080! They claim it’s the world fastest lens althaugh there are some weird faster lenses liek the Leica Leitz 65mm f/0.75 (here on eBay).

The Ibelux will sell from February and to learn more about it just read the full press text found via MirrorlessRumors:

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