New Kowa Micro Four Thirds Cine lenses announced.

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Newsshooter at Interbee 2013: Kowa Micro 4/3 lenses cine lenses from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Kowa announced a couple of new Micro Four Thirds Cine lenses. The optical design is based on their current industrial lenses. What changes is the lens body (focus ring, mount and so on). As far a s I could see from the video on top there will be five new lenses:
8.5mm T/3.0
12mm T/1.9
16mm T/1.6
25mm T/1.9
50mm T/2.1

No price and release info were given yet.

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The triple Leica MFT lens comparison by Giulio Sciorio.

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Image courtesy: SmallCameraBigPicture.com.

You saw them separately before but never all them together in one comparison shot. The picture has been taken by Giuglio Sciorio. You see the Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 (coming early 2014), the current 25mm f/1.4 and the 15mm f/1.7 lens  (coming 2014). You can see more pictures including an 35-100mm image at Smallcamerabigpicture.com where he posted a Lumix PPE Report. This is what he writes about the new Nocticron lens:

Metal, glass and built to last – It’s a very well made lens with a feel that is all Leica. Because of all the metal and glass its not a light lens. That said it’s not very heavy but it has heft. The aperture ring is smooth and easy to operate and the aperture itself is very round. I did not count how many blades make up the aperture but I am expecting some very nice bokeh. The Leica 42.5/1.2 is a new level of premium glass for the Micro 4/3 system so don’t expect it to be inexpensive. This is a pro grade lens all the way and like all Leica glass any aberrations are corrected optically not through firmware so expect this lens to perform well on both Lumix and Olympus bodies.

Thanks Giulio!

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SLRmagic lenses to win for a good cause (and first 17mm t/1.6 lens image).

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SLRmagic announced via Twitter that “Our 12/1.6, 35/1.4, and 17/1.6 are in for a good cause!” More about it at Philip Blooms website. The tweet also shows the first image of the production 17mm T/1.6 MFT lens! The lens will be available in Spring 2014 for $499.

 

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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Funny running GH3 rig picture :)

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BHphoto (Click here) published that funny picture of a running GH3 rig combo :)
That said the rest of the article about the art of Shooting Video with the Panasonic GH3 is a must read!

And if you speak German read the article about “Professionelle Kinoproduktion mit Lumix GH3” at Photoscala (Click here).

Jack:  “today CreativeLive will host a live presentation about using GH3 with John Greengo: http://www.creativelive.com/courses/fast-start-panasonic-gh-3-john-greengo. I’m really looking forward to what this guy has to say.  He’s more of a traditional photographer.  He has done a session like this with E-M5 before.

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