E-P2 vs GF1 and GH1 vs E-P2 vs M9

Today we found two comparison:

1) Olympus E-P2 vs. Panasonic GF1 comparison at Neutralday. They posted only the first part of the review so final conclusions will follow soon.

2) Panasonic GH1 vs Olympus E-P2 vs Leica M9 by Steve Huff. Steve recently produced a lot of interesting reviews and comparisons. The Leica M9 wins the challenge but costs also 7 times more than the Panasonic GF1!

Craig Mod and David Clapp do show us the potential of GF1 when shooting Landscapes!

"Moonrise" by Craig Mod 10 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 100 (The montain is the Annapurna)

UPDATE: I am sure because of the E-PL1 rush, many of you missed these nice reviews. That’s why I moved the article on top again.

We from 43rumors want to make a big compliment to Craig Mod and David Clapp. Both are showing us the potential of the when shooting landscapes. We find this “real reviews” fare more enjoying than professional in studio pixel-peeping tests :)

Thanks guys!

HOT DEAL: Amazon has more new GF1 configurations in Stock!

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BLACK GF1 with 14-45mm and 20mm f/1.7 Lens + WSP Deluxe Camera Tripod.

BLACK GF1 (Body Only)

SILVER GF1 with 14-45mm Lens + WSP Mini Camera Tripod.

SILVER GF1 with 20mm

SILVER GF1 (Body Only)

RED GF1 with 14-45mm Lens + WSP Mini Camera Tripod.

RED GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens + WSP Mini Camera Tripod.

WHITE GF1 with 20mm Lens

Panasonic GF1 Lens Mega-Review.

I just received this video from one of our readers. He made an amazing job by testing some very interesting lens! He also wrote me following text:

Here is a video review of “most” of the lenses I currently own with the Panasonic DMC-GF1. I included all of the lenses that are reasonable to shoot with inside of a house. It has stills and videos of each lens and with each lens.


I also included MJPEG and AVCHD-lite samples and some samples using a video light on the GF1’s hot shoe.

Here is a synopsis of the review.

1. The legacy MF lenses are awesome for capturing low light videos. However, they are all very soft at full wide open aperture with the exception of the Nikon 50mm pancake. They tend to sharpen up between F2.0 and F2.8.

2. The m4/3s 14-45mm and 20mm produce very sharp pictures and videos. However, the 14-45mm videos get very dark at anything but F3.5. Therefore, it is only barely usable for video at full telephoto 14mm and wide open.

3. The video light really helps all of the lenses in low light. However, you can not use it to video a subject that can see. It will blind the subject even on the low setting.

4. The 50mm Nikon Pancake is by far and away the best bang for your buck. At $21 for the lens and less than $40 for the adapter it is an amazing deal. The 20mm + 50mm pancakes my an awesome combination.

5. AVC-HD lite is excellent for well lit scenes. However, the quality of the AVC-HD lite videos decreases drastically as ISO is increased. It struggles with compressing the noise because the noisy pixels are constantly changing. In these situations MJPEG might be a better choice if you are willing to tolerate a little more visible noise.

6. The S3-IS(Last Clip) produced surprisingly sharp video results considering it was only SD video. However, it had a tremendous amount of noise that detracts from the video quality greatly. It still was an excellent video camera when you consider how old it is.