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Panasonic GH3 Announcement $1,300


16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Double OLED Display
Splash/Dustproof Design
Full-HD Progressive
Smartphone or Tablet Linking

Olympus OM-D Pictures, Specs, & News

A quick roundup of the latest rumors has been pumping out about the new Olympus OM-D camera system.

Weather Sealed Adapter

Camera has a classic OM design
- It has a magnesium body
- It is weathers sealed
- weight 373 g (body only).
- 16 megapixel sensor optimized for High Dynamic Range
- 200 up to 25.600 ISO
- Built-in electronic viewfinder 1.44 million dots (positioned in the center of the body like the old OM optical viewfinders and same resolution as the external VF-2 viewfinder (Click here to see on Amazon).
- 610.000 pixel OLED tilting 3 inch screen.
- Five-axis image stabilizer in body.
- FAST AF and 3D tracking
- Comes in Black or Silver.
- Price: Around $1.100 in USA or 1.000 Euro in Europe.

So far there has been absolutely ZERO specs about the video capability of this new camera. There is a dedicated video record button which is good. However I am not holding my breath for 1080 24p. Just going to have to wait until the Panasonic GH3 for a new m43 camera with solid video features.

Panasonic GX1 Video Test Footage

source: M43 Rumors

Sample movie filmed handheld with the Panasonic Lumix GX1 using its 14-42mm Power Zoom kit lens and the best quality 1080/50i AVCHD movie setting. My sample came from a PAL region, hence the 50i frame rate.

This video is part of my Panasonic Lumix GX1 preview at Camera Labs:

Panasonic Lumix GX1 preview – interview

Source:M4/3 Rumors

Video preview of the new Panasonic Lumix GX1!

Interview with Dai Mukai from Panasonic’s Lumix G division about the new Lumix GX1 camera. This video accompanies my full preview of the camera, so for more details and images, please visit:

Note: this video was filmed with a Panasonic FZ150.

Olympus M. Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Review

Matthew Duclos of Duclos Lenses has posted a review of the Olympus M. Zuiko 45mm F1.8 lens. Check it out here.

Chromatic aberrations are present but well controlled. You can see some obvious purple fringing in some of the samples where I intentionally over-exposed the background on a dimmer foreground object. The fringing is a bit more controlled at mid-range apertures but increase a bit more at the smallest apertures. Sharpness is very good in the center with almost no falloff out to the edges. Same goes for light falloff and distortion, all well controlled. There is a minor flare when shooting wide open at f/1.8.

Ernitec 25mm f/0.85 (C-mount) M4/3 Adaptable


There is a really really fast 25mm F/0.85 c-mount lens on ebay. Click the ebay auction link here and help the guy with his college fund!

A 43rumors reader sent me this:
I’ve been reading your site for a while, and have noticed how you’re keeping readers up to date about new speedmonster lenses. I have a speedmonster of my own, but as I’m lacking in funds for my study I’ve decided to sell it, it’s a 25mm f0.85, faster then f0.95. Samples are included in the auction, but you have my permission to post them on your site as well.
Just to let you know!

With kind regards,

Pop Photo Names Panasonic GH2 Most Flexible Camera of the Year(2011) has named the Panasonic GH2 Most Flexible Camera of the Year(2011).

The GH2 is the first interchangeable-lens compact (ILC) to achieve an Excellent overall image quality in our tests—no mean feat given that it uses a Micro Four Thirds sensor that’s about 40 percent smaller in area than the APS-C sensors found in cameras it outperformed. The touchscreen interface is one of the best we’ve used, but if you hate touchscreens, just turn it off and use the many dedicated buttons and well-organized, customizable menus. ($950, street, with 14–42mm f/3.5–5.6 G Vario lens,

SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm f/1.6 + GH2 Test Video

SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm f/1.6 Test from Raitank on Vimeo.

Received this amazing lens about a week ago (thanks, Andrew @ SLR Magic).
Incredibly sharp even wide open, and tremendous Bokeh throughout. I really love this lens.

I used it on hacked GH2 with Mr.bkmcwd’s famous Gop3zilla custom firmware Q14+ (176 Mbit). And almost everything shot with f/1.6 to play around with Bokeh.

SLRmagic Hyperprime 12mm f/1.6 lens officially announced

source:M43 Rumors and

SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm / F1.6 (black ring version) – short review from Hacky on Vimeo.

The SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm F1.6 will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers end November 2011.

Technical Data:

Lens Type: Ultra Fast wide-angle lens with three Tantalum glass elements to ensure superior cinematic performance.
Compatible Cameras: All micro four thirds mount cameras
Optical Design: 12 elements in 10 groups
Distance Settings: Distance range: 0.15m to ∞, combined scale meter/feet
Aperture: Manually controlled diaphragm, 12 aperture blades (circular), Lowest value 11
Bayonet: micro four thirds
Filter Mount: internal thread for SLR Magic 58/77 RING (optional) lens hood for 77mm filter; filter mount does not rotate.
Lens Hood: SLR Magic 58/77 RING (optional)
Surface Finish: Black anodized
Length to bayonet mount: approx. 73/81mm (approx. 2.87 /3.18in) (without/with lens hood)
Largest diameter: approx. 60/79mm (approx. 2.36 / 3.11in) (without/with lens hood)
Weight: approx. 330g (approx. 11.64oz)

Panasonic GX1 Menu & Control Videos

Here a view videos of the new Panasonic GX1 running through the menu and control features of the camera.

Panasonic GX1 Menu Control from POPCO.NET on Vimeo.

Panasonic GX1 20fps continuous Shooting (4M) from POPCO.NET on Vimeo.

Panasonic GX1 Ultra Hi-Speed AF from POPCO.NET on Vimeo.