One of the biggest strengths of micro 43 cameras is the abundance of high quality lenses that are available for the format. But can a non-native lens work effectively on a micro 43 camera? Watch this test of a vintage Minolta 50mm f1.7 Lens on a Panasonic GF2 Micro 43 Camera. Here are several examples of desirable F stops with pulls (pull speed varies and there is no focus assist in place for this barrel). Auto Correct is dropped on these clips in Adobe Premiere Elements 10, so there is some color correction. The Minolta lens featured in this video [More]
Kai from DigitalRevTV forgets his DSLR battery, so we all get a great look at the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95, one of the hottest micro 4/3 lenses on the market. Numerous camera pros will tell you… skimp on the body, splurge on the lens, and the Voigtländer 25mm lens has become one of the go-to lenses for micro 4/3 enthusiasts the world over.
ALL Handheld video! Steve Huff with a sampling of video quality from the Olympus OM-D camera. Nothing artistic but most of this is in low light areas. Some at ISO 1600. Lenses used were the 12mm f/2 and 45mm f/1.8. The 5-Axis IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) is AMAZING and worked so well. The good news? No shake, no wobbling and no Jello effect! At the end, Steve does a side by side comparison with video from the Fuji X-Pro 1, and the Olympus easily overtook the Fuji in regards to Video.
Steve Huff takes a first look at the Olympus OM-D along with the 12mm and 45mm lenses, the lenses that Steve calls “the best two lenses you can get for the M 4/3 system.”
Steve Huff’ initial review of a full on production Sony NEX-7 and Zeiss 24 1.8 lens with the final firmware – hand delivered this to Steve’s home on October 11th 2011, one month before retail release of the camera. This is Steve’s “First Look” video showing you the camera, the lens and some video samples to test for the 5n “click”, which is absent in the 7. >>CLICK HERE<< for additional reviews of the NEX 7 and other SONY Mirrorless camera systems.
Does the new OM-D E-M5 manage to produce a GH2 style virtuoso performance in video mode? There are some question marks over that – but as a stills camera it stands up very well against some very tough competition – the 5D Mark III, Fuji X Pro 1 and Sony NEX 7. Since a live view mode is essentially the same as a video mode, mirrorless cameras with their EVFs and LCDs in place of an optical viewfinder have had a head start on DSLRs when it comes to video. Many people have high hopes for the E-M5 and in [More]
Pentax Canada was good enough to let The Camera Store’s Chris Niccolls spend an afternoon with their brand new Pentax Q camera system. Chris took a look at the images and video this camera could produce as well as the lens lineup for this quirky little camera. The Pentax Q is the perfect camera for someone who’s looking for a Small Camera with a Big Punch! Here’s the Pentaz Q (in Black or White) and a few of lenses for this awesome little camera:
Check out this video footage shot entirely with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5, with no color-correction whatsoever. The colors appear sharp and clear, whether in bright daylight or at night, Panny’s “Light Speed” auto-focus to locks right on, and the videographer gets some great stop motion and slo-motion effects. Be sure to notice the high quality sound captured by the camera’s on board stereo mics. We are super impressed with this camera. It’s no wonder Panasonic calls it the “GH 2.5” >>CLICK HERE
The 2012 London Olympic Games were captured (in images and video) by Getty photographer Dean Mouharopoulous, who shot exclusively with the Panasonic DMC-G5 camera. In this video, Dean and Panasonic experts talk about using the G5 in different situations and finding the right lens to get the best shot. From Mirrorless Central: We love the Panny Lenses discussed in the video, and there are a lot of other phenomenal lenses that are compatible with the M43 format. In fact, if you’re going the interchangeable lens route, micro four thirds is a great option as there are more lenses available in [More]
The 2012 London Olympic Games were captured (in images and video) by Getty photographer Dean Mouharopoulous, who shot exclusively with the Panasonic DMC-G5 camera. In this video, individual questions are answered by Panasonic experts (including Dean) during a live talk with online users. From Mirrorless Central: We love the 12-35 mm lens that Dean recommends in the video. Another great, and more cost friendly, option is the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens, which is compatible with all M43 cameras, including the Pannys (another reason why we love the micro 4/3 format). Unless you’re completely strapped financially, we also recommend that you [More]