Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens Announced

Olympus 75mm f/1.8 Lens

Olympus has unveiled a new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens.  Due to the 2x crop factor, the new lens provides 150mm equivalent field of view, which makes for a long portrait lens or a niche low-light event or sports lens.

The Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens retails for $899.99 and should be available later in Summer 2012.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Panasonic GX1 Review

Panasonic GX1

The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is a compact Micro Four Thirds camera that features a 16MP image sensor, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and captures 1080/60i AVCHD video.

The GX1 is one of the mirrorless cameras that really pushes the compact nature of the mirrorless format, while retaining a large image sensor.  Combined with the ultra-compact 14-42mm power zoom lens, the GX1 delivers near-DSLR performance in an almost-pocketable form factor. [Read more…]

Panasonic Lumix GF5

Panasonic Lumix GF5

The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is a 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds camera.  It is the most compact of Panasonic’s mirrorless line-up and features a live view 3-inch touchscreen LCD.  The GF5 offers 1080p HD video capture and a sensitivity range of ISO 160-12,800.

The GF5 will be available with the GF5 body and standard 14-42mm kit lens for $599, and will be available with the GF5 body and power zoom lens for $749. [Read more…]

Lensbaby Composer Pro for Mirrorless Cameras

Lensbaby Composer Pro

Lensbaby has announced the Composer Pro for mirrorless cameras, including Micro Four Thirds, Sony NEX and Samsung NX models.  The Composer Pro works with the existing Optic Swap system and comes with the Double Glass Optic.  The new Composer Pro for mirrorless cameras retails for $300 and is available from lensbaby.com and B&H Photo.

More info in the press release below. [Read more…]