Upcoming Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 HD OIS Lens

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 HD OIS Lens

A new Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lens spilled out onto the interweb this week ahead of its official unveiling.  The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 HD OIS lens should be along soon – with the HD emblem suggesting that this lens will be optimized for silent video operation like the classic HD 14-140mm f/4-5.8 lens.

Perhaps this is a replacement for the current 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS non-HD lens, or just a video-optimized version to complement the line-up?

[via Photo Rumors]

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...]