Olympus announces the new 75mm f/1.8 lens. Fuji the new M mount adapter!

UPDATE: You can right now preorder the lens at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Today Olympus announced the new 75mm f/1.8 lens ($899). You can read all about the lens at Dpreview, Systemkameraforum (german), Full Lens PDF at Olympus Australia and Image samples at Olympus Japan. A great but also a bit expensive lens (compared to the 45mm f/1.8).

And Fuji just released the new M mount adapter you can already preorder at Adorama (Click here).

What’s coming next are 1) Panasonic G5 announcement 2) Samyang X lens announcement and 3) Canon announcement. Stay tuned!

Rumors from India: Canon with Four Thirds sized sensor and Nikon V1 modern look!

Rumors about the Canon mirrorless camera are getting stronger. Sources from IndianTimes at MirrorlessRumors and Canonwatch wrote that Canon will go Nikon’s way with their new mirrorless camera design. The camera will have a modern look and remind in many ways the Nikon V1 (picture on top of this post). The Canon will in no way remind any past design and not go the same route of the Fuji X PRO 1 (rangefinder style) or the Olympus E-M5 (DSRL alike design). But unlike Nikon Canon will use a large Four Thirds sized sensor like the one used for the GX1.

Canon announcement is scheduled for June. So stay tuned! As I told you yesterday there is a lot of new stuff coming soon!

P.S.: Nikon 1 is getting some nice deals and climing the sales ranking at Amazon (Click here).

Also Samyang will soon announce new lenses for Fuji!

Image on top: 7.5mm fisheye for m43

Last week the new Sony NEX announcement, yesterday we had the new Panasonic 12-35mm announcement and soon Olympus will announce the 75mm f/1.8. So, can we have a rest now? No! We are now pretty sure that Samayang will have an announcement too! They will release the first lens (or lenses?) for the Fuji X system. I have no info about the lens specs yet but we will know more about it very soon!

P.S.: There is also a coming Panasonic G5 announcement, probably a Canon mirrrorless system announcement, maybe a Nikon 1 high end camera announcement…You will not get bored in these days!

New Panasonic 12-35mm announced and reviewed (Olympus 75mm 1.8 coming soon).

Finally the first of the two bright Panasonic zoom prototypes has been announced. The 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS lens. You can right now read the full review at Dslrmagazine.com (Click here) and Click here for the google english translation. There is no info about the second 35-100mm X lens. I guess it’s coming much later only. And ina couple of days Olympus will launch the 75mm f/1.8 portrait lens too!

Other mirrorless system really have to do a lot to catch up or at least get close to the Micro Four Thirds Lens offering!!!

Mirrorless news roundup… (X100 ripped after saltwater contact)

Saltwater is a great enemy for all electronic devices. James Mahrer (Click here) had an accident and the X100 got washed by seawater. The camera didnt’ work anymore so he ripped the camera in 1000 pieces to see what’s inside :) Now you know it…use dry bags when you go on sea!!!

And here you have more Mirrorless news:

Samsung 20mm f/2.8 NX iFunction Pancake Lens Review at ePhotozine (Click here).
Samsung NX210 first impression review at Digitalcamerainfo (Click here).
Samsungs new cameras got a price at Adorama:
Samsung NX20 at Adorama
Samsung NX210 at Adorama
NX1000 at Adorama

Pentax K-01 field test images at Outbackphoto (Click here).

Previewing the new Leica M Monochrome by TheInvisiblePhotographer (Click here).

Panasonic 14-140mm lens review at ePhotozine (Click here).
Olympus 75.300mm lens review at Photoreview (Click here).
Olympus Digital 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ED Lens Review at Photoreview (Click here).

Lori Grunin from Cnet USA (Click here) posted the first full Sony NEX-F3 review: “Though it doesn’t wow us for any particular aspect, the Sony Alpha NEX-F3 is a nice overall package for photographers looking for something with better photo quality and more flexible than a point-and-shoot.

New Leica M Monochrome review roudup! (18 B&W Megapixel = 30 Bayer Megapixels)

One hour with the Momochrome by Steve Huff (Click here). Leica Momochrome thoughts by Luminous Landscape (Click here): “I am confident in saying that the MM’s 18 Megapixel sensor performs more like a 26–32 MP Bayer sensor camera.”. Henri (Click here) posted a couple of image samples.Hands-on pictures by Photographyblog (Click here). And Imaging Resource (Click here) tries to find an answer to the following question “Is Leica Pricing Out Its Loyal Customers with an $8,000 Black-and-White Camera?

Leica M Monochrome is available for preorder at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Leica X2 and accessories are available for preorder at Adorama (Click here) and listed at BHphoto (Click here).
Leica 50mm Summicron is available for preorder at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

New Sony NEX-F3 and 18-200mm lens announced!

This is certainly not a spectacular product announcement but a really interesting one for the mass market. Sony released that nice little new NEX-F3 camera and a new 18-200mm super zoom lens. Here is a list of useful links to learn more about the new stuff:

NEX-F3 is available for preorder at BHphoto (Click here)
Sony 18-200mm NEX lens preorder at BHphoto (Click here).

NEX-F3: Dpreview, Techradar, Focus Numerique (French), Imaging Resource, ThePhoBlographer,

Image samples:
NEX-F3: Dpreview, Imaging Resource, Flickr Australia.

Press release:
NEX-F3: Dpreview, Focus Numerique (French), Photoscala (German), DC.watch (japanese).