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Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 DG Vario-Summilux Roundup

Panasonic is pretty insistent that the Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 DG Vario-Summilux is a sign of things to come for m43 and it’s health. Of course, some of the best lenses for 43 were released just before m43 overtook and killed the format so we will have to see how Panasonic’s transition into Full Frame affects […]

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Five Panasonic Lenses Get Firmware Updates

Firmware updates were released for the: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH. Panasonic Lumix G Macro 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. You can download the updates here.  

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Richard Wong Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm Review

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm is an impressive value and Richard Wong finds almost nothing to fault with the lens. It even works well with the 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters. Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama Panasonic DMW-TC20 2x TC: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama Panasonic DMW-TC14 1.4x TC: B&H Photo

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Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II Firmware 2.1 Update

Olympus released firmware 2.1 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and it addresses issues with the Leica 200mm Corrected issue of C-AF not operating correctly when using the “LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. (H-ES200)” interchangeable lens produced by Panasonic. You can download the update here.

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LensRentals Compares 6 Fast 40’s

LensRentals compared their 40mm range of m43 lenses and came up with some surprising results. The Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 was a great performer that sharpened up very quickly as it was stopped down, while the Panasonic Leica DG Macro Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 showed some worrisome sample variation, which led to disappointing results. I was surprised to see […]

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Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm: Mirrorless is Still Smaller and Lighter

If you were into mirrorless cameras from the start then you recall that 43 was the only system designed to be digital from the ground up. When cameras first started going digital sensor size was largely the product of manufacturing constraints and DSLR technology. 43 was designed to get away from that and relatively quickly turned […]

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