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  • Improved Panasonic Lumix coverage on FTU

    I'm very fortunate that I get extraordinary support from Olympus here in the UK, so I have plenty of Oly gear on hand to refer to and to explore 24/7. I'll not argue against the observation that this has meant that FourThirds User has been heavily, biased in terms of coverage, to Olympus.

    Well, I'm really pleased to say that Panasonic have taken notice and have provided FTU with a long term loan of a DMC-L10. I'm also receiving a Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm F3.5-5.6 to test and to use on a forthcoming trip to the Far East (I'm leaving on Sunday).

    I'll be posting pictures from the trip starting from next week.

    As I encourage with Olympus users, please don't hesitate to post questions here about Panasonic Lumix/Leica equipment, especially the L10 and the 14-150 and I will do my best to get some answers for you.

    As the L10 does appear to have a less powerful sensor anti-aliasing filter, we will be standardising on the L10 for lens testing from now on, following the example set by a couple of other sites that test Four Thirds lenses.

    Ian
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    Re: Improved Panasonic Lumix coverage on FTU

    I just got a 14-150 to use on an E-330. For a bunch of reasons I have few shots using it, or of it on the 330 so far, but hope to have and post some i the next few days. From the little I've seen so far it is an incredible lens, right up there with the panleica 25mm, and it balances superbly on the 330. It is so nice having an IS 330 .

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    • #3
      Re: Improved Panasonic Lumix coverage on FTU

      Think panasonic could do with improving their range and availabilty of accessories and lenses, along with their contact with various software companies regarding raw support eg bibble labs, lightcrafts etc....
      Things on the L10 marketing front seem a bit quiet too.
      "composition; the rule of 4 thirds"

      "living life to the Four Thirds"

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      • #4
        Re: Improved Panasonic Lumix coverage on FTU

        Originally posted by Ian View Post

        As the L10 does appear to have a less powerful sensor anti-aliasing filter, we will be standardising on the L10 for lens testing from now on, following the example set by a couple of other sites that test Four Thirds lenses.

        Ian
        Hi Ian,

        Does this still hold true?
        Let's say a new 4/3 lens is up for a test today, will you still be choosing the L10 as a the standard test body?

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        • #5
          Re: Improved Panasonic Lumix coverage on FTU

          I suspect they will use a GH1 now, it will be interesting to hear Ian's response
          "composition; the rule of 4 thirds"

          "living life to the Four Thirds"

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            Re: Improved Panasonic Lumix coverage on FTU

            Good question. I will have to check my data.

            Maybe the best solution today would be a Pen E-Px using the FT mount adapter

            Ian
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            • #7
              Re: Improved Panasonic Lumix coverage on FTU

              DPReview continue to use the L10 - although it is 10MP, it still out-resolves the some of the 12MP FT cameras.

              E.g: Vertical resolution, absolute ( the point at which all lines of a resolution bar are still visible and defined, beyond this resolution loss of detail occurs (below Nyquist frequency) ). In line-pairs for the whole sensor height.

              E-3: 1800, E-30: 1900, E-620: 2150, E-P1:2250, G1: 2300, GH1: 2300, L-10: 2100

              The E-PL1 is supposed to be higher than the E-P1 or E-P2, so may even out-resolve the pannies.

              Andy
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