Panasonic GF3 and 25mm f/1.4 announced officially.

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  1. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    YouTube - ‪Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 preview‬‏
    This is in Dutch but it has really nice shots of the camera and lens.

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    DMC-GF3 | PRODUCTS | LUMIX | Digital Camera | Panasonic Global

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    Digital Interchangeable Lenses | PRODUCTS | LUMIX | Digital Camera | Panasonic Global

    From Dpreview -
    Panasonic DMC GF3 Preview: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review
    Panasonic unveils Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 lens: Digital Photography Review

    43Rumors has lots of links to review and sample pages -
    43 Rumors | Blog | (Continually updated) Panasonic GF3 and Leica lens announced!

    Samples from the lens on the Panasonic website -
    Sample Images | LUMIX G™ MICRO SYSTEM | LUMIX | Digital Camera | Panasonic Global

    Samples from the lens on the omuser website -
    http://www.omuser.com/viewthread.php?tid=158628&extra=page%3D1&page=1

    Lots of photos from Photography Blog -
    Panasonic GF3 Photos | PhotographyBLOG
    Panasonic GF3 Hands-On Preview | PhotographyBLOG
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 | PhotographyBLOG
    Panasonic 25mm Lens Photos | PhotographyBLOG
    Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH for Micro Four Thirds | PhotographyBLOG

    More links from 1001 Noisy Cameras -
    New Panasonic GF3 is revealed (lots of samples and previews) - 1001 Noisy Cameras
    New Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 (M43rds) lens - 1001 Noisy Cameras

    plus Panasonic apparently planning "serious" GF camera -
    Panasonic planning serious GF-series camera, GH-series a priority - 1001 Noisy Cameras

    Video - in Dutch
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    Video- in Italian
    <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/y-Q4SXFfe9Y" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" width="560"></iframe>

    Video - in Russian
    <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/t0LUqGjzmV0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" width="560"></iframe>
     
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  2. Lili

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    I lov the 50mm-e FOV. Fast glass rules too.
    Waaaaannnnnntttttt
     
  3. Photorx12

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    I wonder how much its gonna cost
     
  4. soundimageplus

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  5. Photorx12

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    Pretty pricey, I'll stick with my nikon 50mm f/1.8D for now. I just purchased a GF1 so i would rather invest in a viewfinder to make life easier with the manual control. But don't get me wrong, That's a beutiful lens from what I've seen so far.....Just not in the budget.:mad:
     
  6. kyteflyer

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    No hotshoe? No EVF? Fail, for me.
     
  7. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm with Kyte on this one. I got a little excited spying what I though was a viewfinder...but alas only the pop-up flash. And no hot-shoe cuts down the options, similar to the NEX until the aftermarketeers came to the rescue with the accessory 'hot-shoe'.

    Were manufacturers not listening to us when they saw the slaes figures and sheer market demand for the Fuji x100? Oh well, someone, other than Fuji and Leica might get it one day...meanwhile, PASS!
     
  8. deirdre

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  9. Lili

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    Please note, my earlier response was to the 25mm lens, NOT the GF3
     
  10. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Well then Lili, a nice addition to your PEN then :bravo-009:
     
  11. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

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    Yes, it would be.
    Perhaps it will less $$$ than the X100
    :)
     
  12. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Lens looks great. Camera looks..................small!
     
  13. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Just about. 899 euros to start apparently, but prices are often different in different areas.
    I would imagine it might be quite hard to get to begin with.

     
  14. BBW

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    I was surprised about no viewfinder, too. The biggest drum roll is definitely that long awaited lens! Where the heck is Armando???!!!:biggrin:
     
  15. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

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    quite - and
    old 12mp sensor ?
     
  16. retow

    retow SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

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    No GAS attack here when looking at the camera. But the Summilux is tempting.
     
  17. MichaelChiara

    MichaelChiara SC Regular S.C. Charter Member

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    Lens is a score, camera is a bore
     
  18. Luckypenguin

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    I have to assume that the simultaneous launch of the lens and camera was coincidental given that they sit at the top and bottom of the range respectively. I think that both will sell well. The GF3 doesn't seem to be aimed at existing customers, but to attract new buyers at the lower end. At the listed price I wouldn't even consider the lens, but it has the right name to sell for that much.
     
  19. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Pretty much agree with that. The camera isn't a surprise, either since its been well trailed in advance or with the competition. It does strike me they missed a trick by not putting the G3 sensor in it. That would have been, in the short term, real competition for the NEX, assuming that they see themselves as Sony's competitors.

    The lens looks nice and I'm sure it will perform well, but it will be interesting to see how it compares with the 20mm f/1.7. Certainly the 4/3 25mm f/1.4 was only marginally better than the 20mm, from the copies I had. For three times the price I think I'd want a "wow" factor there.
     
  20. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

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    You're probably right about the sensor. Megapixels sell cameras, especially in the case of the G3 where the extra resolution seems to be a worthwhile improvement and more than just a bigger number. Either way the GF3 should really be a price leader amongst mirrorless cameras, especially with "only" 12 MP.

    As for the 25/1.4, it is going to need to be REAL good to justify it's price.