September 14, 2014
Posted in news

Precision camera discloses full Olympus 40-150mm lens details!

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Precision Camera already sows the full Olympus 40-150mm lens details!

Here is the official lens description:

PRO GRADE OPTICS. EVERYDAY PORTABILITY.
The new M.ZUIKO 40-150mm f2.8 PRO is a compact, full-featured zoom featuring premium metal construction and professional-quality lens elements. It’s light in weight and fully sealed for weather protection, delivers super-sharp edge-to-edge image quality, and boasts the world’s first Dual VCM autofocus mechanism. This lens is an excellent complement to your fast primes and 12-40mm f2.8 PRO.

TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
Smooth, rapid autofocus is a crucial factor in image quality. The 40-150mm f2.8 PRO’s innovative, industry-first Dual VCM (voice coil motor) AF delivers. Separating the focusing mechanism into two lens groups controlled by individual linear drive motors makes AF performance extremely fast and, with no gears involved, nearly friction-free and incredibly quiet.

PROFESSIONAL BUILD QUALITY
We know that serious shooters need the highest quality equipment, so we built the 40-150mm f2.8 PRO zoom accordingly. The premium metal lens body incorporates 16 elements in 10 groups, including Olympus

ZERO-coated HD, ED, EDA and – for the first time in an M.ZUIKO lens – Super EDA glass for significantly reduced chromatic aberration, ghosting and flares.

SPLASHPROOF. DUSTPROOF. FREEZEPROOF.
Sometimes the harshest conditions produce the most dramatic photo opportunities. With 11 separate seals to keep out moisture and dust, the 40-150mm f2.8 PRO is ready to take on the elements. You don’t have to baby this baby!

HEADLINE ABOUT ZOOM RANGE
At less than two pounds and a constant 6.2-inch length (lens movement is internal), the 40-150mm f2.8 PRO combines with OM-D or PEN camera bodies to create a very stable shooting platform. And its fixed f2.8 aperture is bright enough to capture sharp images across the entire zoom range.

ENHANCE YOUR ZOOM.
A 1.4x teleconverter is available for the 40-150mm f2.8 PRO that extends its focal length to a whopping 210mm (35mm equivalent of 420mm) for those really long shots. You can also get a protective filter, lens hood and lens pouch to keep your investment safe.

NO DETAIL SPARED
The bundled lens hood has been marvelously designed to collapse back onto the lens for easy storage. When extended, the locking mechanism will fully support the weight of the lens and camera body.

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The two announcements to follow today here on 43rumors are:

1) Olympus at 9:00 (German time) which is 0:00 in San Franciso, 03:00 in NYC and 17:00 in Tokyo
2) Panasonic at 14:00 (German time) which is 5:00 in San Franciso, 08:00 in NYC and 22:00 in Tokyo

September 14, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Announcement time: Olympus at 9:00 and Panasonic at 14:00 Photokina-Köln time.

The two announcements to follow today here on 43rumors are:

1) Olympus at 9:00 (German time) which is 0:00 in San Franciso, 03:00 in NYC and 17:00 in Tokyo
2) Panasonic at 14:00 (German time) which is 5:00 in San Franciso, 08:00 in NYC and 22:00 in Tokyo

List of stuff to be introduced:

Olympus:
- Silver E-M1
- E-M1 firmware update
- 40-150mm f72.8 PRO lens
- new update lens roadmap

Panasonic:
- LX100
- GM5
- 35-100mm
- GH4 firmware upgrade
- updated prime lens
- new update lens roadmap

September 14, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) New 40-150mm will be the highest optical quality zoom lens ever made by Olympus.

The Olympus 40-150mm PRO zoom lens that will be announced tomorrow will be the best Olympus zoom lens ever made (Source: Digicameinfo). The Optical performance is said to exceed those of the best Four Thirds zoom like the Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0. These are the google translated 40-150mm PRO specs:

ED40-150mm F2.8 PRO
- Optical performance that exceeds the SHG Four Thirds
- The use Super ED lens, ED lens, HD lens, the lens EDA
- ZERO coating
- Powerful dust and water performance
- Equipped with an evolved version of the MSC “DUAL VCM focus system”
- AF motor, use a linear motor of two
- Focusing floating method
- Minimum focusing distance 70cm throughout the entire zoom range
- Manual focus clutch mechanism
- Equipped with function button “L-Fn”. Can be assigned various functions such as AF stop
- Exclusive hood that can slide storage is included.

1.4x Teleconverter MC-14
- As “ED40-150mm F2.8 PRO”, “ED300mm F4 PRO” dedicated
- Thin 14.7mm
- The barrel is made of metal
- Lens configuration (one HR lens) six three groups
- Dust and water resistance to low temperature

Announcement tomorrow (Monday Sept 15) at  9:00 Photokina-Köln time! Panasonic announcement will be at 14:00!


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September 14, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) New GM5 and LX100 to cost $899! 35-100mm for $399

National Camera Exchange is already showing the new GM5 and LX100 pricing info. Both camera will cost $899 each (the GM5 with 14-42mm kit lens included). The Panasonic 35-100mm lens will cost $399. The Gm5 will be a 16MP camera with same built-in EVF as the LF1. The LX100 is the far more interesting camera and has following specs:

 LX100 specs:
- Sensor: 16MP Multi aspect Four Thirds(!). Real resolution is a bit lower.
- 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 lens
- Built-in EVF: 2,76 milion dots, 1.39x / 0.7x magnification
- ISO 200-25600. Can be extended down to 100!
- 4K recording (with time limitation to avoid heating issue)
- exact camera size: 4.52″ x 2.6″ x 2.4″
- hot shoe
- Looks like a “mini” Panasonic LC1 (here on eBay)

The LX100 costs 849 Euro in Europe! Announcement in a few hours: Olympus at 9:00 and Panasonic at 14:00 Photokina-Köln time!

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Natcam link found via Dvinfo and via Photorumors.


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September 14, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Some GH4 firmware update info!

Not only the Olympus E-M1 but also the Panasonic GH4 will get a firmware update soon. An anonymous source just sent me this…

“Panasonic new firmware will improve 96fps slow motion and the 4K mode. Including internal compressed raw, 12 and 14 bit uncompressed hdmi”

Tomorrow (Monday) will be a damn exciting day! Don’t miss it and keep following 43rumors!

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GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).


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