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April 23, 2014
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Lytro Illum announcement: This is what a future Panasonic Light Field camera could do!

Last week I reported about a Panasonic patent disclosing a Light Field sensor with high-resolution (original article can be read here). Well to get a glimps of how such a Panasonic camera could work check out the newly announced Lyto Illum camera at lytro.com. It has an astonishing 30-250mm f/2.0 constant aperture lens for a 40 Megarays 1 inch sensor! 40 megarays is around 4-5 megapixel in 2D resolution. Such a compact and fast lens is possible to make for a Light Field camera because you don’t need glass to correct aberrations (A Light Field Sensor captures all light directions).

Now imagine Panasonic making a MFT camera with such a sensor. I think it could become a killer camera!

P.S.: Play with that image to learn in three seconds what a Ligh Field Camera can do:

April 22, 2014
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Firmware update on the Nocticron improves “motion picture quality”.

Panasonic just released a new firmware update (Donwload link here) for the brand new Nocticron lens. It improves the “motion picture quality under high sensitivity in use with GH4.“.

You can buy the lens at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). In UK at Wexphotographic (Click here). In Germany at Redcoon (Click here), Technikdirekt (Click here).

April 22, 2014
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a little bit of everything…


Celebrity photographer David Bailey: The man behind the (Olympus) camera! (via Imaging Resource).

Panasonic 14-140mm lens review at Photographyblog.
GH4 shooting report at Yodobashi.
15mm shooting report at Yodobashi.
Alex Majoli’s Mad Men set photos shot on an em1 at Lightbox.
about a novice getting great results with a mft camera…(Buchangrant).
Olympus OMD EM1 rear dial issue by Daniel Cheung.
Olympus E-M1 rebates in France (Lepidi).

Jim: I have seen several people asking about the cheap focal reducers. I have a series of test images on flickr using a pancolar 50/1.8 shots from f1.8 to f22. 3 x series
I posted this in the panasonic/dox post in response to a question. Maybe others might be interested in my post and the link.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54912595@N02/with/13906394982/

Walter:The actual issue of the german magazin ‘camera’ (www.camera-magazin.de) has an interesting article with the title ‘Size does not matter’. It’s an article about a test made by ‘Warentest’. According to them the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a little bit better rated then the Nikon Df. MFT beats full frame! But we all know: it’s not about the equipment, it’s about the photograph ;-)

April 20, 2014
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a little bit of everything…(with great GH4, GH3, 5d mark iii, 7D, C100 Shootout video).


Music Video Camera Shootout GH4, GH3, 5d mark iii, 7D, C100

New New Russar+ M-mount lens at Lomography.
Panasonic 12-32mm pancake zomm tested at Photographyblog.
M.Zuiko 60mm macro for butterfly photography on the Pen E-P5 at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews
LEE filters Little Stopper and HandlePod with the E-P5 for long exposures at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews
Japanese E-M10 test at Itmedia.
Olympus OMD EM1 Review: Travel Photography by Daniel Cheung.
preliminary brochure for the GH4 at Panasonic.net.

Chris:celebration of 5 years of micro four thirds. Okay, it’s s a shameless plug for my blog. http://www.chrispattison.co.uk/a-bakers-dozen-13-images-taken-with-13-micro-four-thirds-cameras/

David: I have penned what will likely be my last blog/review of Oly gear for a while. The 12~40/2.8 PRO zoom gets magnificent reviews. I bought one and over-all, the
reviews are warranted. But the lens suffers from significant “Moustache” distortion. I have a review of the problem, and it’s cure, along with my other six Olympus reviews, at: http://www.FURnFEATHER.net/Reviews/ReviewIndex.html

Eric: This isn’t a rumor — but I’ve posted a couple of reviews lately on my blog that 4/3 Rumors readers should find interesting. A comparison of wide-zoom lenses:
http://www.seldomscenephotography.com/2014/01/23/wide-zooms-for-micro-43-cameras-compared/.
And a review of the 14-42mm EZ “pancake” lens:
http://www.seldomscenephotography.com/2014/04/08/the-olympus-14-42mm-f3-5-5-6-ez-lens-a-user-experience-review

Anonymous:Pretty impressive footage with cheap 9mm bodycap+Gh3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGTLyZeNJVY

Gami:Brokenman Trailer vimeo.com/92023803 GH3+voigtlander 25mm+tokina 11-16mm, thanks for sharing

Gnat:No rumor here, just a Panasonic GM1 impressions post blog as a bike touring and carry everywhere camera system. https://olyallthetime.squarespace.com/blog/2014/4/13/panasonic-gm1-impressions Paired with a Panny 14mm & 20mm and a the spectacular Oly 45mm it is really a super lightweight, compact and capable camera system.

April 19, 2014
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Weekly 43rumors readers picture selection!


Maxim Guselnikov
E-M1 & mZD 75/1,8

We just don’t buy MFT stuff we actually also shoot on it :)
So here is a selection of some of the most liked 43rumors readers photos. Be sure to participate with your best shot by sharing it on the 43rumors Facebook Wall (Click here).

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