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September 23, 2014
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First Zyoptics MFT lens hands-on and 42.5mm f/1.2 image samples

ePhotozine posted a full set of pictures with four MFT lenses. Two of them are the newly announced 24 and 42,5mm lenses. These are all four lens details:

24mm f/1.7:
Minimum focus distance of 15cm. 9 elements in 8 groups and uses ED lenses in order to minimise chromatic aberrations. It weights just 246g. Price $289.

35mm f/0.95
This is a relaunch of the already known Mitakon 35mm 0.95 (here on eBay). The lens features 10 elements in 7 groups, with 10 blades and 30cm min focus. It will be available for 799 USD.

42,5mm f/1.2
7 elements in 9 groups. Price $349.

50mm f/0.95
It will be available for 899 USD.

Some image samples taken on the GH2 with the new 42,5mm lens can be seen at Zyoptics.net.

September 22, 2014
Posted in news, Rumors

Terada interview: Says Fast Aperture Prime lenses are in the works!

The spectacular f/1.0 MFT lens patent from Olympus (article here).

Pen And Tell interviewed Mr Terada from Olympus. Here are the translated key info:

- Olympus will keep the three lines of OMD cameras
- release cycle between cameras will become longer
- Olympus recognize the need of very fast aperture lenses
- 4K will not come on the E-m1. But maybe on future cameras (on previous Pen And Tell post)

Sounds all goot to me! Can’t wait to see that patented 12 or 14mm f/1.0 lens :)

Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

September 21, 2014
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New Photokina news recap!


Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 and Silver EM1

Some LX100 pics at Joefaraceblogs.
Nokton 10,5mm images at Dcwatch.
Panasonic CM1 Shutter Aperture Control by PersonalView on Vimeo.
Michiharu Uematsu Interview at PersonalView on Vimeo.
Japanese video about the 10.5mm Nokton at CapaCamera.
Photokina 2014 – Michael Guthmann – Olympus at PersonalView on Vimeo.
Spanish LX100 hands-on at DSLRmagazine.
Interview with Panasonic managers at DC.watch (mostly about CM1).
Many images and one video on Lensvid.
CM1 hands-on at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.
Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (Dpreview).
Panasonic Lumix GM5 First Impressions Review by Cameras.Reviewed.
Hands-on: The New Olympus 40–150mm f/2.8 Lens by Cameras.Reviewed.
Panasonic Lumix LX100 First Impressions Review by Cameras.Reviewed.
Photokina Tidbits by Admiringlight.

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Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK, Topshot and Fotomundus.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

September 21, 2014
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Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup! With important Facebook link update.


Micheal Lovett
E-M5 @ 20mm
Shutter Speed 1/125 s
Aperture f/1.7
ISO/Film 100

Important: Facebook changed the way readers watch images on the 43rumors Facebook page. The correct link now is facebook.com/43rumors/posts_to_page and no more facebook.com/43rumors/photos. I know the link sounds a bit weird but that’s Facebook fault :(

Here are the updated correct instructions:
1) You can share your pics by using the message box on our 43rumors Facebook page (Click here).
2) All 43rumors readers pictures can be seen here: facebook.com/43rumors/posts_to_page. Like the pictures you like and chat with the authors if you want to know how they took the shot!
3) The most liked pictures and some pics selected by myself will be posted weekly on 43rumors

This is the weekly selection:
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September 20, 2014
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Panasonic says demand for the GH4 in Europe was 2.5 times higher than expected.

In an Interview posted at DC.watch Panasonic talks a lot about the new CM1 smartphone camera. But they also shared one interesting detail on the GH4. IN Europe the demand for the camera was 2,5 times higher than expected. And also in US the camera sells better than they predicted.

Reminder for US/Canada: First $100 off on the GH4 on eBay US/Canada (Click here).

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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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