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September 20, 2013
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Firmware for the Olympus 45mm lens (fixes stability issues with some Panasonic cameras).


Olympus (Click here) issued a new firmware update for the 45mm f/1.8 lens. It fix an issue occurring with the GF6/G6 and GH3 cameras.

September 17, 2013
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Adobe Lightroom 5.2 and DNG converter with GX7 and E-M1 support.

Adobe’s new Ligthroom 5.2 and DNG Converter 8.2 now support the new Olympus E-M1 and Panasonic GX7 cameras. You can download the firmware by clicking those links:
Lightroom 5.2 for Windows
Lightroom 5.2 for Mac
DNG Converter 8.2 for Windows
DNG Converter 8.2 for Mac

September 17, 2013
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New GX7 firmware update (version 1.1). And new review by Digitalversus.

Panasonic (Click here) just issued a new firmware update for the Panasonic GX7. It fix an issues with the power stability that provoces the camera to shut down. FW download:

New GX7 review:
Digitalversus (Click here) posted the full GX7 review and writes:

Thanks to the sensor’s two-axis stabilisation system, its built-in viewfinder, and handling similar to a little rangefinder, it’s the ideal candidate for users looking to shoot with lenses other than those from Panasonic’s Lumix range.

GX7 preorder list (Click on store name to open the GX7 price, specs and preorder page):
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK , Amazon JP.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys, Wex Deutschland, WexUK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 body at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.

September 17, 2013
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New E-M1 tests (Luminous Landscape and more).

You can now have some fun with the Four Thirds Matching simulation to see how the new E-M1 looks paired with a MFT or FT lens. The image on tops shows the camera with the massive 35-100mm f/2.0 (here on eBay).

And now back to E-M1 reviews:
Luminous Landscape (Click here) just started their Rolling E-M1 Field Report. And that’s what they write about the E-M1 for now:

“I’ll close today’s entry by mentioning that when I wrote my Panasonic GX7 review a couple of weeks ago I called it “…the best MFT camera yet”. It’s fair to say that this claim to fame only lasted a short while.”

More E-M1 news:
Ongoing E-M1 review at CameraLabs.
Olympus OM-D E-M1: Big Brother or Successor? (Byrdphoto).
E-M1 Flickr Group.
E-M1 manual for download on Olympus website.
Touch and Try events in UK (OlympusUK).
Hands-on review by Amateur Photographer.

Preorder Links:
Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

September 15, 2013
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a little bit of everything…with readers mail and E-M1 unboxing video.

E-M1 unboxing video by Jamie McDonald (found via Lepidi).

Tested: Olympus RC flash system vs. Nikon CLS (Lightingrumours).
Using Manual Focus Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras (Admiringlight).
GX7 test by Popco.
Panasonic G6 review at Hybridcams.
Panasonic GF6 review at Hybridcams.

Anonymous:Thanks for all the good work recently. Would be great if you could do a post mentionining this possible new independent 4/3 digital back for 35mm cameras. Please check out Reason I’m telling you is that if enough people join in it will be a 4/3 sensor:
“5000 backers will see the digiPod use a 4/3rds which is 18.0 x 13.5 millimetre.”
The funding round has 31 days left. With help of the 43rumors community the 43 digital back could become reality.

Nicholas: “There don’t seem to be many people talking about m43 cameras and astrophotography so I thought I would give it a go with an OM-D:

Boyd:While not quite a rumor, far from actually, I did a write up of what I think is going on in the American camera market to explain why mirror less cameras don’t occupy more market share. Give it a read if you’re at all interested and feel free to share it on the website:

Huzsolt:I made a short (long) test video with the G6. Instead of pixel peeping and comparing, I made it in a relaxing way (not counting the camera shake :) ), more like a real time use. Feel free to publish it, if you like it…
Be gentle, this is my first video ever (except some phone camera recordings)

James:I’ve just made this video with the GH3: It was filmed in one evening and the storyboard / shots made up as I went along. I had a basic idea in my head and I’ve always been inspired to make something with the tools you have, so I had a go! The tools I had were:
A friend called TJ, a GH3 camera, couple of SLR Magic lenses (12mm 1.6 and 25mm 0.95), and also my arms as a boom.
I did use a slider for two shots, but wasn’t practical to lug that around London without my arms falling off!
Hope you enjoy.

Zsombor:I have just published a small piece on mirrorless versus DSLRs on Mediium, citing your blog as well.
Maybe it is interesitng for the readers of 43rumors.

Tom:I’m not sure how I’m supposed to suggest a link to a blog post I’ve just written about cycling 1650km by bicycle in the West Australian desert carrying all food for 35 days.
Camera kit was an OMD EM5 with 35-100 f/2.8 Pana, 12mm f/2.0 Oly and 7.5mm Fish-eye Rokinon.
The post is an illustration of how the lenses and my camera system performed.

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