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October 5, 2015
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Transcend releases new water-shock-freeze-hot-xray-proof SD card series :)


If you travel a lot and work in harsh condition those brand new Transcend cards are definitely for you. Their new UHS-II U3 SD card is super well built and is:
– waterproof. Resists for 30minute in water in-depth up to 1m (IS IPX7 equivalent test)
– freeze proof down to -25 Celsius
– hot proof up to 85 Celsius
– Electrostatic immunity (complies with the EMC IEC61000-4-2, and has resistance to static electricity.)
– Resistance and X-ray (ISO7816-1 compliant, will not be affected by the X-ray inspection of the airport!)
And shock resistance

There is yet no info about release nor any preorder option. But the cards are rumored to cost 1500 Euro the 64GB and 900 Euro the 32GB.


Price info via DSLRmagazine.

October 4, 2015
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Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.

Miguel Ortiz
Composición del tránsito completo del eclipse lunar, lunes 28 de setiembre de 2015.
Todas hechas con la E-M1. Paisaje con el 12-40. Lunas con el 75-300, reducidas al 50%.

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: 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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October 2, 2015
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Painting Camera Lenses with Rubberized Truck-bed Undercoating (Talking Tree Photo)

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Talking Tree Photo sent me his tutorial of how to paint you MFT lenses ith Rubberized Truck-bed Undercoating:

The only reservation I had about my mirrorless gear is the fact that some of my lenses felt pretty plasticky including the cheap lens hoods that came with some primes.  After thinking long and hard about it, I felt like things should have some extra protection implemented. So I took the liberty of painting my lenses in rubberized undercoating to toughen them up a bit and it really works like a charm!

The best recommendation that I can give is to use Evercoat Automotive Premium Rubberized Undercoating (here on Amazon for $12) for a real heavy duty job. This is by far the toughest paint for protecting expensive lenses if you want to go down this route and give it a try.

All I used was electrical black tape to cover up areas that I didn’t want exposed to rubberized undercoating and it takes about an hour to dry and 24 hours to completely set before the smell starts to fade after the paint job is completed. Sometime I put a second coat on to be extra safe but be careful not to over-do it!

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The end result is this; It will also make cheaper plastic lenses feel much more durable and weather resistant. It seems to help my equipment hold up much better under heavier usage and stay new longer.

Thanks Talking Tree Photo for the great tip!

October 2, 2015
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a bit of everything…

P13 (video on top):This is a short filmed on the new SLR Magic Rangefinder with the SLR Magic 2x Anamorphot on the GH4. The only other shots were aerial on the 3DR Solo drone.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II ILC Review (Steve Digicams).
The switch to Lumix for personal & professional work: An Interview with Mike Peters (Mirrorlessons).
Sony A7R II VS Panasonic GH4 (S-log 2 VS V-Log) Which one is better? (SonyAlphaCameras).
Win an Olympus Stylus 1s Digital Camera! (Wexphotographic).
Olympus Air AO1 – Panasonic 14-140mm Zoom (Soundimagesplus).

October 1, 2015
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Scam or real? E-M1 4.0 firmware listed at Softpedia.


Someone sent me this link to Softpedia where he says you can download the 4.0 E-M1 firmware update. I have no way to check if this is real and don’t want to risk to ruin anyones camera. I kindly invite you not to test this. I post this as sole info only and maybe some 43rumors reader has enough skills to check if the software is a scam or a real one.

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