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December 18, 2010
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Private message: Snowstorm and highway traffic jam blocks 43rumors :)


Dear readers! The snowstorm that hit Europe blocked me on an italian highway for 17 hours! I made 70km only between 2pm (Friday) and 7am today. I made the “famous” Bologna-Firenze highway that is well known for it’s danger. I saw many car accidents and I had nothing to eat, and of course no Internet connection to post news and rumors on 43rumors. So please excuse me if I didn’t post anything during the last 20 hours and I beg you a few hours free time because I really need to sleep a little bit. The picture on top has been taken at 8am in the morning in Radda in Chianti (Taken with my “old” but still superb Olympus E-P1 and the new amazing Nokton 25mm).

Thanks for your understanding! See you later!

December 16, 2010
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Get the Panasonic GH2 for $630 only ! (you have to be qualified to join the Employee Purchase Program)

43rumors reader “Stopkidding” just discovered soemthing really interesting: “On the right there is a link for Employee Purchase Discount programs. If you work for a company that has a tie up with Panasonic, then you sign in through that, and shop. If I revealed the size of the discount, many of you will have heart attacks here :)

Clicking here to check for yourself! https://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vEPPLogin?storeId=15001&page=/consumer-electronics/shop (P.S.: Panasonics website is offline right now!)

The rest of us has to pay the full price to preorder the GH2. The only shop having the GH2 in Stock is Amazon US (but via third party reselelr and with heavy extra-premium price). Meanwhile BHphoto sold out the Silver GH2.

Thanks Stopkidding and Boris!

December 16, 2010
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Fun -> Nikonos underwater lens adapter for Micro Four Thirds.

I am always keeping an eye on what “jieying-usa” is doing. He is continually making new crazy reworked Lenses and adapters for Micro Four Thirds. As you knwo we don’t have any weather sealed Micro Four Thirds camera or lens. Jieying found the “solution”  :)
He created a new Nikonos to Micro Four Thirds adapter: “Nikonos lens were made for Nikonos underwater use, now I made adapters on M4/3 or NEX camera, it looks very funny and I wrap a plastic bag, although you can’t use underwater but you can use on the beach, swimming poor, also in raining days. Lens removable, so you may use other Nikonos lenses on this adapter.

Click here to see his new Nikonos to Micro Four Thirds adapter on eBay.
Click here to see the Nikonos lenses and cameras.

It’s certainly cool to be able to use underwater lenses on MFT cameras but I hope someone can find a better idea to seal the camera!

December 15, 2010
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a little bit of everything…


Crop Dusting from Artwerk Media on Vimeo.

Panasonic GH2 image quality tests, ISO performance and image samples at Photoradar.

Panasonic GH2 test at Focus Numerique.

GH2 vs G1 High ISO Noise Comparison (Dpreview forum).

Panasonic GF2 preview at camera.itmedia.co.jp and DCfever.

The UK camera industry fears compact system cameras (CSC) will kill off sales in the rest of the photographic market, according to research by industry analysts.(Amateur Photographer)

LOS ENCAMISADOS-Objetivos manuales en cámaras digitales Olympus (Flickr)

December 13, 2010
Posted in news, poll

Fuji X100 news and poll

There are a few new info about the Fuji X100. Why do we care about Fuji? Many 43rumors reader demonstrated their interest for that camera. That’s why I am going to aks you what kind of aspect/feature you would love to see to be “copied” by Olympus/Panasonic. But first the news (via Fuji):

- The X100 offers three focusing options, selected by a switch on the left hand side of the body.
- The X100 has a dedicated RAW button
- In standard form, the planned ISO range is from 200 to 6400, but this can be expanded to include 100 and 12800.
- Autofocus points will be visible in the viewfinder. The autofocus points are also user-selectable, making it easier for photographers to focus on off-centre subjects without having to resort to the focus lock facility.
- HD video output is 1280 x 720 pixels at 24 frames per second with stereo sound recording. Aperture Priority AE can be used whilst shooting movies.
- The camera retain its existing settings when it’s turned off
- You can turn the LCD off.
- The shutter lag is 0.01 sec
- PROVIA, Velvia, ASTIA and mono chrome pictures will be able to be achieved with filter effects.
- It is not wheater sealed and has no built-in or in lens stabilization.
- There is an switchable integral ND filter.
- Price is still to be confirmed.

And here the poll. Let Panasonic and Olympus know what you like from the X100

What do you like form the Fuji X100? (maximum 3 votes)

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Links: Official Fuji X100 presentation page / Fuji X100 at Amazon

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