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November 20, 2010
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Panasonic GH2 to be in Stock in Europe by early December (delay because of late tech adjustments!)

One of my best sources confirmed that Panasonic delayed the GH2 Europe introduction because of “late tech adjustments“. That’s why the GH2 will be in Stock 2-3 weeks later than expected (original release was planned by mid November, now early December). Those adjustments have to do with the European models only! I didn’t receive any further detail and I am still wondering what those adjustments could be…
I contacted Pixmania and Amazon and received an official answer from Pixmania. They confirmed that they will have the GH2 in Stock by early-mid December.

For our US readers:
Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto are expected to ship the first GH2 cameras next week. I contacted Amazon to ask why they removed the SIlver GH2 preorders but I got no answers.

GH2 preorders:
Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon UK, Amazon France.

November 19, 2010
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Website Back online

Sorry guys!
We had some major issue with the server and we worked 6-7 hours to fix it. We even don’t know how we fixed it :)
Give me some time to take a Capuccino and than I will start to post the first news for today.

P.S.: My level of frustration is very high but I just received that nice Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 and that makes me a little bit happy now :)

November 18, 2010
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Why you should become a 43rumors member…

Dear readers!

I invite you to become 43rumors member because of the following reasons:

1) To avoid spamming I usually have to allow your comments manually. That’s why sometimes you don’t see you comment displayed for many hours. But once you become a 43rumors member every comment you post will be instantly displayed!

2) Within the next 2 weeks I will install a complete new camera/lens user review system. Every registered user will be able to rate the product displayed inside the camera database (on the top of the website). See the examples at SLRgear or Dpreview. There will be 5 rating categories:

- body/lens quality
- usability
- features
- image quality
- price

You rate the product for every category and you can add a comment with links to your work. Readers will be able to comment your review and/or send you private messages on 43rumors. If you have more (or better) ideas feel free to contact me!

3) Within 1 month I will add the ability for every member to post images or link to their own flickr and youtube pages. That will make it easy for every 43rumors reader to see your work!

Click here to register: http://www.43rumors.com/register/

Reaminder: 43rumors runs on Buddypress. It’s still not a very mature software but it has a huge potential.

November 18, 2010
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Panasonic G2 new firmware update (Version 1.11)

  1. added a function for recording 3D pictures.
  2. added a function for playing back 3D pictures.
    *1 The 3D interchangeable lens(optional) is required for 3D recording.
    *2 A 3D compatible TV is required to view 3D images.
    *3 To comfortably view 3D images in the correct way, be sure to read the safety precautions in the operating instructions of 3D lens.
  3. Improved operability of AE lock by maintaining the setting even when touch shutter function is used.
November 16, 2010
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Olympus announces the E-PL1s and a new Kit lens!

Surprise! Olympus announced the E-PL1s! It is a slightly tweaked version of the existing E-PL1 (it now shoots at 6.400 ISO and it also comes in red). It uses the new BLS-5 battery instead of the BLS-1 (To meet the new safety standards for lithium-ion rechargeable Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law). But the most interesting news is the new version of the current 14-42mm kit lens…the M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm II 1:3.5-5.6 kit lens! It has MSC (Movie and Stills Compatible) designation and it is smaller and lighter (112g= 25$ lighter) than the current version. The new kit should be released in Japan by December the 4th. The price of the lens only is 36,750 yen (US$440). There is no info about the possible release date in Europe and US/Canada. I was told the new lens will be available worldwide very soon. But there is no plan to release the E-PL1s in non-japanese countries.

More info:
Dpreview
Akhabaranews
DC.watch.impress
Olympus Japan
E-PL1.net forum

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