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October 22, 2014
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Zeiss: “We would like to do MFT lenses but we have limited resources”


Zeiss managers told at BestMirrorlessCameraReviews that there are lots of things you’d like to do, but you have limited resources and power so you need to concentrate on one thing:

At the moment, the MFT system is quite valued, but as for the willingness to spend big money on lenses, to see this as an investment as you do on a SLR, we are not 100% sure it is there. On a full frame SLR system, the lens is really the investment part. The camera is what you change, and people are used to this. In the case of less-than full frame systems, we still don’t understand.

No MFT lenses for now :(

October 22, 2014
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High demand warning: Olympus says 40-150mm will ship from November 29 only.

Olympus Japan issued an official press release saying the Olympus 40-150mm lens release has been delayed because of the exceptional and unexpected high demand. The lens will therefore ship from November 29 only.

40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens preorders at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK, Technikdirekt and Amazon. In Asia at Digitalrev.

October 19, 2014
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Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.

Yannick Khong
EM10 + LEICA 15

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 18, 2014
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a little bit of everything…

F Stops vs T Stops – what is the difference?

My first test of the Olympus EMA-1 External Mic Adapter + Olympus ME51S Electret Condenser Microphone (Dave Blinder)
Here are two other nice videos taken with the 10mm T2.1 and GH4 and
The Ridge and Breathe (Cutmedia).
SLR Magic 2x Anamorphic – my footage and first impressions (EosHD).
12-50mm lens test at DC.Fever.
Two Weeks With The Olympus E-M1 (Luminous Landscape).
Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Fishcap mit Filterhalter (PenAndTell).
Nocticron test by Pekka Potka.

Ray:Your readers may be interested in a saga I’ve had with Olympus Australia and artifacts burned into my E-M1 EVF. It’s not a major issue at the moment for me, but Olympus Australia can’t seem to answer some simple questions regarding these artifacts, which is of importance to everyone. The full story is here:

Leopold:Here are 100 image samples of the new SLR Magic 10mm/2.1 MFT lense. My explanations and conclusions are written in the album description.

Boris:Short Film shot on the GH3 and the Lumix 12-35mm 2.8 Lens:

October 17, 2014
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Panasonic: “Digital camera business can be profitable. We are selling more 2.5 times more 4K cameras than expected!”

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After a couple of years of troubles it really looks like Panasonic is on the right path to finally make $$$ with the digital camera business. Nikkei interviewed Mr. Takuya Sugita from Panasonic and there are a couple of interesting info:

– The “luxury compact” and  interchangeable lens “mirror-less” market is growing.
– Despite the previous crisis Panasonic decided to continue the digital camera business because they believe to be able to fight in the “new arena” (luxury compact and mirrorless).
– We will continue to evolve on lens and image sensor technology. And we will add technology that can not be realized on a smartphone.
– The sales of the Panasonic 4K cameras is strong. The exact number will not let obvious, but Panasonic says they are selling about 2.5 times more than expected!
– CM1 product planning has begun 1-2 years ago. It has been realized in conjunction with the digital camera and Panasonic Mobile Communication team.

Can’t wait to see their next financial report. Hopefully we will start to see first Black Numbers written on the Digital Camera financial report!

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