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April 13, 2014
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Most liked 43rumors pictures of the week!

Matt Krumins
Blue Ring octopus shot on the OMD EM-5 in Olympus housing! Full collection at or

LIke every weekend here is a list of some of the most liked 43rumors readers pictures posted on the 43rumors facebook wall (Click here to see them all). As usual feel free to share your picture ont he wall and comment the pictures form the others. Thanks!

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April 11, 2014
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Great news folks! Olympus OM to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster announced!

This will make quite some people happy here: Metabones just announced the new Olympus OM to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster adapter! It has the following Features:

  • Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop.
  • Increase MTF.
  • Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  • Optics designed by Caldwell Photographic in the USA (patent pending).
  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, Photo cam ball heads.

I am an OM lens owner too so this is a great day for me too :)

As you know there are a huge amount of OM lenses we can use! This is just the list of the prime lenses…Click on the link to check the price and auctions on eBay: 21mm f/2.0 and 21mm f/3.5 lens, 24mm f/2.0 and 24mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/3.5 shift lens, 28mm f/2.0 and 28mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/3.5 lens, 35mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 shift lens, 40mm f/2.0 lens, 50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.0 macro and 50mm f/3.5 lens, 55mm f/3.5 macro lens, 85mm f/2.0 lens, 90mm f/2.0 macro lens, 100mm f/2.0 and 100mm f/2.8 lens, 135mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/3.5 lens, 180mm f/2.0 and 180mm f/2.8 lens, 200mm f/4.0 and 200mm f/5.0 lens, 250mm f/2.0 lens, 300mm f/4.5 lens, 350mm f/2.8 lens,, 400mm f/6.4 lens, 500mm f/8.0 lens, 600mm f/6.6 lens, 1000mm f/11 lens.

April 11, 2014
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Updated list of companies supporting the MFT standard. A success story!

From time to time you can read on forums comments from people being concerned about the MFT future. I guess it’s a normal reaction when you read all these financial news about the electronics market (stagnating sales, losses in companies and so on). But there is one simple image I can show you to prove how future proof the Micro Four Thirds system is. With the most recent addition of JVC this is now the list of companies officially supporting the MFT standard (Image source: Quite amazing what Olympus-Panasonic achieved in these few years!

Funny note: Didn’t know that our Panasonic Fool’s days joke did upset Hitler too :)

April 11, 2014
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Unexpected: Japanese Banks sue Japanese company (Olympus).

I didn’t expect that to come: Olympus has been sued by six Japanese trust banks for damages relating to a $1.7 billion accounting scandal in 2011. Reuters reports that they are seeking 27.9 billion yen ($273 million) for damages. Olympus at its last earnings briefing said it would set aside 17 billion yen ($166.49 million) to settle three of the cases it has publicly recognized.

I am a bit surprised to see Japanese banks going against a Japanese company. In a time of financial crisis like that isn’t it insensible to damage a Japanese company? Anyway, I am too far away from these kind of financial world to know what’s really going on. Maybe it’s just me…but have more sympathy in a company based on real economy and real product creation than in banks :)

P.S.: Just read the book from Jérôme Kerviel about the giant fraud he committed in France. It probably influenced (again) my negative impression about the current bank system in general.

April 10, 2014
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First APP to create 2K 4:4:4 from your GH4 4K 4:2:0 video!

Thomas Worth created an APP to create 2K 4:4:4 files from your GH4 4K 4:2:0 recorded video (download at EosHD forum). Nick Driftwood resampled his 4K file and this is the result:

Panasonic GH4 C4K to 2K 10-bit Pro Res 444 from Rarevision – improves luminance from Nick Driftwood on Vimeo.

You can download the full 2k 4:4:4 video from Nick on Vimeo. Quite amazing the quality you can get out of the GH4 recorded video!

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek (Click here).
GH4 camera with interface unit at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,998

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras,
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

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