You are browsing the archive for Rumors.

August 22, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) E-PL7 (and Silver E-M1) will be announced on August 28.

Digicameinfo reports that the official Olympus product announcement date is August 28. Usually this means we can expect press releases to be official at 5-6am London time.

If the rumors we got so far are correct we will get the new E-PL7, Silver E-M1, E-M1 firmware update, 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom and likely two-three more PRO lenses shown as mockup or pre-final version (7-14mm for sure and maybe a 9mm and a superfast prime).

These are some more info about the E-PL7:
- Price ¥ 71,000 (rough conversion: $670).
- There will be a dedicated Waterproof protector PT-EP12. Price of about 65,000 yen.
- 16MP Live MOS sensor. Low-pass-less
- ISO LOW (ISO100 equivalent)
- Image processing engine TruePic VII
- Fine detail II
- Real Color Technology
- 81 points FAST AF
- Continuous shooting 8 frames / sec.
- Monitor 1.04 million dot 3.0-inch. Touch panel
- Self portrait mode
- 3-axis camera shake correction VCM
- Art filter 14 types. Add a “vintage” and “Part Color”
- Wi-Fi Built-in. Possible cooperation with the smartphone. Remote shooting function
- 114.9mm x 67.0mm x 38.4mm size
- (Including memory card and battery) 357g Weight
- Media SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I)
- Battery BLS-50
- The color of the body is silver, white, black
- Kit, EZ double zoom kit lens and EZ Kit


For sources: Sources can send me anonymous info at 43rumors@gmail.com (create a fake gmail account) or via contact form you see on the right sidebar. Thanks!
For readers: Don’t miss any news. Join our group on facebook and follow our tweets.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

August 22, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Panasonic LX8 to be announced within a few days.

The soon to be announced LX8 will have a built-in evf like the current LF1 you see on the picture above.

An anonymous source just told me that the Panasonic LX8 will be announced within a few days. Now here is the thing I know for now:

(FT5) There will be a fixed lens Four Thirds sensor camera from Panasonic.

But what I don’t know for sure is if this will be the LX8 or if the LX8 will be a second camera with (1inch?) sensor.

I hope the sources reading this can give me an answer about that soon. Thanks!

Previously rumored LX8 specs (not yet confirmed by trusted sources!):

- Lens will be a 24 – 90 f2 – f2.8
- Will be 3% larger than the LX7
- Will have a swivel touch screen with touch to focus and capture features
- Updated processing engine enhancing JPEG output
- EVF built in, no hotshoe
- Automatic Lenscap
- built-in 3 stop ND filter


For sources: Sources can send me anonymous info at 43rumors@gmail.com (create a fake gmail account) or via contact form you see on the right sidebar. Thanks!
For readers: Don’t miss any news. Join our group on facebook and follow our tweets.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

August 22, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Olympus 40-150/2.8 to ship Q1 for $1,200-$1,400

Last week I got the pricing info of the new Olympus 40-15mm f/2.8 PRO lens info for Australia ($1,499 AUSD). Now a US source told me the lens is expected to ship in Q1 2015. price will be in between $1,200 and $1,400 in US.

I hope to get some more info about the other lenses too. Like the 7-14mm, 9mm f/1.8 (if true) and the superfast lens prime.

Official Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO description (via http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/em1_brochure)

Incorporating the same powerful optical and digital technologies developed for the top-of-the-line Zuiko Digital lenses, M.Zuiko PRO series lenses are designed to bring the highest level of professional imaging performance to our line of compact Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The second model in this series is a telephoto zoom lens with 35mm camera-equivalent zoom range from 80mm to 300mm. Built tough to stand up to the harsh demands of professional use, this high-grade lens boasts optical performance with f2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range and a durable dust-/splash-proof structure. Together with the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO standard zoom lens, this new lens enables the PRO series to cover the widest possible range of photographic requirements.


For sources: Sources can send me anonymous info at 43rumors@gmail.com (create a fake gmail account) or via contact form you see on the right sidebar. Thanks!
For readers: Don’t miss any news. Join our group on facebook and follow our tweets.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

August 21, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Samyang is likely going to announce a 50mm f/1.2 prime on August 26.

A couple of weeks ago I told you that Samyang will soon launch the 50mm f/1.5 lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. And now according to CanonWatch Samyang will also launch a 50mm Cine lens with a crazy f/1.2 aperture (for many different mounts). The lens will be of very high quality for a very low price. This is a good news for all GH4 owners and video shooters amongst us!

P.S.: There are already many MFT Cine lenses from Samyang/Rokinon and a list can be seen at Bhphoto (Click here).

—-

eBay links to all different branded Samyang lenses:
Samyang , Walimex , Rokinon , Opteka , Falcon , Vivitar and Bower .

Latest announced Samyang MFT lenses on BHphot0:
10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens in Micro Four Thirds mount (Click here).
12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens in Micro Four Thirds mount (Click here).
24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC lens in Micro Four Thirds mount (Click here).
35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens in Micro Four Thirds mount (Click here).


For sources: Sources can send me anonymous info at 43rumors@gmail.com (create a fake gmail account) or via contact form you see on the right sidebar. Thanks!
For readers: Don’t miss any news. Join our group on facebook and follow our tweets.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

August 21, 2014
Posted in Rumors

E-PL7 vs E-P3 size comparison….

Olympus will announce the E-PL7 on August 30 and it will be the only real new camera (there will be a new E-M1 Silver edition too). A 43rumors reader sent me this size comparison picture between the E-Pl7 and the E-P3.

I am wondering what will happen now with the Olympus E-PM and E-P line…

 

Share News and Rumors

Click on the Share button below to write the message! Name and email are NOT required so you can stay anonymous. Also the IP-address will not be submitted to us. Use Imageshack to share pictures (anonymously).

Your name (not required)

Email (not required)

Rumor

×
×