(FT5) Leaked! First image of the new Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens!

I told you months ago that Olympus would release this lens. And now I have the pleasure to share the very first image of this lens! The new 17mm f/1.2 pro lens will be the second super fast lens after the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO. And it will be announced soon probably with the new E-M10III.

A third 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens is expected to be announced some times later. Stay tuned on 43rumors for more info and leaks!

Olympus 25mm f/1.2 is in Stock at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.


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Konica patented a new 50-250mm f/4.5-5.8 lens MFT lens

Not lal of you probably know that some of the current Panasonic-Leica MFT lenses are actually designed by Konica:
Leica 45mm f/2.8 (patent here)
Leica 8-18mm f/2.8 (patent here)
Panasonic 150mm lens (patent here).

Well, I now spotted a brand new Konica patent that describes a 50-250mm f/4.5-5.8 lens. There may be a Panasonic lens with those specs coming? It could be a cheaper version of the soon to be released new Leica 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0

(FT4) New Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO likely to start shipping out in January


The current Olympus 25mm f/1.2 is in Stock at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

I told you weeks ago that Olympus is ready to launch the new 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens. It probably will be announced along the new E-M10III. Today a source (Thanks!) sent me this small update:

“The forthcoming 17mm f1.2 lens is not likely to be on the shelves until January 2018”

So we will have to be a bit patient…


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Opteka is developing five new lenses for Micro Four Thirds

Opteka is currently developing five new lenses for various mirrorless systems including Micro Four Thirds. This is their official press text:

From Opteka

Five new Opteka mirrorless lenses are currently in production. Each lens will be available in Sony E-mount, Fuji X-mount, Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds, Canon EOS-M mount, and Nikon CX mount. 43rumors
Further details will be provided after our final micron-level quality control checks have been completed.

Opteka currently sells some lenses for the FT and MFT system on Amazon US, Amazon DE and Amazon UK.Bot those lenses were originally designed for DSLR and later adapted.

via Mirrorlessrumors

(FT4) Two new MFT cameras to be announced within two months

This has been a quiet year so far. Logical after all that GH5 and E-M1II buzz. But finally the wait is over and we can expect two new MFT cameras to be launched in late August/September.

One is the long time rumored and also delayed E-m10III. It has 20Mp sensor and 4K.

The second camera is a new compact Panasonic model (don’t know if it’s GF, GM or GX).

I don’t know if there is some other unexpected surprise camera coming this year….


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