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July 7, 2010
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Fake LX5 image festival

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Now that everyone is sure the LX5 is going to be released soon designers are starting to “imagine” how the camera will look like! Send us the pictures you find around the web! Thanks!

Source: http://blog.livedoor.jp/e_p1/archives/cat_50040774.html and http://litartista.blogspot.com

July 7, 2010
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Olympus patent discloses a new L-shaped camera with eye position detection.

Olympus United States Patent 7750966 discloses a…let’s say “unusual” camera concept. The goal of such an L-shaped camera is “to provide a camera enabling picture-taking with a natural feeling, without feeling awkward.

Read the original Olympus description:

“The camera according to this invention comprises an L-shaped frame that is capable of changing the size or aspect ratio of the viewfinder by relative movement, a back-face image-pickup device for photographing an image of the eye of the photographer, and a photographing optical system for forming the image of the subject image to the internal CCD, analyzes the image captured by the back-face image-pickup device and calculates the distance and direction to the eye of the photographer from the center of the viewfinder, and based on the calculated information and the size or aspect ratio information of the viewfinder, the photographer performs optical zooming or shifting of the photographing optical system, or performs electronic zooming or shifting by cropping the taken image by use of the CCD, in order for the range that the photographer observed via the viewfinder to become the photographing range.

Hmmm, don’t know what to think about!

July 7, 2010
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Rumors rumors and more rumors coming…

As you have noticed I posted quite a lot of rumors. I will post many more rumors soon but as usual I always try to confirm a news using different sources before posting them (to avoid mistakes). But I can tell you that almost every rumor I do receive in this days are “good” news. Cameras, Lenses…a lot of stuff is coming and if those rumors will become true Panasonic and Olympus will proove that they listen to you!

P.S.: I just came back from the hospital because I broke my ligaments and I have 3 weeks off from work. So I will have even more time to work on 43rumors. By the way I am currently feeling (and looking) like James Stewart in “Rear Window

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July 6, 2010
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(FT4) Panasonic will make a new 25mm MicroFourThirds lens…f/1.4 or faster!!!

The following rumor comes from two very good sources! They told us that Panasonic will launch new prime lenses in Q4 of this year (after Photokina) and Q1 of 2011. One of those lenses will certainly be the MicroFourThirds version of the current

Panasonic/Leica 25mm f/1.4 FourThirds Lens (click here to see that lens on eBay)!

But there will be a difference…one of our source told us that Panasonic will make that lens even faster! Not by much but Panasonic has understood that fast primes are what people is looking for. I expect Panasonic to release a new lens roadmap at Photokina (September). But we hope to give you more details about the 25mm and other prme lenses before September! :)
Months ago we asked what prime lenses are the most needed by our readers. That was the result:
– 25mm (982 votes)
– 12mm (823 votes)
– 17mm (475 votes)
– 14mm (373 votes)

The Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Four Thirds Lens is not exactly cheap ($1,099.95 on amazon.com).

DEAL Reminder: The Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Lens is in Stock on amazon.com for $360.39!

July 6, 2010
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(FT5) Panasonic UK leaks the LX5!

The LX3LX3LX3LX3LX3LX3LX3LX3LX3LX3LX3 successor is coming, an now even Panasonic told it to us 😉

Make a fake registration here: http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/My+Panasonic/Product+registration/219283/index.html#anker_219283 and you can choose the LX5!

Thanks John Grimley for finding the leak!

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