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February 28, 2010
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Reminder: Tomorrow launch of the new Noktor 50mm f/0.95 for MicroFourThirds!

The HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95

On March 1 Noktor will launch the fastest Lens for Micro 4/3rds.

Do not confuse this lens with the Leica Noctilux or Voigtländer Nokton.

Keep following us. We will update you with every info we will receive about the lens!

This is what we know for now about the lens:
With a maximum aperture of F/0.95, the Noktor Hyperprime is the fastest lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. At open aperture, the lens renders pictures and video with extreme shallow depth of field for a unique aesthetic.

In low-light photography and cinematography, the lens exceeds the perception of the human eye. From nightscapes to campfires, now you can shoot in situations that are often impossible to capture with a normal lens.
Technical Specifications
Focal Length 50mm
Maximum Aperture F0.95
Minimum Aperture F16
Autofocus No
Internal Focusing No
Rear Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 1.9 ft. (0.6m)
Angle of View 23°
Lens (Elements) 8
Lens (Groups) 7
Dimensions 2.9×2.1 in.
Weight (480g)
Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Filter Size 62mm

February 27, 2010
Posted in rumor_list, Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic G2 with touchscreen!

UPDATED: According to our sources the Panasonic G2 will be the first digital (interchangeable) camera with touchscreen! I do not count here the very expensive Hasselblad or other digital medium format cameras which do have digital backs with touchscreens.

The Panasonic G10 will probably not have a touchscreen. That will be the main difference between the two new models.

February 26, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Olympus E-5 release postponed again?

The Olympus E-3

Really, I hate it to give you such news! According to the same sources that told me the new Olympus E-5 was almost ready for launch the Olympus E-3 successor release has been postponed. Apparentely there are working models of the E-5 but for some reasons they will still not launch it.
Everybody is telling me that it is a revolutionary model (not just an upgraded E-3) but we have no clue (if our informations are correct) why Olympus is waiting to announce it.

I have to remember you that we are a rumors site. So don’t blame on Olympus, we are talking about unofficial and unproven rumors ok?

February 24, 2010
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(FT5) Also Panasonic Japan says new models are ready to be unveiled!

From March 11 to March 14 the “CP+” show will take place in Yokohama. Panasonic Japan confirms that they will show the new models on that event (But maybe the official announcement will take place earlier…next week?). The very bad google translation says:  “digital camera with an advanced and compact model will continue to introduce. And for you to experience hands on the camera model and compact model…

Source: Panasonic Japan
( or click here to read the google english translation)

We expect Panasonic to unveil two new MicroFourThirds cameras the G2 and the G10! Also the LX3 could get a successor!

Cuurrently the Pansonic LX3 price is continually dropping on Amazon (maybe thats a sign)

February 24, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Olympus patent rumors: adapter with integrated wide lens and adapter with SWD auto focus.

Just received an interesting email:

Got this first from and they linked to which has another link of the original Japanese post. It is about 2 new Olympus patents, it included the patent numbers but don’t know the validity.

1st patent is an M43 adapter that have an internal wide angle lens which can do the following:
it will half the original focal length of the legacy lens, then when used on M43 for the 2x focal length, the result will be exactly 1x the original legacy lens focal length.

2nd patent is to add an electronic contect to the adapter above which will somehow uses the SWD to control auto focus.

I don’t know much of the details, as the original Chinese translation of the Japan original is very weak as well. I am just translating what I know.

Editors note: If Olympus really patented it this doesn’t mean that they will bring it on market. But we can say there is a fair chance that will happen.

P.S.: Thanks A.!

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