(FT5) Here is the Panasonic fast MicroFourThirds lens: 25mm f/1.4 (+ fast zoom!)

And finally, here is that fast lens we told you about a month ago. Panasonic says that the following three lenses are ‘under consideration’:

– 25mm f/1.4 lens (It could be a MFT version of the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4? (Click here to see the classic FourThirds lens on eBay))

– Bright zoom (this is the new video lens we are waiting for!)

– Bright Wide-Angle

That’s good news! That’s exactly the lenses we need now. A fast zoom for our GH2, and a fast standard prime.

UPDATE: I like that “etc” at the bottom right of the picture :)

More GH2 rumors…

One of our sources tested the High-ISO image quality of the GH2. It was a short test with a pre-production camera and the GH2 firmware he used is version 0.3 only. Like me he was worried about the results because of the higher-resolution sensor. But we have good news folks! Images at 3.200 ISO are full of detail (so no heavy noise reduction). He has taken some pictures indoor and he couldn’t see any artifacts (bandings or other noise issues). Even in dark parts the image loooks good. Yes there is a slightly improvement compared to the Panasonic GH1. Maybe a 1/2 to 1 stop improvement. Anyway, in a few hours we will know more but the “feeling” is that the new Panasonic sensor+image processor does a better job than on the GH1.

One more thing:
Pictures do have 16 Megapixels in 4/3 mode, 15 Megapixels in 3/2 mode and 14 Megapixels. in 16/9 mode.

Few hours left guys and we will se the new GH2, 14mm f/2.5, 100-300mm f/3.5-5.6 and the 3D lens. The GF2 and prime lenses will be announced in 3-4 months. What else can we expect from Panasonic? According to one of our sources there could be a “surprise”. We re not talking about a real product but about a technology. The source can’t tell me anything about that, but he said it “could” be announced today.
Let’s see…

(FT5) The Panasonic GH2 has a 1.56 Milion dots EVF! GH2+14-42mm kit!

According to one of our sources and the moderator from the french Chassimages forum the upcoming Panasonic GH2 will feature a high-resolution 1.56 milion dots EVF (electronic viewfinder). Very likely it will use the Epson Ultimicron (Click here to read the specs).

Source: Chassimages / Google english translation

The GH2 will be sold with the 14-140mm lens or if you preferr you can buy it with the much cheaper 14-42mm kit lens! I don’t know yet if you can have it body only.

Reminder: The GH2 should be announced in few hours (tomorrow morning between 7-9am London time)

(FT4) Panasonic GH2 will be in Stock by end of October (+ advertising leak)

The giant GH2 advertising at Photokina. The text says “Foto, Video. No compromise“. Click on picture to enlarge.

Image courtesy: System-camera-forum

We just learned that the new Panasonic GH2 will be available starting by late October.  We also know the EVF and LCD will both have a higher resolution than the current Panasonic GH1 but we are not sure about the exact specs. Feel free to contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com if you want to tell me more about it! Thanks!

Click on picture to enlarge.

Source: System-camera-forum

(FT5) New Panasonic 100-300mm and 3D lens specs

We just received that image with the new Panasonic 100-300mm and 3D lens specifications. The only thing we miss here is the price. But let’s hope the lens is cheaper than the new Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 ($899!!!). .

UPDATE: Kenmorecamera says the lens costs $599!

Interesting the Panasonic 3D lens has a fixed f/12 aperture!

Keep following us! Panasonic will announce the GH2, the 14mm, the 100-300mm and the 3D lens on Tuesday 21!

Quick deals:
– Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens in Stock at Amazon for $336 only
– Olympus 9-18mm in Stock at Amazon for $591