HOT: Get the Voigtländer 25mm Micro Four Thirds lens on eBay (shipping worldwide!)

Hurry up! If you want the new Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds lens click on that link on eBay! An irish store has two lenses in Stock selling for EUR 749.00 and shipping WORLDWIDE!. 749 Euro is a very good price (the best price I have seen so far).

The deal will not last…so hurry!!!

Once the deal is gone you can click on that link to check for other Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 auctions on eBay.

New Bluetooth module for Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras spotted!

Engdget just spotted the new Olympus Bluetooth module at FCC: “Exactly what it does isn’t clear, but it looks to be a match for the accessory port below the hot shoe on Olympus’ PEN series cameras, which could open up a number of interesting possibilities — a geotagging GPS module, perhaps, or even a file transfer device?

(FT2) Is the Panasonic GP1 going to be announced soon? First MFT weather sealed camera?

A few months ago I posted a rumor about the Panasonic GP1. The rumor said the camera should be announced in November. I have no confirmation from our sources about such a camera but there are a few shows coming soon and I will try to find out if there could be a surprise annoucement by Panasonic (and of course Olympus).

Those were the rumored specs:
– The GP1 is a pro camera, weather sealed, all in metal
– 14 megapixels, 12 effective, all ratios, new BL Live MOS sensor
– Iso up to 6400, with true clean 3200 iso, Hi setting to 12800
– Touch screen like the shoplink 14834]Panasonic G2[/shoplink], New Venus HD III engine
– The design is like the G1 and G2, the EVF is better
– Video Full HD 60 frames at full resolution
– New feature is multi spot metering
– 6 FPS, and a new Pro Manual mode

I am repeating that since a long time. Panasonic give us a Micro Four Thirds camera which is built like a tank…like the Panasonic DMC-LC1! That’s an order :)

(FT4) No new Olympus E-P3 in November?

The Olympus E-P2 is exactly one year old. It has been announced in November 2009. So will there be any replacement during the next few weeks? According to two 43rumors sources this is NOT going to happen. The E-P3 will be unveiled in February along the new Olympus lenses (finally!!!). The sources also said the E-P3 will use a new Panasonic sensor. Not the same Panasonic GH2 sensor but definitely a sensor with more Megapixels than the actual E-PL1/E-P2. A few months ago 43rumors posted a rumor about the E-P3 having a built-in EVF which would make it look like the Fuji X100. The E-P3 would still remain very compact but be a little bit higher than the current E-P2.
So will we finally get our digital Olympus 35RC? If you know more about the future Olympus PEN camera and lenses feel free to contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com. Or use the contact form on the right sidebar to contact me anonymously. Thanks!

P.S.: The Olympus 35RC is one of my favorite cameras and you can get it cheap on eBay (Click here)

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Reminder: 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

(FT2) Panasonic rangefinder styled Micro Four Thirds camera


Image on top: The one year old Panasonic patent which shows a “DMC-LC1” styled Micro Four Thirds camera.

The last week I received two emails from an anonymous sender about a completely new Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera. Before you read the rumor please keep in mind that the message from an anonymous source and not from one of my trusted sources:

I can not tell you all the details. There will be a new camera type of Micro Four Thirds. The first camera will have a built-in electronic viewfinder and rangefinder look (Like the Panasonic DMC-LC1). It will not have a hybrid finder solution such as Fuji X100. The dimensions are slightly larger than those of the GF1. But the body is of very high quality! The camera is in fact designed to attract all those who want quality at an affordable price (though it will cost more than GF1 … certainly above $ 900-1000). It will use a new 14-megapixel sensor (the same of the future Olympus PEN).
I can not tell you more than that.

It’s not the first time I hear/receive such rumors about a Panasonic DMC-LC1 alike Micro Four Thirds camera. But the only reliable info I have is that there is a Panasonic patent with such a rangefinder MicroFourThirds design and following main features (Source: United States Patent Application 20100060771):
Built-In EVF
Titlable EVF
The EVF is able to selectively display both moving pictures and still pictures.
The EVF “could” be OLED
Built-in Flash

I also know from trusted sources that Olympus is working on a PEN with built-in EVF. If you know more about those Panasonic/Olympus compact MFT with built-in EVF feel free to contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com or use the contact form on the right sidebar! Thanks!

Reminder: 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