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March 11, 2014
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Tamron withdraws plan to release the 14-150mm MFT lens?

 

This is not an official info but a 43rumors readers visited the Tamron booth at the CP+ show in Yokohama. And when he asked about the release date of the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III VC Lens for Micro Four Thirds the answer was that they will not release the lens anymore. Apparently the reason is that also future Panasonic cameras will have in body stabilization and that’s why a VC (Vibration Compensation Mechanism) in lens stabilized lens was no more necessary. The lens is still listed at BHphoto (without preorder option).

The interesting news here is also to learn that future Panasonic cameras may have on sensor stabilization just like the Panasonic GX7…

March 9, 2014
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(FT5) GH4 official pricing and preorders to be launched tomorrow!

I just got words from trusted sources that tomorrow (Monday March 10) Panasonic will officially announce the GH4 pricing. And preorders (with corretc pricing info) will be online at stores like Amazon, BHphoto and Panasonic.

Be sure to be online tomorrow morning on 43rumors. I will give you all preorder links to EU, US and Asia! If you find a store accepting preorders send me a message at 43rumors@gmail.com. Thanks!


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March 7, 2014
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The Leica branded and Panasonic built mirrorless camera will be announced on April 24.

Over at MirrorlessRumors I posted a new rumor about the new Leica mirrorless system launch on April 24.. The reason why this could be interesting for us MFT camera owner is that Panasonic will produce camera and zoom lenses for Leica! Obviously the design and logo will be from Leica. But it will be interesting to see if one day Panasonic will join the system with their own Panasonic branded camera. We don’t know yet for sure if this will be an APS-C or FF sensor system. All I know is that it is certainly not a MFT camera :(

March 7, 2014
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UPDATED: The new 35-100mm compact zoom will not have a f/2.8 constant aperture!


Mockup 35-100mm lens without aperture marks (Image courtesy: ePhotozine).

 

Marc Baber (Panasonic) said in an interview (youtubevideo below at 8.30) that the compact 35-100mm lens that will come later this year has a constant f/2.8 aperture just like the 35-100mm X Panasonic lens.

One of my very trusted sources (Thanks!) said that Marc Baber made a mistake. The lens will not have a constant f/2.8 aperture. Probably Marc was caught in a moment full of stress and made that error. Obviously we understand Marc had a busy time so don’t worry :)

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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

March 5, 2014
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(FT3) New GF camera to be announced in Spring.

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I got word the new Panasonic GF camera will be launched in late Spring. There is no bog surprise to expect on these cameras. It will be an evolution of the current Panasonic GF6. Patent images of the new GF have been found and posted here a couple of months ago (See images on top).

Question: GF, GM, G, GH, GX…a bit confusing. Why not merge GF and GM into one system?

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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

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