a little bit of everything…


Rayqual releases Olympus OM, Leica R and Pentax K to Micro 4/3 lens adapters

source: e-p1.net


A german friend sent us an interesting link: http://www.colorfoto.de/Uebersicht/Bestenliste-Objektive_425915.html

They tested a lot of camera and lenses. You can notice that if you compare the 14-42mm and 17mm MFT lens the 14-42 shows bettere results!


S.S. (a 43rumors reader) sent us his latest GH1 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fYTa-EeBOk

14-140 lens

Sandisk Ext III 8gig

Edited on Adode Premiere 7 Elements
Saved in MPG at full resolution


Panasonic Lumix GF1 Preview Gallery at dpinterface


And remember! The Panasonic Lumix GF1 Camera with 14-45mm Lens ships from September 24 (amazon US)


In case you missed it…Panasonic GH1 and G1 firmware update!

Panasonic has posted firmware updates for its DMC-GH1 and DMC-G1 Micro Four-Thirds cameras. Both updates improve autofocus performance in low contrast conditions and the stability of auto exposure (AE) for the recently released Panasonic Leica 45mm F2.8 Macro lens. The GH1 firmware v1.2 also decreases the AF operation sound of the 20mm F1.7 pancake lens for quieter video recording.
source: dpreview.com

To download the firmware click here: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/dl/gh1.html

To download the G1 firmware click here: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/fts/dl/g1.html

(FT2) Olympus E-5 with HD video?

Jason (look for Jason in the comments) seems to know more that we can imagine…

“The GH1 is a pretty good option for HD video in a DSLR, actually one of the best currently available. The still image quality, however, is one of its biggest weaknesses. The introduction of a new semi-pro “full-size” Olympus Four Thirds camera is coming soon. It will have HD video, along with excellent still image quality. It will combined everything Olympus and Panasonic have done up until now, resulting in one of the best all around cameras on the market. And, as always, you can quote me on that.”

Amazon US: Panasonic GF1 and 14-45mm lens estimated arrival date is September 24!

The updated preorder table:

Amazon US:
Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens
Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm Lens
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Aspherical MEGA OIS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras
Panasonic DMW-LVF1 Viewfinder

Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 Aspherical Lens
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix Aspherical Lens for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Systems

Amazon UK
Panasonic Gf1 (all configurations and colours)

Still no Panasonic GF1 in Amazon Germany and Amazon France.

(FT3) Big Olympus E-3 price drop in Germany. Is that a sign?


click on the graph to enlarge it!

I checked the prices in US, UK and Germany and I noticed a price drop in Germany (-100 Euro!).

Two big german online stores are selling the E-3 body for 800 Euros only. Normally such big price drops happens when the camera is going to be replaced.

A german 43rumors reader sent me following graph:


Have you noticed something?