November 14, 2009

a little bit of everything…

Ken Rockwell Visits BHphoto.

Weekly japanese DSLR ranking.
The public eye Leica DG MACRO-ELMARIT 2.8/45mm hands-on. Read the short article in original german language or click here for the google english translation.
Vote the best camera 2009 at adorama!
Some GF1/E-P2 side by side photos are available at photographyblog!
At today, this is the FIRST ITALIAN WEB photographic
exhibition dedicated to Micro43:
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November 13, 2009
Posted in deals, news

Why is the GF1 in stock in Europe and out of Stock in USA?

Amazon US has the Panasonic GF1 is in Stock via third party resellers only and highly overpriced.
In this months we noticed how european stores do have Panasonic stuff always in Stock and US stores are often out of stock. Maybe because of the strong Euro Panasonic preferrs to fill the european market first? We also noticed that US stores do only list the black GF1. In european stores you can find the black-white-red-silver GF1!
Amazon Germany (you only miss the red GF1), Amazon UK, Amazon France do have almost all Panasonic GF1 in Stock!

It is a bit frustrating for US buyers!

The E-P2 is available for preorder at Amazon UK / Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon DE

November 13, 2009
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Zone-10 says a High-End Olympus MicroFourThirds camera will be unveiled soon.

Zone-10 is starting the rumor game for 2010 ;)

By moving up the E-P2, this creates space for the model that I am projecting to come in the next few months. This projected model is not styled like the E-P1 or E-P2 but will be more “modern” in shape with a plastic body similar to that of a slightly downsized E-330. The recent financial reports coming out of Olympus indicate several new models of Micro FourThirds and FourThirds cameras coming out in the next few months. In fact, if history and financial disclosures are any indication, I am expecting a wholesale upgrade of ALL existing models in FourThirds. I am still expecting the next rash of cameras to have a higher pixel-count, possibly as high as 14.7MP.

Is that a Zone-10 speculation or do they know something we don’t know?

November 13, 2009
Posted in news

Kevin Spacey Stars in Olympus PEN TV Ad

Look close at the picture! Do you recognize something special? The stranger has the in his hands! ;)

Source: photographyblog

November 13, 2009
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Samyang is not going to produce lenses for FourThirds mount.

One of our 43rumors friends “D.B.” contacted the Samyang Assistant Manager and asked him:

Good Day .
i am interesting in Samyang Lens : 8mm fisheye
I know that you produce this lens for varius mounts – but Four Thirds mount ( Olympus and Panasonic DSLR )  is not among them
Do you have plans to produce this 8mm lens in Four Thirds mount ?
Do you plan to produce any other of your lenses ( like 85mm/1.4 ) for Four Thirds mount ?

Since this question is interesting to many Olympus and Panasonic DSLR users i will post your answer on Forums ( with your permissions  )
thank you .

The answer is:

Dear Mr. D.B.,

Thank you for your email today.

We do not have any plan to produce 85mm or 8mm fisheye lens for Four Thirds mount.
We share same optical part on 4 different mount types such as Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax. The size of their image sensors are almost same but 4/3 image sensor is smaller than others. It makes more narrow angle of view and less fisheye effect on 4/3 camera.

It is possible to make 4/3 mount but due to the above reason, we do not make one for 4/3.

Best regards

That’s it :(

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