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 :(
November 13, 2009

a little bit of everything…

+ TS-E45mm f2.8 movie test

New Tripod Adaptor for DMC-GF1 (source:
Some very nice E-P1 + Sigma 30mm pictures have been posted inside the dpreview forum
—————————————————– E-P2 hands-on. Read in japanese or the google english translation
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- Find your perfect lens
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November 13, 2009
Posted in news

Rollei resurrection!

It is not an Olympus or Panasonic news but I believe this news will be interesting for everyone who loves photography. I always liked Rollei cameras! Few months ago the Franke & Heidecke GmbH (the producer of the Rollei cameras and lenses) declared the insolvency. Now a new company, the DHW Photo GmbH wants to resurrect the camera production!
According to available information, the DHW will resume production on an area of 2000 square meters, spread over three floors, with 20 coworkers.
That’s good news!
I wish you good luck!

Original article at Read in german or read the google english translation.

November 12, 2009
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Olympus 9-18mm and 14-150mm sale start planned for the first half 2010

M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6

M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6

According to are scheduled to start 2010 first-half sales, price to be determined.

M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-150mm F4.0-5.6

M. ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-150mm F4.0-5.6

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