$200 price drop on the 12-35mm X lens. 75mm lens in Stock.

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Short break from the Photokina coverage because there is a surprising $200 price drop on the 12-35mm X lens at Amazon (now sold out!) and Samys (Still in Stock!). That’s a nice 15% price drop and makes the X lens sudenly much more attractive.

And the second good nes is that there are over nine Olympus 75mm lenses in Stock at Cameraland eBay (Click here) for the normal $899 price.

Sub $300 cameras:
Brown GF3 with 14mm pancake for $279 at Vnoel eBay (Click here) Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens at Cameraland eBay (Click here)

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Next Panasonic interview (with kit price in Euro and shipping end of November without delay?)

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Panasonic Lumix GH3 Prototype first Shots from E.Pampuri TRACTOfilm/Machineurs on Vimeo.

Pampuri (Translation here) had the chance to test the GH3 (see the video on top)

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Dieter Knüttel interviewed Markus Matthes, Senior Product Manager of Panasonic Germany. You can read the full interview at Personal View. Here are just some interesting answers:
– He didn’t comment the question if the sensor is actually made by Sony.
– the OLED viewfinder and LCD have an amazing Contras of: 10,000 : 1. That’s double the contrast of the NEX-6 (specs here).
– HDMI output at 4:2.0, 8 bit.
– He said “many user didn’t notice the Multi aspect feature of the Gh3” What answer is that? :)
– Price with kit lens. 14-140mm for 1799 Euro. And 12-35 for 2199 Euro. Grip for 300 Euro
– End of November ” they will have sufficient numbers”

Hope it is true that there will be no more that 3-6 months Panasonic delay in EU and US countries!

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

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More info about the B.I.G. Shift Lens 4,5/15mm MFT. New Epson panel for future Olympus cameras?

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As you know the Olympus E-M5 is using Epson viewfinder technology. Epson now announced a new viewfinder that will may be used by Olympus for future external or internal electronic viewfinders: “Measuring just 0.48 of an inch diagonally, the new panel offers XGA (1024 x 768) resolution in red, green and blue for a total of 2.36 megapixels. It is the latest addition to Epson’s renowned ULTIMICRON series, which already includes a 0.47-inch SVGA panel and a 0.52-inch QHD panel.

Source: Epson.

via Personal View.

Photoscala (Translation here)posted the fulls pecs of the new B.I.G. 15mm f/4.5 Shift Lens for Micro Four Thirds:

Specifications BIG Shift Lens 4,5 / 15 mm MFT
Focal length 15 mm (equivalent to 30 mm film)
Luminosity 4.5
Minimum aperture 22
Lens construction 8 elements in 6 groups
Focus Limit 50 cm
Diameter 65 mm
Length 45.5 mm
Weight 200 g
Filter thread 52 mm
Lens hood integrated
Price 999, –

 

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Photokina roundup with new videos and image samples!

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And here is a new roundup of videos and images about the Photokina event!

Videos:
Olympus Pen Light E-PL5 & Pen Mini E-PM2 by Digitalkamera, Photonewsreviews, Which (E-PM2), Which (E-PL5),
GH3 by Pixinfo, PMAstudionews, Fototvplus, PhotoNewsReviews, Digitalcamera, Digitalcamerainfo, Mediaworldchannel (italian), FotoTVplus (hungarian), Nomobile (rumanian),
The GH3 hands-on by The Verge contains some incorrect info! 1) same 16 Megapixel sensor as GH2 (wrong). 2) he says it is priced at $2000 in same price range as the Canon 6D and Nikon D600 new entry level FF. Wrong, the price of the mentione FF cameras is arounf $2100 for the body only while the GH3 body price is at $1300 (here at Amazon).

Images:
GH3 Hands-on by DC.watch. GH3 hands-on at EosHD. Impression review at Digitalcamerainfo.
E-PL5 pictures at Photographyblog.
E-PM2 pictures at Photographyblog.
35-100mm X lens at CSCmagazine.
60mm hands-on at ePhotozine, Zuikoholics.
15mm cap lens at Popphoto.

43rumors note:
If you are visiting Photokina and want to share some videos and images you took of the Panasonic and Olympus booth send me a message at 43rumors@gmail.com. I will post links and/or images on 43rumors. Would be nice if you cans end me your name and website link too for an appropriate credit! Thanks!

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

 

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