February 17, 2011
Posted in Rumors

When will Elicar release that lens?


Image courtesy: Photoscala.de

Ok Zeiss, Schneider and Cosina will make Micro Four Thirds lenses but there is also one more small company that will join the group. At photokina 2010 the japanese company Elicar showed that 4,5-6,3/300-600 Micr Four Thirds lens prototype. So what happened since then? Did you got some news about when the lens will be available?

Elicar already made lenses for Olympus OM, Canon FL and Minolta mount. You can see a list of lenses at eBay (Click here).

February 16, 2011
Posted in deals

Vogtländer Nokton still out of stock for a long time…

Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia

The official Voigtländer US reseller Cameraquest updated the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 shipment status:
February 8th Update: The upcoming February 25/.95 shipment is indeed SOLD OUT. The people first in line to receive a lens with their deposits have been emailed. A 2nd group which might get lenses due to cancellations has been emailed, as well as the third group which is unlikely to receive a lens out of this shipment because they are too far down the lists. WHEN IS THE NEXT SHIPMENT? I don’t know, but I would guess at least a month away.”

There are a very few of them on auction at eBay (Click here) (but sometimes very expensive!). I got mine at Bayern Fotoversand which will have it in Stock within the next 2-3 weeks. They ship to Europe only.

After weeks of shooting I can say the lens is extraordinary. I am very happy with it. But to be honest I still shot most of my images with my “cheap” Olympus 17mm lens. This because with the Nokton the camera isn’t pocketable and I usually want to travel as light as possible.

If you own the Nokton feel free to share your rating and impression on 43rumors: http://www.43rumors.com/cameras/voigtlander-nokton-25mm-f0-95/

February 16, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic GH2 and E-PL2 reviews

Panasonic GH2

Trustedreviews tested the GH2: “The GH2 is an incredibly versatile camera, offering image quality that comes close to a DSLR but in a body that’s lighter and more compact. What’s more, the flip out touchscreen, mass of manual controls, and instant-on video capabilities make it not just a jack but nearly a master of all. However, there is one whopper of a stumbling block, and that’s price.
Teh australian magazine Pcworld also tested the GH2: “The bottom line is that the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH2 Micro Four Thirds camera is an excellent product. Its combination of manual and automatic features make it ideal for any type of user and if you want to make the most of its manual features the learning curve isn’t too high
And at last Digitalcamerareview posted a first look article and Fourthirds-user posted JPG and RAW samples on their website.
You can check price and availability at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Olympus E-PL2

Steve digicams finished his Olympus E-PL2 review: “Olympus has taken an already awesome camera (the E-PL1) and made it even better. The E-PL2 has some note worthy improvements that add to the appeal of this series, with the addition of the control dial, beefier hand grip, new conversion lens options, and the PENPAL being my personally favorites.
You can check price and availability at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

February 16, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) After Pentax also Nikon will announce a tiny sensors mirrorless system? The “nikon coolpix pro”

Is that the “Nikon Coolpix Pro“?

You can stop to hold your breath Olympus and Panasonic. Breathe! If the latest rumor we received from a new source turns out to be true than Nikon will announce a mirrorless system with very tiny sensor in April!
UPDATE: The system will be named “Nikon Coolpix Pro“. The name suggests that Nikon might uses tiny sensors for it and there are patents that support a sensor size of 16mm, and lenses with a coverage of approx 17mm. This will be approx 2.5x cropfactor.

You can read more about the story at MirrorlessRumors.com.

February 16, 2011
Posted in Rumors

A Mirrorless spring roadmap

I made a Mirrorless roadmap of the possible camera/lens announcements. As usual follow MirrorlessRumors if you want to read news about ALL systems. Thanks!

P.S.: I got some info about the possible Nikon mirrorless system. I will post them soon at MR. If the rumor is correct than Micro Four Thirds doesn’t have to fear that competition. THANKS to the anonymous source that gave me that! I hope to correctly interpret the message 😉

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