Panasonic super small MFT and Nokton super fast lens.


On Saturday we posted two new big MFT info. And as on weekends most of the people don’t visit this site I am going to sum up the two news:

Voigtlander Nokton 42,5mm f/0.95 lens:
The lens will ship in July for 1199 Euro. And according to the poll results it looks like only 10% of our readers are going to buy that lens.

The bigger news is the Panasonic super tiny MFT rumors:
The camera could be announced in late 2013. It’s a new G camera that is smaller than any MFT camera we have seen so far. There is no info about price and specs yet. But the new Panasonic strategy will be: Go ultra small on the one side and go with built-in EVF with the GX series. Sounds good or not?


New Panasonic G6 review. New 14-140mm lens shipping in Japan.


Steven Lynch wrote a new Panasonic G6 review on Small Camera Big Picture (Click here): “The Panasonic Lumix G6 has not made great strides and leaps in it’s image quality in comparison to it’s predecessor, but the G5 is no slouch. As an entire package though, Panasonic has another hit here with a professional level camera that happens to fit nicely with the advanced enthusiasts as well.

P.S.: Meantime Digitalcamerainfo (Click here) posted some G6 full size image samples. And the brand new 14-140mm lens is now shipping in Japan (at Amazon). A friendly Japanese readers sent me the link to his 14-140mm sample pics on Flickr.

Panasonic GF6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Technikdirekt, Wex UK,
Panasonic G6 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).
Panasonic 14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).

Canon PIXMA PRO-10 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer at Adorama (Click here).


(FT4) Ultra compact Panasonic MFT to be launched by end of the year?


Digicaminfo reports that Panasonic will launch a new ultra-compact Micro Four Thirds camera by end of the year. The camera will be smaller than the Panasonic GF3. The same rumor also confirms the rumor I posted about the GX7 camera that will be larger than any other GX-GF camera we have seen so far.

In short, the GF line will become ultra small, the GX line much larger. Makes sense to me!

P.S.: The source compares the new ultra small compact with the GF3 because this is the smallest MFT camera to date. Put a 14mm pancake on it and you can carry it in your pocket. In US you can have that combo for $249 at eBay US (Click here).

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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct


Voigtlander Nokton 42,5mm to ship in July for 1199 Euro!


Finally Voigtlander shared  the shipping info and price for the new 42,5mm f/0.95 lens! It will be in Stock in July for 1199 Euro (no info yet about the price in Dollar or YEN). I don’t know if you feel the price is right. But I am sure the Panasonic 42,5mm f/1.2 AF lens coming in early 2014 will not be cheaper!

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For the record. These are the five f/o.95 lenses:
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 (not in Stock yet, save this search for notification).
SLRmagic 50mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
SLRmagic 25mm f/0.95 (not in Stock yet, save this search for notification).

P.S.: Thanks 43rumors reader Rinaldo for finding the news!


a little bit of everything…


BlackMagic Cinema Camera First Test from Hans Purwa on Vimeo.

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Official Speed Booster launch in Japan (DC.Watch).
Adobe Camera Raw 8.1 release candidate supports Olympus E-P5.
E-Pl5 review by the norwegian site Akam.
If you could design your ultimate camera what would it look like? What would it do? By Kirk Tuck.
Olympus 60mm macro review at ePhotozine.
Olympus Experience Days (ePhotozine).
GF6 test at DCfever.
Two G6 tests at Thinkdigit and T3.
XZ-10 test at Quesabesde.
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.4 review at ThePhoBlographer.
Olympus 75mm f/1.8 vs Canon 135 f/2 L (Tyson Robichaud).
E-P5 hands-on at ePhotozine and in Japanese at Itmedia.