July 27, 2010
Posted in news

The need for speed: The Konica 50mm f/1.2 lens


If you are looking for a very high-quality and very fast lens (and you have a lot of money to spend) than you should take a close look on the Konica 50mm f/1.2 lens! I found some image samples of the lens used on a Panasonic G1 here: yotarouyokosuka.com Image samples on Leica cameras are available here on < a href="http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/utsurundesu/20015" target="_blank">Rakuten and Stephen Lee
A small review is available here: portretteur.nl. He also made a comparison with the Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 lens. A little bit of lens porn on Flickr and here :)

And if you want to get the lens or just check price and availability click here to see the lens on eBay: Konica 50mm f/1.2 lens

More “need for speed” lenses:
Fujinon 25mm f/0.85
Four crazy 90mm f/1.0 Lenses
Voigtländer 50mm f/1.1
The Leica Noctilux 0.95
PEN-F Zuiko Olympus 42mm F/1.2
Schneider Xenon 0.95/50mm
De Oude Delft 50mm f/0.75
The 75mm f/0.85 Leitz lens

July 26, 2010
Posted in deals

Loreo 3D lens for MicroFourThirds and FourThirds camera now on amazon.com!

It’s 3D time on 43rumors! Panasonic will soon announce their 3D lens adapter but we also have more news: The 3D loreo lens is now available on amazon US!
Click here to get the Loreo lens for MicroFourThirds cameras
Click here to get the Loreo lens for FourThirds cameras

P.S.: Sorry, I only found a picture of the lens attached on a Canon :)

July 26, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) UPDATE: The 4 new Olympus MFT lenses (+ patent)

Dear readers, last week we told you that Olympus will launch at least 4 new MicroFourThirds lenses (That rumor came from very good sources).

Now we have a small update (from a different source):

The two primes should be the 12mm f/2.8 and a 50mm (f/2.0??)
The two zooms should be the 40-150mm and 70-300mm.

In the meanwhile two new Olympus patents do discloses the aperture of the 40-150mm lens + a completely new 30mm-150mm lens:

  • Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
  • Zuiko Digital ED 30-150mm F3.3-4.2

Source: http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2010-07-10

Deal reminder.: Very last days for the Olympus 9-18mm $100 instante rebate ($599 instead of $699): Amazon, Adorama and BH

July 26, 2010
Posted in news

Photokina is coming -> Help us to collect rumors and news!

We are now only two months from Photokina and I expect and increase of rumors and news. I can’t watch all forums and websites alone. That’s why I ask you for a little help! If you find some interesting news and rumors feel free to share it on 43rumors!

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By the way, I don’t know if I will be at Photokina. I need a new surgery because of the broken ligament :(

Thanks all! We will certainly have some exciting time on 43rumors ;)

July 25, 2010

a little bit of everything…

Fotoactualidad found this very nice commercial shot with 100 Olympus SP-510UZ cameras

Micro Four Thirds cameras using alternative & legacy lenses on Flickr.com (found via serious compacts)
Underwater pictures with the Olympus E-PL1 and Olympus PT-EP01 waterhousing (Fluidr.com)
Sony NEX-5, Samsung NX10 and Panasonic’s Lumix G2 Shootout on Popphoto
Photokina 2010 Hopes and Fears – what do you think? (Noisycamera)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10 Review (DigitalPhotographySchool)
Panasonic G10 review on Photoradar

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