December 7, 2009
Posted in news

OLYMPUS Master 2.3 to be released on December 11.

OLYMPUS Master 2.3 is going to be released on December 11.
Major changes are:
* “OLYMPUS PEN E-P2″ now supported.
* Windows 7 supported.
* Mac OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard) is now supported.

December 6, 2009

a little bit of everything…


A new E-P2 owner is showing his camera!

- The E-P2 is available for preorder at Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon DE
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Olympus FE-5020 Review at trustedreviews.com.
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D300S vs DMC-G1 Vs 7D (dpreview forum)
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Bradford sent us a link to his new GF1 Gigapan images: “You will find a 300+ megapixel 5-shot bracketed night shot panorama, a 1+ gigapixel panorama, a 400+ megapixel handheld panorama as well as a few others.
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Not only Japanese giant industries can produce DSLR in motion cameras!
http://www.kinor.ru/en/products/camera/dc2k/
http://www.ikonoskop.com/support/faq_sp16/
http://www.pixpolar.com/company.html
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We found the first lucky E-P2 owner inside the dpreview forum ;)
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Inside the dpreview forum we also found a megacomparison: The SonyA550 fights against the A380/A700/Pentax K-7/Olympus E-620/Canon 50D/Canon 500D/Canon 7D/Nikon D300s!!!
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Something different: Polaroid business is back in Japan!
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Today deals:
Amazon US: Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm Lens (Silver Body/Black Lens) for $703.98.
Adorama: Panasonic 20/1.7 lens in Stock.
Amazon US: Panasonic GF1+20mm and GF1+14-45mm lens will be in Stock on December 13!
Amazon US: Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens in Stock for $399.
Pixmania Deutschland: The Panasonic GH1 für 1.290 € mit dem Promo-Code DE181209.
Pixmania Italia: Una serie di sconti su fotocamere Panasonic a Pixmania!

December 6, 2009
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Posted in deals

Panasonic GH1: worldwide price drops.

We noticed that the Panasonic price dropped in many countries. As you may remember few weeks ago we posted a rumor which said that the GH1 could become a successor in February-March. We don’t know (and we don’t believe) that the current price drops has something to do with the rumored successor release.

Check for yourself the worldwide price drops:

US
- Today amazon US sells the Panasonic GH1 with 14-140mm lens for $1,299.00. In few weeks the price dropped $200 (-13%).

Germany
Let’s take a look on the 90 days price history:
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The cheapest price you can find is in Pixmania Deutschland: 1 290 € mit dem Promo-Code DE181209 .

Other European countries
Pixmania dropped the prices in Netherland, Belgium and Italy.

UPDATE:
And that’s the UK price history (Thanks Andy!)
Panasonic_Lumix_GH1_+_14-140mm_lens_graph

December 6, 2009
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Posted in reviews

E-P2 – Manual Focus


I found an interesting post inside the dpreview forum:

Dear all,

Manual focus on E-P2 works a bit different than on E-P1 – at least in case of m4/3 and 4/3 lenses.

Moving focus ring automatically brings up magnification view (it is by default, but you can change it through menus). That part is the same as with E-P1, but the difference is that when you stop with focus adjustments (when you stop moving focus ring), E-P2 automatically closes magnification view, and you can see the whole scene.

You can check video sample at:

http://www.mah-productions.com/pics/E_P2_ManualFocus.mp4 (approx 8MB)

and the result photo is available at:

http://www.mah-productions.com/pics/E_P2_ManualFocus.JPG
http://www.mah-productions.com/pics/E_P2_ManualFocus.ORF

Best regards,
Boris

- The E-P2 is available for preorder at Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon DE

December 6, 2009
Posted in news

43rumors redesign progress

Good morning!
Wanted to give you a little redesign update.
Things are going forward slowly. The main reason is that there will be a new version of WordPress in few weeks. I am waiting until them before I start to work on it. The good news is that I found a very good Designer which will redo our logo and layout.
I am currently developing the new 43rumors section (deals-photocontest-forum-wiki). All is working very well on my local computer.

I expect to have a first beta version of the website on late January. Keep sending me your suggestions at 43rumors@gmail.com.

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