March 16, 2010
Posted in deals

Price drop on the Panasonic LVF1 Viewfinder

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For those of you owning the Panasonic GF1. The external viewfinder price has now dropped to $159. Check it out on Amazon or BHphoto.

One more deal on amazon: Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm Lens for $774.16

March 16, 2010
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Olympus confirms that they are working on the E-3 successor.

In an interview with Amateur Photographer MR.Terada from Olympus said that “we are planning to introduce new Four Thirds bodies in the future” and “a replacement for the top-end E-3 is being worked on“.

We from 43rumors”believe” that the E-5 (?) will be more than just an upgraded E-3.

Now the BIG question. What happened with MR.Richard S. Pelkowski from Olympus US who weeks ago told us that the Olympus E-Sytem will go mirrorless within two years?

[Thanks noisycamera]

March 16, 2010
Posted in deals, news

Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 Zoom Lens. To arrive in April!

Quick update on the Olympus 9-18mm MicroFourThirds lens. According to Adorama and BHphoto the lens will arrive in April.
You can preorder the lens here (just click on the shop name): Amazon / Adorama / BH

P.S.: I didn’t find any european shop having the lens available for preorder.

March 16, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Mirrorless camera rumors and news from Sony, Canon, Nikon and Samsung

Let’s see what other brands are doing with their present or future mirrorless systems.

Sony:
Our partnerwebsite SonyAlphaRumors is certain Sony will launch the Sony (NEX???) mirrorless cameras in May. Key features: APS-C 14 Megapixel sensor, touchscreen, AVCHD recording, no Built-In IS, No Built-In flash.
The GH1 competitor will be announced in September.
Our bet is that the Sony rumors are correct!

Samsung:
Samsung is planning to release a compact NX model soon. A fake(?) image of such a camera has been spotted on k-rumors.
Our bet is that this Samsung will announce one more NX camera before Photokina!

Canon:
According to our sources Canon will not announce any mirrorless camera soon. In the meanhwile Canon useres are getting frustrated and are building their Canon mirrorless camera on their own :)
Our bet is that Canon will release their system after Photokina! Maybe by early 2011.

Nikon:
There were tons of rumors predicting a mirrorless camera release on PMA. Nothing happened.
Anyway we expect Nikon to unveil their own EVIL system at Photokina (September 2010)

March 15, 2010
Posted in news

Let’s have some fun. Use your Nintendo DS to control the E-P1 :)

Did you know that you can jailbreak your Olympus software? Once you do that you will be able to use your Nintendo DS to capture timelapse shots with a built-in alarm and triggering the shutter by clapping your hands instead of pressing the button (Yeah I know it is exactly the feature we were all looking for).

You need to install the Open Camera Controller (which is Open Source).

Your camera will now have following features:
* Unlimited AEB
* Sound Trigger
* Motion Sensing
* Timelapse
* Sun-/Moonrise aware

A complete description of the software is available here: http://www.hdrlabs.com/occ/index.html

A youtube video (test on Canon DSLR) is available here: canonwatch.com

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