(FT3) Four new m43 lenses from Panasonic?

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Image on top shows the 35-100mm X zoom prototype lens.

Trusted sources told me that Panasonic will show many new lenses in September at Photokina. It’s still not confirmed but the total number could be of four lenses. One is the long awaited 35-100mm X lens. Than we will have an tele prime lens similar to the Olympus 75mm f/1.8. I also heard about a new wide angle zoom. The fourth lens specs are still unknown.

For the record, Olympus will also announce at least two new lenses. Makes a total of six lenses (minimum). But another very important question is when those lenses will be available. Hope these are not mostly prototypes that will than be available in 2013 only! May sources can also share me some info about that question. Thanks!

The 12-35mm X zoom is in Stock in many stores: Check at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
And first Europeans tores are finally shipping the Olympus 75mmm lens: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay

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No AF support on the new Kipon adapter…

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Our friend Eduardo sent me an interesting info about the new Kipon adapter:

“I asked the manufactorer:
Does this new adapters allow autofocus? What are the features and characteristics of the micro four thirds version?
Answer:
Thank you for your mail and interest about our KIPON adapters. For the different system between mirrorless camera and DSLR lens,autofocus speed is a little slow,so we gave up the autofocus function. Using this adapter, under M model,can control the aperture though the dial ring or button in the panel of camera.also A mode is also available,also MF assistant function. Many thanks.
Shanghai Transvision”

Website: http://www.dl-kipon.com. Non electronic Kipon adapters are already available on eBay (Click here).

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Panasonic GH2 slips to $699. Last weeks of a glorious camera and some new videos to watch.

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Musgo Intro (first 5 min.) from vesubio on Vimeo.

The new GH3 is on the horizon with his weather sealed body, new (15.5Mio?) sensor and new (2Mio dots?) electronic viewfinder. But the GH2 still remains a superb video&still hybrid camera. Some smart buyer will snap the body only which is now for sale at $699 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

I toke the chance to link you to three GH2 videos I got via 43rumors readers. On top of this post you see the trailer of the Spanish thriller called Musgo (via EosHD). Looks great! Two more GH2 videos here:
The California Coast by MacGillivray Freeman Films (Youtube).
Panasonic GH2 + 12mm 1.6 HyperPrime Lens Test (Vimeo).

P.S.: I am collecting the GH3 rumors. Send me an anonymous message at 43rumors@gmail.com or use the contact form to help me out on this!

Short US deal roundup:
GX1 with 14-42mm lens for $529 at Amazon. Black E-M5 body in Stock at Amazon. Silver E-M5 kit also in Stock via third party resellers at Amazon.

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(FT4) Four new Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras within the next 8-10 months.

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While talking with one of my sources about the Photokina event he unveiled to me that Olympus plan is to release at least four new Micro Four Thirds cameras within the next 8-10 months:

1) The new E-PM and E-PL cameras are coming at Photokina. They will offer small upgrades and some of the E-M5 tech like the same super fast autofocus
2) There will be one more OM-D model placed above the E-M5
3) There will be a new camera that opens a new “Kind” of m43 series.

We didn’t talk about the Four Thirds cameras but he was sure there would be new models…

Links to the current E-M5 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Here is the chronological ordered list of all OM film cameras ever made by Olympus. Click on the names to see them on eBay (ordered by first announced camera): M-1, OM-1, OM-1 MD, OM-1N, OM-2, OM-2N, OM-2S/SP, OM-3, OM-3Ti, OM-4, OM-4T/Ti black and chrome, OM-10, OM-20 (OM-G), OM-30(OM-F), OM-40 (OM-PC), OM-77AF (OM-707), OM-88 (OM-101), OM-2000.

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In case you want to see where the hell the 43rumors admin is right now :)

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In case you are wondering why the heck I am not answering your mails in these days here is the picture showing the house I am currently living in. There is no Internet connection there but from now on I will have a more constant access thanks to a mobile 3G USB stick.

Finally I can go back to 100% full news and rumors coverage! Stay tuned ;)

BIg hug from Ale.

 

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