February 11, 2010

a little bit of everything…

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On youtube this is one of the first videos made with the Olympus E-PL1

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Matthew sent us this email:
Hi. Thank you for maintaining such a helpful site. I read it every day. Thanks to a post on your site I learned about the leather skins available for my E-P2 from Ebay and I thought you might like to see how mine looks now. I’m very happy with the results…
http://www.flickr.com/photos/meltontoyonaka/sets/72157623404872480/

Thanks!
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PRESS RELEASE: Introducing OLYMPUS PEN E-PL1 Camera Cases, Body Jackets, and Other Accessories (Imaging Rescource)
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Last week most sold DSLR cameras in Japan (bcnranking)
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Amazon DEAL: For the first time the Panasonic GH1 price breaks the $1,200 barrier!
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February 10, 2010
Posted in news

UPDATED: Aperture doesn’t support your GF1-E-P1/2 RAWs. Don’t worry we have a solution for you!


As you have noticed the new Aperture 3 software from Apple doesn’t support the Panasonic GF1 and Olympus E-P1/2!

UPDATE: Charles-Axel Pauwels also wrote a new app: “This app tricks Aperture into thinking it handles Panasonic GH1 files. To use the Panasonic GF1 RAW Converter, just drag-n-drop your RAW files onto the app icon. It takes about a second for each RAW file you want to convert.

UPDATE2: “In addition to the GF1 RAW files converter, I created converters for the Olympus E-P1 and E-P2 RAW files. All three converters are free of course!
Do you have a E-PL1 RAW file sample on which I could do some testing?
Thanks for the blogpost!
Charles.

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Kevin Miller just sent me the good news!
I have written a couple of apps that allow owners of E-P1, E-P2 and GF1 to import RAW into Aperture
The E-P1/2 versions work with Aperture 2 and 3, and the GF1 convertor works only with Aperture 3
They work my changing a copy of the RAW file to seem like it is coming from a camera that Aperture does support – a e-30 in the case of the PEN’s and G-1 fir the GF1
they are available for 5 euros at
http://facefullofbees.com
you can read a review of the PEN convertor here
http://www.apertureexpert.com/tips/2010/2/1/a-script-to-open-olympus-e-p1-e-p2-raw-orf-files-in-aperture.html
cheers

Kevin

Thanks Kevin! (And shame on Apple!)

February 10, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) Accessories for the new Panasonic G2?

I dont’t know if this is a just a marketing move to promote their own products but we found a tripod for the Panasonic G2 at 10.shopping.com.


Thanks A.O. for sending me the link!


DEAL: Panasonic LX3 is continually dropping on amazon US (Now $370.21)

February 10, 2010
Posted in deals

DEAL: Panasonic GF1 body only for $599.99. Panasonic GF1+20mm lens with a little more human price

Finally some new interesting deals. Amazon US has the Panasonic GF1 (Black Body Only) in Stock via Third-Party reseller. The price is really good -> $599.99 (and three left in Stock). Adorama sells the same body only option for $799.95!

US citizen are not so lucky with Panasonic stuff like europeans. After 5 months it is still difficoult to find the highly rewarded Panasonic 20mm lens in Stock with a the “normal” price ($399).

At least the price of the Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Lens has fallen a little bit (now $958.00 at amazon via third party resellers). That’s one of the best prices since months on amazon. Of course you can choose to buy it from amazon itself for $899 but the item is not in Stock since….since months :(

UPDATE_
Just received an email from a 43rumors reader: “I keep noticing you mention that Amazon US is out of stock of the GF1 w 20mm. While this remains true, in my experience they fill orders at the low price fairly fast.
I placed an order on the evening of Jan 12. The unit was supposedly backordered for 3-5 weeks. The product page at the $899 price tends to shift between 3 – 5 and 2 – 4 weeks. My GF1 arrived in TX on Jan 26. Very happy to have waited and saved the money.

February 10, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) UPDATED! Panasonic teaser for a new MFT cameras and the LX3(or TZ ?) successor!

The teaser clearly shows a new MFT camera and a new compact camera!
Panasonic, a leading imaging brand, is pleased to announce that for the very first time it will attend this years Focus on Imaging show held at the NEC Birmingham from 7th-10th March.
Panasonic UK

We already told you two new cameras will come. Probably the successor and a TZ or LX compact camera.

UPDATE: This are the G1 and TZ7 silhuettes?
UPDATE2: Drew S. noticed something really interesting: “The silhouette of the new Panasonic compact camera shows the mode control dial to the left of the shutter button as you face the camera. The dial on the newly announced TZ (zs7/tz10) is to the right of the shutter button. So it appears that this is not from the TZ series.

The G1 and TZ7 silhouettes

Just a reminder: The G1 has been officially discontinued in Japan and the Panasonic LX3 price is continually dropping (now $371.70 at amazon)

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