September 11, 2009
Posted in Rumors

Novoflex new mount adapters for Micro Four Thirds

Press Release:

Novoflex Micro Four Thirds Lens Adapters

Novoflex, Germanyʼs premier manufacturer of quality digital and analog accessories, announces the availability of a new series of lens adapters to mount older analog and digital lenses onto the new MicroFourThirds camera bodies which include the Panasonic Lumix G1 and the new GH1 and the Olympus E-P1 as well as camera bodies that will become available in the future using the new MicroFourThirds system.

The new adapters are made to very precise and high standards to ensure exact infinity focus on these new camera bodies. With the Micro Four Thirds cameras automatic exposure metering via stop-down metering is possible as is aperture priority auto exposure. Currently the following adapters are available for Micro Four Thirds cameras: Leica M (LEM/MFT); Leica R (LEM/LER); Nikon G and non-G (MFT/NIK); Contax/Yashica (MFT/CONT); Olympus OM (MFT/OM); Pentax K (MFT/PENT); Minolta MD (MFT/MIN-MD); Sony/Minolta AF (MFT/MIN-AF); Canon FD (MFT/CAN); M42 (MFT/CO) and T2 (MFT/T2) lenses on the new MicroFourThirds camera bodies. The MFT/LEM allows owners of Leica M lenses to now use them on a digital camera for much less then the cost of a M8 body!

Novoflex also offers a full range of lens to body adapters for most 35mm and DSLR cameras as well as for Leica M cameras. These adapters allow the switching of lenses from one camera system to another as well as the use of lenses from medium format cameras on these bodies.

* includes mechanical aperture control ring for use with lenses that do not include them.

Mount MSRP $ MSRP €
Nikon F* $ 291 € 169
Pentax K* $ 291 € 169
Sony/Minolta Alpha* $ 291 € 169
Minolta MD $ 211 € 119
M42 $ TBC € 89
Leica M $ 271 € 149
Leica R $ 211 € 119
Canon FD $ 211 € 119
Contax/Yashica $ 211 € 119
Olympus OM $ 211 € 119
T2 $ TBC € 89

http://www.novoflex.com/en/products/adapters/adapters-for-microfourthirds-cameras/

September 10, 2009
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Olympus High End MicroFourThirds camera

This one comes from a good source. He heard something about an Olympus High-End MicroFourThirds model but he doesn’t know if this rumor will become true…

The rumors says that Olympus plans:

a new m43 have E3 Body ( splash- and dust-proof construction with all major parts, including the built-in flash and the LCD monitor swivel) Maybe with GPS and Bluetooth…

We are talking about a model which should be unveiled in 2010.

September 9, 2009
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) Panasonic GS5 ?

Received following rumor from a unknown source. So don’t count on it until I get more infos from one of our most reliable sources…

“Panasonic plans to launch new MicroFT model around G1 anniversary 4Q this year
(or 1Q of 2010 case development delay).
20mm/F1.7 will be one of kit lens with new model.
Panasonic’s compact MicroFT is called for examples like GC5, GS5.

-LCD moniter  960*RGB*540(HITACHI displays which is an affiliate
company of Panasonic)
-EVF same resolution of G1/GH1. But refresh rate is 360Hz. Its
position is like LC1/L1.
-Image Sensor  12Mpixels LiveMOS. Global shutter. Multi aspect.
-AVCHD 1080p 60fps 17Mbps(30fps 24Mbps)
-color variation Titanium(titanium coating)/Carbon Black(carbon
fiber)/Midnight Purple”


September 9, 2009
Posted in Rumors

Leica vs MicroFourThirds poll!

With the release of the X1 compact camera Leica has chosen to go its own way by not joining the Olympus-Panasonic MicroFourThirds partnership. Let us know what you think about that!

Select your favorite future Micro Four Thirds lenses (choose a maximum of 10 lenses!)

  • 25mm f/1.2 (23%, 973 Votes)
  • 12mm f/2.0 (Compact) (18%, 772 Votes)
  • 12-50mm, f/2.0 (Video optimized, OIS) (16%, 691 Votes)
  • 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 (like the Four Thirds Zuiko) (15%, 663 Votes)
  • 12mm f/1.4 (14%, 605 Votes)
  • 14mm f/1.4 (12%, 517 Votes)
  • 17mm f/1.4 (12%, 509 Votes)
  • 50mm f/1.4 (with OIS and Macro) (12%, 503 Votes)
  • 12-75mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS, for $1.000-$1.500) (12%, 500 Votes)
  • 50mm f/1.8 (Pancake) (11%, 477 Votes)
  • 50mm f/2.0 (Macro) (10%, 445 Votes)
  • 50-200mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS) (10%, 439 Votes)
  • 14-50mm f/2.0 (Weather sealed pro lens optimized for video with OIS) (10%, 430 Votes)
  • 12-75mm f/2.8-4.5 (Compact version) (10%, 416 Votes)
  • 50mm f/1.2 (10%, 416 Votes)
  • 40mm f/2.0 (Pancake, Cheap) (9%, 388 Votes)
  • 100-300mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS) (9%, 384 Votes)
  • high quality 1.4x tele-converter (9%, 371 Votes)
  • 20mm f/1.2 (9%, 368 Votes)
  • 7-12mm f/2.5 (8%, 367 Votes)
  • high quality 2x tele-converter (8%, 358 Votes)
  • 90mm f/2.5 (Macro) (8%, 357 Votes)
  • 7mm f/3.5 (Compact, 400$) (8%, 328 Votes)
  • 12-45mm f/2.8 (OIS) (8%, 327 Votes)
  • 300mm f/2.8 (600$) (7%, 321 Votes)
  • 10mm f/2.0 (7%, 319 Votes)
  • 17mm f/2.0 (Pancake) (7%, 312 Votes)
  • 35mm f/1.2 (7%, 308 Votes)
  • 11-44mm f/2.0 (OIS) (7%, 293 Votes)
  • 9mm f/4.0 (Super wide-non fisheye, compact, $400) (7%, 291 Votes)
  • 35-100mm f/2 (Video optimized, OIS) (6%, 279 Votes)
  • 7mm f/2.0 (6%, 274 Votes)
  • 35-100mm f/2.8 (Compact) (6%, 273 Votes)
  • 12-60mm f/4.0 (Compact) (6%, 259 Votes)
  • 14-100mm f/2.8-4.0 (OIS) (6%, 250 Votes)
  • 45mm f/1.2 (6%, 250 Votes)
  • 10-20mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS) (6%, 246 Votes)
  • 40mm f/1.2 (6%, 240 Votes)
  • 150mm f/2.0 (5%, 233 Votes)
  • 100mm f/2.0 (5%, 226 Votes)
  • 12-35mm f/2.8-3.5 (Compact) (5%, 225 Votes)
  • 70mm f/1.4 (OIS) (5%, 221 Votes)
  • 30mm f/1.7 (Pancake) (5%, 211 Votes)
  • 42mm f/1.4 (5%, 210 Votes)
  • 200-600mm (pro lens for sport and wildlife $3.500-$4.500) (5%, 206 Votes)
  • 35mm f/2.0 (Macro) (5%, 205 Votes)
  • 85mm f/2.8 (Pancake) (5%, 204 Votes)
  • 10mm f/4.0 (Tilt/shift) (5%, 203 Votes)
  • 14-45mm f/2.8 ($500) (5%, 200 Votes)
  • 14-35mm f/2 (Video optimized, OIS) (5%, 197 Votes)
  • 30mm f/0.95 (with AF, 1400$) (5%, 196 Votes)
  • 10mm f/4.0 (Compact) (4%, 188 Votes)
  • 45mm f/1.8 (4%, 186 Votes)
  • 12mm f/4.0 (Tilt/shift) (4%, 184 Votes)
  • 85mm f/1.8 (4%, 183 Votes)
  • 14-85mm f/2.8-3.5 (4%, 183 Votes)
  • 100mm f/2.8 (Compact) (4%, 180 Votes)
  • 25mm f/2.0 (leaf shutter to give flash synchronisation to 1/500 or 1/1000 sec) (4%, 178 Votes)
  • 42mm f/1.2 (4%, 168 Votes)
  • 14-75mm (Compact all-around lens) (4%, 162 Votes)
  • 15mm f/1.4 (4%, 160 Votes)
  • 10-20mm f/4 (Compact and cheap) (4%, 159 Votes)
  • 5.5mm (Super Fisheye) (4%, 155 Votes)
  • 70-300mm (with tripod mount) (3%, 149 Votes)
  • 11-22/2.8-3.5 (Compact) (3%, 144 Votes)
  • 9mm f/2.8 (3%, 142 Votes)
  • 400mm f/5.6 (under $1.500) (3%, 139 Votes)
  • 45-100mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS) (3%, 136 Votes)
  • 200mm f/2.8 (3%, 133 Votes)
  • 180mm f/2.8 (Compact) (3%, 131 Votes)
  • 135mm f/2.8 (Compact) (3%, 115 Votes)
  • 18-60mm f/2.5 (Video optimized, OIS) (3%, 113 Votes)
  • 14-35mm f/2.8-3.5 (Compact) (3%, 112 Votes)
  • 58mm f/1.2 (2%, 103 Votes)
  • 1000mm f/5.6 (mirror lens) (2%, 101 Votes)
  • 10-30mm f/2.8 (2%, 100 Votes)
  • 100-400mm f/5.6 ($1.500-$2.000) (2%, 97 Votes)
  • 10-25mm f/2.8 (2%, 90 Votes)
  • 14mm f/2.8 (Zuiko version of the Panasonic lens) (2%, 86 Votes)
  • 15-200mm f/4.5-6.0 (collapsible MSC) (2%, 81 Votes)
  • 20mm f/2.8 (pancake) (2%, 77 Votes)
  • 35-75mm f/2 (Video optimized, OIS) (2%, 73 Votes)
  • 20-60mm f/2.8 (Video optimized, OIS) (2%, 72 Votes)
  • 55mm f/1.4 (2%, 68 Votes)
  • 67mm f/1.8 (2%, 67 Votes)
  • 150mm f/3.5 (1%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,322

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