October 13, 2009
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(part 1) Back from Australia-China: unfair E-P1 versus Mamiya7 comparison.

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Dear readers!

I am finally back from my journey. I had a job to do in Australia and China. First of all I would like to thank all Australian and Chinese people I met during those two months. The whole trip was an incredible experience and I never had any difficulty at all working in both countries. People were extremely friendly and I came back to Europe with many many many good memories. Thanks!

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October 13, 2009
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GF1+20mm f/1.7 combo in stock but higly priced!

A third party reseller has the Panasonic GF1+20mm lens in stock. But $400.04 above list price!

Amazon has added a warning because of the to expensive price: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP with LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens

UPDATE: Adorama has the “Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Micro Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Kit, with LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens, 8 GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case Mack 3 Year Extended Warranty, USB 2.0 SD Card Reader, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit” in stock.

UPDATE: I know you MicroFourThirds folk are crazy for Leica lenses. Now you can have the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 Asph. because there is one left in stock at amazon! It is not that expensive! :)

October 13, 2009
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Lenstip reviews the Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm lens

Lenstip reviewed the Olympus 50-200mm lens. It performs well if you consider the price. Nikon and Canon similar lenses to cost more and do not necessary be a lot better.

Amazon currently sells the Olympus Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 lens for $1,034.95 (in Stock)

October 12, 2009

a little bit of everything…

Interesting for everyone (not only for Panasonic owners). Dvxuser.com posted a CCD versus CMOS video artifacts comparison:

http://dvxuser.com/jason/CMOS-CCD/

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What it looks like through the DMW-LVF1….dpreview

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Performance, Timings and Image Quality at digitalcamerareview.
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October 12, 2009
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(FT4) Olympus E-3 successor will be unveiled in 2010.

Since weeks we try to get some more infos about the long awaited E-3 successor. We received rumors from here and there and only now we are getting an idea what’s happening. Remember this are rumors only and not official Olympus news. We have no affiliation with Olympus and read our disclaimer at the bottom of the left sidebar if you need to understand what the word “rumors” means.

At the beginning of the year we thought to know the E-3 successor will be unveiled at the end of 2009. It should be an upgraded E-3  camera. Now our sources told us that the huge MicroFourThirds success may has changed their roadmap. Of course there will be an E-3 successor but the release may has been postponed. Probably there will be NO! E-3 successor this year. One new source said “this will be a complete new developed camera“. A trusted source told us that “the E-5 will be a revolutionary camera, not just an E-3 evolution“. Anyway all sources do confirm that Olympus will continue their engadgment in classic FourThirds cameras and lenses.

Some of our sources do believe the E-5 will be a mirrorless High-End camera.

In summary (remember it is a rumor!):

1) there will be no E-3 successor this year

2) The E-5 may be a mirrorless High-End camera

3) classic FourThirds camera and lens development will continue but Olympus priority is to develop new MicroFourThirds products.

4) After the Olympus is ready to announce the second MFT camera on October 31th ;)

Thanks to all our sources for sharing their infos.

The 43rumors team

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