July 12, 2011
Posted in deals

Nice $66 discount on the Panasonic G3 at Amazon!


There is now a $66 discount on the black G3 with 14-42mm lens on Amazon (Click here).

UPDATE: There is a new deal! The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 pancake is in Stock for $369 at Amazon (Click here).

More deals

You can now get the Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake for $334 on Amazon (Click here)
Adorama has the Voigtländer 25mm in Stock (Click here). And don’t forget that they are also accepting preorders on the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 lens (Click here)
You can now get the AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds camcorder with a free (!) 14-140mm zoom lens at BHphoto (Click here).
The Black and White Olympus XZ-1 are in Stock for $409 only at Amazon (Click here).
The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens is in Stock for $379 via third party resellers on Amazon (Click here).
BHphoto sent me an email to say that the very last GH1 cameras are now in Stock (Click here). Once sold out there will be no more GH1 cameras for sale anymore! And if you purchase the GH1 body (for $399) you will get $100 on any Panasonic m43 lens you buy. You have to click on “Save $100 on Select Panasonic Lenses” to see the deal.
The same deal is ongoing at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

July 12, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Rumors summary (GH3, VF-3, Nikon and Canon mirrorless)


Image on top is a Mockup of a Canon mirrorless camera. not a real camera!

There were many “mirrorless” rumors I posted last week on 43- and MirrorlessRumors. Some of them are very important and that’s why I am posting this recap because you might have missed them!

1) There is a picture of the next upcoming external Olympus viewfinder. And it looks like it has a sort of built-in flash too! (Click here to read more).

2) More Fuji and M43 rumors (Click here to read more)

3) Akira Watanabe talked about the future of Four Thirds (Click here to read more)

4) Surprise! Nikon could join the Pentax Q system by end of the year! (Click here to read more at MirrorlessRumors.com)

5) Canon confessed, they will go Mirrorless!!! (Click here to read more at MirrorlessRumors.com)

6) The Sony NEX-7 will have a built-in viewfinder (Click here to read more at SonyAlphaRumors.com)

7) The Panasonic GH3 will have electronic shutter (Click here to read more

As you see there is a lot of movement inside the Mirrorless world. I am curious to see what Canon will do but I bet they will “join” in mid-late 2012 only. The Sony NEX-7 could be a “bomb” with the new 24 Megapixel sensor but I don’t think they are going to make it right with the body-usability design. The big news here is Fuji. If they join the m43 system than it will be ahrd for everyone else (including Sony and Canon) to compete against them!!!

July 12, 2011
Posted in reviews

Full Panasonic G3 review at DPreview!!!


Click here to read it: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmcg3/. The camera earns a rating of 75% and gets the SIlver Award: “The G3 is a camera that is easy to use and produces excellent image quality – a step up from previous G-series models. Its overall handling and touchscreen interface have distinct appeal for users moving up from a point-and-shoot. Yet it offers the manual controls and custom parameters that enthusiasts in the market for a smaller, lighter body would expect.”

The camera is now avaialable in Europe (and slowly in US too). Click on the shop names to see if it is in Stock: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

One more private thing: Sorry If I posted that news 10 hours to late but I am on vacation on an isolated place. And yesterday the whole phone network didn’t work in that place. So connection is coming and going and it will be like that until July 26th. Hope you can have a bit of patience If I am not so fast in answering your mails or posting news.

July 12, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…

Voigtländer announced the new 35mm f/1.2 M-mount lens (DC.watch).

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Review at DigitalPhotographySchool.

Panasonic unveils a range of collectables to celebrate London 2012 (Dpnow).

Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 corner sharpness test at Bmupix. Chekc the lens availability on eBay (Click here).

Olympus Showcases PEN Lineup in Vienna at Digitalcamerareview.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 Digital Camera Review at ePhotozine.

E-P3 image samples at Popco. Preorders search links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

Bought & Sold: Olympus E-P1 – 12.3 MP Digital Camera & 14-42mm lens (Jdhodges).

Olympus 40-150mm deal via E-p1.net.

Rob sent me following text: “Hello! Received a metabones c-mount to m4/3 adapter today. The fit was so tight it almost got stuck on my GH-1. Looks like others have had similar experiences: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/archive/index.php/t-249698.html. Since this adapter might damage any m4/3 camera it is fitted to, it would be cool if you could issue a warning on 43Rumors. Would have saved me some trouble…..I was able to file off some metal, and now have a ok fit. But this really should not be neccesary on what is a dapter marketed as “professional”. Will definitely go for a chep China adapter again next time.

Videos made by our readers

A new GH2+Nokton 0.95 video by Mike Kobal.
You Loved Me: Panasonic GH2, ISO 2500, Nokton 25mm f0.95 by Mike Kobal.
“Sunlight in trees…” GF1+ 25mm/f1.4 C-mount lens by Parb Johal on Vimeo.

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