Now that’s a surprise! I finally got a Four Thirds (not Micro FT) rumor from a known source
He contacted me to say that Olympus developed a new E-50 camera. He didn’t share any details but he said it will be on market within the next couple of months. As you might remember the ex-chief from Olympus Watanabe already stated that Olympus will continue to develop single and double digit Four Thirds cameras. The E-50 will replace the current Olympus E-30. At least that would be a concrete sign that Four Thirds is still alive!
Samyang just announced on facebook (Click here) that they will release the new 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens for m43 in September. And there is now also an official statement on their website (Click here). The lens provides a 180 degree field vision and is manual focusing only. You can also see the four very first image samples (again on facebook). Those images do look very good! We have no word yet about the price but it will be certainly much cheaper than the current Panasonic 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens. Click here to check the price of that lens: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
One more editors note. Samyang makes chreap lenses with very high quality! The recent 35mm f/1.4 lens for Olympus is simply amazing. See the test results on a Canon APSC- done by Photozone (Click here). I do hope Samyang will make more of those lenses for m43!
Message to Samyang. Make some decent compact and fast primes and I bet you will sell tons of them!
“Life goes on… Goes to London…” from Seb Farges. SHot with GH2 and Nokton 0.95 (Click here to see the lens auctions on eBay).. This is a very personal movie from Seb: “…telling those past two months. Ending love story and a WE in London with Nina, my daughter (for those who did not noticed, there’s a lot of clue in this movie )“
I always enjoy to see those funny and not to much technical Digitalrev videoreviews reviews. They are good in highlight the “emotional” part of photography. The video on top shows their latest review of the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 m43 lens! Yeah, the price of that lens is a bit high but they liked it a lot! The lens is now in Stock in most stores. Check the availability and price by clicking those direct search links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
P.S: According to rumors the 50mm macro should be announced within the next couple of months but there is room for more of them! My suggestion to Oly…make a 17mm f/1.4 lens
P.S.S: Greetings to all the Digitalrev video team!!!
Those are the (m-)43 refurbished products auctions ending this weekend. Reminder: only EU residents can buy them! I divided the new stuff in categories and the first ending auctions are on top. Click on the product name and you will see the full description and current auction price of the product (it opens a new window in your browser):
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Etymology: Middle English rumour, from Anglo-French, from Latin rumor clamor, gossip; akin to Old English rēon to lament, Sanskrit rauti he roars
Date: 14th century
1: talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source
2: a statement or report current without known authority for its truth
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