December 28, 2013
Posted in reviews

Double Olympus 12-40mm lens review.


Lenstip (Click here) tested the lens and writes:

The Panasonic G X VARIO 12–35 mm f/2.8 ASPH. P.O.I.S set the standards pretty high in this category but the Olympus company managed to meet them without any problem. First of all they produced a bit cheaper lens with a wider focal range. When it comes to the image sharpness the Panasonic is a bit more even but the Olympus provide a tad more lpmm at the maximum relative aperture. Apart from that you get slightly lower distortion and chromatic aberration, noticeably lower vignetting and distinctly better performance against bright light. The Panasonic, for a change, corrects the coma better and its off-focus images look nicer; it is also physically lighter and smaller, despite built-in image stabilization, and it is produced in Japan.

Focus Numerique (google translation here):

The sharpness is overall pretty good and homogeneous (even at f / 2.8) especially at wider focal lengths. Strangely 40mm sharpness at full aperture drops significantly vis-à-vis other focal lengths. Everything returns to normal as soon f / 4.

December 27, 2013
Posted in deals

GH3 price drops to $848.


The Panasonic GH3 price dropped down to $848 via Uniquephoto (Click here). As I told you in these days we can be pretty sure there will be a new GH 4K camera within the next couple of months. But it will NOT replace the GH3. The new GH will be more expensive! So if you want the GH3 grab it. Do not wait for the 4K Gh unless you really need the 4k and you have the money for it:)


P.S.: No real surprise: E-M1 still selling well even after Christmas time according to Amazon US mirrorless ranking (list here).

December 27, 2013
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) New OMD E-M10 name gets registered in Indonesia. Announcement in January!


So, the rumors I posted the last weeks were correct and Olympus will announce the new E-M5 successor in January. The proof comes via the Indonesian agency that approves wifi capable devices before their launch on the market (ePostel). It registered the name OMD-10 for the new Olympus!

The new OMD will replace the E-M5 although the E-M5 production will not be stopped. The camera is that popular that Olympus will keep selling them for a longer time. The new E-M10 has the same E-M5 sensor but it has the new E-M1 Imaging processor. Also Autofocus and IBIS have been improved (like the E-M1).

As usual stay tuned on 43rumors because there is an exciting rumor time ahead of us!!!

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