The SLRmagic company sent me a new email to say they will soon release more new Micro Four Thirds lenses. The next lens should be a fast 12mm prime.They didn’t told me how fast but I hope that it will come as close as possible to the Avenir CCTV Lens (Click here to see it on eBay) which has a f/1.2 aperture. Reminder: All those SLRmagic lenses are cheap-quality non-professional manual lenses. But they are cheap and do have a Micro Four Thirds mount (there is no need for adapter). If you are looking for a professional wide angle lens you should go for the new Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake or wait for the next Olympus wide-pancake lens which will be announced during the next few months!
Dear readers, and here we are with the new Olympus E-PL2! That camera should be announced at CES which starts the January 6th. The camera features the same Olympus E-PL1 sensor but has a completely new design and some new features:
1) The E-PL2 comes along the new 14-42mm f3.5/5.6 MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) kit lens
2) It has a direct movie button
3) A new High resolution 3.0″ LCD (460K Dots)
4) A new Art filter ->Dramatic Tone
5) And it takes pictures up to ISO 6400
6) UPDATED -> It also has a new external Bluetooth module called “PENPAL”. You can attach it on the hot-shoe to instantly send pictures to your Android or Windows mobile phone and share pictures on Flickr, Facebook and other social networks!
The camera will be in Store by February. There is no price indication yet but you should keep following 43rumors and we hope to tell you more soon! Join us on Facebook and Twitter. Subscribe our RSS feed.
A few weeks ago I told you that Panasonic Europe and Panasonic US already sold out the first stock of cameras (so if you preorder now you will still have to wait a little bit of time). Today Panasonic announced that they are ready to ship the AG-AF100. Right now you can preorder the camera at BHphoto or on eBay.
Reminder: This is the link to the fist shortmovie made witht the AG-AF100: http://vimeo.com/18073096
Please click the link below to read the press release…
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According to our sources Olympus will announce one new Micro Four Thirds camera in February. The camera will replace one of the current PEN cameras. Don’t expect major changes, it uses the same 12 Megapixel sensor but at least it features a new sensor engine. Along with that camera Olympus will announce three new lenses. One of those will be the new kit lens of the new PEN (it’s a pancake). I received a few more details about that camera but I want to double check them with my trusted sources. If you have some news to share feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks!
Reminder: The high-end MFT camera will be announced a short time after the new PEN (and yes it has a built-in viewfinder).