January 27, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) Lens update: 12-50mm lens is SILVER? (FT4) Two tele lenses from Panasonic.

The chrome-silver color from the Sony NEX 18-55 kit

I am still “struggling” to get info about the price and availability of the new Panasonic 12-50mm f/2.5-3.3 zoom lens. The only new thing we heard form a new source is that the lens will come in SILVER. To be more specific I have been told that the lens color is close to the Sony NEX lens (Chrome). As you know all current Panasonic lenses are Black. A wonder why Panasonic should change the color. The only thing that came into my mind is that this is the very first Panasonic “pro” zoom lens and maybe they want to mark it with the new color. Sounds like that lens is going to be very expensive!

I also have a small update about the Panasonic mirror lens. I have been told that Panasonic will announce not one but two mirror tele-lenses. One has a 500mm focal length (it’s a redesigned Minolta 50omm f/8 lens) and the focal length of the second lens is still unknown. One lens will be announced late 2011 and the other lens by early 2012.

As usual. Feel free to contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com if you have some info to share. You Can also contact me anonymously using the contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks!

January 27, 2011
Posted in reviews

43rumors: Toy Lens image samples!

I had the chance to play a little bit with the new 26mm f/1.4 ToyLens. All images I post here have been taken on my E-P1, jpeg maximum quality, without postprocessing (resizing only) and always at f/1.4 maximum aperture. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the picture. Feel free to share the images but commercial use is forbidden.

What do I think about the lens? First, the friends that are on pictures did like the funny effect. And when I told them how much the lens did cost they wanted to buy it too :)
I think the lens is good for all of you that love the imperfection in photography (and I am one of them). It takes unsharp pictures, with lot of vignetting and irregular bokeh…and that’s exactly what I liked from that lens!

You can get the Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 for Micro Four Thirds on eBay (Click here).

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You can get the Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 for Micro Four Thirds on eBay (Click here).

January 27, 2011
Posted in deals

Silver and Black E-PL2 in Stock at Adorama

Right now the Silver (Click here) and the Black (Click here) E-PL2 are in Stock at Adorama. Black only E-PL2 is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here)

January 27, 2011
Posted in news

New Olympus accessories price cuts!

I’ve come across some info that shows are far lower price. (This shot was taken from an Olympus site we can’t give the link!). Macro light is only about $60 and converter is $60 too… fish eye is $179 though! And Amazon Germany (Click here) has the MAL-1 available for preorder for a much lower price than expected (49 Euro!).

It looks like Olympus has lowered the price of some of the newly announced accessories. Good news!

P.S.:The E-Pl2 is in Stock at: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR.

January 26, 2011
Posted in reviews

Gold Award from Dpreview for the Olympus XZ-1!

Excellent news for Olympus! Dpreview tested the new Olympus XZ-1 and gave the camera the GOLD AWARD! That’s what they say: “The XZ-1 combines simple direct controls with an excellent lens to create probably the best photographers’ compact currently available.
A few days ago Dpreview tested the Canon S95, the Panasonic LX5 and the Nikon P7000. The XZ-1 beats all of them!

Read the review and after that preorder the camera at Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK ;)

Via Dpreview

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