Contest: Share and vote the best shots on the 43rumors FB wall!


Screenshot from the 43rumors FB page (Note: I have set German lang on my laptop).

For months now Patrick/Andrea from Fujirumors and SonyAlpharumors are running a photocontest on their sites. And I am now kindly “stealing” their idea and start my own contest too ;)

It works like that: On the 43rumors Facebook Wall (Click here) you can share your best pictures shot with an MFT camera and you can like the pictures from the other posters. A selection of the most voted pictures will be posted every week directly on 43rumors. There is nothing to win but a lot you can learn from that contest. You will see what others can do with their camera/lenses, and you can also make new friends or ask questions and tech tricks to photographers.

Got it? Now show us all your best pics at!!!


Calumet US closes overnight. All your preorders likely lost.


Image tweeted by Ryan McKenna

I guess you all know the story by now. The 75 year old story Calumet closed overnight without saying any word to employees and customers that had cameras or other stuff on order. Calumet US filed for chapter 7 (bankruptcy). If you bought something that still had to be shipped by Calumet you will have to contact the bankruptcy attorney (with little hope to get the money back).

The real terrible news comes for the employees. They had no idea they would lose the job, they had no time to look for another one. I wish them all the best! I hope they will all find a new job soon!

A damn sad story.

P.S.: Calumet Europe still works fine.



New Panasonic GH4 hands-on video (and preorder list update for Germany).


We are still waiting to see more in deep tests of the new GH4 but in the meantime you can watch the video on top to see another hands-on of the camera.

German reader may be happy to know that they can now preorder the camera at (Click here).

Here is the updated GH4 preorder list:
Germany: Wexcameras,
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek (Click here).
GH4 camera with interface unit at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Panasonic (Click here). Price: $1,998


Nocticron test by LLoyd Chambers: “It’s a must have lens”


The fastest lens on the smallest MFT camera (Courtesy of Mark Baber).

Well known reviewer Lloyd Chambers is testing the Leica Nocticron and writes:

The superlative rendering style of the 42.5mm f/1.2 is evident. If there is a must-have lens for Micro Four Thirds, this is it.

I am pretty sure many 43rumors readers would love to buy the lens but I think most agree here when I say the lens is a little bit too expensive. You can get the lens for $1599 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here).