April 11, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Finally! Panasonic G3 coming the second week of May!

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Image on top: The one year old Panasonic G2

The last Micro Four Thirds camera to be announced was the Olympus E-PL2 back in early January. With a bit of surprise neither Panasonic nor Olympus announced some kind of lens or camera in February or March like we were used to. But you hard core 43rumors reader didn’t gave up to hope and finally I can share you a a good news. Now I am 99% certain that Panasonic will announce the new Panasonic G3 the second week of May. I got the info from three veeeery good sources. The cameras is a MAJOR step forward compared to the current Panasonic G2. It has a new design and a new sensor. I am working on the specs right now and trying to get confirmations from other sources too. But the wait is definitely over. One month from now we will see new stuff! I have no confirmation yet about the 25mm f/1.4 lens but I trust Panasonic when they say the lens will be here within summer. And I can’t exclude that there might be more lenses too like the Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 OIS version or something else.

Oh one more thing: There will be Olympus rumors too! Soon on 43rumors!

 

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FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

April 11, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…

Panasonic Introduced two new Camcorder at NAB and will even send one to Space! (Akihabaranews)
That is a very interesting article for all GH2 owners that want to learn how to create HDR images: HDR Workflow with GH2 and 7-14mm Zoom (Outbackphoto)
Off-Camera Flash with the Olympus E-PL2 Micro Four Thirds Camera (Thedigitalstory).
High End compact camera test at DC.watch.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3 review at CNET UK.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Review at Digitalcamerareview.
Test Fujifilm X100 : le mode vidéo (Focus Numerique).
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS vs Panasonic Lumix TZ20 / ZS10 High ISO Noise (CameraLabs).

Short links to the camera/lenses present in that post:
Panasonic GH2 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Panasonic 7-14mm at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Olympus E-PL2 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Fuji X100 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

April 10, 2011
Posted in deals

US deals roundup (E-PL1, GH1 and Olympus 35-100mm and red GF1 body for $435)

While the new Panasonic GH2 is now in Stock at J&R (CLick here) and Adorama (CLick here) you might want to take a look at the GH1 body alone which is in Stock for $399 at Amazon (Click here).

UPDATE_2: Sorry I had the wrong link!!!!!! It’s fixed now:
If you still prefer the GF1 instead of the GF2 than you should take a look on that auction. Gadgetclick is selling more than 10 RED GF1 body only cameras for $435 on eBay (Click here).

There is a $100 Instant Rebate on the Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm Lens for $799.95 at BHphoto (CLick here).

Refurbished Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 Lens for $1,795.00 at Adorama (Click here).

April 10, 2011
Posted in news

There is only one place on earth where you still can’t buy the GH2. New Zealand!

Last week most US online stores were able to have the Panasonic GH2 in Stock after 6 months of waiting (Check Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto). Does it mean that now everyone on earth can get the GH2? No! A frustrated 43rumors reader from new Zealand wrote us the following email:
Great to see the GH2 is no fully available in the US, but it has yet to reach New Zealand. We receive the latest models promptly from Canon, Nikon, etc, even the Fuji X-100, but not Panasonic G series cameras. And no reasons given. The best camera is useless if you can’t get it! I’ve had a GH2 on order since November“.

He asked one of the biggest online shop (photowarehouse) why he can’t get the GH2 and that’s the answer from the websale team:
Hi xxx, no word yet from Panasonic sorry. Were expecting it before now, but due to what’s been happening in Japan ( Panasonic closing factories and shipping delays), who knows when they will turn up. I have asked Panasonic for updates, and there is a shipment due early next month, but all the suppliers, Panasonic , Sony, Canon etc.. are forecasting massive disruptions and availability issues for the next 4-6 months.

And here it is a very interesting news…Massive disruptions for the next 4-6 months?

P.S.: The other big New Zealand online store (photo.co.nz) doesn’t even list the GH2.

April 9, 2011
Posted in reviews

Seb Farges GH2 videos taken with the Nikkor 10mm and Canon 13mm.

Seb Farges is a film director who uses the Panasonic GH2. And he particularly likes to use cheap third party lenses. The video on top has been made using the C-mount Canon 35mm 1.2 and Cine-NIKKOR 10mm 1.8 lenses. I like it a lot! One more new video made with the C-mount Canon and the Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 can be seen here: http://www.vimeo.com/21228832

Look for C-mount Canon 35mm 1.2 lens auctions on eBay (Click here).
Look for Cine-NIKKOR 10mm 1.8 lens auctions on eBay (Click here).
The Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 is available at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

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