Technical note:
To see full content on homepage please refresh our site by doing so: Windows: ctrl + F5 Mac/Apple: Apple + R or command + R Linux: F5 Thanks!
February 26, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Fuji X100 image samples at DPreview and new Olympus E-5 tests

Share

DPreview posted a few Fuji X100 image samples. Reminder: The camera should be in Stock by early MArch. Preorders at: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay

CNET Australia tested the Olympus E-5: “The E-5 presents a good upgrade path for those amateur and professional photographers working with the Olympus Four Thirds system. It doesn’t provide enough to lure potential buyers from competing brands though.”

Also Macworld tested the camera: “What we particularly like about Olympus E-system cameras are the Art Filter digital effects filters and 10 have been shoehorned in here, including our favourites of pop art, pinhole and toy town-effect diorama. Further tweaks include a TruePic V+ image-processing engine that Olympus claims provides enhanced detail over cameras with physically larger sensors. Certainly the E-5, when used with our test lens, delivered bags of detail despite the low-ish headline resolution.

Olympus E-5 direct links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

February 26, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Some fun “restaurant rumor” (The second after the E-P1)

I receied a rumor from an anonymous source that is not related to any (Micro-)FourThirds product. I thought I should post it because:
1) The person has been so nice to send me the rumor (Thanks!)
2) Because we are talking about a somewhat strange camera and it might be a sign that Fuji will not join the Micro Four Thirds system.
3) It’s fun to read how the source catched the info!

That’s the message:
I was sitting in a German restaurant yesterday and listened to a conversation of a Japanese guy with a German guy in -broken – English about Fujifilm working on a digital Fuji TX / Hasselblad XPAN like panorama camera with a larger extra wide sensor and the possibility to switch to normal image ratios. The special point was about a nearly doublewide sensor for improving panorama image quality.
Have you heard something about such a camera already?

So is Fuji going to make another “special” camera after the Fuji X100?
This is the second “restarant-rumor” I got in 2 years of 43rumors. The first one was about the Olympus E-P1 having video…..and it was correct! So if you ask me that’s FT5! :)

Links:
Fuji TX on eBay
Hasselblad XPAN on eBay

February 26, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…


Fuji X100 Hands-on (Preorders at: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay)

10 Reasons Leica Will Release an M43rds Camera (pitofknowledge).
Olympus XZ-1 Test Images at Imaging Resource.
Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 tested at Outback Photo.
Why I’m Big on Small – Part 1 of 3 (2guysphoto).
Impressions on the M.Zuiko 40-150 (and against the 45-200) at E-P1.net forum.
Field Review: Olympus EPL-2 (Day 2) at ThePhoBlographer.

Message from a 43rumors reader:
I wanted to let you know about something that you and possibly some m 4/3 readers might like to know about. I have a good friend, Sonya Louise Barham, who is embarking on a grand adventure. She has sold all of her belongings and is soon leaving on at least a 2 year trip around the world (with her trusty Olympus E-P1) and only the vaguest of itineraries. She has a blog where we can all follow along vicariously with her travels and also a kickstarter page where many people have helped to support the project. Two weekends from now I am having an event at my gallery here in Los Angeles where some of her prints will be on display and the proceeds from which will go to her kickstarter. We can all follow along at http://sonyalouise.tumblr.com/ and maybe some of the m 4/3 readers can make friends with her and possibly meet up with her along her travels! I’ve always admired her eye for photography and she has a wonderful writing style which are all evident on her blog. She’s been recently focused on gathering donations for the project as she is coming to the end of her kickstarter goal but If you read back her usual writings are of much more entertaining. She has entitled the endeavor, “A Search for Heartbreaking Beauty” and I have no doubt she will find it and share it with us all. Anyhow, maybe you can pass this along!
Thanks,
Robert

February 25, 2011
Posted in news

New Panasonic AG-AF100 firmware version 1.15

Panasonic announced a new firmware upgrade for the AG-AF100. Those are the improvements:
1: The color of the picture in the LCD display has been improved.
2: During VFR recording, an icon which tells “No audio is recorded” has been added in View finder and LCD display. There is no change for the functionality of the camera.
3: Capability for handling the invisible file made by Mac has been added. The firmware update for the items below has been made possible by using Mac.

Click here to download the firmware at Panasonics website.
You can order the Micro Four Thirds camcorder at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

There is also a new AF100 and Voigtländer 25mm F0.95 hands on at EosHD. There are plenty of Voigtländer auctions on eBay (Click here). But good luck in finding one for a decent price!

February 25, 2011
Posted in deals

(DEAL DEAD) Silver GH2 in Stock in US! Penpal and MAL-1 on eBay and Europe!

The Silver Panasonic GH2 is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here) and Adorama (Click here)
UPDATE: Everything is out of Stock now. Damn, that was short!

And the new Olympus E-PL2 accessories are also on auction at eBay and in Stock in some stores:
– MAL-1 Led Light at eBay, Amazon US, Amazon Deutschland, Amazon UK, Amazon France.
– PenPal bluetooth module at eBay, Amazon Deutschland, Amazon UK, Amazon France.

Share News and Rumors

Click on the Share button below to write the message! Name and email are NOT required so you can stay anonymous. Also the IP-address will not be submitted to us. Use Imageshack to share pictures (anonymously).

Your name (not required)

Email (not required)

Rumor

×
×