New Kipon OM to MFT shift adapter.

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KIpon released a brand new OM to MFT Shift adapter which is available now on eBay (Click here). And this isn’t the only good news for OM lens owners. The new OM to MFT Speed Booster is also set to come in August!

List of the OM prime lenses…Click on the link to check the price and auctions on eBay: 21mm f/2.0 and 21mm f/3.5 lens, 24mm f/2.0 and 24mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/3.5 shift lens, 28mm f/2.0 and 28mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/3.5 lens, 35mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 shift lens, 40mm f/2.0 lens, 50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.0 macro and 50mm f/3.5 lens, 55mm f/3.5 macro lens, 85mm f/2.0 lens, 90mm f/2.0 macro lens, 100mm f/2.0 and 100mm f/2.8 lens, 135mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/3.5 lens, 180mm f/2.0 and 180mm f/2.8 lens, 200mm f/4.0 and 200mm f/5.0 lens, 250mm f/2.0 lens, 300mm f/4.5 lens, 350mm f/2.8 lens, 400mm f/6.4 lens, 500mm f/8.0 lens, 600mm f/6.6 lens, 1000mm f/11 lens.

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(FT5) First image of the new Panasonic GX7!

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UPDATE: The image of the GX7 can be seen at Postimg and Tinypic.

 

This is the first image of the brand new Panasonic GX7 that will be announced in August! As you see Panasonic goal was to revive the glorious Four Thirds L1 camera (here on eBay). And some of you also saw a touch of Fuji X-M1 (very similar back!) on the new GX7. And this could not be casual because Fuji and Panasonic are working together on the new organic sensor tech. That said here are the specs:

– The leaked document says it’s 16Megapixel but I heard it’s 18MP. This makes me think the sensor may be multiaspect. Which means 18 megapixel sensor with 16 megapixels effective resolution (like it was on the GH2!).
– It has a Magnesium body and comes in full black or black-silver.
– It has an on sensor stabilization (first ever for Pana).
– Same video quality as the GH3
– Shutter speed up to 1/8000
– 5fps (4fps with continuous A)
– it can focus also in very dark conditions
– Tiltable 2,76 Million Dot EVF
– Tiltable 3 inch LCD (1,04 Million dots)
– Integrated WiFi and NFC
– Focus peaking
– Stereo Mic
– Shipment in September
– Body only price 1.000 Euro
– There will be two kit version. One with 14-42 and one with 20mm lens.

So, do you like the new Panasonic? Me…yes!

Thanks Harry and Ulrich!!!

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(FT5) No joke: Not yet announced GX7 can be preordered in France at FNAC! Costs 999 Euro.

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43rumors reader Guillaume reports an amazing story:

Yesterday, I went to Fnac store in oder to get a G6. Unfortunately, they only have G6 with kit lens 14-140. As I wanted the body only version, the vendor searched in Fnac products database but the body version wasn’t referenced. He show me the search results for “Pana body only” saying: “sorry, no G6, the only Panasonic that I can order in body only version are the GH3 and GX7. Bingo, I pre-order mine with 200€ account.

Sadly Fnac had no pictures of the new GX7 but at leats we now know that the GX7 body costs 999 Euro! And all my sources confirmed the GX7 specs. New 18Megapixel sensor, built-in tiltatble EVF, on sensor stabilization (a first on Panasonic MFT cameras). Announcement in August! This is more o rless how it looks (image from panasonic patent):

This is how the GX7 is likely going to look (Courtesy Dicahub).

Message to all sources and readers: Let’s try to search for the first GX7 picture. If you find it drop me a message at 43rumors@gmail.com or send me an anonymous text by using the contatc form you see on the right side of your browers. And don’t miss any news. Join our group on facebook and follow our tweets.

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New Olympus 17mm and Panasonic G6 reviews.

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EOSHD Panasonic G6 test (plus GH3 comparison shots) from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

The Panasonic G6 got tested by Andrew at EosHD (Click here):

“Although it doesn’t match the stills and raw video quality coming from the Canon 5D Mark III (nor is it full frame) for $650 you can’t expect it too – yet the G6 gives generously and it has put a smile on my face. The GH2 is back! And for $650 it is better than ever.”

Photographyblog (Click here) tested the Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens and writes:

“Overall, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.8 is a huge step up from the pancake-style M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8, being sharper, faster and quicker to focus, while offering better build quality and more features in a slightly bigger and heavier – but still tiny and lightweight – package. This does come at a hefty price premium though, with the new lens being about 70-90% dearer.”

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Price drop: Panasonic 12-35mm X lens for $999.

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The price for the the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens just dropped down to $99 thankt to top rated seller MZgamers on eBay (Click here).

Speaking of high quality zoom I do hope Olympus-Panasonic will learn the lesson from Sigma. Their new 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom not only is terrific fast, but also of very high quality. And all that for $799 (Amazon price). I hope they will acknowledge that!

More deals:
All Olympus E-P5 kit variations in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Brand new SanDisk 16GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

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