July 21, 2011
Posted in news

Panasonic announces the new Panasonic FZ47 (FZ48) and the LS5 budget camera.


It’s not a Micro Four Thirds camera but some of you might be interested to see what kind of improvements the new FZ47/FZ48 has.

You can read the press release at Dpreview. Pity, the cameras has no RAW :(

And here is the new cheap LS5 compact camera: Dpreview press release.

July 20, 2011
Posted in reviews

Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 gets reviewed at Photographyblog!

There is the next Panasonic-Leica 25mm review at Photographyblog (Click here). The lens gets Highly Recommended by the reviewer: “£548.99 / $599.99 is undoubtedly expensive for a 50mm lens for any system, but given the excellent results, creamy bokeh and snappy performance, we feel that it’s just about justified and a good investment for Micro Four Thirds who have patiently waited for a fast standard prime.”

The lens worldwide shipment starts on July 22th.And those are my affiliate search links if you want to check if it is available for preorder in your country!

Australia: Amazon, BHphoto, Digitalrev, eBay.au
Austria: Amazon.at, Pixmania.at, eBay.at
Belgium: Pixmania.be, eBay.be
Canada: Adorama, B&H, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: Pixmania.dk, eBay
Finland: Pixmania.fi, eBay
France: Amazon.fr, Pixmania.fr, eBay.fr
Germany: Amazon.de, Pixmania.de, eBay.de
Hong Kong: Digitalrev, eBay, Amazon, B&H
Ireland: Amazon.uk, eBay.ie
Italy: Amazon.it, Pixmania.it, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, eBay
Netherlands: Pixmania.nl, eBay.nl
Norway: Pixmania.no, eBay
Poland: Pixmania.pl, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, eBay
Spain: Redcoon.es, Pixmania.es, eBay.es
Sweden: Pixmania.se, eBay
Switzerland: Amazon.de, Pixmania.ch, eBay.ch
United Kingdom: Amazon.uk, Pixmania.uk, eBay.uk
United States: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay


P.S.: Feel free to add your link if you find the lens somewhere else!!!

July 20, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

E-P3 in Stock at Amazon US and J&R. New studio comparison at Dpreview.

Dpreview posted the Olympus PEN E-P3 studio raw comparison files. But what’s even more important is that unlike Panasonic Olympus is very fast in delivering the new products! The E-P3 is now in Stock for the very first time at Amazon (Click here) and J&R (Click here). And the new top Olympus 12mm lens is also in Stock at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

One thing I noticed is that usually Panasonic stuff is first in Stock in Asia, than in Europe and than in US while Olympus stuff is first in Stock in Asia, than in US and than in Europe. So it looks like Olympus preference is for the US market instead for the European market.

July 20, 2011
Posted in news

Look at what (M-)43 cameras can do. Nice work done by Amos Chapple

Take a look at what Amos Chapple was able to do by using Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds cameras. In 2009 he won the Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year Award.
You can read an interview with Amos Chapple at http://blog.karimsahai.com/2011/03/the-photography-of-amos-chapple/. More pictures at http://www.amoschapple.com/.

As you can see wonderful work can be done with Micro Four Third cameras. Just a reminder: There are also two wonderful m43 stories at Craifmod:
1) The GF1 is a near perfect travel camera
2) Seeing prime: The Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 Lumix lens.

If you find nice professional works done with m43 and 43 cameras drop me a text at 43rumors@gmail.com! I will be very happy to post it here!

July 20, 2011
Posted in reviews

New E-P3, E-PL3 and 12mm hands-on at Techradar (BHphoto shows the E-PL3/E-PM1)

Olympus E-PL3 first look from TechRadar.com

There is a new triple Hands-on post at Techradar:

1) First up the Olympus PEN E-P3 Hands-on
2) Secondly, the Olympus PEN E-PL3 (Lite) Hands-on
3) and lastly, the Olympus M.ZUIKO 12mm f/2.0 lens Hands-on

In the meanwhile BHphoto added the E-PL3 (Click here) and E-PM1 (Click here) in their database. But there is no price indication yet!

REMINDER: Those are the direct search links to all the new Pana/Oly stuff:
Panasonic G3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Panasonic GF3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Olympus E-P3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

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