January 21, 2011
Posted in deals

Amazon and Adorama accepting Panasonic GF2 preorders (+GH2 and XZ-1 status changes and 7-14mm superdeal)


Good news folks. It looks like we can soon get the new Panasonic GF2. Amazon is accepting preorders and Adorama has the body only version too!
– Preorder the black GF2+14mm lens at Amazon (Click here)
– Preorder the red GF2+14mm lens at Amazon (Click here)
– Preorder the silver GF2+14mm lens at Amazon (Click here)
– Preorder the white GF2+14mm lens at Amazon (Click here)
– The GF2 + 14-42mm kit can not be preorderd (Click here)

You can also preorder the GF2 at Adorama (Click here). They have also the GF2 body only available for preorder (Click here)!!!

There are two status changes at Amazon:
– The black Panasonic GH2 +14-42mm lens now “ships within 1 to 2 months” at Amazon (Click here).
– The Olympus XZ-1 is “Temporarily out of stock” at Amazon (Click here).

And last but not least the amazing Panasonic 7-14mm lens is now in Stock for an interesting price: $792 at Amazon (Click here).

January 21, 2011
Posted in deals

Voigtländer 25mm lens sold out for months!!!

dance and fast lenses (GH2 + 20mm 1.7, voigtländer 25mm 0.95, 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.1, kern-switar 26mm 1.1) from Seb Farges on Vimeo.

I have bad news: The Nokton lens will not be available for the next months! It is completely sold OUT! Cameraquest just updated the availability status: “The new Voigtlander 25/.95’s will be in short supply. Cosina Voigtlander seems to have hit a nerve with customer demand, as orders to the factory far exceeded the first production run. Cosina was only able to fill half of my initial 25/.95 order. My November and December shipments of Micro 4/3 Voigtlander 25/.95 lenses were sold out BEFORE arriving at CameraQuest. My 3rd 25/.95 shipment is expected in February. The factory has not been able to meet the demand. My back order with the factory exceeds my 25/.95 deposits, however I can not predict how many 25/.95’s I will receive in February. That depends upon both lens production and the total factory 25/.95 orders received.

And yesterday Adorama removed the Voigtländer preorder page…Click here to see….an empty page :)

The only good news that I can give you is that there are a few lenses in acution on eBay (Click here).

January 21, 2011
Posted in reviews

Very detailed Olympus E-PL2 review at digitalcamerainfo

Digitalcamerainfo tested the new Olympus E-PL2. It’s a very long review so be sure to have enough time to read it all! They also compared the E-PL2 with the older E-PL1 and yes there seems to be a difference between the two cameras: “Our tests so far show that the color performance of the E-PL2 is relatively unchanged, but the noise performance seems to have been improved slightly.

A first short user report has been written inside the “Just bought Olympus E-PL2!!! WOW! oh WOW!” forum post at Serious compacts. The title says it all ;)

And to conclude, dcresource posted a bunch of new test shots taken with the E-PL2.

E-PL2 preorder links: Amazon, Adorama, Amazon DE, Amazon FR and eBay.

January 20, 2011
Posted in deals

SOLD OUT! Panasonic GH2 in Stock at Amazon (with $40 discount!)

UPDATE: Now sold out!!!

There were four GH2 + 14-140mm kits in Stock at Amazon (Click here)! Price is $1,456.77 (which is $43 less than the original price). This is the first time that kit lens is in Stock in USA! Unbelievable or not?

Reminder: The GF2 is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

January 20, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic G3 with a complete new design (new sensor and FullHD)

We just learned that Panasonic is going to introduce a completely new designed G3 camera. The new body looks different than the current G1/G2 cameras. But it will not have a “rangefinder look” like the famous DMC-LC1. One of our sources told us that the new body form is very close to the Samsung NX10. We received rumors saying that Panasonic wasn’t happy with the Panasonic G10 and Panasonic G2 sales. That’s why they anticipated the release of a new G camera having new specs and new design. As you know the G10 has been discontinued and the G2 price is decreasing.

The new sensor is the same that will be used by future Olympus cameras. We have no reliable info yet but we received rumors about a new 14-15 megapixel sensor from unknown sources. What’s certain is that the G3 can take FullHD videos (but not at 24mbit/s like the new GH2).

Stay tuned on 43rumors! I hope to receive some detailled spec as soon as possible. Thanks!

Links to the Panasonic DMC-LC1 on eBay or Amazon.
Links to the Samsung NX10 on eBay or Amazon.
The discontinued G10 at Bhphoto.

Reminder: Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
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FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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