June 11, 2011
Posted in deals

Olympusmarket auctions ending this weekend.

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A reinder: All those products can be shipped to Europe only! Please ask Olympusmarket if they ship outside Europe before to bid!

Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens (Click here to see the auction)
Olympus E450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus 9-18mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus 14-150mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus 9-18mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus 9-18mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus 70-300mm Four Thirds lens (Click here)
Olympus E450 with 14-42mm lens (Click here)
Olympus 9-18mm lens (Click here)

June 10, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Olympus reaffirms: Micro Four Thirds is our future.

Once again Olympus reaffirmed that the future is Micro Four Thirds. But they still need some time to develop a PRO Pen camera that can replace the Olympus E-5. You can read the original message on the getolympus facebook site (Click here).

Via Noisycamera

June 10, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Leica 25mm f/1.4 size (FT3) will be cheaper than we all thought?

I got small bits of info about the upcoming Leica 25mm f/1.4 Micro Four Thirds lens.  The lens has the same diameter as the current 20mm f/1.7 pancake which is 63mm. And the length opf the lens is 54,5mm. On the picture on top you can see a comparison with other lenses. The new Leica is 1cm shorter than the current only Leica m43 lens, the The Panasonic 45mm macrolens. The big lens is the Four Thirds 25mm Leica which uses the 43 to m43 adapter. The camera is the old nice Panasonic GF1.

There is one more info I got that need to be double checked with other sources. One source “heard” that the new Leica will be cheaper than the rumored 700-800 dollar/Euro price range. Let’s hope this is true because if the lens costs around 500-600 dollars/Euro (and the image quality is top notch) I am sure it will sell like hotcakes! Reminder, the “old” Four Thirds 25mm f/1.4 had a price tag of $1100 dollars/Euro. As you know that lens has been discontinued and you can still find some Four Thirds 25mm lenses on eBay (Click here).

P.S.: Someone can send me a picture of the lens? Thanks! :)

Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
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

June 10, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic G3 review (+ new video + preorders on eBay).

Panasonic G3 in Paris (made by Hybridcams.fr).

That tiny G3 is really surprising me. It’s getting a very positive feedback from reviewers and also the image samples do look very good!
The latest review is form Jeff Keller from DCresource (Click here). The first impression is very good: “The camera can be held and operated with one hand, with the most important controls within easy reach of your fingers.” but “controls are more cluttered…that led to lots of accidental button-pressing“. “Highlight clipping seemed improved over previous models…Overall, the Lumix DMC-G3 produces very good quality photos“. “The camera tends to slightly underexpose, usually be 1/3 stop. That’s easy to fix with bracketing or by just increasing the exposure compensation up a bit.”
Final words: “All things considered, the DMC-G3 retains the features that made the G-series a favorite of mine, which is why this latest iteration earns my recommendation.

First preorders are now available on eBay too (Click here). According to Amazon UK (Click here) the G3 will be released on 17 June 2011! You can preorder the camera at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Amazon Germany (Click here).

June 10, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Message for readers and sources.

Good Morning!

I want to thank all the people that sent me links to news, deals and reviews in those last days. I write this because I didn’t post most of the things they sent me. I had no time because I am working full time on rumors (it is a LOT of work to get good rumors!). It’s is important that you know that I really appreciate your help and I ask you for a bit of patience. I will post everything you sent to me as soon as I can!

A second message goes to all sources that sent me info during the last month. Thanks for your help! As you have noticed (you sources) I didn’t post most of the rumors I received. I have done this because I always try to doublecheck the info. Also in that case thanks for your patience! It’s important you know that I got your messages and the good news is that I now have been able to verify most of the rumors you sent to me. It was good to take time before to post the rumors because some of the rumors I received were incorrect (like for example the rumor about the PEN with built-in viewfinder).

To cite Steve Jobs: There is “one more thing” for our readers: There are now many good rumors coming (FT5!). And most of the news are very exciting. I am particularly happy about the upcoming lenses. It well help to push the Micro Four Thirds system much more than any other Mirrorless system (See NEX and NX). But also the upcoming PEN and G3 cameras and the rumors about the cameras coming in September are very intriguing. be prepared to discuss some hot rumors soon! Are you ready? :)

 

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