January 24, 2011
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(FT3) Coming soon: A mirror tele lens from Panasonic?

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That is a surprise! One of our very good sources just told us that Panasonic is developing a new 500mm mirror(reflex) tele lens! UPDATE: The source doens’t know if that lens will be announced within 2011. The picture I posted above shows the Minolta 500mm reflex. According to the source Panasonic is working with some of the minolta specialist that made that lens. The Panasonic version will have AF (autofocus), O.I.S. (in lens stabilization) and be smaller than the Minolta version. What I don’t know is if there is really a “market” for such a lens. That’s why I added a poll at the bottom of the post to ask you if you would be interested in buying such a lens. And if you know more about that lens drop us a line at 43rumors@gmail.com or use the contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks!

For reference:
– The Minolta 500mm lens is out of production. You can get it for $500-$700 at eBay (Click here to see the current lens auctions).
– The new verison of the Minolta lens is the Sony 500mm f/8. Price $750 at Amazon (Click here to see it).
– Opteka offers a 500mm lens with Four Thirds mount. You can get them on eBay (Click here) or Amazon (Click here).

Would you buy the Panasonic 500mm mirror lens?

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January 23, 2011
Posted in news

Tesla meets the GH2 and the Voigtländer (+ Micro Four Thirds rankings)

3Dkraft had the chance to see the new TESLA electric car. The video above and the images you can find on his website have been taken with the Panasonic GH2 and the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95.

Meanwhile EosHD posted the first part of the ReWo GH2 cage.

The latest japanese system camera sales ranking shows the Panasonic GF2 on position 7th (Source: BCNranking).

P.S.: There is no place where you can find exact rankings. You can only get a very approximative and general idea of how Sony cameras are selling at Amazon by checking their current bestseller rankings:
Click here to see the US ranking
Click here to see the UK rankings
Click here to see the Amazon Germany ranking
Click here to see the Amazon France ranking
Click hee to see the Amazon Italy rankings

January 23, 2011
Posted in news

Don’t forget to write your own reviews on 43rumors! (+43rumors stats)


Good morning!

It’s Sunday and there are not many news today. If you have some time feel free to rate the Micro Four Thirds product we listed inide our product database. You can write a whole review and rate the camera/lenses. Also a rating alone (without review) would be fine :)

That will help new or future Micro Four Thirds camera owners to get and idea about the quality of those products. Remember, you have to be a registered 43rumros member. We have a very strong spam filter. If you don’t receive the confirmation mail contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com and I will complete the regisrtation for you.

Thanks!

And here soemthinge else:

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For 3 months I used a new stat software which is awesome….it’s called getclicky. You might want to know who is visiting 43rumors? On top you see the most spoken languages of our readers. Below we have the list of the most present cities:
that’s it :)

January 22, 2011
Posted in reviews

New AG-AF101 video by Philip Bloom (with cool new audio text)


Turin Brakes: Ascension Day from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Turin Brakes: Ascension day commentary by PhilipBloom

Philip Bloom posted a new AG-AF100 video he has taken with 3 awesome and expensive lenses and the cheap SLR Magic Toy Lens. But he also added this nice audio track you can listen. I embedded both inside that post but I also suggest you to visit his website to read the full article and see some backstage pictures.

Lens used for that video (Click on name to check price and availability):
Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (eBay)
SLRmagic 26mm f/1.4(eBay)
Olympus Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 (Amazon)
Olympus 35-100mm f/2.0 (Amazon)

January 22, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…(E-PL2 review by digitalrev)


Olympus PEN E-PL2 Hands-on Review by Digitalrev.

Short Olympus E-5 review at Pdnonline and Computerworld.

Sony NEX5 vs. Panasonic GF1, the showdown (Tyson Robichaud).

Panasonic 0.75x Wide-Angle Lens for Lumix DMC-LX5 (Black) for $149.95 at BHphoto.

DxOmark released a new update which brings support for the new Panasonic GH2.

Is GH2 ISO 3200 really this close to ISO 100 on GF1 with the 14mm F2.5? (Dpreview forum).

Sony NEX-5 vs Olympus E-PL1 head to head at Tech.sina

Olympus EPL2 USB Drive at Fotoactualidad.

Olympus E-PL2 sample shots with Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 at digitaljournalofphotography.

Amazon Germany started to ship the Olympus XZ-1!

Reminder: There are a few Voigtländer Nokton auctions at eBay (Click here).

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