April 17, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Lens rumors

According to EOSHD Leica could make Summilux C cinema primes for the Panasonic AF100. Probably the microFourThirds version of the leica cinema lenses will be produced by Panasonic with leica quality control (like the Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 lens).
The future leica cinema primes for PL-mount are the 16, 18, 21, 25, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75 and 100mm lenses (no details were yet given about aperture and price)

I also received the Schneider-Kreuznach roadmap for the NX system. I posted the rumor on k-rumors.com. I would like to have such fast prime lenses for MicroFourThirds!

April 16, 2010
Posted in news

Panasonic GH1 firmware hack.

Pentax-Hack is working on a new Panasonic GH1 hack. Once installed your custom firmware on your GH1 you will be able to create new camera features. EOSHD noticed the “availability of both 50p and 60p no matter if the model is PAL / NTSC.
Important note: The project is still in development. There is no easy way to use the hack.

One more thing: You could also install Windows Vista on your GH1. Good luck with trojans and virus!

April 16, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Panasonic patent shows MicroFourThirds Adapter with mirror and phase detection

Panasonic latest patent discloses an adapter for MicroFourThirds camera which adds mirror and phase detection on your camera. Remember only few patents do become real products.
Anyway do you really need to turn your mirrorless camera back into a classic DSLR?

source: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2010/0091175.html

sent to us by Andrea (SonyAlphaRumors)

April 16, 2010
Posted in poll

POLL: Select the three major improvements for the Panasonic AG-AF100.

Our friend Dracore which is following the NAB event in Las Vegas told us that Panasonic is “expecting the AG-AF100 to be available in December“. The Panasonic rep gave him the contact info to submit suggestions which may/may not make it into the final product.

I collected your suggestions and created a poll.

I am sure Panasonic will take care of the suggestions of professionals filmmakeras more than the suggestion of our readers. We have also to consider that most of you are photographer more than videographer. So let’s give you some rules:
1) Vote if you really have some experience with video.
2) Vote if you are one of the potential buyers of the Panasonic AG-AF100

The product of the year is the...

  • Panasonic GH2 (32%, 1,150 Votes)
  • Voigtländer 25mm lens (17%, 598 Votes)
  • Olympus E-5 (15%, 530 Votes)
  • Olympus E-PL1 (12%, 450 Votes)
  • Panasonic GF2 (5%, 183 Votes)
  • Panasonic AG-AF100 (4%, 160 Votes)
  • Olympus 9-18mm lens (4%, 150 Votes)
  • Panasonic 14mm lens (2%, 81 Votes)
  • Panasonic G2 (2%, 70 Votes)
  • Panasonic 100-300mm lens (2%, 70 Votes)
  • Olympus 14-150mm lens (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Noktor 50mm lens (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Lensbaby for Micro Four Thirds (1%, 23 Votes)
  • Panasonic 8mm fisheye (0%, 17 Votes)
  • SLRmagic 35mm (0%, 13 Votes)
  • Olympus 75-300mm lens (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Panasonic 12.5mm 3D lens (0%, 10 Votes)
  • Olympus 40-150mm lens (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Panasonic G10 (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,601

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April 16, 2010
Posted in reviews

Detailed analysis of the new Olympus lenses (DSLRmagazine)

DSLRmagazine (click here to read the google english translation) analyzed the new Olympus 9-18mm and 14-150mm lenses. They have a lot of interesting information. An example? I didn’t know the Zuiko 9-18 mm lens focusing is performed through the movement of only a lens. This offers the advantage of minimal inertia of acceleration and braking.

Worth reading!

[Thanks Jj-san]

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