November 22, 2011
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Message for anonymous source: Here you can upload the image.

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Dear readers! Sorry to disturb you but this is a message for a top(!) anonymous source. He asked me where he can upload and share the new lens picture. Please use that link: https://www.wetransfer.com/ to send me the image to 43rumors@gmail.com. You can enter a FAKE email address in the field where wetransfer asks for your email address. You can also send me the picture directly to 43rumors@gmail.com! Thanks!

P.S: Dear readers, hope to share you the image soon 😉

November 21, 2011
Posted in news

How to build your own Lomo camera with Olympus OM lens

If you want to create your own Lomo camera than read the How To posted by Unplggd (Click here). They use the Olympus 50mm f/1.8 OM as lens for the homemade camera. Of course you can buy Unplggd explains what’s the advantage of building that kind of Lomo camera: “There are several smartphone apps that can help you create Lomography look-a-like images, but nothing beats this DIY project which produces similar perfectly imperfect photos. You can even pair this hack with a vast array of OM Series SLR lenses or use an adapter for other glass from different manufacturers to further the array of results…

Of course you don’t have to do this to get your Lomo styled effects. You can use the m43 to Lomo lens adapter (Click here to see them on eBay) to use original Lomo lenses.

Links:
Olympus OM lenses on eBay (Click here).
Lomo lenses on eBay (Click here).

Via Petapixel

November 21, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Join the new 43rumors facebook fanpage. You can find a rumor surprise :)

As some of you know Facebook deleted our 43rumors account a while ago. I created a new Facebook 43rumors fanpage you can freely join (Click here). Today you have a good reason to join….read the last message! Yes, a surprise is coming very soon :)

November 21, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Upcoming X lenses will be weather sealed? (there will be a weather sealed camera too?)

Surprise! Rumors coming from good sources confirm that the upcoming new 12-35mm and 35-100mm X lenses will be weather sealed! About time Panasonic! The question now is. If Panasonic is going to announce weather sealed lenses will there be a weather sealed camera coming too? No current m43 cameras resist rain and dust. That’s why it’s easy to guess that in 2012 Panasonic will unveil the very first weather sealed cameras. What will it be? A new line of camera? The GH3? the GX3?

If you know something about the coming weather sealed camera feel free to send me an anonymous message by using the contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks!

Reminder: The new X lenses should be announced in January-February. They will have a bright constant aperture. Probably f/2.8 but I hope its’ f/2.0 like the 14-35mm f/2.0 and the 35-100mm f/2.0 Zuiko lenses.

Here are the links to the two amazing Olympus Four Thirds zooms:
Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
Zuiko 35-100mm f/2.0 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

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

November 21, 2011
Posted in news

43rumors Readers work roundup!


land of sicilia from emeric on Vimeo.

This is a post that contains emails from 43rumor readers. Here is the list:

1) Made a short film on the killer whales of the North Sea. Used the GH2 during gale force wind, upto 38 knots. GH2 and zuiko 12-60 and 35-100. Manual focus.
If you like it, nice to add it on your website for a break in between the rumors. The camera has some troubles since I used it, the salt wind, rain and sea water probably reached the electronic components. (but it was worth it) Here is the link. http://youtu.be/Cc2tNVrhAUA
Best Wishes, Melvin

2) I don’t know if its interesting for the gang or not but I recently shot some sample images with my G2 using the Novoflex adapter, a Canon FD 70-210/f4 and a Canon Extender FD 2x-B. You can find the sample under http://der-eigene-blickwinkel.blogspot.com/2011/11/samples-with-canon-fd-70-210f4-on.html

3) Fotofinlandia is THE premier photo contest in Finland. It is now organized every third year.  I have some info on it at my site. The finalists were announced today. My series of images is one of those lucky 12. Your 43rumors readers might be interested to know that this series is shot with E-P2 and D.Zuiko 50mm f/2 Macro.  I had another series among TOP 35. Same equipment. All in all there are some 8000 photographers who have right to participate. The finalists can be seen here: http://www.fotofinlandia.fi/ehdokkaat/
If you click on “KAIKKI EHDOKKAAT” you can see those 33 series (not 35) who were in semi-finals.

4) “Hi Sir, I am a member of 43rumors, I read everyday your articles, specially the Olympus ones :) because since I was a child I have been taking pictures with OM cameras and now with four thirds and micro fourthirds cameras. My dream will be working for Olympus one day :). I have submitted a picture to National Geographic taken with an Olympus E-1 and Zuiko Digital 14-54 lens. I wonder if you could publish an announcement of the picture in National Geographic taken with the OLYMPUS E-SYSTEM. Maybe people like it and can press I like it or write a comment. If I had a minimum chance to win, could you believe it? OLYMPUS in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC! :) I really wish Michael Woodford can manage to get rid of this problem right now. I truly believe in MFT!!! It´s the future. Anyway I´ll understand if you can´t publish it.
Best wishes,
David Irisarri Vila
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/2011/entries/96818/view/

5) I see alot of people have been asking how the new Leica 25mm lens serves as a portrait lens. I recently took some pictures that shows how wonderful its bokeh is, and I disagree with those who says it is not a good portrait lens. Anyway, if its something that might be worth sharing, feel free to do so:)
Cheers from Japan
Here’s the link to the pics btw: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nipponbasse/sets/72157628018874014/

6) Rise Up 2011 ABS 13 Bouldering Comp with GH2 and Leica 25mm on youtube.

7) SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm f/1.6 Test (vimeo).

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