For your GH4: New Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 (don’t look at the price)


If you plan to make high quality video production with your brand new Gh4 than you may be interested to get a top quality lens too. Zeiss just announced a new CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 lens you can preorder at BHphoto (Click here) for the very accessible price of $23,900.00! As you know this is a manual focusing lens only. But this is the very best cinema lens you can buy for MFT.

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Finally first image samples taken with the new Leica 15mm f/1.7 lens.


Image courtesy: ThePhoBlographer

ThePhoBlographer (Click here) posted a Leica 15mm f/1.7 first impression article. it also contains the first full size image samples. This is their first impression:

So far looking to be quite awesome. The version we played with initially focused quickly, offers punchy colors, feels great, and begs to be attached to your camera all day

What do you think so far about the lens quality?

Lens preorders:
Black lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Wex UK (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).
Silver lens at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here).


Back in Stock: E-M10 at Amazon. New E-M1 books coming soon.


After a couple of week the Black E-M10 kit is back in Stock via Amazon itself (Click here). And many here on 43rumors own the big brother, the E-M1. Well the first two E-M1 books are available for preorder at Amazon:

David Busch’s Olympus OM-D E-M1 Guide to Digital Photography (Click here). Ships end of April
Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Click here). Ships in August.

P.S.: There are two E-M1 books available now but they are in German only (E-M1 Fotoguide and Kreativ Fotografieren)


(FT5) Olympus 40-150mm PRO coming at Photokina. The other two new PRO lenses will not :(


I got the following info from two different sources: The new Olympus 40-150mm PRO zoom will certainly be released at Photokina in September. They also confirmed the 7-14mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4.0 will not hit the stores this year. Olympus will certainly display them at Photokina but that’s it. You will have time til Spring 2015 to save the money for those two PRO lenses :)

One more thing: There will be surprises from Olympus at Photokina. But more about that soon on 43rumors…

What future Olympus PRO lens are you considering to buy?

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a little bit of everything…


Opéra de Paris. The Ball Pod Test… from Pier-Yves Menkhoff Films on Vimeo.

Olympus 25mm f/1.8 vs Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 Lens Battle at Admiringlight.
Olympus Stylus 1 first part review at Betterfamilyphotos.
E-M10 tested at Trustedreviews.
5 Exciting Cameras to Look Out for in 2014 (Digitalrev).
Buyers Guide: Finding the Right Mirrorless Camera for You (ThePhoBlographer).

Bill: Thought you should see a picture of mine the LA Times ran in it’s Sunday Travel section today. I credit the (iso 6400) photo as shot with an Olympus OMD-EM5.

David:You may be interested in these brief reviews of several lenses (including some surprises) that have worked well for me on MFT (Panasonic) bodies…:–Lenses.htm

Jared: Has some of the most spectacular panoramas I’ve seen. I was looking to see what equipment he uses and found some older panoramas with exif data still: This seems to use a 43rds olympus E-410 and the olympus 8mm f3.5 fisheye. Pretty stunning for not only a tiny sensor, but a really old sensor as well…Also, I see some newer panoramas mentioning olympus, so I think a lot of his panoramas are taken with 43rds gear.