July 19, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Olympus 50mm macro lens for Micro Four Thirds coming by end of the year!


As you can see from the roadmap on top Olympus has the plan to release a 50mm macro lens for Micro Four Thirds. We now have been told by our sources that Olympus delayed the release of that lens til end of the year to anticipate the release of the just announced Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens. I think that was a good move made by Oly because we already have a 45mm macro lens from Panasonic. We have been told the 50mm macro will be on a very high level. Don’t know what you think, but Olympus is making a damn good job with lenses now! And I know there will be more lenses coming soon!

In the meanwhile check if the new lenses are available for preorder:
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

July 19, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

G3 is in Stock in Europe! New review at Outbackphoto

Outbackphoto (Click here) posted a new Panasonic G3 review: “The Panasonic Lumix G3 is clearly the m43 camera we like so far the most (except that the GH2 has better video support). The G3 is now an integral part of our m43 camera kit and our GF1 will get retired.

In the meanwhile the G3 is now available in many European stores! Here is the list (Click on shop name and you will see the G3 price and availability!):
Austria: Amazon.at, eBay.at
Belgium: Pixmania.be, eBay.be
Finland: Pixmania.fi, eBay
France: Amazon.fr, Pixmania.fr, eBay.fr
Germany: Amazon.de, Pixmania.de, eBay.de
Ireland: Amazon.uk, eBay.ie
Italy: Pixmania.it, eBay.it
Netherlands: Pixmania.nl, eBay.nl
Norway: Pixmania.no, eBay
Poland: Redcoon.pl, eBay
Spain: Redcoon.es, eBay.es
Sweden: Pixmania.se, eBay
Switzerland: Amazon.de, Pixmania.ch, eBay.ch
United Kingdom: Amazon.uk, Pixmania.uk, eBay.uk

P.S.: The GF3 is now available in Asia at Amazon.jp, and Digitalrev.

July 18, 2011
Posted in news

New PTool v3.61d with GH2 hack released!

Vitaly Kiselev just released the new updated PTool v3.61d at Personal-View.com (Click here). It brings the following new features:
– Wastly improved Video Bitrate patches.
– Many new encoder related patches for testers added.
– Few minor software bug fixes.


P.S.: Panaosnic GH2 search links to Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Thanks Travis

July 18, 2011
Posted in deals

Olympus 12mm now in Stock at BHphoto too!

The new Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens in now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

Other US deals reminder:
The Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake is now in Stock for $329.97 at Amazon (Click here).
Black G3 with 14-42mm lens for $633 on Amazon (Click here)!
Adorama has the Voigtländer 25mm in Stock (Click here). And don’t forget that they are also accepting preorders on the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 lens (Click here)
You can now get the AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds camcorder with a free (!) 14-140mm zoom lens at BHphoto (Click here).
The Black and White Olympus XZ-1 are in Stock for $409 only at Amazon (Click here).

July 18, 2011
Posted in news

A “different” Micro Four Thirds concept camera…

Shift is a hybrid digital camera system for the ambitious filmmaker. Based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, it combines superior image quality with an intuitive operating concept. Individualized control functions and film effects can be integrated into the host and are triggered live. A sophisticated housing provides a swiveling touch screen and an ergonomic handle extension. For unusual perspectives, the control unit can be removed, and the camera operated wirelessly. (Source: YankoDesign)

Also some of our readers treid to “imagine” the future Panasonic GF and Olympus PRO cameras:
http://i.imgur.com/1WEib.jpg (Made by Ben Y).
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcram/5891599403/in/photostream (Made by Marcram).

Feel free to send me your “imagination”! Will post it here on 43rumors!

Thanks Johannes

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