February 21, 2011
Posted in news

Rumors/news summary

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Good Morning!
Last week we posted quite a bit of new interesting rumors and news. I thought it was worth to make a summary of all the most important articles posted on 43rumors:

Hot discussions

Thom Hogan shared his thoughts to the question: What is the future for Olympus?. It’s definitely worthy to read! Please take a look at the comments which are also very interesting!
Zone-10 explains why 2011 is the Year of Olympus. And yesterday we asked you “Who do you think should join Micro Four Thirds?“.

Reviews

A very enthusiastic Panasonic GH2 review at Luminous Landscape. First Fuji X100 preview with real image samples (JPG and RAW) have been posted at Quesabesde. And we also posted the very first GH2 + Zeiss Cp lens image samples!

Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic G3 (and new lenses?) by end of March/early April
(FT3) After Pentax also Nikon will announce a tiny sensors mirrorless system? The “nikon coolpix pro”
A Mirrorless spring roadmap
(FT5) Next Olympus product announcement in May/June (but no pro camera yet?)

Did you read everything? Are you ready for the new week? ;)
The 43rumors guys!

February 21, 2011
Posted in news

Who do you think should join Micro Four Thirds?


Image above: The current Micro Four Thirds members

There are many camera manufactors that still didn’t make or join a mirrorless system. You will agree with me that it would be good if some of them would join the Micro Four Thirds system. My question to you is: do you have any special preference? You might explain us why?

Select one company that you would like to join Micro Four Thirds:

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February 20, 2011
Posted in deals

(UPDATED) Fuji X100 preorders at Amazon. GF2 in Stock. Nokton auctions.

Fuji X100

Amazon is again accepting preorders on the Fuji X100 (Click here).
One more thing: Best Sale Price (Click here) says it has two X100 in Stock! This must be a mistake! UPDATE: I have been told the two cameras have been really shipped! Incredible!
You can also preorder at Adorama (Click here) and subscribe to be notified at BHphoto (Click here)

Panasonic GF2

The Black GF2+14mm pancake is in Stock at Amazon (Click here). UPDATE: out of Stock yet!
The Black GF2+14-42mm lens is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here). The Red GF2+14-42mm lens is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).
The Silver GF2+14mm pancake is in Stock at Adorama (Click here). UPDATE: out of Stock yet!

Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95

There are more Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 auctions than usual on eBay (Click here).

Olympus E-PL2

$50 Instant rebates on the E-PL2 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

February 19, 2011
Posted in reviews

Panasonic GH2 Revisited at luminous Landscape

There is a new article about the GH2 written by Luminous Landscape (Click here). I am going to post only a few key points of his review but I higly recomment to read the full text!

Video: “Let it be enough to say that with a fast lens (for shallow DOF) it is to my mind the best video capable DSLR type camera on the market.
Viewfinder: “In fact, I would say that it is an many instances preferable to the dismal (meant literally) and small optical viewfinders found on the smaller and usually inexpensive DSLRs.
Ergonomics: “It doesn’t have the elegance and stark simplicity of a Leica M9; in fact quite the opposite. But, given that it is a small form factor DSLR style camera with full features, not only for still photography but for video as well, it does a remarkable job of satisfy sometimes contradictory needs.
Reliability: “I’ve owned the GH1 for a couple of years and now the GH2. Both have been totally reliable, as have all the Panssonic lenses that I own, with the exception of the new 100-300mm. It failed just a few days after I got to Mexico, with a locked-closed aperture
Focusing: “Though the GH2 uses contrast detection AF, you wouldn’t know it from its speed.
Mirror Vibration: “There is no Mirror Vibration
Image Quality: “The difference between APS-C and MFT is de minimis.
Battery: “poor battery performance
The biggest issue?The biggest issue with the Panasonic GH2 is that a great many people that want to buy one, can’t, because these cameras seem to constantly be in short supply” (P.S.: Amazon US (Click here) says “Usually ships in 1 to 2 months”)

Do you agree with the LL analysis?

And you can check if the GH2 is in Stock by visiting the direct product pages at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

February 19, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…


pont neuf – panasonic lumix gf2 in paris

CP+ 2011, Fuji : La star du salon ? C’est X100 bien sûr! (Focus Numerique).

GH2 Encryption And Dumping Information (gh1-hack.info).

Mirrorless Goes Mainstream (Arcrental). The Panasonic AF100: The Right Camera at the Right Time (Arcrental).

Videos 43rumors sent to me:
Perpetual Motion (Vimeo).
Son Cubano – GH2 meets the Roots of Salsa (3Dkraft).
John Laverty – British Superbikes – Building Confidence (Youtube).

Olympus XZ-1 preview at photoradar. Olympus XZ-1 Hands on at Flickr.

Hands-on: Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 and Sample Photos (ferdzdecena).

The website digital-photography explains how to apply Art Filters to RAW files. It is also possible to apply the Beauty Filter via Olympus Viewer 2 or Master to ANY .jpg file. And you can also have all of the newest art filters in the E-3 and other cameras.

μ43 — No good for sports? (jjsemplephotography)

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