(FT2) Panasonic GX2 specs.

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A GX2 Mockup design made by 43rumors reader Mike (Thanks!).

The GX1 got a huge discount yesterday (reminder, $341 for the kit at Amazon) and Is till didn’t get FT5 rumors yet about the possible GX2. All I got is some bits from anonymous source. SO please take it as usual with a grain of salt as these kind of rumors sometimes are correct and sometimes not. But in the meantime let’s see what the GX2 may could be:

– 16MP sensor (same as GH3)
– non-weather sealed magnesium alloy body
– Same AFs peed as GH3.
– Price around $800.
– On market in April

The source also wrote about a new “1,744 OLED EVF” but he omitted to tell me if that viewfinder is integrated or just a new external attachable EVF. You may tell me more about this?

P.S.: Sources that may want to share what they know about the camera can send me an anonymous message using the contact form on the very right of their website or by sending me an email at 43rumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

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

 

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a little bit of everything…

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Olympus OMD5 and FL-50 electronic flash

60mm lens test by Lepidi (translation here).
GH3 test bei DerSpiegel (in German).
A Shift Adapter from Kenko at DC.watch.
75mm lens review by MicroFourThirdsinfo.

Hajdu Tamás:Hi, I’m an old reader of your blog. I was thinking that maybe you are interested in a photo taken with an Olympus OMD and Panasonic 14mm f2.5 goal, that has become a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards in the category Travel http://worldphoto.org/images/image/457624/?FromImageGalleryID=16047

Michael:I see you’re posting more reviews of the much-maligned Olympus 17mm F1.8 as they trickle in. I’ve had this lens for a week and I find it is plenty sharp for my needs, which are mostly video-related. It’s early days, but I believe the question of sharpness will be an non-issue for video shooters.
You can see my first video test with it here: https://vimeo.com/58682286

Rachid:Just to share with you a work entirely done on a Panasonic GH2 camera. It’s a trailer for a movie-play (movie sequences – memories of the main character – are projected during a play) called Quai 33. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
https://vimeo.com/58508982

Hehku:It is up to you if you think this is worth posting but in Finland, you can get
E-PM1 + 14-42mm R II for 250 EUR
Olympus 12-50mm for 199 EUR
Olympus 75-300mm for 499 EUR
(and the Sigma 19/30mm for 109 EUR)
The store is at www.topshot.fi.”

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Olympus patent: All in focus macro.

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Sometimes you find very exotic and unexpected patents like this one from Olympus (Source: Egami). And it was even a bigger surprise after learning that actually a camera having a feature like this already exists…it is the Casio EX-ZR1000. Basically it’s a feature where you can shoot multiple pictures in a sequence and different focus points to obtain an all sharp image.

Son’t know how many of you would find this useful but to have a feature like this doens’t hurt :)

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Jackar vs SLR magic lens comparison on video.

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The video on top shows a comparison between the newly announced Jackar 34mm f/1.8  lens and the SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC. Both are certainly not the best lenses for the MFT system but some of you might found them to be a good cheap alternative to other lenses.

The Jackar lens itself can be bought on eBay (Click here) (found via Slidoo).

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