November 2, 2010
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(FT5) Panasonic GF2 to be announced on November the 4th at 6am London time

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Finally we know the exact date and hour of the Panasonic GF2 announcement.

November the 4th (Thursday) at:

– 1am New York City time
– 6am London time
– 7am Berlin time
– 3pm Tokyo time

As usual I will not sleep the night before the announcement to keep you updated with all last minute leaks and first press releases and previews. I would be very happy if you could send me everything you can find about the GF2 to share it with all 43rumors readers. Thanks!

Spread the word! See you at 6am (London time) on 43rumors ;)
Ale

P.S.: Received many mails from people asking me if the GF2 has a Fuji X100 or so called “rangefinder style”. The answer is pretty obvious…it’s “No”!

November 2, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) The GF2 is a perfect camera for beginners.


A fake GF2 image created by Blog.livedoor.jp.

Those who tested the camera said the GF2 is a very easy to use camera. The usability of the GF2 is much better than the current Sony NEX cameras (we compare the GF2 with the NEX because of the similar size). There are no big design changes (it’s thinner and less high and has a different button layout than the GF1). I guess Panasonic goal was to create a minimalistic, easy to use, tiny and cheap Micro Four Thirds camera to appeal beginners (maybe the GF2 is the reason behind the recent Panasonic LX5 price drops on Amazon).

We have not many specs now. We know it has the same G2 sensor (12 Megapixel) and faster AF.
P.S.: Touchscreen (not confirmed yet but highly probable).

If you have more info about the GF2 contact us at 43rumors@gmail.com or use the contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks!

November 2, 2010
Posted in reviews

The need for speed: The Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8

We are all missing some nice fast lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system and that’s why we created the “Need for speed” article collection to see how well third party lenses do perform when used on our MFT cameras. A high-quality option could be the new Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8 (Click here to check current eBay auctions and price).

Soundimageplus posted a very detailed two part review (part1part2) of the Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8. He tested the lens on the Panasonic GH1 and after a very long analysis they concluded that:  “The Cosina Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 Classic is a fine well-made lens that performs very well. There is some CA and fringing wide open and in keeping with many lenses of this type is sharpest in the mid-range, f/5.6 and f/8 being especially good. The results on my GH1 echo the results on my Leica M9, and its a very useful lens for both systems.

P.S.: They also posted some image samples on Flickr.

eBay link: Voigtländer 75mm f/1.8

Read the most recent the need for speed articles:
C-mount zooms test by Seb Farges
Canon 25-100mm f/1.8 (a cheap zoom lens for the GH2 and AG-AF100)
Taylor Hobson Vidital 30mm f/1.3 for M4/3
Zoomatar 75mm, 180mm and 250mm….all f/1.3
The Voigtländer 35mm and 40mm f/1.4 lenses
Canon 50mm f/0.95 (Leica M-mount) and the Canon 50mm f/1.2 (Canon FD mount)
The extremely rare Zeika Nominar C-mount M25 f/0.95

November 1, 2010
Posted in reviews

(FT5) Panasonic GF2 to be announced this week!

What a surprise! Panasonic had the great idea to launch a new camera after Photokina to get all the attention from the media! We heard from our sources that the new Panasonic GF1 successor (the GF2) will be announced…. THIS WEEK!!! If you want proof that the GF2 really exists, take a look at the screenshot above. Panasonic registered the new camera at the Korean radio research agency. What will the GF2 look like? We have no picture yet but two of our sources have already seen the camera. The GF2 is incredibly tiny! De facto it will become the smallest mirrorless camera ever (bye bye Sony NEX!). And it will use the same Panasonic G2 12 Megapixel sensor

Stay tuned!

P.S: One source said it’s an incredibly sexy looking camera ;)

P.P.S.: Panasonic really did everything to keep that announcement secret. Only a very few people knew about that announcement!

P.P.P.S: A few days ago we told you that the camera will be available by early 2011. It looks like the announcement will be made this week but the camera will be available by early 2011.

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November 1, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) HOT!!!!!! New Micro Four Thirds camera within the next few days! Follow 43rumors!

I really didn’t expect that but three of my very trusted sources just contacted me to say that we will see a new Micro Four Thirds cameras very very and very soon! I was ready to get on vacation this weekend but they told me to stay at home because I will have a lot of work to do soon :)

The first thing I can tell you about the new camera is that the announcement date have been kept very secret (more secret than usual) and only a few person seem to know what’s coming. One of my very good sources also said that it will be almost impossible to get a picture of that camera because of that. I got some info about the new product but I am currently double-checking the specs with other sources. If you know something feel free to contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com!

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