August 11, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) New Panasonic 45-175mm m43 lens to be announced soon?

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The image on top shows the Olympus 40-150mm lens against Panasonic wants to compete with the new 45-175mm.

I got this rumor from three different soruces. According to them Panasonic developed a new 45-175mm m43 zoom lens. Apparently the main characteristic of the lens are two:
1) Extremely compact design
2) Cheap in price
It will compete against the Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 which is priced at around $220 (250 Euro). You can check the price of the Olympus lens at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay. But the Panasonic lens should be more compact than the Olympus. What I don’t knwo yet if that is the lens that will be announced in late August or not. Hope to get some more news about that soon!

Reminder -> 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

August 11, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…


Panasonic AG AF100 Vs Panasonic GH2 Resolution & Gamma Tests (Source: Cinescopophilia).

Olympus SZ-10 Super Zoom Digital Camera Review (ePhotozine).

EP3 vs G3 High ISO 20mm 1.7 and 25mm 1.4 (Dpreview forum).

Panasonic G3 test at Akam (norwegian).

E-P3 with 12mm lens test at Hendralauw.

Panasonic pic becomes six billionth on Flickr (Amateur Phtographer).

Finest Dance 3D (3dkraft.de).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Express Review (Neocamera).

REMINDER: Those are the direct search links to all the new Pana/Oly stuff:
Panasonic G3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic GF3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus E-P3 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.

August 10, 2011
Posted in deals

Olympus E-PL3 preorders at Adorama (+ GH2 deal)

You can now preorder the Olympus E-PL3 at Adorama (Click here). Other stores where you can preorder are Amazon Deutschland (Click here), Digitalrev (Click here) and notfying service at BHphoto (Click here). The camera should be in Stock in US by September.

Hot deal: The Black GH2 with 14-42mm lens is in Stock for $946 at Amazon (Click here).

P.S.: You can read a new review at the chinese PChome website (Click hee to read the gogole english translation). It is only the second review we found on the web. The first was at DSLRmagazine (Click here to read the google english translation).

August 10, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Olympus E-P3 reviews at Pocket-lint and Stuff.

Pocket-Lint (Click here) posted a new E-P3 review: “It’s a great camera to use, if not a little large compared to some of the competition, and produces among the best pictures of any Micro Four Thirds camera. However, the price and low shots per battery charge may be its comeuppance, and with the impending launch of the smaller, cheaper and almost-as-well-equipped E-PL3 and E-PM1 models there’s a chance the E-P3 may be overlooked.

Also Stuff.tv (Click here) tested the new camera: “If you want full creative control in a cool but discreet package, the E-P3 is hard to beat. The Sony NEX-5 runs it close but is quite a different camera in use and further removed from the DSLR feel, while Panasonic’s GF2 and GF3 come up a little short in the style and usability stakes.

Check the E-P3 in Stock status by clicking those search links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

August 10, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) At least one new lens coming from Panasonic by end of August (no word about the GF7 yet)

Small update about the upcoming Panasonic product announcement which will take place between August 26 and September 1 (right before the IFA in Berlin). I am now sure that there will be at least one new Micro Four Thirds lens. But I am still not certain if Panasonic will announce the new GF7 too! The lens will be probably a zoom lens but I am not sure yet if it will be the long awaited fast 12-50mm f/2.5-3.3 lens or something else.

If you heard something about the upcoming Panasonic (or Olympus) products feel free to send me an anonymous message using the contact form you see here on the right sidebar. As you know name and email address are NOT required and no hidden data like the IP-address gets stored. Would be nice if you could send me a sort of nickname so that I can recognize the source in future! Thanks!

Reminder -> 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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