June 21, 2010
Posted in reviews

Manual focus (and cheap) lens review

“Travis” (one of our long-time 43rumors readers) made a video review for low cost manual focus lenses. These are many of the inexpensive legacy manual focus lenses available for interchangeable lens cameras.

Lens used (click on those links to see the availability and price of the lens on eBay):
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{ $sel = "1"; ?>c-mount lens if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>c-mount lens if ($loc == 'BE')
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{ $sel = "1"; ?>c-mount lens if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?> if ($sel != '1')
{?>c-mount lens

- $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 30mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 30mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 30mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 30mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 30mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 30mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 30mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 30mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 30mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 30mm F1.4 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Nikon 30mm F1.4

- $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 35-70mm if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 35-70mm if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 35-70mm if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 35-70mm if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 35-70mm if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 35-70mm if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 35-70mm if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 35-70mm if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 35-70mm if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 35-70mm if ($sel != '1')
{?>Canon 35-70mm

- $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 50mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 50mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 50mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 50mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 50mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 50mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 50mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 50mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 50mm F1.4 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 50mm F1.4 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Canon 50mm F1.4

- $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 55mm F1.2 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 55mm F1.2 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 55mm F1.2 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 55mm F1.2 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 55mm F1.2 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 55mm F1.2 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 55mm F1.2 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 55mm F1.2 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 55mm F1.2 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon 55mm F1.2 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Canon 55mm F1.2

- $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 50mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 50mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 50mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 50mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 50mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 50mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 50mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 50mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 50mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 50mm F1.8 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Nikon 50mm F1.8

- $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 85mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 85mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 85mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 85mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 85mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 85mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 85mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 85mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 85mm F1.8 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Nikon 85mm F1.8 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Nikon 85mm F1.8

- $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus 400mm F5.0 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus 400mm F5.0 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus 400mm F5.0 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus 400mm F5.0 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus 400mm F5.0 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus 400mm F5.0 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus 400mm F5.0 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus 400mm F5.0 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus 400mm F5.0 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus 400mm F5.0 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus 400mm F5.0

Thanks Travis!

June 20, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Rumors summary

We had many rumors and it’s time for a summary

1) By ealry July Panasonic will announce a new camera which will not be comparable with any camera released by Panasonic before. We are not talking about long awaited $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($sel != '1')
{?>LX3 successor. The LX4 (or LX5) will be announced late July or before Photokina. And we are not talking about a camera with interchangeable lenses. The sources did not tell us exactly how it will look like but we from 43rumors believe it will be a MicroFourThirds camera with fixed lens (like the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Sigma DP2 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Sigma DP2)

2) A bird told me that we should take a close look on this: http://43rumors.com/a-bird-told-me-you-should-look-at-those-pictures-olympus-modular-camera/

3) A Pentax patent created a lot of buzz. Why? The document shows lenses with the same 21.6mm image circle as Micro Four Thirds!

4) According to the swedish magazine Kamerabild Ricoh will release a Ricoh MicroFourThirds modul for their GXR camera in autumn!

5) DSLRphoto wrote a facebook post which says that Tamron could soon make m4/3 lenses.

6) Rumors from others: Samsung is almost ready to launch the new NX100! We found the name of the camera on the Samsung website. There is not more information, but we already know that the NX100 will be a compact camera very similar to the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic GF1! (source: k-rumors.com)

And now let’s start the new rumors week! ;)

June 20, 2010
Posted in news

Panasonic GH1 patch enables recording up to 80Mbit/s?


720p GF1 80Mbits 4:2:2 color space Firmware Hack – PapasArts Settings – Third Clip from huw jenkins on Vimeo.

Huw Jenkin posted some videos taken with the patched $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'DE')
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{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic GH1 and $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic GF1: http://www.vimeo.com/user538343/videos

And according to an entry he wrote on dpreview “the hack now enables you to do Mjpeg higher, around 70-80Mbits”

June 20, 2010
Posted in news

Olympus dust removal system wins the japanese invention award.

Olympus wins the award thanks to the the original patent application made in December 2000.

http://www.olympus.co.jp/jp/news/2010a/nr100618awardj.cfm

June 19, 2010

a little bit of everything…

The Farm – Hacked firmware Panasonic GF1 1080p video from mpgxsvcd on Vimeo.

This is a video I took at the farm yesterday with my GF1 and the hacked 1080p MJPEG firmware. I used a $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual if ($sel != '1')
{?>minolta 35-70mm F2.5-3.5 Macro manual manual focus lens.
The lens definitely could use IS for the macro videos. I only wish they made this lens in an m4/3s mount. It is a truly fantastic lens and it only costs $20!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Performance, Timings and Shutter Lag (Digitalcamerareview) and their final review.
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$loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus E-PL1 review at Popphoto
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Olympus mZD 14-150mm f4-5.6 Experience Diary by Brian Mosley
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 Review at Trustedreviews
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (DMC-TZ10) test at dpreview
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Olympus SP-600UZ Review at Photographybay

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