a little bit of everything…


Kascarade – Notebook – Acoustic version recorded in Bradford from kascarade (with the new SLR Magic 25mm f/0.95 lens).

Olympus 60mm macro test at Quesabesde and DC.watch.
GH3 Nauticam case now available for order at Nauticam.
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Sample Photos at ePhotozine.
XZ-10 firmware update at Olympus.

Thiago:Acabo de perceber que você fala Português! Que incrível!Eu sou brasileiro, e já morei na Alemanha (estudei em Heidelberg). Muito legal saber que você fala a minha língua e eu falo a sua língua ;) Adoro o site, e leio diariamente! Sou um grande fã de M4/3 e principalmente da lente BCL-1580. Meu tumblr blog ( bodycap.tumblr.com ) já conta com 100 imagens, atualizadas diariamente!” 43rumors answer: Obrigado ;)

Nicolas:I just posted a series on taking macro pictures with a cheap close-up filter. The first post is a general introduction (http://drinkcat.blogspot.com/2013/03/macro-photography-cheap.html), and the second gives more details on how to fix the chromatic aberration introduced by the filter (http://drinkcat.blogspot.com/2013/03/macro-photography-correcting-chromatic-aberration.html).

Graham:Some photos and video I shot using the E-PL1+9-18mm and underwater housing: http://vimeo.com/62043562 and http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamgibson/sets/72157633007251459/

Richard:I’m a professional wedding photographer that uses Nikon DSLRs, but recently I’ve bought a OM-D E-M5 (my 2nd m43 camera) and I’m really pretty happy with the camera. So i’ve wrote a little review on my website: http://www.photobyrichard.com/photobyrichard/2013/03/olympus-om-d-e-m5-review/

Mathieu:Would you consider sharing our mini video documentary filmed with the GH3 the next time you do an ‘a little bit of everything’ post? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as9W0cW3n5U

Hendrik: I wrote a little review for the EM-5 and the 45mm M.Zuiko on my blog and wanted to share it with you. Maybe you can mention it in a future post or something :) Would be great. http://johnsson-photography.jimdo.com/reviews/olympus-om-d-em-5/



Philip Bloom’s Micro Four Thirds Blackmagic camera review.


Review of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera Micro Four Thirds from Philip Bloom Reviews & Tutorials on Vimeo.

The Blackmagic MFT camera has been announced six months ago but still isn’t shipping at BHphoto (Click here). There is only one in Stock in Australia (via eBay).While you are waiting the postman to deliver your preorder you may check out the latest review written by Philip Bloom (Click here). The video review can be sen here on top.
Philip recommends the MFT version over the EF version because: “the flange distance makes way more sense for that sensor size and the image of the Blackmagic MFT with my Voigtlander glass is just damn gorgeous as it’s using more of less the whole lens.

P.S.: Save this Slidoo eBay search to get notified when new Blackmagic auction will be online.


It gets faster than f/0.95…


Luc asked me if the Nokton and SLR magic f/0.95 lenses are the fastest you can get for MFT. Actually the answer is no! Kenko Ibelux for example will launch a new 40mm f/0.85 lens by end of this year (save this Slidoo search to get notified when it will be for sale on eBay). Price isn’t set yet.

And on eBay there are plenty of fast lenses and some of them you could use with adapters on MFT cameras (althaugh they will vignette and have a creamy image rendering). Right now for example you can find the Zoomar IRAN f/0.8 (acution here), the Japanese Apollo 25mm f/0.85 (acution here) and the Leica Leitz 65mm f/0.75 (acution here).


(FT4) No new sensor in use on GF and G cameras.


A source told us that neither the new GF nor the G will use a new sensor. They will use sensors already in use in current Panasonic MFT cameras. I may ask my trusted sources to share me some info about the late April announcement and if that MFT camera will use the new sensor generation? Thanks!

For sources: Sources can send me anonymous info at 43rumors@gmail.com (create a fake gmail account) or via contact form you see on the right sidebar. Thanks!
For readers: Don’t miss any news. Join our group on facebook and follow our tweets.

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