October 13, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Panasonic confirms RAW recording could come on the GH4 via firmware upgrade!


A month ago I told you that a trusted sources said Panasonic would add 4K RAW recording on external devices on a future GH4 firmware upgrade. Well, our source was right as this has been confirmed by two companies:

1) Atomos confirmed via Twitter that they will update their Atomos Shogun (Here at BH) (which will also be able to record 4K 444).

2) Panasonic said raw output from the GH4 could come with a future firmware upgrade as soon as external recorders will allow this (Source: EosHD).

Sounds great!!!

UPDATE: GH4 is not able to output 4:4:4 so Atomos 4K 4:4:4 feature can only be used by future new 4K cameras.

October 13, 2014
Posted in reviews

New Olympus 40-150mm PRO reviews roundup (with Robin Wong).



Image courtesy: Robin Wong

Robin Wong (Click here) added some more tests with 1) MC-14 tele converter 1.4x 2) Continuous AF tracking and 3) Comparison with 75mm F1.8.

There is also a German 40-150 f/2,8 Teil III test at Pen And Tell.

Chris:I had the opportunity to test the M.Zuiko 40-150mm in combination with the x1.4 Tele Converter at a Olympus Specialist Event in Sydney yesterday. Here a short article on my experience with it and some test shots with 100% crops.

Preorders: 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK, Technikdirekt and Amazon.

October 12, 2014
Posted in deals

$100 gift card with the Panasonic GM1. Last day of 20% off on Olympus ref. stuff!

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You get a $100 free gift card on the GM1 sold at Adorama (Click here). And today is your last chance to get 20% off on all refurbished stuff with coupon code “COLUMBUS” at GetOlympus (Click here to see the full list). Grab it!

Other current Panasonic/Olympus US deals:
$100 off on the Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 OIS lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Silver GX7 body or kit version sells with a huge $300 + $100 gift card at BHphoto (Click here).
There are plenty of savings including the $100 off on the 45 and 75mm lenses at GetOlympus (Click here).
Refurbished: $559 for the 75mm f/1.8 (Click here).
Refurbished: $399 for the Black 17mm f/1.8 (Click here).
Refurbished: $399 for the Silver 17mm f/1.8 (Click here).
Refurbished: $319 for the 75mm f/1.8 (Click here).

October 12, 2014
Posted in reviews

The Panasonic CM1 smartphone with 1 inch sensor was the most viral news on 43rumors!

Photokina is over and I noticed one strange thing. Guess what was the most viral news here on 43rumors? Neither the LX100 or the Olympus 40-150mm lens. And nor was it a rumor. It was the news about that unique Panasonic 1 inch sensor smartphone camera! The article can be read here and a first review here. The Panasonic CM1 is listed at Panasonic Germany, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France. and only sodl in those countries. But I am wondering 43rumors reader think this is a great product:

Do you think the CM1 is a product Panasonic should push worldwide?

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October 12, 2014
Posted in news

Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.

Jannes Boonstra‎
Little fox (E-M1 + 75mm)

1) You can share your pics by using the message box on our 43rumors Facebook page (Click here).
2) All 43rumors readers pictures can be seen here: facebook.com/43rumors/photos. Like the pictures you like and chat with the authors if you want to know how they took the shot!
3) The most liked pictures and some pics selected by myself will be posted weekly on 43rumors

This is the weekly selection:
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