200 Euro E-M5 price drops in Holland! GH3 kits for Aussies.


Olympus launched a veyr nice 200 Euro price drop action in Holland (here is the pdf flyer). The good thing is that all European can grab it for that price at FotoHansKeuzekamp. Don’t knwo if that action will be soon etxended to other EU countries!

Australian readers may be interetsed to know that they can grab the GH3 kits through Personal View too. It’s the PAL version and shipping price are included!

Latest European refurbished deals at Olympusmarket:
E-P3 kit (Click here), 9-18mm lens (Click here), VF-3 viewfinder (Click here), E-PM1 kit (Click here).

Reminder: Nokton 25mm f/0.95 for 699 Euro via Pixmania (on eBay via Slidoo).


Back in Stock after two years. The GF1 :)



43rumors reader Jonas just made me notice that the GF1 is back im stock after a couple of years :) You can find it with the 14-42mm kit lens for a crazy $1099 at Amazon (Click here). That camera made history and I am sure some will buy it at that price! And of course it also became famous couple with the 20mm lens that is still the most sold mirrorless product at Amazon (Click here to see the ranking).

Yep, history never forgets what did matter :)


a little bit of everything…


SLR Magic cine lens Hyperprime 25mm T0.95 1st hands on from Seb Farges on Vimeo.

New Olympus 75-300mm image samples at WhatDigitalCamera.
GH3 video quality test at Quesabesde (translation here).
Olympus EPM2 review at ThePhoBlographer.
Panasonic Partners With Rankin For Lumix GH3 Campaign (ePhotozine).
Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 review at CameraLabs.
Ikelite Releases Housing for Olympus XZ-2 (Divephotoguide).
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4-5.6 Review (ePhotozine).
Panasonic 100-300mm F/4-5.6 OIS review at KurtMunger.

Eric: Not a rumor but thought this may be of interest to some….and maybe not. Timelapse video of Eastern Kentucky.  Shot on a GH2 and G3.  Finished in 4K http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ZKKf84ma4

Emeric:Here is a video I shot with the Olympus PEN E-PL5 while testing it for my website hybridcams.fr: https://vimeo.com/60811697

Henrik:I did some MTF lens tests of all the interesting MFT lenses and will continue to publish my resolution tests at my blog;
More to come in the forthcoming weeks …

Guthrie & Olivia:My partner and I are doing a multi-month bicycle trip through the American Southwest, and I brought my Panasonic GH3  & 12-35 along to document, and do videography. The link is to our blog post, and (short, 4 minute) video. http://wp.me/p36V55-Ep. The video was shot and edited entirely with the equipment we carry by bicycle! Here’s the link to just the video too, if you only feel like posting that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwwSpSuWD2U


Metabones Speed Booster for MFT coming in April.


I just have been informed that Metabones will launch the new Speed Booster adapter for MFT in April and not in March as previously reported on their website. They are still not sure what kind of lenses will supported yet but I have been told the adapters will be manually only (no electronic support). Price may be around $399 (still not final decision yet).

Officially the Nikon, Leica R, Contax C/Y, Contarex, ALPA and Rollei lenses are on roadmap plus OM lens adapter may come too. I am pushing Metabones to make an OM adapter as some of these lenses are owned by many 43rumors readers and by me :)

List of OM prime lenses. Click on the link to check the price and auctions on eBay: 21mm f/2.0 and 21mm f/3.5 lens, 24mm f/2.0 and 24mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/3.5 shift lens, 28mm f/2.0 and 28mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/3.5 lens, 35mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 shift lens, 40mm f/2.0 lens, 50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.0 macro and 50mm f/3.5 lens, 55mm f/3.5 macro lens, 85mm f/2.0 lens, 90mm f/2.0 macro lens, 100mm f/2.0 and 100mm f/2.8 lens, 135mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/3.5 lens, 180mm f/2.0 and 180mm f/2.8 lens, 200mm f/4.0 and 200mm f/5.0 lens, 250mm f/2.0 lens, 300mm f/4.5 lens, 350mm f/2.8 lens,, 400mm f/6.4 lens, 500mm f/8.0 lens, 600mm f/6.6 lens, 1000mm f/11 lens.