July 11, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic LX5 + more compact cameras + surprise camera by end of July.

We are getting closer to the final Panasonic announcement. According to our sources there will be a multiple camera announcement by end of July (not all the cameras will be presented on the same day!).
Expect the new Panasonic LX5 (with the same sensor size as the $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, but with some very new features), new compact cameras and one “surprise“. We hope to be able to give you some “real” details and specs next week!
P.S.: The surprise is not a MicroFourThirds camera…they will be announced in September!

The Panasonic LX3 now has the lowest price ever on Amazon (Black version)

July 11, 2010
Posted in news

New close-up lens for the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens

The japanaese company UN-LTD will now offer a new close-up lens for the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens.

Google translation:
“Simply attach the lens, you can enjoy close-up photography of about 5cm minimum.
Size: φ52mmx9.4mm (H)
Weight: 27.5g
Material: Aluminum

Country of Origin: China
UNX-7821: Open price (estimated actual sales price 3,480 yen)”

I believe you can order the lens on their website only: UN-LTD.com

P.S: Amazon US has the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens for $345.69

July 9, 2010

a little bit of everything…

A very…”cheap”… $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($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

Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Review on Slashgear
Olympus E-PL1 ISO and Image Samples on Neutralday
Panasonic DMC-G10 vs. Olympus E-P2 (Pixinfo / google english translation)
Panasonic G10 image samples on DC.watch
“Quick Service Repair” Notice of commencement (Olympus Japan)
Olympus 14-150mm image samples on Trendy.Nikkei
Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 Review (Digitalcamerareview)
Three students in photography (at the ENSP, a well-known French school for photographers) with a pro will shoot the backstage of “les Rencontres d’Arles” with an E-PL1. Here is the exposition: http://www.forum-olympus-france.com/forum/blog/12-gallerie-darles-murmure-dimages/
Another link to the pitch of this event: http://www.forum-olympus-france.com/forum/blog/12/entry-9-presentation-de-murmure-dimage/

July 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Rumors from others: Nikon, Canon, Sony and Samsung…

A quick recap of rumors about mirrorless cameras from competitors:

According to Bloomberg Nikon Corp. plans to introduce a new type of single-lens reflex camera as early as this fiscal year, President Makoto Kimura said.
The “new concept” model will probably have an enhanced function for video recording and may adopt the so-called mirrorless structure, Kimura said in an interview today in Tokyo. “It could be any time this fiscal year or the following year, as new models are starting to sell,” he said, declining to specify when the product will be available.

According to PhotorumorsAt the beginning of next week Canon will make new product announcement(s) in the printer, camera and camcorder categories. I have no further details at that point.“. There was some speculation here and there about a mirrorless camera annoucnement. I don’t believe it will come yet but let’s see…

Kipon will release a huge ammount of different adapters for the NEX system: http://sonyalpharumors.com/kipon-to-release-a-huge-ammount-of-different-adapters-for-the-nex-system/

Samsung website leaks the new compact NX100: http://k-rumors.com/k5-samsung-website-leaks-the-new-compact-nx100/

July 9, 2010
Posted in news

New Opteka 500mm f/8 with MicroFourThirds mount (?)

One of our readers just sent us the link to the following Opteka 500-1000mm Lens which is listed on Amazon US (click here). It sounds like the lens is made for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. I couldn’t found any info that reveals if the lens needs an adapter or not. Do you know it?

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