September 27, 2010
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Kowa to make MicroFourThirds lenses.

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Image Courtesy Reinhard (Pen and tell)

Kowa announced yesterday that they will be making the 350mm f/4, 500mm f/5,6 and 850mm f/9,6 telephoto lenses for MicroFourThirds!
A suggestion: Make a MicroFourThirds version of the Kowa 67mm f1.2 lens (Click here to see it on eBay)…That would be an interesting lens!

September 27, 2010
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UPDATED: Noktor is dead…or is it not?

UPDATE: The website is back online! Noktor is alive!

This is the old 43rumors post:
You remember the 50mm f/0.95 Noktor lens? One of our readers just noticed that their website is gone. Check it out: http://noktor.com/products.php. I tried to contact them but I don’t get any answer. Lat time I heard them they told me that they wanted to make specially designed MicroFourThrids lenses. But that was 3-4 months ago. Someone knows more than me?

P.S.: The only place to watch if you want the lens is eBay (no auction now).

September 26, 2010
Posted in deals

New hot deal: Panasonic GF1 with 20mm lens for $674.95!

Sorry to bother you with a new deal post but Amazon is continually offering new interesting deals. 43rumors already told you that Panasonic will lower the price of the GF1. And finally you can have the Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens for $674.95 at Amazon (Click here). That’s a $50 price drop. We europeans are not so lucky. The cheapest price I found in Germany is 684 Euro for the silver GF1 on Pixmania (and you pay 50 Euro more for the black or white GF1). How much is it in Dollars? 922!!!

September 26, 2010
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Uematsu Michiharu (Panasonic) interview on Focus Numerique


Image courtesy: Quesabesde

Focus Numerique interviewed the big boss from Panasonic Uematsu Michiharu. I exctracted some interesting notes for you (google english translated text!):

– “With our new sensor, and a new processor that analyzes 120 images per second instead of 60, we managed to make the autofocus GH2 two times faster than the previous model.”

– “I still think that 12 MP are quite sufficient for our photographic use. In the case of GH2, it is primarily a marketing decision, not a technical choice. We must follow the market trends that impose even now augment the definition of our sensors.”

– Panasonic is working on a new electronic shutter but their priority now was to work on the 3D technology.

– 3D will work with the GH2 and the G2 only (other cameras are not powerful enough).

Via Focus Numerique

September 26, 2010

a little bit of everything…

Panasonic AG-AF100 / AF101 from UrbanFox.TV on Vimeo.

Study guide of Lumix G lenses (Panasonic)

The first digital Camera (blog.iso50)

The Panasonic GH2‘s own ‘mud-gate’ (EosHD)

Olympus M Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F4-5.6 preview gallery (Dpreview)

Panasonic clones: Leica D-Lux 5, V-Lux 2, X1 Black Hands-On (Photographyblog)

New Samyang lenses Hands-on at Photokina (Quesabesde / google english translation)

PRESS RELEASE: New Olympus firmware makes E-5 flagship even faster (Imaging resource)

Olympus stand at Photokina (Photographyblog)

Olympus compact mockup at “Kamera and Bild

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