a little bit of everything…with readers mail and E-M1 unboxing video.

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E-M1 unboxing video by Jamie McDonald (found via Lepidi).

Tested: Olympus RC flash system vs. Nikon CLS (Lightingrumours).
Using Manual Focus Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras (Admiringlight).
GX7 test by Popco.
Panasonic G6 review at Hybridcams.
Panasonic GF6 review at Hybridcams.

Anonymous:Thanks for all the good work recently. Would be great if you could do a post mentionining this possible new independent 4/3 digital back for 35mm cameras. Please check out http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/digipod. Reason I’m telling you is that if enough people join in it will be a 4/3 sensor:
“5000 backers will see the digiPod use a 4/3rds which is 18.0 x 13.5 millimetre.”
The funding round has 31 days left. With help of the 43rumors community the 43 digital back could become reality.

Nicholas: “There don’t seem to be many people talking about m43 cameras and astrophotography so I thought I would give it a go with an OM-D:
http://thisisnotaprint.blogspot.dk/2013/08/astrophotography-there-are-more-stars.html

Boyd:While not quite a rumor, far from actually, I did a write up of what I think is going on in the American camera market to explain why mirror less cameras don’t occupy more market share. Give it a read if you’re at all interested and feel free to share it on the website: http://lumahouse.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/why-i-think-dslrs-still-sell-better-in-america/

Huzsolt:I made a short (long) test video with the G6. Instead of pixel peeping and comparing, I made it in a relaxing way (not counting the camera shake :) ), more like a real time use. Feel free to publish it, if you like it…
Be gentle, this is my first video ever (except some phone camera recordings)https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=D27NShRVkmU

James:I’ve just made this video with the GH3: http://vimeo.com/73607899 It was filmed in one evening and the storyboard / shots made up as I went along. I had a basic idea in my head and I’ve always been inspired to make something with the tools you have, so I had a go! The tools I had were:
A friend called TJ, a GH3 camera, couple of SLR Magic lenses (12mm 1.6 and 25mm 0.95), and also my arms as a boom.
I did use a slider for two shots, but wasn’t practical to lug that around London without my arms falling off!
Hope you enjoy.

Zsombor:I have just published a small piece on mirrorless versus DSLRs on Mediium, citing your blog as well. https://medium.com/tech-blogging/ca09f5e34576
Maybe it is interesitng for the readers of 43rumors.

Tom:I’m not sure how I’m supposed to suggest a link to a blog post I’ve just written about cycling 1650km by bicycle in the West Australian desert carrying all food for 35 days.
Camera kit was an OMD EM5 with 35-100 f/2.8 Pana, 12mm f/2.0 Oly and 7.5mm Fish-eye Rokinon.
The post is an illustration of how the lenses and my camera system performed.
http://bicyclenomad.com/2013/08/31/canning-stock-route-photography/

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E-m1 focusing test by Damian McGilliCuddy. GX7 shipping worldwide via eBay.

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E-M1:
Damian McGilliCuddy posted that video with a Quick Look at Focusing with the E-M1. And ThePhoBlographer posted a first (very simple) E-M1 vs E-M5 ISO comparison. The camera still sells fine and is on top of the Amazon mirrorless ranking (Click here). And still in top 20 of the most sold digital cameras of all kind (Click here).

GX7:
If for some reason you need the GX7…NOW than you can get it via Hong Kong eBay resellers (Click here). it’s in Stock and shipping worldwide. And the Japanese site Mynavi posted a full camera test.

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Olympus US deals expiring tomorrow! $150 off on the Panasonic 35-100mm X lens.

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Official Panasonic reseller MZgamers is selling the 35-1000mm X lens for $1199 on eBay US (Click here).

 

And the Olympus US deals will expire tomorrow:

Superkits:
$50 off on the E-PM2 and E-Pl5 superkits at Amazon (Click here).
E-M5:
$150 off on the E-M5 with 12-50mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
E-PL5:
$50 off on the E-PL5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PL5 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).
E-PM2:
$50 off on the E-PM2 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PM2 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).
Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses:
$50 off on the 45mm prime lens at Amazon (Click here).
$100 off on the 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on the 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Micro Four Thirds accessory:
$75 off on the Olympus FL-600R Wireless Flash at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

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New E-M1 test roundup. New E-7 protoype image. And a new bag with MFT mount for hardcore fans :)

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On that youtube video (Click here) you can see the E-7 prototype. it’s an official Olympus video where the E-M1 creators talk about the camera (found via Fotopolis via Phototumors). I guess some 43rumors reader would love to have an E-7 too :)

New E-M1 tests:
UPDATED: Olympus Magazine issue with the E-M1.
UPDATED: Fashion Photos with the E-M1
Full Size Image samples at SystemKameraForum.
Studio shots at Imaging Resource.
12-40mm lens review by Ming Thein.
An In progress review by Gordon on CameraLabs.
Olympus UK event pics by Implausibleblog on FB.
E-M1 vs E-M5 manual comparison at Seldomescenephotography.
German report of the E-M1 event in Castle Leslie by Pen And Tell (part one and part two).

Hardcore MFT fanboys can also buy the just launched new MFT bag from Olympus! As you can see on the picture it has a real MFT mount on it:


Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

Preorder Links:
Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

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