August 3, 2010
Posted in news

Welcome to the new 43rumors.com website!

Good morning….and surprise! :)

What you see here is the basis of our new theme. Over the next days you will see many changes. For example a new logo will be made soon and new fonts for the title will be used. All suggestions are welcome!

Why a new theme?
43rumors has existed since 16 months ago. The theme we always used was a “casual choice” and not a consequence of a rational decision. There are many reasons why we felt we had to change the design:
1) Easy simple design. We wanted a new theme with less chaos and content. We have taken into account your criticisms and suggestions and tried to find the best working solution.
2) We wanted to make it easy for you to share rumros and news. Click on the “SHARE” button (on the top of the right sidebar) to send me links images and rumors/news. Name and email address are not required and IP-address will also not be stored. Easy or not?
3) A major improvement has also been also made on the camera database. It locates your IP-address and shows the stores near to you (for now this works only for 10 countries and we will be adding holemore countries soon). Soon we will add quick-links to reviews, specs, news and user reviews for eveyr single Panasonic and Olympus camera and lens!
4) The theme and the whole website is now based on buddypress. This means that if you are a member you can join groups, post in forums, share pictures and make friends. Buddypress is still under heavy development and we will add those features as soon as we feel they are mature. For now you can register yourself and create a profile. Once registered you can make friends, and create or join groups.
5) The old theme and plugins didn’t work very well. There were database errors and a lot of weird stuff. The new website is a completely new installation and runs very well!
6) The new website is easy readable with all modern browsers and also with Blackberries and Iphones.

We need some help:

1) If you are from US, Canada, Japan, Germany, Austria, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Poland, you can help us to test the camera database. In theory the database should show you the links to amazon, ebay, pixmania and other stores, depending upon your location. If you are located in Germany click on “Amazon” and you will jump to the Amazon Deutschland product page. If you have some time please check if it works for all products! There are so many links that I may have made some mistakes :(
2) If you find bugs or if you would love to see some changes here and there contact me on 43rumors@gmail.com.

So now let me go back to work! I really want to fix everything as soon as possible while my girlfriend is out shopping!

Many Thanks again for all your support!

Ale

August 2, 2010
Posted in news

UPDATED: New 43rumors theme online (lots of bug to fix)

Sorry for inconvenience. We need to fix a lot of things on our new theme. After that we will release a detailled description of the new features. All the process will take few hours.

UPDATE: I am sooooo tired. We were three guys working to make the new installation. You don’t know it….but this is our third attempt to install the new system (three nights!). Now we are here with tons of bug we need to fix. It’s 2.19am and I am falling asleep like a completely drunk teenager. Sorry if I didn’t manage to fix everything, but I need to rest and tomorrow I will finish the job and explain you the new website.

Thanks!

P.S.: This is not just a new design, 43rumors now runs on a completely new software. 43rumors will become a mini-facebook were each other can share infos and pictures, and make friends.

August 2, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic GH1 and L10 officially out of stock on Panasonic Japan

Via mirrorlessforum.com (click here to read the post) we learned that Panasonic Japan officially has the Panasonic L10 and the Panasonic GH1 out of stock!

Editor’s note: We don’t expect the GF1 to be discontinued even we “suspect” a new GF camera will be announced.

Source: Panasonic Japan

August 2, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Two new MicroFourThirds zoom lenses to be announced along the new Panasonic AG-AF100?

One of our readers that works for a big online-store told us that he has been trained to use the new Panasonic AG-AF100. He don’t know when exactly the new camera will be launched (but he is sure it will be soon). He also saw at least two new Panasonic MicroFourThirds zooms that are optimized for video (silent autofocus and smooth manual zoom and focusing). Those new lenses would also be perfect for the older Panasonic GH1 and the new Panasonic GH2 ;)

Reminder: The Panasonic 14-140mm lens is the only Panasonic lens optimized for video. Olympus has two MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) lenses the Olympus 9-18mm and the Olympus 14-150mm lenses but those are without IS and Panasonic camera don’t have in-body stabilization.

August 1, 2010

a little bit of everything…

Olympus E-PL1 with ZD 8mm F3.5 Fisheye

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Samsung EX1 / TL500 – Panasonic LX3 Bokeh Shootout (Serious compacts)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 / ZS5 review (CameraLabs)
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New Panasonic LX3 firmware update (Panasonic Japan)
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Fiscal results from Pansonic anlyzed by Photoscala (7% more earnings in the digital camera compartment!)
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43rumors message: Yesterday we tried to install the new 43rumors theme but we had database issue. Today we will try it again. Don’t be scared if you see weird stuff :)

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