(FT5) LF1 has 7x zoom and samse LX7 size.

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Reminder: End of next week Panasonic will announce the new LF1 and the G6 camera. I am not sure about the exact day yet…

Another trusted source shared some info about the LF1:
1) The LF1 has the same size as the LX7. And it looks more like the Canon S90.
2) The EVF is tiny and not of a very high quality

A second source confirmed that the LF1 has also the same sensor size of the LX7 and a 7x zoom lens.

The G6 has a 16 megapixel sensor, same Gh2 video quality and the size is close to the current G5.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

 

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Chinese creativity: They may do a Sigma DP MFT mount :)

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I think Sigma Foveon sensors are the technology of the future and it’s only a matter of time until they solve the few remaining issues (like low quality at high ISO). That said a Chinese company promises right now that they can modify your Sigma DP camera in an interchangeable lens camera for every mount. On the picture you see the Leica M-mount version.

Just send in your DP camera at Taobab (translation here) and ask for the mount you want. The full modification costs you round $300.

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Adorama now sells SLRMagic lenses. Back:20mm pancake for $335.

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Dusk – SLR Magic 25mm Night Test from Jurek Ugarow on Vimeo.

All SLR magic lenses are now for sale at Adorama too (Click here). They still don’t list the brand new 25mm f/0.95 lens which I think is also the best and most interesting SLR magic lens.

The 20mm pancake lens is back in Stock for $335 at Amazon (Click here).

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—-More hot US deals—–

Panasonic GF5:
$169,00 for the Black GF5 body only (Click here) $217,90 for the Red GF5 body with kit lens (Click here)

Olympus cameras:
– E-PM2 body for $399 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!
– E-PM2 with kit lens for $449 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!
– E-PL5 body for $499 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!
– E-PL5 with kit lens for $549 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!

Olympus lenses:
– Olympus 14-150mm for $499 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $100 off!
– Olympus 9-18mm for $599 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $100 off!
– Olympus 17mm f/2.8 for $199 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $100 off!

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(FT5) More rumors about the E-P5

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I got this mail from a Chinese 43rumors reader (Thanks!):

“Jun GAO, a travel photographer in China, shared on his Weibo (twitter equiv. in China) today: A new Pen model from Olympus will be announced after Labor Day vacation (1st May). It looks quite good with all classic Pen elements. Technical spec will be superior to EM5 with seamless integration of WiFi control capability.

He also mention he will share his photo work with this new Pen camera right after the announcement.

Mr. Gao appears to be partner photographer of Olympus in China. He actively promoted EM5 and shared quite some travel photography work using EM5. Follow his tweets here http://www.weibo.com/jamesgao75#_rnd1365743777678.”

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(UPDATED) Sigma beats Olympus and makes fastest zoom for DSLR system.

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The Four Thirds system offers two unique zooms with constant f/2.0 aperture. The 14-35mm and the 35-100mm lens. Neither Canon nor Nikon systems can offer a fast zoom like that. UPDATE: But today Sigma announced the new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 constant aperture lens! It’s an APS-C lens and the price and mount is yet unkown. But I don’t think it will come for FT mount…

The official page can be seen and seen here at Sigma Photo website.

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Links to the two superb Zuiko f/2.0 zooms:
14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.
35-100mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.

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