Metabones Speed Booster adapter for MFT delayed.

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The launch of the Speed Booster adapter for Micro Four Thirds has been delayed. Metabones writes: “We apologize but the m4/3 schedule is slipping. Manual focus lenses such as Nikon, Leica R, Contax C/Y, Contarex, ALPA and Rollei will be supported in the second half of 2013. Canon EF lens (but not EF-S) support is planned in the future, but we do not have an estimated date yet.

The reason for the delay is almost certainly the incredible success of the E and X mount Speed Booster orders. And to better understand why that adapter is so special watch the very well made video by TheCameraStoreTV that I embedded on top of that article!

Here are the links to the lenses you can find on eBay and that will be supported by the Speed Booster MFT adapter:
Nikon F lenses Contax C/Y lenses Contarex lenses Alpa lenses Rollei lenses Canon EF lenses

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(FT2) Two new Olympus MFT camera rumor (E-PL6 and high end MFT).

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Digicaminfo got a rumor that sounds a bit “unexpected”. He reports about two new Olympus MFT cameras. Digicam itself said that he is not sure about that rumor. Anyway, here is the rumors:

  • The first camera has the codename “TRAD2“. It is a premium model and comes in black silver and white. There will be two kits, one with the new 17mm f/1.8 lens and one with the 14-42mm.
  • The second camera is the E-PL6 and comes in Silver, Black, White and Red.

As long as I know Olympus will announce a new E-P5 in early May. And there will be no new E-PL6 yet. So as Digicaminfo said…keep your feet’s on ground on that rumor!

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SUPERDEAL -> GF5 with X lens for $339! with normal 14-42mm lens for $229!

The new GF6 is here but long live the GF5! Why? Damn, you can right now buy the GF5 with the PZ X pancake zoom for $339 at KenmoreCamera (Click here). There are only six left in Stock but I am sure KenmoreCamera will sell more of them soon. To get notified when this happens save this search on Slidoo to get notified (you have to login).

Oh and than there are two more GF5 super deals: GF5 with the “normal” zoom for $229 again at KenmoreCamera (Click here). And the body only sells for $169 again at KenmoreCamera (Click here).

And the GX1 body that features the same GF6 sensor sells for $274 via third party sellers at Amazon US (Click here).

Thanks WSloggy for sending me the deal!

P.S: GF6 Preorders are now up at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here) too.

(FT5) Panasonic LF1 high end compact to be announced in late April.

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The party isn’t over at Panasonic! In late April Panasonic will announce two more cameras. One is the Panasonic G6 and the other one is a completely new model. A high end compact camera with fixed zoom lens and with built-in viewfinder. The name will be “Panasonic LF1“. I am collecting the specs right now and I ask our sources to send me more info at 43rumors@gmail.com or via the anonymous contact form that floats on the right border of the website.

43rumors readers will be also happy to know that in early may Olympus will also announce a new MFT product. And it’s likely going to be the new PEN camera! Don’t miss any news. Join our group on facebook and follow our tweets. Hot time coming!

Premium compact camera price and specs check that Panasonic has to compete with:
Fuji X100s at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Pentax MX-1 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Nikon A at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Sony RX100 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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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