More info about the B.I.G. Shift Lens 4,5/15mm MFT. New Epson panel for future Olympus cameras?

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As you know the Olympus E-M5 is using Epson viewfinder technology. Epson now announced a new viewfinder that will may be used by Olympus for future external or internal electronic viewfinders: “Measuring just 0.48 of an inch diagonally, the new panel offers XGA (1024 x 768) resolution in red, green and blue for a total of 2.36 megapixels. It is the latest addition to Epson’s renowned ULTIMICRON series, which already includes a 0.47-inch SVGA panel and a 0.52-inch QHD panel.

Source: Epson.

via Personal View.

Photoscala (Translation here)posted the fulls pecs of the new B.I.G. 15mm f/4.5 Shift Lens for Micro Four Thirds:

Specifications BIG Shift Lens 4,5 / 15 mm MFT
Focal length 15 mm (equivalent to 30 mm film)
Luminosity 4.5
Minimum aperture 22
Lens construction 8 elements in 6 groups
Focus Limit 50 cm
Diameter 65 mm
Length 45.5 mm
Weight 200 g
Filter thread 52 mm
Lens hood integrated
Price 999, –

 

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Photokina roundup with new videos and image samples!

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And here is a new roundup of videos and images about the Photokina event!

Videos:
Olympus Pen Light E-PL5 & Pen Mini E-PM2 by Digitalkamera, Photonewsreviews, Which (E-PM2), Which (E-PL5),
GH3 by Pixinfo, PMAstudionews, Fototvplus, PhotoNewsReviews, Digitalcamera, Digitalcamerainfo, Mediaworldchannel (italian), FotoTVplus (hungarian), Nomobile (rumanian),
The GH3 hands-on by The Verge contains some incorrect info! 1) same 16 Megapixel sensor as GH2 (wrong). 2) he says it is priced at $2000 in same price range as the Canon 6D and Nikon D600 new entry level FF. Wrong, the price of the mentione FF cameras is arounf $2100 for the body only while the GH3 body price is at $1300 (here at Amazon).

Images:
GH3 Hands-on by DC.watch. GH3 hands-on at EosHD. Impression review at Digitalcamerainfo.
E-PL5 pictures at Photographyblog.
E-PM2 pictures at Photographyblog.
35-100mm X lens at CSCmagazine.
60mm hands-on at ePhotozine, Zuikoholics.
15mm cap lens at Popphoto.

43rumors note:
If you are visiting Photokina and want to share some videos and images you took of the Panasonic and Olympus booth send me a message at 43rumors@gmail.com. I will post links and/or images on 43rumors. Would be nice if you cans end me your name and website link too for an appropriate credit! Thanks!

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here). In EU at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

 

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(UPDATED_2) Panasonic US manager interview. Focus Peaking may come via FW update!

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The video on top has been made by Discovermirrorless (and found ot Smallcamerabigpicture). It is a registration of a live session with Panasonic US managers talking about the GH3. They admit some things about hacking, clean video out and focus peaking (that could arrive via fw update!). UDPATE: Giulio Scorio made a sum of the new info got throught this video:

  • The GH3 “unofficially” has uncompressed video out. Meaning while its a hardware feature its not one that will be advertised by Panasonic.
  • The GH3 has multi aspect ratio sensor! But don’t get too excited as the multi aspect function is disabled in the original firmware.
  • WiFi mode will allow wireless monitoring of video or stills with a tablet or smart phone.
  • WiFi mode will transfer either raw or jpegs to a tablet or smart phone but if you shoot raw+jpeg you can’t just transfer jpegs, you must transfer both.
  • WiFi mode can automatically upload jpegs to social media.

UPDATE: Uematsu confirmed at Techradar that “focus peaking could be added with a firmware upgrade“.

Something else. Got a mail from 43urmors reader Jupiter: “My video made it to the finals @RODE ROCUMENTARY and it’s the only one made on a Hacked GH2. Bruce Logan ASC commented it as “unique look”. Right now, it’s all down to voting. Any way you can help out?? ink: http://www.rodemic.com/rockumentary/47866136 (via Personalview)

Panasonic and Olympus Preorder Links with specs and price:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK (horrible price in UK!).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

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GH3/E-PL5/E-PM2 preorders in Europe. Save 300 Euro on E-M5 in Italy!

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It doesn’t happen often that I find super deals in Europe. Those kind of huge price drops I usually find in US stores. This one is really strange. While the normal E-M5 body price in Europe is around 1100 Euro (see Amazon Germany) you can get crazy low prices in one country only….Italy! There is now a 300 Euro price drop on Pixmania Italy (Click here). I checked and there is o such deals on the other Pixmania Europe stores. Another italian store having good prices and shipping to Europe is Bartoletti eBay (Click here).
The best 75mm lens prices are in France eBay here and here.

Back to the newly announced stuff:
It’s almost impossible to find European preorder options on the new Oly/Pana cameras.
Found the GH3 in Germany at Fotobantle and in UK at Wex.
E-PL5 preorders at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,
E-PM2 at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France,

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