October 11, 2010
Posted in poll

POLL: What do you wish the new Panasonic µ4/3 25mm f/1.4 to be like?


Panasonic announced that they will release a new 25mm f/1.4 Micro Four Thirds lens. I expect the lens to have the same high image quality as the current Panasonic/Leica 25mm f/1.4 (for Four Thirds).

What do you wish the new Panasonic µ4/3 25mm f/1.4 to be like? (Select a maximum of two options)

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October 10, 2010
Posted in reviews

New Olympus E-5 image and more Panasonic GH2 video samples!

LUMIX GH2 test – Marionette maker in Vienna

Click the following youtube link to see a GH2+20mm f/1.7 video test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZfQoXRCx4&feature=related
Here to see a GH2 + 8mm fisheye test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za9lmqUNKKQ&feature=related
And here to see a GH2 + 14mm f/2.5 slow motion test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfU5JxEov4o
To read all our GH2 news and previews click here: http://www.43rumors.com/?s=GH2

Dcyesky (google english translation) posted a detailled Olympus E-5 review. A user on dpreview forum compared the E5 with the E-620 and the Canon 5D. There is also a new review made by pixelmania.nl.
To read all our E-5 news and previews click here: http://www.43rumors.com/?s=Olympus+E-5

Panasonic GH2 preorders:
Amazon US, Amazon UK and Amazon France.

Olympus E-5 preorders:
Amazon US, BHphoto and Adorama.

October 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Mirrorlessrumors from others: NX200, Sony mirrorless, Ricoh and more

Sony scheduled a press release for October the 12th.

Sony mirrorless product announcement on October 12 (SonyAlphaRumors)

Hoya-Pentax says they will not use the Samsung NX mount for their mirrorless system (Source: RiceHigh)

Nikon to enter mirrorless DSLR camera market  (Source: Nikonrumors)

New Ricoh GXR roadmap (Source: Mirrorlessrumors)

Sony NEX lens roadmap (Source: Mirrorlessrumors)

Two new Samsung NX cameras to be announced in March. (Source: X-rumors)

October 9, 2010
Posted in reviews

The need for speed: Zoomatar 75mm, 180mm and 250mm….all f/1.3 !!!

While searching for some news about the new Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds lens I found those awesome fast and tele manual focus lenses on eBay (Click here). The Zoomatar 250mm f/1.3 pictured above is the fastest tele lens I have ever seen (Did you ever find a faster lenes at 250mm?). The lens uses a Hassellbad mount!

The lens above is the Zoomatar 180mm f/1.3. It uses the Nikon F-mount. I found only a few image samples on a taiwanese blog (blog.xuite.net) and some info at Cameraquest.

There is also a Zoomatar 75mm f/1.3 (mount is unknown to me) and I found one image of the lens used on the Panasonic G1.

Currently only the Zoomatar 180mm f/1.3 is for sale on eBay ($10.000!!!).

I didn’t find any image samples of that lens used on a Micro Four Thirds camera! Would love to see that 250mm f/1.3 on my tiny Olympus E-P1 :)

Can you find some more details about those lenses? Thanks!

October 9, 2010
Posted in deals

Olympus 9-18mm lens for $569.46 (E-P2 and GF1 deals ongoing)

The Olympus 9-18mm lens is now in Stock for $569 at Amazon (Click here). That’s a $30 price drop since yesterday.

If you need a compact MicroFourThirds camera check the current Panasonic GF1 which now costs $670 only at Amazon (Click here) or the Olympus E-P2 + lens+ EVF deal at Amazon (Click here) for $779. Curiously the same E-P2 camera with the same lens but without EVF sells for the $20 more!!! (Click here). And if you need a cheap cam with good video quality get the GH1 for $999.

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