December 18, 2010
Posted in news

Private message: Snowstorm and highway traffic jam blocks 43rumors :)


Dear readers! The snowstorm that hit Europe blocked me on an italian highway for 17 hours! I made 70km only between 2pm (Friday) and 7am today. I made the “famous” Bologna-Firenze highway that is well known for it’s danger. I saw many car accidents and I had nothing to eat, and of course no Internet connection to post news and rumors on 43rumors. So please excuse me if I didn’t post anything during the last 20 hours and I beg you a few hours free time because I really need to sleep a little bit. The picture on top has been taken at 8am in the morning in Radda in Chianti (Taken with my “old” but still superb Olympus E-P1 and the new amazing Nokton 25mm).

Thanks for your understanding! See you later!

December 17, 2010
Posted in deals

(Updated: Now Sold Out) Panasonic GH2 in Stock at Amazon AND Adorama

UPDATE: All GH2 are now out of Stock :(

The GH2 is (now was) in Stock at Amazon and Adorama!!!

– Panasonic GH2 with 14-42mm Lens, Silver at Amazon (Click here).
– Panasonic with 14-42mm Lens, Silver with Lensbaby Composer and Tilt Transformer at Adorama (Click here)
– Panasonic with 14-42mm Lens, Silver at Adorama (Click here).

For european and asian readers. Sorry if I do continue to post GH2 in Stock news for US readers only. But please do understand that they are not as lucky as we are and they have only a very limited Stock of GH2 cameras. I am trying to help them to get one of those nice cameras! ;)

P.S:: Two Nokton 25mm lenses are in Stock at top-foto on eBay (Click here)!

December 17, 2010
Posted in reviews

New Olympus E-5 review and GH2 and 14mm tests

The video shows the GH2 / 1:1 Crop Mode (from Jean-Baptiste Lefournier)

The Polish site tested the Olympus E-5 camera with good results. The final score is 62.82/100. For comparison, the Canon 60D got 59.56 and the Sony A55 got 48.88. We’ll have to wait for the D7000 and K-5 for more direct comparison. compared the new Panasonic 14mm lens with the 14-42mm and the 14-140mm lenses.

December 17, 2010
Posted in reviews

New Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 tests (GH2+Nokton almost as good as the Leica M9+M mount lens!) tested the Nokton 25mm on the Olympus E-P2[/shoplink] and the combination looks really good :)
If you scroll at the bottom of the page you can download a few full size images they have taken at f/0.95 aperture.

Meanwhile 3Dkraft made new GH2+Nokton tests and releases a surprising statement: “Another strength is the extreme sharpness that the GH2[/shoplink] with it’s new 16 MP sensor can deliver through this lens which already comes close to the results that I reached when I spent some time with the Leica M9 and two excellent Leica M lenses.” Don’t tell this to your Leica friends…they spent a lot of money for for their cameras and lenses….PSSS! The Leica M9 sells for over 5.400 Euro on eBay (Click here) :(
Of course, at full aperture the lens is not sharp in the corners  but stopped down everything looks excellent. And there is a second surprise at the bottom of the post: “Another question I already saw from other users: Is it really f0.95 at fully opened aperture? I have some doubts…Click here to read more at 3Dkraft!

As you know the lens is sold out almost everywhere. Only german resellers do have one single lens in Stock from time to time. Right now Fotomundus has one Nokton in Stock on eBay and auction ends in 5 hours (Click here).

UPDATE: 2 lenses are in Stock at top-foto on eBay (Click here)!

P.S.: We europeans have the GH2 in Stock in almost every online or at local stores: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR,,,,

December 16, 2010
Posted in news

Get the Panasonic GH2 for $630 only ! (you have to be qualified to join the Employee Purchase Program)

43rumors reader “Stopkidding” just discovered soemthing really interesting: “On the right there is a link for Employee Purchase Discount programs. If you work for a company that has a tie up with Panasonic, then you sign in through that, and shop. If I revealed the size of the discount, many of you will have heart attacks here :)

Clicking here to check for yourself! (P.S.: Panasonics website is offline right now!)

The rest of us has to pay the full price to preorder the GH2. The only shop having the GH2 in Stock is Amazon US (but via third party reselelr and with heavy extra-premium price). Meanwhile BHphoto sold out the Silver GH2.

Thanks Stopkidding and Boris!

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