August 23, 2013
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens to be announced along the new E-M1 camera!


The Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens design

It doesn’t happen very often that what we see on patents will make it as a real final mass product. But lately it happened with the GX7 and it’s now going to happen with the new 12-40mm lens too! Olympus will announce that new lens along the E-M1 and it has almost exactly the specs of the patent we posted months ago:

12-40mm with constant f/2.8 aperture (Source: Egami).
39.081mm – f = 12.249 focal length
Fno. 2.88
30.85 ° – 2ω = 85.27 angle
BF 16.194 – 16.192mm
131.16mm – 140.24 Length
Mod 0.35m
13 images in 11 groups lens configuration
5 three aspherical surface
3 ED glass sheets

I don’t know the price yet but I have been told the quality s higher than the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens. Olympus is expected to announce the E-m1 and the new lens around September 10-11.

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August 22, 2013
Posted in news

First Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera unboxing by Blunty


The new Cinema Camera is shipping in small quantities and Blunty posted that first (very long) unboxing video. Let me know if you got your preorder and if you have some tests to show on 43rumors! Thanks!

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema preorders in USA at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and in Germany at Technikdirekt, in France at pbs-video. In Sweden at macoteket, scandinavianphoto, protel.jetshop, webhallen.

August 22, 2013
Posted in deals

Olympus E-M1 competition: Panasonic GH3 for $998!!!


There is a brand new price drop on the GH3. You can now grab it for $998 at Samys (with free extras) and at Amazon (via Samys). The new E-M1 better be good (and not too pricey) to beat that deal!

Also the G5 got discounted and you can get it with lens for $399 at Amazon US (Click here). And the Nokotn 42,5mm lens is for the first time in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).


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