Some tech issues on 43rumors…


For weeks now I am solving a series of minor issues on 43rumors and Mirrorlessrumors. I disabled the member messaging and member registration. The main reason is that I want to do a full checkup and upgrade that solves any spam or loading issue. If all works fine in two weeks 43rumors will load faster and be more spam-proof. Yesterday the website was offline for a coupel of hours. The main problem was MirrorlessRumors that had a broken comment system (now fixed).

Thanks for the patience! And now let’s go one with a real FT5 rumors…coming soon 😉


Panasonic LX5 now for $319. LX6 announcement close?


It is not a Micro Four Thirds camera but one of these cameras that many of us carry in their pocket. It now sell for $319 at Amazon (including the free $50 gift card). The new LX6 should have a larger sensor, maybe exactly as large as the Sony RX100 (Click here for specs and price).

Here is the question to you guys. If the LX6 has a fast zoom lens and large 1inch sensor…

Would you consider to use this camera instead of a PEN or GF/GX camera?

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UPDATE: a Sandisk deal at Adorama (Click here ot check it out).


(UPDATED) Finally first Olympus 75mm tests!


Finally we can see the first real tests of that beast of an Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens! Visit Four Thirds User, ePhotozine, Gabrielle Motola, Techradar, Photographyblog, Snappydiablog and ThisIsTanaka to see them! I will updated this post as soon as I find more links to tests.

FourThirdsUser writes: “Clearly, the 75mm lens beats the 45mm for sheer quality of background blur and bokeh, but the sharpness of in-focus areas at f/1.8 remains pretty much as good as the 45mm. You certainly don’t need to stop either lens down in order to get tack-sharp images.

P.S.: The lens should be in Stock starting from this week. Here are some direct preorder and price check links: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.


New E-M5 reviews roundup and a black Olympus lens rendering.

Share posted a self made black verison picture of the 12mm, 45mm and 75mm Black lenses.

It’s time for a short E-M5 recap:
E-M5 review at Digitalphotographyschool. E-M5 Ibis issues described by a user at Dpreview forum. E-M5 and Lightroom 4.1 expsoure article by Pekka Potka. On Assignment with the E-M5 by Giulio Scorio. Some thoughts on the OM-D by Soundimagesplus. E-M5 with 7-14mm Panasonic lens by Soundimagesplus and with Leica 14-150mm (here on eBay) again at Soundimagesplus. Full E-M5 review at Focus Numerique (Translation here).

New E-m5 and new lens (pre)orders:
E-M5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.
Olympus 75mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.
Panasonic 12-35mm X lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.


P.S.: I am out the full day. Don’t think I will have Intenret at 3.000mt where I will go now.