May 24, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) FourThirds revolution


43rumors is now certain that we will soon see a revolution inside the FourThirds product strategy. FourThirds will continue to live and grow but in a different and somewhat unexpected way. According to many rumors we received from many different sources Olympus has made some important decisions:

1) FourThirds will continue to exist. There are two reasons why this will happen.
a) $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>MicroFourThirds if ($sel != '1')
{?>MicroFourThirds cannot satisfy some of the needs of pro-semipro photographers (like fast and reliable autofocus for example). So there is still a need for classic DSLR cameras
b) There are many FourThirds users out there that Olympus don’t want to disappoint

2) Future FourThirds development will focus on High-End products. The low-entry FourThirds lineup will not be developed anymore. We don’t expect any new Olympus E-4xx or Olympus E-5xx.

3) In order to be competitive with cameras like the Canon 7D or Nikon D300s Olympus will introduce some very new technology with the upcoming High-End camera.

4) We received confirmation (from new and “old” known sources) that the Olympus modular camera concept really exists! This innovative camera was supposed to be introduced in 2011. But it is very likely that Olympus engineers are now working to introduce the hybrid-system by end 2010.

We received first details about that camera but we need to confirm the rumors before to post it on 43rumors. If you can help us send us an email to 43rumors@gmail.com
Thanks all for your help!


Reminder
:
As usual please keep in mind that we are talking about rumors and there is no official news yet!
(FT1) Only a dream (FT2) Sounds a little more real (FT3) Could be (FT4) Possible, from trusted sources (FT5) It’s done! FT= Four Thirds

May 24, 2010
Posted in news

The need for speed: Four crazy 90mm f/1.0 Lenses

Most über-fast lenses (with f/1.1 or faster aperture) do have a focal length between 25-50mm. But there are some (crazy) exceptions. Take a look at the follwoing four items (clicking on the link will show you the lens on eBay):

1) $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0 if ($sel != '1')
{?>FJW Industries Lens 90mm f/1.0

2) $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Leica Leitz 90mm f/1.0

3) $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Varo Optical Inc. High Speed Lens 90 mm f:1.0

4) $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Canon XI 90mm f/1.0 -> Images samples on flickr

I found image samples for the Canon lens only and I don’t know if you can use all of them on a MicroFourThirds camera. Let us know if you ever used one of those lenses on your camera!
Thanks!

May 23, 2010
Tags:
Posted in reviews

Rolling shutter effect comparison between the Panasonic GF1, Sony NEX-5 and Samsung NX-10

Check out the three video on youtube (click here). It is easy to see that the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Samsung NX-10 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Samsung NX-10 is the worst camera here. The NEX-5 and the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GF1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic GF1 are almost on par with the GF1 having the less worse results (in my opinion).

May 22, 2010
Posted in deals

Price drop on the Panasonic 20mm and Olympus 9-18mm lens.

Amazon: Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 for $362.05.
Amazon (via thrid party): One single Olympus 9-18mm lens is in Stock for $673.86.

P.S: Also the SILVER Olympus E-P2 with 17mm f/2.8 ED Lens is in Stock!

May 22, 2010

a little bit of everything…


(video taken with the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic GH1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic GH1)

————————————————————–
Panasonic G2 purchases from the US Panasonic Employee Purchase Plan website have started shipping. (Thanks John!)
————————————————————–
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 18-180mm f/3.5-6.3 Interchangeable Lens Review (ePhotozine)
————————————————————–
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review at infosyncworld
————————————————————–
$loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus E-PL1 ISO-test at Focus Numerique

Share News and Rumors

Click on the Share button below to write the message! Name and email are NOT required so you can stay anonymous. Also the IP-address will not be submitted to us. Use Imageshack to share pictures (anonymously).

Your name (not required)

Email (not required)

Rumor

×
×