(FT4) Possible E-M1 description

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These could be some of the changes you see on the new High End OMD that could be named E-M1. I also have been told the new camera is a tiny bit bigger. It will be also interesting to see how they will support the FT mount lenses! It’s said that the FT lenses will 100% be compatible with that camera. That’s why the new OMD will be also the successor of the current Olympus E-5 camera too! One camera to rule them all!

via Photorumors.

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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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Readers work roundup (Amos Chapple at CNN).

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MACRO in MUSIC by Dario Viola from Dario Viola on Vimeo.

Amos Chapple work has been featured on CNN (Click here). Pictures have been taken with the GH3 but he confessed to me that he could change to the GX7 soon :)

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And here are more 43rumors readers work to see:

Duncan:Short blog post of why I swapped the Panasonic 20/1.7 for the Olympus 17/1.8 – http://www.duncanmartin.com/blog/2013/07/losing-faith-in-the-lumix-20/

Pier-Yves:I have a DMC-GH3 I bought upon its release. I use it everyday for my institutional shoots. However, I always hesitate to use the Panasonic for a wedding where the shooting is more restrictive. No right to mistake. A few days ago, I had a little Wedding close to Chartres. Only 5 peoples. I wished to test the GH3 in real situation with a simple Rode Videomic Pro Microphone.
Il let you, and you readers, judge by yourself… > http://youtu.be/2MyFCZMr17E

Romain:Hi, just a weeding video with a GH3 / 12mm 1.6, 25mm 0,95 and GH2 with 12-35mm, Oly Zuiko 50mm 1.8 http://vimeo.com/70587239

Nick:I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve set up my Zenfolio web page where people can see my artwork and photography. http://concordenickartphoto.zenfolio.com I’ve been an Olympus owner going back to the OM-10 days and progressing upwards to my current E-5.

Gonzalo: “I came to the m43 world from video, as I was a filmmaking student in the search of an affordable camera to shoot my school projects, but even since I bought the GH3 last January, I started enjoying photography as never before. Therefore I have created a blog where I post my experiences using this camera for photography, showing that it’s as capable for stills as it is for video. But of course videos on the way, too! :) http://gonzalobroto.blogspot.com

Nathan: “I’ve just written an informal review on my favorite lens, the Panasonic 14mm F2.5 Pancake lens. I thought this could be benificial to readers of 43 Rumors. This lens has gotten a negative reputation but I love it and wanted to express that love. :) http://talkingtree.org/my-love-for-the-panasonic-lumix-14mm-f2-5-pancake-lens-perfect-for-landscapes/

Heather:I just finished up writing our full review of the Pen E-P5. I can honestly say that I’ve never enjoyed testing a camera more than this one. The review is written in the style of a travel diary to give it a unique flavor. I’d be ever so grateful if you’d share: http://www.bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.com/2013/07/31/travelling-home-with-the-olympus-pen-e-p5-a-full-review/

Josh:We’ve shot our scifi feature, Senn, entirely on a Panasonic GH3 (and 43rumors was very helpful to us in the filmmaking process!). The 1080 60fps capability was invaluable. The Senn teaser has just gone live: https://vimeo.com/71460025 Believe it or not the entire production budget is $10k. Amazing what one can do these days with inexpensive tools…

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Black GX7 could come to US too if demand is there. Updated preorder list (US, CA, UK, DE).

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Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

For some weird reason not all kits and colors are available in every country. For example US stores do not sell the Black Camera (again..weird), 20mm kit is not selling in Germany and so on. An US source told me that Panasonic will sell the Black camera only if the demand is be high. So let’s do a little help for Panasonic marketing department and let them know what GX7 package is your prefered.

But first the updated preorder list that now includes Canada and Germany preorders too:

Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys and Wex Deutschland, Wex UK ,and Amazon JP.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys and Wex Deutschland, WexUK.
Black GX7 body at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK and Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UK and Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UK and Amazon Japan.

And now let the Panasonic managers know what kit you like most:

Which one is your prefered GX7 buying option?

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(FT5) Again: MFT Schneider lenses coming in 2014.

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A reader asked me what happened to the Schneider MFT lens development. I asked again my Schneider source and he confirmed that Schneider plans to release those lenses in 2014 only. The reason is the limited lens production capability of Schneider. They first want to produce enough of their special video lenses before to release the new Micro Four Thirds lenses. There is a chance that some lens specs will change in the meantime. The original plan was to introduce the 14mm f/2.0 the 30mm f/1.4 and the Macro 60mm f/2.4. All lenses will come with full electronic AF and Aperture support. Internal focusing, aluminum weather proof case. I do hope they will get rid of the macro (we already have the Olympus version).

A Xenon 16mm f/1.2 would be a nice replacement for the macro  :)

Current Schneider lenses:
Xenon 16mm f/1.2 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenon 25mm f/0.95 (Click here to see on eBay).
Curtagon 35mm f/2.8 (Click here to see on eBay).
Componon 50mm f/1.4 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenon 50mm f/1.9 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenar 50mm f/2.8 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenar 75mm f/3.5 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenotar 80mm f/2.8 (Click here to see on eBay).
Xenar 180mm f/2.8 (Click here to see on eBay).

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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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Sigma announces new Mount Conversion Service that enables lens use across camera systems

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Guess what the big Sigma teaser was for? A Mount Conversion Service :(

In short Sigma announced an (expensive!) service to converts a very limited range of Sigma lenses in other mounts. SigmaPhoto writes:

Global Vision lens owners can request the Mount Conversion Service to convert their current Sport, Contemporary or Art DSLR lenses to their choice of a Sigma, Sony, Pentax, Nikon or Canon mount. Global Vision category lenses for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) can be updated to either a micro four thirds (MFT) or Sony E- mount.

This wasn’t worth a teaser :(

P.S.: I would really like to see a Foveon sensor inside an MFT camera. Me thinks this is the way to go! :)

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