May 4, 2010
Posted in deals

Olympus 9-18mm lens now in Stock on BHphoto! No news in Europe :(

The Olympus 9-18mm lens is in Stock on BHphoto. One of our reader wrote us that the same lens is shipping via Amazon US (His credit card has been charged).

I am currently checking the (many) european stores but it seems that no lens is in Stock there. Let me know if you find something because I am also trying to get one lens as soon as possible :)

May 4, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Small update about Sigma

As you know Sigma could soon produce new MicroFourThirds lenses. I just recieved an email from a new but very good source. He told me that “Sigma is already manufacturing lenses for FT-companies – for example the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>45/2.8 Leica if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>45/2.8 Leica if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>45/2.8 Leica if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>45/2.8 Leica if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>45/2.8 Leica if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>45/2.8 Leica if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>45/2.8 Leica if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>45/2.8 Leica if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>45/2.8 Leica if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>45/2.8 Leica if ($sel != '1')
{?>45/2.8 Leica“. That’s strange! The lens is sold by Panasonic, with quality control from Leica and manufactored by Sigma :)

Can’t wait to get some rumor about the future Sigma MFT lenses!

May 3, 2010
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Posted in Rumors

Sony NEX vs MicroFourThirds size comparison

blog.livedoor.jp compared the size between the NEX and the GF1 / E-PL1 / E-P2 cameras!
Anyway keep in mind that the NEX images are not real images. But this guys are usually good in “recreating” the camera design based on leaks and rumors. Well done!

keep following SonyAlphaRumors to learn more about the NEX cameras!

May 3, 2010
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Posted in deals, reviews

Olympus 9-18mm lens in Stock and reviewed on SLRgear

Good news: Amazon will have the lens in Stock on May 6!
Preorder-Order the lens on $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Pixmania UK if ($loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Amazon Japan if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Redcoon Italia if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Redcoon Deutschland / Amazon Deutschland if ($loc == 'PL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Redcoon Poland / Pixmania Poland if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Amazon France / Pixmania France if ($sel != '1')
{ ?>Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto

And SLRgear tested the lens! The verdict: “For its size, the Olympus 9-18mm ƒ/4-5.6 provides impressive performance.”
The only flaws are Cromatic Aberration and Distortion. But both are easy to crrect in postprocessing.

May 3, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Nobody else will join MicroFourThirds (no Fuji, no Sigma, no Kodak, no Leica)

As you can see here on four-thirds.org many companies joined the Four-Thirds coalition a long time ago. The current question is: will the same companies produce a MicroFourThirds camera?

Sigma:
We received the rumor from two different sources. Both do confirm that Sigma will not make any MicroFourThirds camera. This doesn’t mean that they will not make MicroFourThirds lenses. But the interesting thing is that apparentely Sigma developed a MicroFourThirds camera! Sadly the final decision has been to not produce it for the mass market. We already told you that Leica and Fuji were also playing with the idea of joining MicroFourThirds but they have choosen not to do so. According to one of our sources Fuji developed a FourThirds sensor.

It is very difficoult to get reliable rumors from other companies but if the (many) rumors we received during the latest months are correct no other company beside Olympus and Panasonic will make a MicroFourThirds camera. No Kodak (read our Kodak rumor), no Leica (Leica rumor), no Fuji (Fuji rumor) no Sigma.

Not good news.

P.S: Please contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com if you can confirm/deny the rumor.


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