August 8, 2010
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Gianni Galassi pictures in Venice (mostly taken with the Panasonic GF1).

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There are son many reasons to visit Venezia and now you have even one more! Gianni Galassi will expose his pictures mostly taken with the Panasonic GF1!

We are close to Photokina so read the Gianni Gallassi wishlist for the next MFT camera: http://www.43rumors.com/gianni-gallassi-wishlist/

August 7, 2010
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Panasonic GH1 for $999! + price drops almost everywhere (GH2 coming!)


Again the super deal!

UPDATE: Deal gone :(
Click here to get the GH1 for $999 on amazon (via J&R)

And in Japan the price of the Panasonic GH1 with 14-140mm lens has dropped by 14,000 yen (around $160 USD) in the last week!!!! It’s now below 73,000 yen (about $850 USD). See here: Kakaku.com.

Yes the new GH is coming…

August 7, 2010
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Panasonic 8mm in Stock on eBay and european stores (+ first user tests)

Lumix G 8mm Fisheye Lens short video

Inside the dpreview forum a user shared his first thoughts: Panasonic 8mm Fisheye – first shots

Some european stores do have the lens in Stock: Amazon Uk / Pixmania Deutschland

Amazon US has the lens available for preorder (click here)

More dealers from Asia and US are now offering the Panasonic 8mm fisheye(Click here to check out all current auctions on eBay)

August 6, 2010
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UPDATED: three little price drops: Olympus E-PL1, Panasonic 45mm and 45-200mm

UPDATE: The black Olympus E-PL1 now sells for $515 with the 14-42mm lens (click here to check the deal on amazon)

J&R (via amazon) is selling the Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Lens for $809 (click here). That’s almost $60 less than the official Amazon, Bhphoto and Adorama price.

The Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lumix G Vario MEGA OIS Zoom is also in Stock on amazon for $289 (That’s $30 cheaper than a few days ago).

Let’s see if we will have more price drops soon when Panasonic and Olympus will announce the new stuff…

August 6, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Another exceptional µ4/3 lens from Panasonic is soon to be unveiled!

Few days ago we told you that at Photokina (September) Panasonic will finally release the 14mm f/2.5, 100-300mm and 1-2 new video lenses for the new MFT camcorder (The AG-AF100). Today two of our best sources told us that we should expect one more “exceptional” lens. A lens that was not one the Panasonic roadmap -> yes Panasonic cheated on us ;)
The sources didn’t reveal any details about the lens. But they said we don’t have to wait a long time to know it…

Just a reminder. Few weeks ago we received rumors from good sources saying that Panasonic was working on fast primes (faster than f/1.4). We don’t know if one of those fast primes could be announced now. There has been also a rumor saying that there could be a MicroFourThrids version of the current Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 FourThirds lens.

Let’s see…

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