July 27, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Olympus: rumor roundup before Photokina


Let’s try to get an idea on what could come from Olympus at Photokina!

The Olympus E-3 successor:

We are sure the camera will be announced in mid-September. The camera is not a modular camera (that is something we should see in 2011), it’s a FourThirds camera. We are also sure that the innovation has to do with the camera-mount. Many patents have already shown us innovative adapters that could be used on that camera. The camera will feature a new Panasonic sensor with 14-16 Megapixel and gapless microlens design.

The next PEN:
We got rumors about two possible Pen. One with built-in EVF and a High-End MFT camera. We don’t know if both or only one camera will be announced. There is nothing certain here (for now). Just my speculation: maybe we will see only one camera that has built-in EVF and is defacto a High-End MFT? Also that camera could use the same Panasonic sensor. What’s certain is that Olympus is heavily developing a new faster autofocus.

The next lenses:
We believe that we will not see any new FourThirds lens at Photokina. This makes the FourThirds camera with the “special-mount” even more interesting. If the rumors are correct… how will Olympus convince us to buy the new 43 camera when there is no new lens?
We have no doubt that at least four new MicroFourThirds lenses will be announced. But that’s not all, it is very likely that even more lenses will be announced at Photokina (but released months after). Maybe Olympus will release a new lens roadmap that will disclose those lenses.

We also received other rumors but from unreliable or new sources. We need to confirm those rumors before posting anything about it!

Help us and send us your rumors to 43rumors@gmail.com…Thanks!

July 27, 2010
Posted in deals
July 27, 2010
Posted in news

The need for speed: The Konica 50mm f/1.2 lens

If you are looking for a very high-quality and very fast lens (and you have a lot of money to spend) than you should take a close look on the Konica 50mm f/1.2 lens! I found some image samples of the lens used on a Panasonic G1 here: yotarouyokosuka.com Image samples on Leica cameras are available here on < a href="http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/utsurundesu/20015" target="_blank">Rakuten and Stephen Lee
A small review is available here: portretteur.nl. He also made a comparison with the Canon FD 50mm f/1.2 lens. A little bit of lens porn on Flickr and here :)

And if you want to get the lens or just check price and availability click here to see the lens on eBay: Konica 50mm f/1.2 lens

More “need for speed” lenses:
Fujinon 25mm f/0.85
Four crazy 90mm f/1.0 Lenses
Voigtländer 50mm f/1.1
The Leica Noctilux 0.95
PEN-F Zuiko Olympus 42mm F/1.2
Schneider Xenon 0.95/50mm
De Oude Delft 50mm f/0.75
The 75mm f/0.85 Leitz lens

July 26, 2010
Posted in deals

Loreo 3D lens for MicroFourThirds and FourThirds camera now on amazon.com!

It’s 3D time on 43rumors! Panasonic will soon announce their 3D lens adapter but we also have more news: The 3D loreo lens is now available on amazon US!
Click here to get the Loreo lens for MicroFourThirds cameras
Click here to get the Loreo lens for FourThirds cameras

P.S.: Sorry, I only found a picture of the lens attached on a Canon :)

July 26, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) UPDATE: The 4 new Olympus MFT lenses (+ patent)

Dear readers, last week we told you that Olympus will launch at least 4 new MicroFourThirds lenses (That rumor came from very good sources).

Now we have a small update (from a different source):

The two primes should be the 12mm f/2.8 and a 50mm (f/2.0??)
The two zooms should be the 40-150mm and 70-300mm.

In the meanwhile two new Olympus patents do discloses the aperture of the 40-150mm lens + a completely new 30mm-150mm lens:

  • Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
  • Zuiko Digital ED 30-150mm F3.3-4.2

Source: http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2010-07-10

Deal reminder.: Very last days for the Olympus 9-18mm $100 instante rebate ($599 instead of $699): Amazon, Adorama and BH

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