April 15, 2010

a little bit of everything…

2nd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism 2010 (fotofestival-hannover.de) -> some event photos on flickr.

Olympus E-PL1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 (davidchuaphotography)
Olympus µ tough-3000 : la review (Forum Olympus France)
e-PL1 vs NX10 on IR comparometer (dpreview forum)
Olympus SP-800UZ Review (Photographyblog)
Selfmade handgrip for the Panasonic G1 (systemkamera-forum.de). You need to be a forum member to see all the images.


The new Adobe CS5 suite is now available for pre-order on many stores. On photoshopuser.com/cs5 you can see a very well done list of the new features.

Adobe CS5 suite on Adobe US / Amazon / BHphoto / Amazon Canada

Direct links to the pre-order page on Adobe UK / Adobe Deutschland / Adobe France / Amazon Deutschland / Amazon UK / Amazon France

Amazon Japan

April 15, 2010
Posted in reviews

Olympus 9-18mm review on DPreview


According to dpreview the image quality of the Olympus 9-18mm lens is more or less on par with that of the Panasonic 7-14mm. The Olympus lens costs and weights less but the Panasonic lens has a better build quality, a wider angle and constant f/4 aperture.

Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon Japan / Amazon Germany / Amazon France

April 15, 2010
Posted in news

Olympus 9-18mm worldwide shipping starts on April 23

Olympus Japan said that the new Olympus 9-18mm lens will be start shipping on April 23.

Amazon Japan will have it on Stock on April 30.
Amazon Germany confirms that the lens will be available in 3 to 5 weeks.
Amazon France will have it in stock soon.
In US pre-orders already started on Amazon US, Adorama and BHphoto

April 14, 2010
Posted in news

UDPATED: New Olympus firmware next week. It will improve the autofocus on each PEN camera.

Good news Olympus folks! On April 22 Olympus will release a new firmware update for your PEN camera.

Read the press release:

Auto Focus Performance
This update will improve camera AF performance when shooting both stills and videos with the E-P1, E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras when using any Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds lens. Auto Focus Lock time when shooting stills is improved by 15%. Auto Focus tracking accuracy when shooting movies is also improved.

Viewfinder/LCD Simultaneous Playback Function
This upgrade also brings additional display functionality to the E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras when fitted with the VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder. Photographers using these combinations can now view menu and recorded images on the LCD while the VF-2 Electronic Viewfinder is in use.

Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) Lens Compatibility
This update also ensures that like the E-PL1, the E-P1 and E-P2 camera models are fully compatible with and able to take advantage of two recently announced and soon-to-reach market lenses; the M. Zuiko Digital™ ED 9–18mm F4.0–5.6 and M. Zuiko Digital ED 14–150mm F4.0–5.6 lenses. Olympus is designating these two lenses as MSC, or Movie-Still-Compatible. They are optimized for shooting high definition video with accurate and silent autofocus.

source: OlympusAmerica

Tthe new Olympus Viewer 2 software that replaces Master 2 & Studio 2 is also availble!
Olympus Australia has the PDF Full Press Release on both the software & firmware updates.

April 14, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) Olympus E-PS1 in June?

I just recieved a rumor from a new source saying that the next Olympus camera will be “again” a PEN. It will be called “E-PS1” and will be available in June. The camera is not a “High-End” model. Such a model is expected to come at photokina or later. The source didn’t gave me any specs.

If some of you can give me some more details please contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

Reminder: “FT2″  = unreliable rumor from new source.

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