May 20, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Definitely a new Olympus PEN camera coming in June! E-P2 out of production!

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The Olympus E-P2 is now out of production!

I am getting many rumors about the upcoming new Olympus cameras. What I can tell you today is that I am sure there will be a new PEN camera in June. But there is something I didn’t figure out yet. People is sending me different specs and I do believe this may happen because there are two different PEN cameras coming? That’s FT3 only for now, but that could explain the two different sort of rumors I am receiving in those days. I will try to post some FT5 rumor as soon as possible! I ask my sources to clarify which PEN is coming when. Thanks for your help!

UPDATE: The rumors I received are about one PEN entry level camera and about a high quality PEN with built-in EVF (just like the Fuji X100).

A couple of dealers contacted me to say that Olympus told them the Olympus E-P2 is now out of production. I guess this is not a surprise for none of us. The price has fallen a lot and it’s now pretty close to the E-PL2:
E-P2 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
E-PL2 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

If you like me are still dreaming for an Olympus rangefinder styled PEN take a look at those nice rangefinder filmcameras. You never know Olympus will take something from that design like they have done with the E-P1/2 and PEN filmcameras:
– The Olympus RD (Click here to see that camera on eBay ). It has a built in rangefinder system.
– The Olympus 35 RC (Click here to see that camera on eBay ). I think that’s the smallest 35mm film rangefinder camera ever made!
– The Olympus 35 SP (Click here to see that camera on eBay ). I love the manual controls of that camera.

Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
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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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May 20, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Message to sources and readers. Very hot rumor time coming!

First a message to my sources:

Thanks for all the rumors you send me almost daily. As usual please keep in mind that I will always try to double check the info. Don’t worry, I receive ALL your info :)
For people who never sent me rumors but want to do it in future. Please use the anonymous contact form on the right sidebar. It would be nice if you can send me some kind of fake name you can use in future too. It will be easier for me to recognize if you are already a trusted source that gave me correct rumors in the past. You can also create a fake gmail account if you want to know my feedback. Thanks!

Hot rumor time coming!

I am taking some time off because I need a lot of time to investigate about the future Panasonic and Olympus products. There will be two announcements in June, one from Panasonic and one from Olympus. And we can expect a lot of nice products! I postponed my vacation to France in July to have more time on 43rumors.

Hot rumor time coming….reloaded!

And you should follow MirrorlessRumors.com too! Sony and Samsung will both announce new products in June and July! And some of the products they are going to announce are really intriguing. Like the Zeiss 24mm f/1.7 for NEX for example.

New server and your support.

There are still many issues on that website (like for example the impossibility to edit your own avatar). I now have an online ticket system where my designer can see the issues and work on them. SO feel free to suggest me your improvement ideas! One more thing: I will buy a $2000 server to move 43rumors and Mirrorlessrumors on a much faster platform. The website loading time should become 3x-4x time faster! And in times like this where there are many rumors and announcements it should avoid crashes too.
Thanks to tour support I am able to cover almost all costs of the new server + designer and technician work. I want to thank you for that! Amazing how we can make this website growth!

For those who don’t know how to support me here is how it works: I am not going to use 43rumors as a advertising banner wall. As you know I have only two banners on my website (where other photography websites do have much more of them as you know!). Instead, to support the costs of this website feel free to use our links if you plan to purchase in some of our linked affiliate stores. Once clicked on the link you can buy whatever products you want (Books, Cd’s, cameras or lenses….) and I will earn a small commission for it. You still pay the normal price for every product of course! But the online store will send me some penny for the linking. This is the best way to support 43rumors without to donate any single penny. Thanks!

So now back to rumors because after yesterdays GF rumor you can expect an explosive news coming even today 😉

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Australia: Amazon, BHphoto, Digitalrev, eBay.au
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Canada: Adorama, B&H, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
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France: Amazon.fr, eBay.fr
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Netherlands: Amazon.co.uk, eBay.nl
Norway: eBay
Poland: Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, eBay
Spain: Amazon.es, Redcoon.es, eBay.es
Sweden: eBay
Switzerland: Amazon.de, eBay.ch
United Kingdom: Amazon.uk, eBay.uk
United States: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

May 19, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

Back: Amazon US accepting X100 preorders (Fuji X100 versus E-PL2)


Soundimageplus (Click here) compared the Fuji X100 and the Olympus E-PL2: “I’m not giving up m4/3 and in particular the 20mm lens any time soon. Its still an excellent system for what I use it for and interchangeable lenses is obviously a terrific advantage.

If you want to preorder the Fuji X100 than we have good news. Amazon US (Click here) is back accepting preorders.

Other deals:
Panasonic G2 body only for $349.95 on BHphoto (Click here).
The Olympus XZ-1 gets discounted at Amazon US (Click here).

May 19, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) HOT: New Panasonic GF camera and the 25mm f/1.4 Panasonic-Leica coming in June!!!


Today I am pretty sure (let’s say around 99,9%) that Panasonic will announce a new Micro Four Thirds camera (oh yes!) and the highly anticipated 25mm f/1.4 Leica branded lens. A couple of weeks ago a trusted source told me that this camera would be a new GF model. I checked around and a couple of trusted + new sources confirmed that Panasonic will launch the new GF camera in June. I didn’t get any image of it so I am not sure yet how it will look.
I confess that I was really surprised when I first got the rumor. The Panasonic GF2 is only 6 months old. Is it already going to be replaced? The GF1 production have been stopped and the GF2 is getting some bigger price drops. I am not counting on a L1 resurrection yet (at least not yet in June). Hmm, I hope some of my other sources can send me the answer after reading that post! As usual if you know something use the contact form on the right sidebar. No name, no email address needed!

Stay tuned because I am constantly working to get more info about that camera. Don’t miss any rumors: Join us on Facebook and Twitter! Subscribe our RSS feed!

Links to the two current GF cameras:
Panasonic GF2 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
Panasonic GF1 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay

The L1 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).

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May 19, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…


Panasonic Lumix DMC G3 Which first look

Wanderlust pinwide tested at Dslrmagazine (Click here).

Street shooting with micro 4/3 – by Andre Delhaye (Click here).

Panasonic Lumix G3 Hands-On first look at Trustedreviews (Click here).
Panasonic first impression at Optyczne.pl (Click here).
G3: Gestion du bruit électronique (Focus Numerique).
Test Panasonic G3 : optique 14-42 mm et balance des blancs (Focus Numerique).

Panasonic 20mm review at popco (korean)

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.7 (Apple.com). Brings support for the E-PL2 and XZ-1.

NAVTEQ Supplies Digital Map Data in Olympus Imaging’s First GPS Enabled Digital Camera (Imaging Resource).

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