February 2, 2011
Posted in news

(Fixed) You can send me rumors again…(and write reviews)


43rumors is based on buddypress which is a not yet mature software. And sometimes weird things do happen. I just noticed that the CAPTCHA control of the contact form on the right sidebar didn’t work for weeks so you were not able to send me news and rumor without being a registered member. Sorry for that! I removed the captcha and if you want to send me a rumor you can use it right now without being a member and without sending me your name and email address. You should also know that I do not store hidden info like the IP-address. When you write me please use some kind of fake name so that I can recognize you in future :)
Don’t expect me to publish your rumor soon. I will try to check the rumor with other source before to post it here. So let us know what you know about the upcoming projects ;)

For our readers: Feel free to add your personal review for m43 products on the top of the website (inside the camera database). Scroll right to see all items. Lenses are ordered by focal length. You must be a registered member to be able to rate the product. You don’t have to write a long review. Also the rating alone with a few line of text will do it. This will help new readers to decide what camera/lens to buy! If you have problems with the registration feel free to contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com.


February 1, 2011
Posted in news, Rumors

Download the E-PL2 manual

Click on image to enlarge the system chart


You can download the new Olympus E-PL2 manual (Source: Olympus America and ForumOlympusFrance).

Manuals For Download:
E-PL2 Instruction Manual (English) (4.42 MB)
E-PL2 System Chart (English, Español, Français) (400 KB)
E-PL2 Manual de Instrucciones (Español) (4.77 MB)
E-PL2 Manuel d’instructions (Français) (4.49 MB)

P.S.: Right now the Red (Click here)Silver (Click here) and the Black (Click here) E-PL2 are in Stock at Adorama. Black only E-PL2 is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here)

February 1, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) No new m43 camera or lens at the CP+ show! (+TG-810 leak)

Bad news folks! There will be no new m43 camera or lens from Olympus for the CP+ show which starts on February 9th in Yokohama. Like Panasonic, Olympus choose to introduce the next wave of new m43 products time after the CP+ show!
UPDATE: There will be two compact cameras from Olympus. One os the TG810. It is the successor of the mju 8010 with GPS and 10m waterproof with 5 times optical zoom. The second camera is a ultrazoom camera with 26x times optical zoom beginning at 24mm with backlighted CMOS Sensor.
We found a reference of that camera inside the Henry store (via google cache). Talking with my trusted sources it looks like Panasonic and Olympus are waiting to see what’s coming next from Pentax and Nikon (in March/April).

Meanwhile notice that the E-P2 price is slowly dropping closer to the E-PL2 price suggesting that the E-P2 will be the next camera to be replaced! Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here) are selling the E-P2 for less than $650. And the new E-PL2 sells for $600 at Amazon US, Adorama and BHphoto.

February 1, 2011
Posted in Rumors

The M-mount module from Ricoh (no m43 module)

I received the rumor two weeks ago and I didn’t post it because I wanted to check the rumor. But there is no need anymore for that because today Ricoh officially announced the development of a Leica M-mount unit for its GXR camera system. So that was the mysterious “Expansion Unit” displayed on the roadmap and the Micro Four Thirds module we saw many times ghosting around the web was simply fake (but we already suspected that!).

P.S.: I think I should post more of this FT2-FT3 rumors I do receive. Because sometimes they turn out to be correct and if I wait to much time someone else will post them before me :(

Via Mirrorlessrumors

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