Panasonic 7-14mm discontinued. New OIS version coming soon?

Share

Long time ago trusted sources told me that Panasonic had the plan to upgrade the current Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 lens. The day may be close that this will happen because the lens just got discontinued at BHphoto (Click here to check). And only a bunch of them are in Stock at Amazon (Click here to check). The trusted sources told me Panasonic developed a OIS (lens stabilized) version of the lens.

Let’s see if the rumored May 21th announcement turns out to be real (reminder, this is a rumor coming form external websites!).

Share

(FT2) 75mm f/1.8 lens for $799? Coming on June 18th?

Share

Our trusted sources already told us that Olympus is sending out the 75mm f/1.8 lens for testing. Now a new source said that the lens will cost around $799 and be released on June 18th! As you know Olympus states that this is the “highest imaging performance M.Zuiko” lens. So it’s actually better than the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 and has the same price. Not bad!

As I told you a price like that is very good if you compare it with similar lenses like the Canon 135mm f/2.0 (Click here) and Nikon 135mm f/2.0 (Click here) and the Sigma 150mm (Click here)!

 

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
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

Share

Giulio Scorio interview (and third party E-M5 battery test).

Share


The video on top proves how the cheap E-M5 third party battery works fine! And there are now many of those on eBay:

DSTEbattery:
One Olympus batteries and NO(!) charger (Click here to check the price on eBay). You need to have a compatible charger! One Olympus battery + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Two Olympus batteries + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Three Olympus batteries + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Carbest:
One Olympus battery + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Two Olympus batteries + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Three Olympus batteries + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Timebest:
One Olympus battery + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Two Olympus batteries + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Wu2 stores:
One Olympus battery + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Two Olympus batteries + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Elect stores:
One Olympus battery + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay) Two Olympus batteries + 1 chargers (Click here to check the price on eBay)

As you may know (form previous linking) Giulio is an Award winning photographer. He now has been interviewed by TheNoiseCast (Click here) and talked about Micro Four Thirds and the future of photography. And he also wrote another article about “Using the Olympus Pen on a Challenging Cover Shoot” (Click here) .

Share

New E-M5 review by Photographyblog….and E-F1 :)

Share

Apparently there is a Formel One version of the E-M5. As you see fromt he screenshot on top Amazon names the silver body “E-F1” (Click here to see). Dumb joke aside, finally I can share a good deal for my European readers. They can save 50 Euro on the Silver E-M5 body on eBay (Click here to grab the only one that is in Stock).

And now to some E-M5 news. Not that we need to read more rumors but there is another big website Photographyblog (Click here) that posted his thoughts ont he E-M5: “The OM-D E-M5 is the best Olympus compact system camera to date, and also a strong contender for best compact system camera full stop. It delivers a compelling mix of classic looks, excellent image quality, an extensive feature set and immediate responsiveness, with the camera so well designed that it rarely gets in the way of the creative process…The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is simply our favourite compact system camera to date, and therefore very deserving of our Essential award.” Also Tanaka from TheOnlinePhotographer (Click here) posted some first notes: “It’s also worth noting that the E-M5’s viewfinder is much easier to use when wearing eyeglasses. The NEX-7’s viewfinder disengages unless you keep your eye nearly pressed to the cup. The E-M5’s viewfinder sensor is much more lenient and a joy to use with glasses. Well done Oly!

Leather case: As you know last week I linked you to the new E-M5 leather half case form Gariz. You can find them in Black (Click here) and Brown (Click here). I now found another new case from Kaza (Click here to see them on eBay).

P.S.: Japanese E-M5 review at Nikkei (Click here). E-M5 gallery at DCresource (Click here).

E-M5 orders (Click on the names of the stores to see the product page):
Black E-M5 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.
Silver E-M5 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, and Amazon Japan.
Black E-M5 body with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto , Digitalrev and J&R.
Black E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland , Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.
Silver E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.

Share

(FT3) Ho Ho Ho! Panasonic announcement on May 21 ???

Share

The Italian blog Lucidistorte had a meeting in Milan with Mr.Uematsu from Panasonic. In that meeting Mr. Uemtasu unveiled that the new 12-35mm f/2.8 X lens will be announced on may 21th! Apparently Uematsu told them to not officially publish that news but the Italian blog wrote the news anyway 🙂
Uematsu also said that the 12-35mm f/2.8 is produced in the Panasonic Yamagata Plant in Japan and matches the quality of the Leica lenses! It has nano surface coating, power OIS. powerzoom.

As you know also the Panasonic G5 will be announced so I guess there is a fair chance that the rumor is real! Stay tuned on 43rumors! And don’t forget to follow us on facebook too (Click here)!

 

P.S: Panasonic soruces told me the lens has not a f/2.0 paerture like the Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 (Click here to see them on eBay) becuase a) it would make the lens a lot bigger 2) lot more expensive.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
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

Share