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September 1, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) UPDATED: More E-5 specs….


UPDATE: Zone-10 can’t believe this specs are true. They made a list with all rumored special features of the new E-5. But that’s only speculation. The specs below are probably correct :(

New rumors about the E-5 do confirm the specs we posted few days ago:

  • Magnesium weather proof  body
  • Dual memory card slots (not sure if CF+SD or 2xSD)
  • 12MP sensor
  • 11 AF points
  • 6fps
  • Image stabilization
  • Anti-dust feature
  • Some kind of a rotating/tilting LCD display
  • HD video @ 720P with 30fps
  • Built-in wireless flash
  • 100% viewfinder coverage

Source: photorumors

September 1, 2010
Posted in deals

Panasonic LX5 in Stock in all worldwide Amazon stores. Price drop on the 20mm lens

The new Black Panasonic LX5 is in Stock at Amazon for $499.95 via J&R (Click here)
and at BHphoto

The 20mm lens sells for $349 at Amazon via J&R (Click here) and for the exactly same price at BHphoto

Also european Amazon stores do have the LX5 in Stock:
Amazon Deutschland
Amazon France
Amazon UK
Amazon Japan

August 31, 2010
Posted in news, reviews

First Olympus 75-300mm and 40-150mm image samples!

Our very fast friends from Fotoactualidad found the first image samples + MTF charts that have been posted on the Olympus Japan website.

Click here to see images samples of the Olympus 75-300mm lens and here to see the Olympus 40-150mm product page.

The two 75-300mm lens image samples (Click to enlarge):

The two 40-150mm lens image samples (Click to enlarge):

August 31, 2010
Posted in news

Olympus lens disappointment. Please Olympus and Panasonic, do surprise us!

I confess, I am not really happy with todays Olympus announcement. I understand that there is a “marketing reason” why those lenses have to exist. Maybe zoom lenses is what “normal” people buys when they go in store. But we are still missing a Zuiko MFT lens we can be really proud of. We have some good lenses like the 9-18mm, but no fast prime lens, no high-quality and reasonable fast zoom, and only one pancake lens! And most of the current lenses are copies of already existing Panasonic lenses (or is Panasonic copying the Olympus lenses?). Take a look for yourself:

Panasonic 7-14mmOlympus 9-18mm
Panasonic 14-140mmOlympus 14-150mm
Panasonic 45-200mm – Olympus 45-150mm
Panasonic 100-300mm (to be announced soon) – Olympus 75-300mm
Panasonic 8mm fisheye – Olympus 8mm fisheye (on roadmap)
Panasonic 14mm (to be announced soon) – Olympus 12mm (on roadmap)

Thousand of 43rumors readers voted for High-Quality prime, pancake and zoom lenses in many of our polls. We need more “WOW” lenses like the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7.  But we also need lenses that are essential for a complete lens repertoire (where is the normal 25mm f/1.4 lens?).
There will be no need to switch to a NEX or NX system or any other system if the lenses are good enough! So please stop playing cat and mouse, stop to fear the market. Try to have some vision like when you imaginated the MicroFourThirds system. Surprise us!

That’s just my personal opinion, feel free to comment this post…
Me, 43rumors.

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