June 4, 2010
Posted in news
June 3, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) Ghost hauntings: New Olympus modular camera spotted

One of our readers (E.O.) had a “strange” experience:
I could swear I saw a prototype Olympus modular at the Decatur Arts Festival near Atlanta this weekend. An Asian gentleman was walking around, a good distance from the edge of the crowd, shooting photos with what looked like an $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>Olympus E1 with a battery grip. I went up to talk 4/3, but when I got closer, I saw what looked like a removable square module for the lens mount that would slide in and out from the top. There was a definite groove around the bottom and sides of the lens mount. The only markings were OLYMPUS above the lens mount. When I came up and said “Is that the new Olympus?”, he looked shocked, covered the camera with his arm, and literally ran away. ????? Maybe I just startled him, but it was a very bizarre camera. Maybe we will see at Photokina.

It is not the first time 43rumors has received such kind of rumors. And we know you should take it with a grain of salt. In a second email E.O. sent me some more informations:

I did not get that good a look at the camera, since once I approached him, he covered it and ran off. I did not see him remove a module, but as best I could see, it looked like the whole lens mount would slide in from the top. There was a distinct line below and to the sides of the lens mount, but not on top, so I would guess they slide in from the top. Perhaps that would allow a choice between EVF and Optical? The camera itself looked like a combination of an E1 and $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{ $sel = "1"; ?>E 300 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>E 300 if ($loc == 'BE')
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{ $sel = "1"; ?>E 300 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
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{ $sel = "1"; ?>E 300 if ($loc == 'CA')
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{?>E 300 with a battery grip. It looked like he was using a 12-60 on it. The finish didn’t look great either, like it was cobbled together.

I don’t know why an Oly prototype would end up at an art festival in Atlanta, but it was definitely a strange camera.

Do you have some rumors? Contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com (I will keep you anonymous of course!)

June 3, 2010

a little bit of everything…


Olympus PEN your story challenge submission

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Olympus 11-22mm tested on Photographyramblings
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{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus E-PL1 vs. $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>Panasonic GF1 comparison (dpreview forum)
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E-PL1 + ZD 50mm f2 + 1.4x TC flower macros…(dpreview forum)
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Message from one of our readers: “Just in case anyone is interested the new Olympus Viewer 2 Software (Windows version) seems to work great with Linux and WINE. I’m running it on Gentoo Linux without any problems at all.
Stop Here if not interested in programming languages…
I tried earlier versions of one of their packages (Can’t remember which) but they relied on .Net which doesn’t easily work under Linux while this new version seems to be based off of C++. C++ usually (not always) yields faster programs and is much more compatible with my favorite OS (Linux). I’m a software engineer myself just so you know where I coming from.

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Olympus E-PL1 vs $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

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{?>Samsung NX-10 (dkamera.de / google english translation)
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Night Shootout: Panasonic GF1 vs Canon 5d MarkII (Veoelmundo)
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June 3, 2010
Posted in news

New Adobe Camera Raw 6.1 supports the E-PL1, E-600, G2 and G10.

Adobe just announced the new Camera Raw 6.1 (click here to visit the download page)

Support for the following cameras has been added in this update. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.

June 3, 2010
Posted in reviews

Is the Panasonic 8mm too expensive? Get the Samyang 8mm f/3.5 for $300

GF1 + Samyang 8mm from ADAM MADA on Vimeo.

One of our readers R.B. found a “solution” for all of you thinking that the new Panasonic 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens is too expensive.
If you don’t care about size or manual focusing you could go for the Samyang/Falcon/Bower/Rokinon/Opteka 8mm Fisheye that sells for $300. It produces sharp images and has no vignetting. Used with a $20 adapter for Micro 4/3 u get a nice fisheye image at half the price.

Click here to get the lens on eBay (and yes it is crazy that the same lens has so many names!):
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{?>Opteka 8mm f/3.5

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{?>Samyang 8mm f/3.5

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if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
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{?>Falcon 8mm f/3.5

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{?>Rokinon 8mm f/3.5

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if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Bower 8mm f/3.5 if ($loc == 'ES')
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{?>Bower 8mm f/3.5

Thanks RB!

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