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August 12, 2010
Posted in news

New waterproof housing for the Panasonic GF1

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The japanese company Inon just announced a new waterhousing for the Panasonic GF1. It has a corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy body (diving limit is 75m). You can use the Inon compatible flash (Z-240, D-Series 2000, S-2000, D-series 180, Z-220 series). And all Panasonic lenses are supported. The full kit price (with grip and lights) is $2,200!

Source: DC.watch

August 12, 2010
Posted in news

A little bit of fun: To own a Panasonic m43 camera makes you more sexy!

Oktrends analyzed photography from a numerical angle. They collected the data from the dating site OkCupid, one of the largest, and most interesting, datasets on the web. This article aggregates 11.4 million opinions on what makes a great photo. Their goal was to see how to take a photo to gain “attractiveness”.

The result? You are more sexy if you take the picture with Panasonic MicroFourThirds cameras!

Source: Blog.okcupid.com

August 11, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Panasonic announcement on August 26th (more or less)!

According to 43rumors sources Panasonic will announce new MicroFourThirds cameras and lenses on August 26th (more or less, depending on your time-zone!). We expect the release of the GH1 successor, a new GF1 successor (or maybe just a new Gf model without replacing the GF1), the long awaited 14mm f/2.5 and 100-300mm lens, at least one more “lens surprise” and maybe the AG-AF100 (this camera with new lenses could be also announced in a second time befoe Photokina). You can read our Panasonic product prediction here: http://www.43rumors.com/getting-closer-to-photokina-panasonic-rumors-summary/.

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FT= FourThirds
FT1=probably fake rumor
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FT3=50% chance it is correct
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August 10, 2010

a little bit of everything…(+G2 review on DSLRmagazine)

Panasonic G2 review at DSLRmagazine (google english translation)

Panasonic Announces Lumix Life Winners (Photoreview Australia)

Fast Fifties in the Field (Ranger9.net)

E-5 wishlist at Deviantart

Gigapanes pictures with the Panasonic GF1 at Gigapanaes.blogspot (google english translation->without pictures)

Olympus 14-150mm lens test at PConline (it’s in chinese)

August 10, 2010
Posted in reviews

The need for speed: The extremely rare Zeika Nominar C-mount M25 f/0.95 !

Zeika is a Japanese Optical brand name combined with “Zeiss”s “Z” and “Leica”s “eica” part (ingenious). It’s a product made in the 1960’s providing the same lens to the US brand, Carl Meyer and Nighthawk.

Zeika Nominar on the E-P1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chachahavana/3900002705/in/photostream/
Zeika Nominar on the G10: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leiss/sets/72157620574119065/detail/

You can find one single lens on eBay right now (Click here)!

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