December 8, 2009
Posted in news

The world camera market in 2009 (source:

source: photoscala
(click here for the google english translation).

- A total of 130 million digital cameras will be sold worldwide in 2009 (decrease of 7% -> about 140 million pieces in 2008)

- one of eleven of them is a SLR camera

- Western Europeans do buy more expensive cameras

- About 70% of all digital cameras were sold in Europe and North America (each 35%). Each 8% went to Japan and China, the remaining 14% in the rest of the world.

December 8, 2009
Posted in news

IMPORTANT 43rumors message -> Category changes!

Dear readers!
We finally reordered our categories. The “MicroFourThirds”-”Miscellaneous”-”Olympusrumors” and “Panasonicrumors” categories were deleted! If you saved the links or this categories in your RSS feed you will not see any news anymore.
Our new categories are:
- “a little bit of everything”
- “news”
- “reviews”
- “rumors”
- “deals”
- “polls”

Have a nice day!

P.: We also added a random post section and the latest reviews list on the left sidebar.

December 8, 2009

a little bit of everything…

E-P2 diorama & miniature effect

- The E-P2 is available for preorder at Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon DE
Better later than never! Neocamera reviews the Olympus E-P1!
akihabaranews has new Ricoh GRX Unboxing images.
New weekly japanese DSLR sales ranking (source: The is on place 3 (white model) and 4 (black model)
4 Principles of Photography Marksmanship (source: photographybay)
Today deals:
Amazon US: Olympus E-P1 Camera with 14-42mm Lens. The price drops again to $676.96.

Amazon US: Both Panasonic GF1 combos will be in stock on December 13, 2009
Pixmania Deutschland: Weihnachts-City-Aktion! 3% Rabatt auf ALLES (gültig vom 8.12.2009 bis zum 10.12.2009, ab einem Einkaufswert von 160€). Wie geht’s? Bei Einkauf einfach den Code PIXMAS2009 eingeben!.

December 7, 2009
Posted in Rumors, rumor_list

(FT5) UPDATED-> Samyang will make two new FourThirds lenses! The 85mm f/1.4 and 8mm f/3.5 fisheye!


The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Manual Focus Lens

UPDATE: Samyang will also launche a new 35mm f/1.4 lens in Q2!

Source: lenstip
In an Interview with Lenstip Mr. Lee (Director of Sales & Marekting Samyang Optics) confirmed that they will produce the two lenses for FourThirds mount (no word about MicroFourThirds) Do you plan to introduce lenses with the 4/3 mount?
Mr. Lee: We are currently adding this mount to 85mm and 8mm products. They will be released in 1st quarter of 2010. 4/3 mount will be available for all future products.

More informations about the lenses:
- Samyang 8mm
- Samyang 85mm f/1.4

Lenstip reviewed both lenses:
- Samyang 8mm review
- Samyang 85mm review

Thanks Jerry for sending the link!

You can find Samyang lenses (Canon/Nikon/Sony/Pentax mounts) in:
Amazon UK /

/ Adorama

Samyang 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye lens

Samyang 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fish-eye lens

December 7, 2009
Posted in news

Not a joke: Panasonic organizes a women only photo seminar (in Osaka)

Here the google translation of the official japanese text:

Panasonic, interchangeable lens type digital camera “LUMIX DMC-GF1″ women-only seminar in January 2010 using 16 and Jan 17 days Panasonic Center in Osaka. The event is free.

The card for users who want to post photos and personal belongings, DMC-GF1 perform basic operations and shooting experience. Mr. Hitoshi Shigeru Sato instructor and photographer. DMC-GF1 who is considering making a purchase , if you bring a camera has already purchased their own.

Panasonic Center Osaka request to join the “LUMIX digital camera class” call addressed to Section (06-6949-2111) performed at. Hours are 10:00 to 18:00 (Wednesday, closed on holidays).

MicroFourThirds camera do have a lot of appeal on women! And it is probably not a case they show the white on the press release…

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