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July 26, 2010
Posted in news

Photokina is coming -> Help us to collect rumors and news!

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We are now only two months from Photokina and I expect and increase of rumors and news. I can’t watch all forums and websites alone. That’s why I ask you for a little help! If you find some interesting news and rumors feel free to share it on 43rumors!

Here a little how-to:

How to share rumors and news:
Every little piece of rumor helps us to get closer to the real “picture”. You can keep yourself anonymous by sending us a message using the contact form on the right sidebar. Avoid giving me your name and email adress. Just send me the message. You can also contact us on 43rumors@gmail.com. Only myself will read those emails. I suggest you to create some kind of fake email account so that I can answer you back! Please don’t expect me to post your rumors before I have checked it with other sources. If I would post every rumor I do receive everyone here would get confused :)

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By the way, I don’t know if I will be at Photokina. I need a new surgery because of the broken ligament :(

Thanks all! We will certainly have some exciting time on 43rumors ;)

July 25, 2010

a little bit of everything…


Fotoactualidad found this very nice commercial shot with 100 Olympus SP-510UZ cameras

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Micro Four Thirds cameras using alternative & legacy lenses on Flickr.com (found via serious compacts)
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Underwater pictures with the Olympus E-PL1 and Olympus PT-EP01 waterhousing (Fluidr.com)
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Sony NEX-5, Samsung NX10 and Panasonic’s Lumix G2 Shootout on Popphoto
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Photokina 2010 Hopes and Fears – what do you think? (Noisycamera)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10 Review (DigitalPhotographySchool)
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Panasonic G10 review on Photoradar

July 25, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Panasonic will launch a “3D conversion lens” for camcorder (and soon also for MicroFourThirds?)

Panasonic will launch a new 3D conversion lens on July 28. The leaked picture do show the lens attached on the SDT750 camcorder. The interesting part for us is that few months ago we were told that Panasonic was working on 3D conversion lenses for MicroFourThirds. I don’t believe they will announce that on July 28. But Photokina is getting closer…
Source: engadget

July 24, 2010
Posted in deals, Rumors

Huge Panasonic GH1 price drop…now $949 only -> and the GH2 is coming ;)

UPDATE: The price is now back to $1150! But we epxect the price to fall again soon.
That’s a huge price drop…. -$200!!! Click here to check out the current price on amazon!

Oh yes, it is not a secret anymore that in one month exactly the new GH2 will be announced!
via: noisycamera

Brief summary of other current deals:
1) There is an $80 dollar instante rebate for the Olympus 14-150mm lens on Adorama (click here). It says “out of stock” but if you preorder the lens you will get the discount!
2) Still ongoing: Free EVF with the Panasonic GF1 and 14-45mm Lens -> $729.99 on Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
3) Very last days for the Olympus 9-18mm $100 instante rebate ($599 instead of $699): Amazon, Adorama and BH
4) The NEW Leica 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Summilux-M now ships within 1 to 3 weeks (it’s a veeery expensive lens!)

July 23, 2010
Posted in reviews

New Panasonic 7-14mm, Olympus 14-150mm and Leica lens on PEN review!

Image courtesy: @forumolympusfrance

Forum Olympus France tested the Panasonic 7-14mm lens on the Olympus E-P2. Pleas notice that you can read the review in Français, English and Español (you can choose the language on the top of the article)

SLRclub tested the new Olympus 14-150mm lens. Translation is not available because they post their articles as Jpegs(!!!). But there are videos and a lot of image samples and comparisons.

PEKKA POTKA: Leica lenses on Olympus PEN. Interesting to see the same lens perform on the Leica M9 and then on the Olympus E-P2

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