May 18, 2010
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The Maitani modular system

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Yesterday (read here) we told you that the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus E-3 successor could become Olympus first “modular” camera.

With the help of our readers we discovered that our Olympus guru Maitani had already developed such a prototype long time ago (for film cameras).

You can find more about it here: maitani-fan.co.cc
The MDN prototype was the first Olympus SLR designed to be a full-featured, multi-functional system that could be used for a wide range of purposes by assembling different units, each with a single function. It was developed before the OM-1.
For example, the film is in a single film pack, and the shutter provides just the focal plane shutter function. The mirror is a mirror and has just one function. The user can combine the desired functions to create a single camera.
In designing a system that can be put together in any configuration, it is extremely difficult to design the mounts used to connect the items.
There is also a cheap, mass-market camera as one of the units in the system. Three units are combined together to create a camera. This is the MDS. This camera is made first and later becomes the M-1 or OM-1.
M=Maitani, D=dark box, N= normal, S=simple

43rumors wants to thanks the Maitani Fans for mantaining such an important website about our legendary inventor!

May 17, 2010
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Olympus E-PL1 reviewed on dpreview

The Olympus E-PL1 has been reviewed on Dpreview

P.S.: I like this sentence: “The higher resolution and better JPEG engine of the E-PL1 puts the baby Nikon to shame” (link to the text on dpreview)

The camera is in Stock on Amazon / Adorama / BH

May 17, 2010
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(FT3) The Olympus E-3 successor will be the first Olympus modular camera

Easy folks! The rumor has still “FT3″ value only (which means there is a 50% chance the rumor will become true). But according to one trusted and one new source the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'JA' OR $loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-3 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus E-3 successor will become Olympus first “modular” camera. The E-5 (or E-4 or something else?) will be truly a revolutionary camera. The goal behind this new camera is to provide an ultimate solution for both FourThirds and MicroFourThirds users.

The new source told me that I should “think the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus OM4ti if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus OM4ti if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus OM4ti if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus OM4ti if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus OM4ti if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus OM4ti if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus OM4ti if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus OM4ti if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus OM4ti if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus OM4ti if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus OM4ti with modular sensor box assembly
“. The only modular (non-mediumformat) camera to date is the Ricoh GXR. But we believe Olympus will provide a slightly different solution.

One of my trusted sources confirmed that the next High-End camera will be modular but he didn’t specify exactly how it will work. Sounds like you will be able to change the mount and probably there will be EVF and OVF modules.

43rumors is working to provide you some reliable details as soon as possible. Send me your rumors at 43rumors@gmail.com

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May 17, 2010
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Panasonic G2 and Panasonic 45mm lens reviewed

Steve Huff just posted the new Panasonic 45mm review.

A new Panasonic G2 review has been published by trustedreviews. One thing is sure, the G2 has been the most reviewed camera before it has been even available in stores!

List of latest G2 reviews:
DCwatch
DCresource
Imaging Resource
CNET
Ascii.jp (google english translation)

Reminder: The Panasonic G2 is available for preorder on Amazon

May 16, 2010

a little bit of everything…


HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
You can buy the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$) if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$) if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$) if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$) if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$) if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$) if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$) if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$) if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$) if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$) if ($sel != '1')
{?>HAGUE Mini Motion-Cam on eBay (90-100$)

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M.Zuiko 9-18mm samples, lens size comparison (dpreview forum). Order the lens on $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Pixmania UK if ($loc == 'JP')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Amazon Japan if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Redcoon Italia if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Redcoon Deutschland / Amazon Deutschland if ($loc == 'PL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Redcoon Poland / Pixmania Poland if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Amazon France / Pixmania France if ($sel != '1')
{ ?>Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto

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Panasonic G2 and Panasonic G10 ISO samples on Focus Numerique (Link 1 / Link 2)
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Panasonic G2 test on DCfever (google english translation)
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– GH1 vs Pre-Production Nex 3 5 ISO comparison (whatdigitalcamera / dpreview forum)
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It’s Official: The NEW Leica 35 Summilux ASPH 1.4 (Steve Huff)
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Looking for a small, light, quality camera? A size comparison. (Martin Budden)

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