First Panasonic GF6 review at ePhotozine. G6 pricing in Europe.

The new Panasonic GF6 just got his first review thanks to ePhotozine (Click here): “The Panasonic Lumix GF6 offers almost everything you could want from a mirrorless camera, with the most likely complaint about it likely to be the lack of flash hot-shoe, making it less appealing to the more serious photographer

Panasonic Germany listed the G6 and relative pricing. I still haven’t found preorder options in Europe. Feel fre to comment this post with store links if you find them!

P.S.: Also in Europe the E-P3 got some price drop. For exmaple you can find new bodies with kit lens for 499 in Black (eBay Germany) and Silver (eBay Germany).

Zacuto GH3 finder announced. 60mm Sigma pricing.

Sigma officially annoucned the pricing and availability of the 60mm f/2.8 ART lens. It will ship on may 16 and is priced at $239. preorders here at BHphoto (both Silver and Black). The 19mm can be preordered here and the 30mm here.

Next news: Zacuto (Click here) launched the GH3 Z-finder. What a beast! it’s bigger than the GH3 :)

—-US deals reminder——-

Panasonic deals:
20mm pancake for $335 at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic G5 for $498 and leading the sales ranking at Amazon (Click here).
GX1 body for $249 at  Adorama (Click here).
GX1 with kit lens for $379 at Amazon (Click here).

Olympus Lens Deals:
17mm f/1.8 lens gets a $50 discount at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12-50mm zoom gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12mm prime lens gets a $100 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
40-150mm gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Olympus Camera Deals:
Up to $100 discount on the E-M5 is back at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PL5 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PM2 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Savings also on a huge amount of compact cameras at Amazon (Click here to see the list).

New GF6 shipping in Japan. European preorders.

What you see here on top is the first GF6 unboxing video. Yes, the camera is now shipping in Japan at And also first European proerders are availabe in Germany at Technikdirekt and in US at Wexphotographic.


Full new MFT stuff preorder list:/strong>

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic GF6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Technikdirekt, Wex UK,
Panasonic G6 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).
Panasonic 14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).
Panasonic LF1 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here)Adorama (Click here) and at WexUK (Click here).

Panasonic G6 versus Leica R8. Find the differences :)

43rumors reader Bigpicture (Thanks!) noticed how close the G6 design looks to the Leica R9 (here on eBay). Panasonic’s new “high shoulder” design makes look the camera bigger and more “serious”. It may helps in stores when people compares the G& with Canon Rebel DSLR. First impression is everything don’t you think?

The G6 wins :)

Panasonic G6 preorders at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).

a little bit of everything…

HOOD from Henning Sandström. Shot with GH3 on a prototype MōVI M10 stabilized handheld gimbal

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 DSLR Review at Photographic-central.
Olympus XZ-10 Review at ePhotozine.
HolyManta internal ND lens Adapters (Fundedbyme).
E-P3 price drops even in Europe. Example: 499 Euro at Fotomundus.

Anonymous:Don’t know if you’re needing any material for ‘remains of the day’ or anything, but I shot this short film as part of a 48 hour film competition earlier this month using a GH2 and the new SLRMagic 35mm lens. It was absolutely key to obtaining the low-light shots. Highly, highly recommended lens for MFTs.

Farrukh:This short video on the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken was taken on the EP3, all stills were with the 60mm macro:

43rumors reader Gayan created a new APP and you may take a look on it:
I’m excited to follow up to our previous email to let you know my new app for photo enthusiasts, Phokl, has now launched on the App Store – available immediately for iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini.
It’s full of features designed with the photo enthusiast in mind:
– Image galleries with user uploadable content
– Leaderboards
– Give and review emotional response feedback for your favourite images
– Up-to-the minute news and reviews from the world’s leading photo sites, including most particularly 43rumors :)
– Event and Topic Forums
– Follow your favourite photographers and forums
– Travel packs
– Deep Facebook and Twitter integration, and the
– Richest image search engine available on any App, letting you search by lens types, aperture settings, ISO – even geocode ranges and camera models!
Available on the App Store – for free:
Thank you for your support. Perhaps most importantly I’m looking forward to following 43rumors through Phokl.

Flowerbug:I’m not a great fan of focus-peaking. Nothing beats the sudden beautiful clarity of perfect focus that jumps out at you when focusing with a manual lens…. Who would need highlighted edges to spoil that? So I have mostly ignored Oly fans’ hopes for the focus-peaking feature on future cameras.
When I got my VF-3 viewfinder last December, during the promotional discount, a firmware upgrade for my E-PL1 was required to make it work. So I went online to Olympus and got Firmware upgrade 1.2 installed on my little Oly. The viewfinder works well, but I regret not getting the higher resolution model. Price was a major factor, though, and I could not manage to convince myself to buy a $300 viewfinder for a $150 camera.
Ever since I installed the firmware upgrade 1.2 on the E-PL1, focus-peaking (with blue, glowing edges) has been a part of my manual focus. It’s kind of addictive, in a lazy sort of way. I found I was starting to use it as a rough guide when doing first focus, and then grew to realize it’s usually very close to the focus I set for myself using the magnified screen. I wouldn’t buy a camera to get this, but it’s sort of helpful, sometimes.
I haven’t noticed any mention of this feature in your forum, or others, so finally did a general online search and came up empty. Perhaps you would like to pass along the existence of the feature for folks who have never bothered to update their firmware. I haven’t noticed any new menu features related to it. It’s just there, whether you want it or not. If you have an E-PL1, check it out for yourself.
I enjoy your rumor site a lot. You take the trouble to keep it up to date, and that makes it worth reading. Thanks!

Panasonic G6 and Panasonic LF1 and 14-140mm MFT lens announced!

Specs and Preorders:
G6 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).
14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and at Wex UK (Click here).
LF1 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and at WexUK (Click here).

Previews and reviews:
G6 Hands-on at Dpreview, SmallCameraBigPicture, Techradar, Trustedreviews, Expertreviews, Photographyblog, Whatdigitalcamera, ePhotozine, Hybridcams (French) and official page at Panasonic.
LF1 hands-on photos at Photographyblog, Quesabesde (Spanish),

Image samples:
G6 at Panasonic website, Techradar.

First Look Preview by Whatdigitalcamera, official shooting video by Panasonic, Italian presentation, Italian unboxing,

What’s hot:
The G6 gains considerably improved movie capabilities, including full exposure control, an external mic socket and the sensor from the GH2. It also adds the NFC-aided Wi-Fi for simple remote control and image download that we first saw in the GF6. it has the same GH2 sensor, albeit without that model’s multi-aspect feature. (Source: Dpreview).
14-140mm lens is smaller, lighter, less-expensive alternative to the original G Vario HD 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH Mega OIS. The latest version features three aspheric and two ED elements and an internal focus design with linear stepper motors to make the most of the faster focus processing of the latest Micro Four Thirds bodies (Source: Dpreview).
The LF1 marries the sensor from the LX7 to a longer, slower lens (but longer zoom range) and adds an electronic viewfinder (Source: Dpreview).

Official press release:
G6 press text at Dpreview, Pocket Lint, Cnet, Fotopolis (Polish), Imaging Resource, SystemKameraForum (German), Photoscala (German), DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Quesabesde (Spanish).
LF1 press test at Dpreview, Cnet, Dpnow, Whatdigitalcamera, ePhotozineSystemKameraForum (German), Photoscala (German), DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Quesabesde (Spanish).
14-140mm press text at Dpreview, ePhotozine, Photoscala (German), DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Quesabesde (Spanish).


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