New Olympus accessories price cuts!

I’ve come across some info that shows are far lower price. (This shot was taken from an Olympus site we can’t give the link!). Macro light is only about $60 and converter is $60 too… fish eye is $179 though! And Amazon Germany (Click here) has the MAL-1 available for preorder for a much lower price than expected (49 Euro!).

It looks like Olympus has lowered the price of some of the newly announced accessories. Good news!

P.S.:The E-Pl2 is in Stock at: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR.

Help Vitaly to hack the new Panasonic GH2! (and maybe the AG-AF100 too)

The well known GH1 hacker Vitaly (or tester13) asked me to make a support call on 43rumors. That is the text he sent me:

As you may know, I have GH2 firmware now. But it is encrypted, and uses compacts UPD format. It’ll require bunch of resources and expertise to try to dump compacts firmware and learn how encryption is performed. Please publish this info with bold request all engineers NOR flash (and especially LSI with NOR) experience contact me. I can guarantee anonymity if they want.

If you can help him please contact Vitaly at the following address: More info are available here:

And Vitaliy is also working on a hack for the AG-AF100. Here is the link to the thread:

Thanks Vitaly for your great job!

a little bit of everything…

HILLS GREEN teaser trailer from Ryan Glover on Vimeo.

Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 for m4/3 (suwenchee.blogspot).

E-P1 Birthday Cake (

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Test Images (Imaging resource).

Short Olympus E-PL1 review at Photocomment.

How to Launch a Camera: The Fuji X100 (arcrental).

Olympus camera service menu for E-5 and PENs:

Hold ‘menu’ button and power on the camera,
Go to LCD brightness page,
Press ‘OK’ and ‘Info’ together,
a display of your model number will display,
Then press N,S,W,E (the four direction button), press shutter and N again,
The service menu will show.

Tesla meets the GH2 and the Voigtländer (+ Micro Four Thirds rankings)

3Dkraft had the chance to see the new TESLA electric car. The video above and the images you can find on his website have been taken with the Panasonic GH2 and the Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95.

Meanwhile EosHD posted the first part of the ReWo GH2 cage.

The latest japanese system camera sales ranking shows the Panasonic GF2 on position 7th (Source: BCNranking).

P.S.: There is no place where you can find exact rankings. You can only get a very approximative and general idea of how Sony cameras are selling at Amazon by checking their current bestseller rankings:
Click here to see the US ranking
Click here to see the UK rankings
Click here to see the Amazon Germany ranking
Click here to see the Amazon France ranking
Click hee to see the Amazon Italy rankings

Don’t forget to write your own reviews on 43rumors! (+43rumors stats)

Good morning!

It’s Sunday and there are not many news today. If you have some time feel free to rate the Micro Four Thirds product we listed inide our product database. You can write a whole review and rate the camera/lenses. Also a rating alone (without review) would be fine :)

That will help new or future Micro Four Thirds camera owners to get and idea about the quality of those products. Remember, you have to be a registered 43rumros member. We have a very strong spam filter. If you don’t receive the confirmation mail contact me at and I will complete the regisrtation for you.


And here soemthinge else:

For 3 months I used a new stat software which is awesome….it’s called getclicky. You might want to know who is visiting 43rumors? On top you see the most spoken languages of our readers. Below we have the list of the most present cities:
that’s it :)

a little bit of everything…(E-PL2 review by digitalrev)

Olympus PEN E-PL2 Hands-on Review by Digitalrev.

Short Olympus E-5 review at Pdnonline and Computerworld.

Sony NEX5 vs. Panasonic GF1, the showdown (Tyson Robichaud).

Panasonic 0.75x Wide-Angle Lens for Lumix DMC-LX5 (Black) for $149.95 at BHphoto.

DxOmark released a new update which brings support for the new Panasonic GH2.

Is GH2 ISO 3200 really this close to ISO 100 on GF1 with the 14mm F2.5? (Dpreview forum).

Sony NEX-5 vs Olympus E-PL1 head to head at

Olympus EPL2 USB Drive at Fotoactualidad.

Olympus E-PL2 sample shots with Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95 at digitaljournalofphotography.

Amazon Germany started to ship the Olympus XZ-1!

Reminder: There are a few Voigtländer Nokton auctions at eBay (Click here).