Imaging Resource Interview: Yoshiyuki Inoue, Panasonic

Imaging Resource had a chance to talk with Yoshiyuki Inoue (senior camera planner from Panasonic Corporation).

Key points of the interviews:

– The main people buying the GH1 are enthusiasts and some pro movie editors.
– When asked if  the future GH1 successor will have a strong video focus Yoshiyuki says that “maybe our video cameras will be improving in this direction.” (in the direction of higher-end videographers) because “Our G-series is aimed at more the average customer.
– Panasonic wants to focus on the production of new lenses.
– He also says the GH3 or a GF3 may having different AF in movies.
– “I want to make an absolutely “mechanical-less” camera” -> No more mechanical-shutters

Very interesting!

New mirrorless camera forum almost finished. Call for Beta testers!

Dear readers!

Finally after months of work I almost finished the new forum. Now I need some help from you!
1) I need Beta testers: contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com and I will give you the link to the forum.
2) I also need some genious for a new logo for the forum only (not for 43rumors!). Contact me if you want to make one!

I need you to make me suggestions for forum settings, forum categories and I also need a vBulletin expert to fix an issue :)

Cheers!

Loreo 3D lens for MicroFourThirds available mid-April

The LOREO 3D Lens

Few days ago we told you that Loreo would introduce a new 3D lens for MicroFourThirds (the FourThirds 3D lens is already available). Now one of our readers received that message from LOREO:

“The 3D Lens in a Cap 9005 (Micro 4/3 mount) is scheduled for shipment in mid-April 2010, and will retail for USD150 plus USD13 universal shipping to anywhere in the world. Shipping within Hong Kong is free of charge.”

You can order the lens here: http://www.loreo.com/pages/shop/loreo_products_online.html

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You can find some Loreo lenses on Ebay (click here)