43rumors redesign progress

Good morning!
Wanted to give you a little redesign update.
Things are going forward slowly. The main reason is that there will be a new version of WordPress in few weeks. I am waiting until them before I start to work on it. The good news is that I found a very good Designer which will redo our logo and layout.
I am currently developing the new 43rumors section (deals-photocontest-forum-wiki). All is working very well on my local computer.

I expect to have a first beta version of the website on late January. Keep sending me your suggestions at 43rumors@gmail.com.

43rumors little changes…

Dear readers,
as you may have noticed we have a new deal top bar which easily gives you access to the latest deals. Feel free to submit the deals you find in US-Canada and Europe. Now there is no need anymore to post every single deal as a “classic” 43rumors news!

We also want to ask our Canadian, Australian, Chinese, Hong Kong and Korean friends if there are big online shops in their countries we might include into the deals top bar news. Thanks!

P.S.: Starting from today our canadian readers can support our website by shopping at Amazon Canada through this link..

Panasonic battery finally decoded! Now it costs you $22.75 only to get a second battery.


Bestblatt.com has the new decoded batteries (price $22.75):

New Li-Ion ID-Security Rechargeable Replacement Battery. This battery is fully-decoded and 100% compatible with most current firmware version v1.1, v1.2 or later. Works wonderfully for:

Panasonic DMC-G1, DMCG1
Panasonic DMC-GF1, DMCGF1
Panasonic DMC-GH1, DMCGH1
Panasonic DMC-G1K, DMCG1K
Panasonic DMC-G1R, DMCG1R
Panasonic DMC-G1A, DMCG1A
Panasonic DMC-GF1C-K, DMCGF1CK
Panasonic DMC-GF1K-K, DMCGK1CK
Panasonic DMC-GH1K, DMCGH1K
Panasonic DMC-GH1W, DMCGH1W
Panasonic DMC-G1KEB-A
Panasonic DMC-G1KEB-K
Panasonic DMC-G1KEB-R
Panasonic DMC-G1KEG-A
Panasonic DMC-G1KEG-K
Panasonic DMC-G1KEG-R
Panasonic DMC-G1WEG-A
Panasonic DMC-G1WEG-K
Panasonic DMC-G1WEG-R
and more models.

Thanks Jerry for the link!

UPDATED with image samples -> New Gizmon Fisheye lens tested on the E-P1


Interesting, the japanese blog plusd.itmedia.co.jp tested the new GIZMON Fisheye on the E-P1. Read the google english translation. The Lens itself is priced at ¥ 18,000 ($206 or 140 EUR) and sales begins on December 15.

Checke the Gizmon website for more news (Read the japanese text or google english translation).


Uh, and important, the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens is back in Stock at amazon US (sold by amazon for $399).