Next shipment of Voigtländer Nokton by end of February/March

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The most requested lens of the moment is out of Stock …worldwide! I asked a few dealers when the Nokton will be available again. Most of them told me they expect to receive new lenses by late February early March.

Example:
Cameraquest will receive new lenses in February
– [shoplink 19533 ebay]Fotoversand Bayern[/shoplink] is accepting orders but will ship them to you in 2-4 weeks
– There are only two overpriced lenses available at Amazon Germany.
Amazon France (Click here) says “Inscrivez-vous pour être prévenu lorsque cet article sera disponible.” which pretty much means that you have to wait a very long time before to get it :)

As you know I own the Nokton 25mm lens and I have to say that it is a spectacular lens! And thanks to the Nokton I convinced a Canon 5DmarkII owner to buy into the m43 system ;)

(Fixed) You can send me rumors again…(and write reviews)

43rumors is based on buddypress which is a not yet mature software. And sometimes weird things do happen. I just noticed that the CAPTCHA control of the contact form on the right sidebar didn’t work for weeks so you were not able to send me news and rumor without being a registered member. Sorry for that! I removed the captcha and if you want to send me a rumor you can use it right now without being a member and without sending me your name and email address. You should also know that I do not store hidden info like the IP-address. When you write me please use some kind of fake name so that I can recognize you in future :)
Don’t expect me to publish your rumor soon. I will try to check the rumor with other source before to post it here. So let us know what you know about the upcoming projects ;)

For our readers: Feel free to add your personal review for m43 products on the top of the website (inside the camera database). Scroll right to see all items. Lenses are ordered by focal length. You must be a registered member to be able to rate the product. You don’t have to write a long review. Also the rating alone with a few line of text will do it. This will help new readers to decide what camera/lens to buy! If you have problems with the registration feel free to contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Download the E-PL2 manual

Click on image to enlarge the system chart

You can download the new Olympus E-PL2 manual (Source: Olympus America and ForumOlympusFrance).

Manuals For Download:
E-PL2 Instruction Manual (English) (4.42 MB)
E-PL2 System Chart (English, Español, Français) (400 KB)
E-PL2 Manual de Instrucciones (Español) (4.77 MB)
E-PL2 Manuel d’instructions (Français) (4.49 MB)

P.S.: Right now the Red (Click here)Silver (Click here) and the Black (Click here) E-PL2 are in Stock at Adorama. Black only E-PL2 is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here)

SLRmagic needs your advice (50mm, 40mm, 12mm lens?)

As you know SLRmagic makes cheap quality and cheap priced m43 lenses based on current CCTV lens design (like the [shoplink 18603]26mm f/1.4[/shoplink] and [shoplink 14881]35mm f/1.7[/shoplink] lenses). Via Twitter they are asking m43 owners what kind of lenses they would like to be developed by the company. I thought it would be nice to help them by creating that poll:

What lens would you buy?

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[shoplink 18603]Click here to see the current 26mm f/1.4 lens auctions on eBay[/shoplink].
[shoplink 14881]Click here to see the current 35mm f/1.7 lens auctions on eBay[/shoplink].

a little bit of everything…


[shoplink 16841]AF 100 / 101[/shoplink] Testscenes by CINEMATICZ

Field Review (Day 5): [shoplink 17163]Olympus E-5[/shoplink] at ThePhoBlographer.

Leica D-Lux 5 vs. Panasonic LX 5 image comparison (Leicarumors)

GH2-EPL-E620-Comparison (Flickr)

Lumix TZ22 • Hands on (Flickr).

[shoplink 18844]Olympus E-PL2[/shoplink] test at mobile01 and yesky (Both google translated).

Penpal module test at DC.watch.

LUMIX GH2 vs. Leica M8 at Systemkameraforum (but you have to be a registered member to download the test!).

[shoplink 16254]Panasonic GH2[/shoplink] sensor data analysis at chipworks (Attention: You have to pay to download the data).

Why Panasonic want to block hacked firmware (EosHD).

Panasonic UK success report

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Panasonic UK just released a press release saying the GF2 will be in Stock (in UK) starting from today. There are a few very interesting info:
1) 1 of 4 system camera sold in December (in UK) is a mirrorless camera (Panasonic calls it CSC=Compact System Camera).
2) Mirrorless share grow 194% vs. the previous year!
3) 1 of 10 of all changeable lens cameras sold were from the Panasonic!

Those are good news for Panasonic. I hope this will convince the head office to increase the camera production to satisfy our demand for a shorter time supply!

The GF2 is already in Stock at Amazon UK, via third party resellers at Amazon DE and at [shoplink 19414 ebay]asian+european eBay resellers (Click here to see current auctions)[/shoplink].
According to BHphoto (Click here) the GF2 will arrive in February. Also Amazon US and Adorama are accepting preorders.

Click the button to read the press release:

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