Two new underwater housings for your E-P1 and GF1 !


Two new underwater housing has been spotted inside the austrian shop

1) Athena is offering a new underwater housing for the Olympus E-P1 (no price details yet). Google translation of the german text:

High grade aluminum housing for the Olympus Pen E-P1. Athena Change port system (Dome mineral crystal 100, 170, 220mm, Macro Port Focus AF / MF, extension) rings.

Olympus TTL converter built in, dual Nikonos flash socket. No slave control, since the camera has no internal flash. All important functions are available underwater.

Dimensions: 170 x 100 x 100 mm
Weight: about 1.5 kg on land without a camera

Available as of December 2009

2) 10Bar is offering a new underwater housing for the Panasonic GF1 (790.00EUR!!!). Google translation of the german text:

10bar housing for the Panasonic DMC-GF1. Equipped with a change of port, slave control, zoom function. Equipped with a change of port, slave control, zoom function. All important functions can be operated UW. All important functions can be operated UW.

The back is made of acrylic, so can also be found all camera functions. The back is made of acrylic, so it can be found all camera functions.
Dive depth 60 meters. Dive depth 60 meters.

Size approx 20 (b) x 15 (h) x 15 (l) cm. Weight of approximately 1100 grams weight
Material: Aluminum / Acrylic

Available mid/late December 2009

Olympus E-P1 does Rome!

Dear readers,
I am back from Rome and here is a very small selection of photos taken with the evergreen and not so bad lens. Photos taken as JPG, cropped and postprocessed via Photoshop and Nik Software. ATTENTION: once clicked on a thumbnail it takes some time until the photo has been loaded.

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P.S.: What I learned is that I absolutely have to buy the (for architecture) and the (for portraits) lens.

43rumors redesign update

Dear readers. Last two weeks I’ve been very busy at work but finally today I started with the 43rumors redesign work. The only thing that I can already tell you is that I am adding so many features that it will take a lot of time until you can see something online. I like the idea to get online only when I am sure everything is perfect. I will need your help to test the new website and to fix the issues. You will have the ability to add content for yourself in some of the new sections (you only need to subscribe 43rumors). If all works fine you are going to see something more than just a rumor website!

Keep sending me your ideas! I am here!

Help me help you! When you click on those links it doesn’t matter what you buy (book, CD’s or electronic items) we get a small commission for it and you don’t pay any penny more! With the earnings I get I am paying my redesign costs and it makes it easier for me to take some time off from my real job! Thanks!
Amazon US / BHphoto / Adorama / J&R / Calumet Photographic for digital cameras /
Amazon JapanAmazon Deutschland / Amazon France / Amazon United Kingdom / PIXmania Austria / Pixmania Deutschland / Pixmania Belgium / Pixmania Holland / Pixmania Italia / Redcoon Deutschland / Redcoon Spain / Redcoon Italia / Redcoon Poland

Why is the GF1 in stock in Europe and out of Stock in USA?

Amazon US has the Panasonic GF1 is in Stock via third party resellers only and highly overpriced.
In this months we noticed how european stores do have Panasonic stuff always in Stock and US stores are often out of stock. Maybe because of the strong Euro Panasonic preferrs to fill the european market first? We also noticed that US stores do only list the black GF1. In european stores you can find the black-white-red-silver GF1!
Amazon Germany (you only miss the red GF1), Amazon UK, Amazon France do have almost all Panasonic GF1 in Stock!

It is a bit frustrating for US buyers!

The E-P2 is available for preorder at Amazon UK / Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon DE