(FT 3) Zone 10 MicroFourThirds prediction

zone-10.com came out with some predictions which we are reporting here.
“So for now till the end of 2009, our predictions at Zone-10 are as follows:”

1. Two Micro Four-Thirds models plus no less than six lenses including accessories
2. At least one additional new (or evolutionary) Four-Thirds DSLR model
3. Two if not three new Zuiko Digital lenses and one of them is a very impressive macro prime
4. Announcements concerning complimentary technologies


43rumors.com opinion

1) Yes to the two models, and no confirmation over the release of six lenses

2) We confirm it

3) We partially confirm this rumor

4) ??? What does it mean?

P.S.: Thanks “DV” for sharing the news!

A little bit of everything…

I receive a lot of “rumors” these daysand most of them are garbage. I am still lagging behind with Panasonic news but I bet we can catch something big this summer. I am really interested to see how Panasonic will answer Olympus m4/3 camera.

I have received some emails with questions. Here are the short answers: No, I do not work for Olympus…Yes we have more rumors planned for the next days…No, I won’t reveal my entire name….Yes we really believe our rumors could be real….No! We are not freaking out!

So back to a little bit of everything, as you probably know the Fujifilm FinePix F200 has been reviewed by dpreview and NO! it doesn’t beat the Panasonic LX3. Quite surprising after the big Fuji announcements. It seems the first generation of their tecnology is not as revolutionary as expected.

For guys like me who go crazy for film there is the new Voigtlander Bessa III avaiable at cameraquest. Nice to see that film never dies. And please don’t start the discussion which is the better medium (digital or film). They are different media for different purposes and different philosophies. And remember the camera doesn’t make you a better photographer! Also, why am I getting so excited for the Olympus MicroFourThirds camera? Because I want a simple and fast digital medium which I can carry easily with me. I have a work trip in Australia planned for late July but my trusted sources already told me that probably I won’t be able to get the digital Pen camera :(

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43 days to the micro four thirds announcements

As far as we know the  date of Olympus announcements is June 16th. As you should know we are not from Olympus Marketing but just a rumor website. So things could change, but we are 90% sure that we are 43 days away from the big event.

New NOVOFLEX adapters for MicroFourThirds cameras

g1-r5Side by side: Leica R and Pansonic G1

The german company Novoflex already produce a really long adapter list and now they are ready to release following NEW adapters:

From end of April 2009:
MFT/OM for Olympus OM

From end of May 2009:
With stop-down function at the adapter!!!!!!!

MFT/MIN-AF for Sony/Minolta-AF
MFT/NIK for Nikon
MFT/PENT for Pentax

(FT4) 100macro and 14mm 2.0(?) coming! And two more primes after that?


We all knew it. Olympus needs more Four Thirds prime lenses. Preferably fast prime lenses! And it seems Olympus now will do something, and it looks like it will be something BIG!

1) Olympus plans to release four lenses for the classic four thirds mount (not micro).

2) One is the 100mm macro which has been on Olympus official roadmap since the beginning olympus lens list .pdf). The roadmap says the 100macro should be released after 2009 but this is probably not true! It could be released this year.

3) Then we will see the 14mm (probably with 2.0 aperture).

4) The information we have about the other two lenses is yet to be verified. They could be faster but we are not certain about that.

In total three sources (two trusted and one new) confirmed that Olympus is working on the release of more prime lenses . The new source (in which we trust) added the 14mm lens information.

We don’t know when the lens will be released because there is this “small thing”, the micro four thirds camera release. So it will probably happen some time after the release of that camera. And we don’t know if they will anounce them all together. Of course we will keep you updated with more information soon.

I hope you will enjoy this rumor.

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