(FT2) Panasonic m43 rumors

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Woke up this morning with following rumor in my gmail:
I can’t tell you my name, but I can tell you the next panasonic m43 will be announced in the first week of september. It looks a bit like a Olympus PEN, but it is a little less heavy. Functions are like the GH-1

The source is new and I ask him if it is possible to contact him in any form (may you can make a new gmail account). I need to ask you something :)
But anyway thanks for sending me the info! ;)

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(FT3) camera and lens roadmap

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I made a timeline that shows you the rumored next cameras and lenses. Please keep in mind that this are rumors and may the timeline will change!

As far as I know we should expect following cameras until the end of this year:
– Olympus E-successor in September
– Olympus MicroFourThirds camera in November/December
– Panasonic MicroFourThirds camera in November/December or Q1 2010

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Following lenses should been released between August and Q1 2010

Four Thirds lenses
– Olympus 100mm (f/2.8?) macro
– Olympus 14mm (f/2.0?)
– Olympus 25mm(f/1.4?)
– Olympus 35mm(f/1.4??)

Micro Four Thirds lenses
– three Panasonic lenses (30mm f/1.4, 16-50 f/2.5-4.8 and 20mm f/1.7)

UPDATE: We havn’t got any information about the Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 macro lens (see the lens here). We don’t know when the lens will be released.
– two Olympus zoom lenses (???)

Hope it helps you to get an idea what’s (may!) coming next  ;)

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Still missing…

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20mm

Would’nt the GH1 with 20mm 1.7 lens be favolous?

Made a availability check today and the camera is still not in stock anywhere. I do not know what Panasonic is waiting for. They announced the camera in March (March 3th!!!) and after 5 months most of you can’t still buy the camera. The camera received high ratings from various big websites (look at dpreview) and from US to Hong Kong nobody knows when there will be a camera in stock.

And finally what’s the sense of showing the 20mm 1.7 lens and then let the user wait for it since months and months? Please Panasonic tell us when you want to release definitely the lens!

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