(FT 5) New Novoflex adapter coming for Panasonic and Olympus



Mr. Hiesinger from Novoflex confirmed the launch of three new lens adpater for Olympus and Pansonic micro four thirds cameras.

In May we will see:

  • MFT/MIN-AF (Minolta AF / Sony)
  • MFT/NIK (Nikon)
  • MFT/PENT (Pentax)

In March Novoflex launched follwing adapter for 119 Euro each:

  • MFT/CAN (Canon FD)
  • MFT/CO (M 42)
  • MFT/CONT (Contax/Yashica)
  • MFT/LER (Leica R)
  • MFT/MIN (Minolta MD)

If you speak german unlike me than you can read this post:


UPDATE: We remeber you that Voigtländer just announced a new adapter one week ago:


And don’t forget the very loooooooong adapter list article:

Panasonic G1-GH1 …very looooooooong adapter list!


a little bit of all…


Yesterday the new Olympus E-3 firmware came out. Version 1.4 improves the autofocus performance. You can download the firmware here: http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/e1/

There is another Olympus SP-590UZ review from the british website “trusted review“.

Nothing new from the Panasonic front.

I feel we are in the calm before the storm. And the storm will arrive soon ;)

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(FT 2) Panasonic Lumix LX5 for third quarter 2010 ?

A fantasy rendered image from a possible LX5 with external EVF
A fantasy rendered image from a possible LX5 with external EVF

We had a small talk with a japanese source who claims to work for Panasonic. We are going to see if he will become one of our trusted sources. So for now this is just a (FT 2) rumor

1) “Yes, Panasonic is working o a compact m4/3 camera but this camera is not a LX3 competitor“. The Lx3 will always be smaller and cheaper than a compact micro four thirds camera from Panasonic. So a Lx3 successor will definitely come.

2) The name could be “LX5”. The “4” number is unlucky to a japanese.

3) Sensor: Panasonic is trying to get new ways with the sensor like Fuji is doing. They already have a functionally HDR-Sensor, a Sensor who can capture a High dynamic range. If this is going to be implemeted in the LX3 successor is undefined but possible. Why should Pansonic do this? “Because improvement on megapixel basis are not so simple, more than 10 Megapixel on a small sensor are difficoult to manage in terms of image quality” .To know more about possible new Panasonic sensor read here: https://43rumors.com/missing-panasonicsensor/

3) People is happy with the zoom range and lens quality. There will be only small improvement here.

4) 2010 will definitely be the year of OLED screens. So I can safely say there is 90% of chance to see OLED screen on the LX5.

5) Panasonic is hardly working to improve the AVCHD lite quality. This will probably find his use inside the LX5

6) GPS tagging, Wifi connection….no plans yet.

7) And what about an auto lens cover? “Probably they will make it”. Oh yes WE HOPE SO!!!


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