Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup…


Karsten Gieselmann‎
Dancing in the street
The “Dancing House” – one of the most “instagrammable” spots in Prague
EM1II, M.Zuiko 7-14/f2.8, 12mm, ƒ/5.6, 1.6s, ISO 200

1) To submit your picture for the weekly readers roundup post you can choose one of the following two options:
Instagram: Follow @microfourthirdsgallery and tag us on your picture to give us the permission to repost your image on the instagram gallery and on 43rumors (we will credit you)
Facebook: Submit your picture on our group: Please add the hashtag “#microfourthirdsgallery ” to grant the permission for reposting on 43rumors. Without the hashtag we will not add your picture!

2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: and
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me 43rumors admin will be posted weekly on 43rumors.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself! And please do share one single picture per week only. Do not spam :)

This is the weekly selection:

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ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 released (New 20% discount)


ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 has been released. It’s a free update for current users and if you don’t own it you can buy it with an instant 20% discount.

In this video you cans ee what’s new:

All ongoing software deals:


This is the new Lensbaby 28mm f/2.5 MFT lens


Press text:

Lensbaby Velvet 28 is a 28mm, f/2.5 all-metal, hand-crafted art lens that captures tack-sharp detail beneath a layer of radiant glow. Velvet 28 also features exceptional 1:2 macro capabilities with a close focus distance of 2” from the front of the lens. Built with landscape, adventure, travel, and street photographers & videographers in mind, the Velvet 28 offers Lensbaby’s popular variable glow effects at a wide 28mm focal length. Lensbaby’s Velvet effect lenses add an ethereal mood to scenes. This unique, in-camera creative effect elevates imagery with depth, dimension and soulful expression. The Velvet 28’s close-focus capabilities, combined with effects varying from impressionistic at bright apertures to just a touch of velvety smoothness at darker apertures, provides a set of visual tools that will help creative shooters expand their vision of the world. One of Velvet 28’s key features is its 1:2 macro capability. It is an ideal in-camera effects lens for photographers & videographers who like to shoot wide, while also offering the versatility to capture closer details. The lens allows image makers to move seamlessly from shooting street scenes or capturing landscape, adventure & travel images to capturing details such as a subject’s clothing or wildflower blooms and butterflies in an alpine meadow.


  • 28mm Focal Length
  • 1:2 Macro Magnification Ratio
  • Aperture Range: f/25 – f/22
  • 67mm Filter Threads
  • Manual Focus

a bit of everything…


Olympus Tethered Shooting – Olympus Capture

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
How To Freeze Motion When Photographing Moving Subjects (Explora).
We Hope Sigma Is Making More F1.8 Zooms for APS-C and M4/3 (ThePhoBlographer).
Lume Cube 2.0 review at Dpreview.
How to Survive the Coronavirus as a Photographer/Videographer! (TheSLantedLens).

Plenty of news on the facebook OMD group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.


15% discount on all TOPAZ products with our discount code “RUMOR”


You can now use our checkout code “RUMOR” to get an additional 15% discount on all TOPAZ products (Click here). This is what you save on the single products:


Looks like L-mount alliance isn’t going as well as expected…


It’s now two years that Panasonic expanded their camera business by joining the L-mount alliance. Many questioned if this would be the end of their MFT commitment, or if their L-mount adventure would fail.

And for the first time we got a real answer about the L-mount alliance is working out. The french magazine Phototrend interviewed Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki and he said:

In terms of market share, Sigma is not satisfied by the L-Mount Alliance. But according to Kazuto Yamaki it is still too early to draw conclusions. There needs to be 3 to 4 years after the launch to assess the results L-rumors

I hope he whole L-mount alliance will make some more progress the coming years. If their project fails I am sure this would have severe consequences on Panasonic MFT commitment too.