UPDATED: GH3 for $898! E-M5 for $799. And more new deals on Olympus-Panasonic stuff!


It’s a damn good deald ay for all USA readers! You can see all the ongoing brand new deals at Amazon Deals page (Click here). Let’s start:

1) The Panasonic Gh3 sells for $698 only(!) at Amazon US (Click here). UPDATE: NOW SOLD OUT! Now lowest price is $898 at  Samys (Click here).

2) There will be a “mysterious” Panasonic camera Gold Box deal at 7.55PST at Amazon US (Click here).

3) Up to $200 off on all Olympus MFT cameras. The E-m5 sells for $799. Full list at Amazon (Click here). And here are the single links:
$200 on the Olympus E-M5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $799 for the body, $899 with 12-42mm kit lens and $1049 with 12-50mm kit lens.
$100 off on the Olympus E-P5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $899 for the body only and $1349 for the superkit.
$100 off on the Olympus E-PL5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $499 for the body with kit lens!

4) Up to $100 off on all Olympus lenses. Full list at Amazon (Click here). Single links here:
$50 off on the 45mm prime lens at Amazon (Click here).
$100 off on the 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on the 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

5) Get a Free Memory Card and Case with the Purchase of the GF6 at Amazon US (Click here).

6) Get Free Accessories with Purchase of the GX7 at Amazon US (Click here).

7) Massive discounts ont he Olympus viewfinders too at Amazon US (Click here).

8) 4% back in reward at Amazon US (Click here).

9) Panasonic GX7 with kit lens for $898 at Amazon US (Click here).

10) Panasonic G6 with kit lens for $534 at Amazon (Click here).

Damn, those are many new deals! Hope I didn’t forget anything :)



Readers’ work roundup…


You’re Ruining Our Party from alan marino on Vimeo.

43rumors editor’s note: This is the latest roundup of 43rumors readers work. To share your work just send me a message at 43rumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

Alan (video on top):I’ve found over the years that the Tele – Conversion or Crop Mode on the G -Series of Lumix cameras really comes in handy if you want to extend the zoom range of your lenses and even helps on the other macro end of shooting. Here’s an example of how it can turn a lens that has a short focusing distance like the Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 into almost a macro.

Markus:Perhaps someone may be interested in my blog where i have quite alot of phots taken with the em-5 and CV Nokton 17.5 and 42.5.
Alot of casual photos and some more edited and with a little more thought and work behind them: http://www.mtyskfoto.se/?cat=10

Gonzalo:I recently finished shooting and editing my first Music Video with the Lumix GH3 and the Olympus M. Zuiko 45mm for a couple of very talented girls. I hope you enjoy it! (More technical info in the video’s description): https://vimeo.com/74102241

Desy:Hi there, just wanted to share a short film with you that we shot with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.  We used the Panasonic 12-35mm 2.8 about 80% of the time and 20% with the 25mm 1.4. https://vimeo.com/77648980

Seb:I don’t know if you saw my latest film, a sharp pocket anamorphic set on OM-D E-M5 with Qioptiq Linos MeVis-C 35mm f1.6 C-mount lens and my baby Berthiot Hypergonar 1.75X anamorphic lens: https://vimeo.com/77265744

LaDP:I wanted to share a recent piece of work that we shot completely with GH3s and Voigtlander/SLR Magic primes. Its a music video for the band Capital Cities, who have had some decent success with their last two releases. I DP’d the shoot and chose the GH3s because of their combination of size, wight, and lens choice. Those primes I mentioned are great video tools. The editor and post production crew both commented positively on the look of footage and how it didn’t feel like an HDSLR – or at least it didn’t look like the 5D footage they normally see. Nice to change it up every now and then. Anyhow, the video went live a few days ago, and I thought the 4/3 community would like to check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFynzpSwW8E

Brian:i have a small 12-40 lens review, infrared with the em1 and full frame vs micro 4/3 blogs that i want to see if you can post the links the next time you post ” a little bit of everything” www.leadinglinephotography.com/blog

Digital Bear:http://www.flickr.com/photos/minami/sets/72157635514570540/  and http://www.flickr.com/photos/minami/sets/72157635559474066/

Dario Viola:This video is done with the Lumix LX7, testing g the slow motion 100fps, i did it in a tv studio during the rehearsal of the comedy-show Colorado (kind of our SNL) https://vimeo.com/78910074

Wasim:I thought you might be interested in sharing with your readers a piece I did about Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point/Roxbury area of New York (next to where all those homes burned down). I shot the piece almost entirely with a Panasonic GH3 and a bunch of lenses (Oly 75mm 1.8, 45 mm 1.8 and Panasonic 20mm and 14-140). I used a Nikon D600 to shoot the photos right after it happened last year, but I found that using a smaller kit like the GH3 and whatever lenses I had that day helped me move around this very tight-knit, private community with much greater ease than my larger gear. People opened up to me a lot easier when I had a camera that wasn’t as intimidating. Really helped make the piece happen. In any case, here’s a link to the piece: https://vimeo.com/76846036

Izhar:A date with the Zookeeper’s Boys is a short I made in London leading up to Danish band Mew’s concert. https://vimeo.com/79295185 Shot with my hacked GH2, using Lumix 7-14mm, 20mm, 14-140mm and Canon FD 50mm/1.4 lenses. Edited with FCPX.
Anonymous: “Hello there, thought your readers may like this video I made. It is a short mini-doc on a street artist friend of mine. It was shot using two GH3’s. The main interview was shot with the Lumix 12-35 f2.8 and a Rokinon 8mm fish eye on an automated slider. The timelapse was shot with the 12-35 and most of the B-Roll shots are Canon FD lens: the 28mm f2, 50mm f1.4, and the 85mm f1.8. I really love the Canon FD lenses. They have much less contrast then the Lumix lens so I end getting a much flatter picture profile which is what I prefer for color grading. For the intro POV shots I used a GoPro. The video was color graded using FilmConvert. Hope you enjoy! ABCArtAttack: The Art of Bryce Chisholm from Bryon Evans Films: http://bryonevansfilms.com/?p=1450
Thomas:Just wanted to share a test I did of the Black magic pocket cinema camera here in NYC https://vimeo.com/76536299 as well as a very quick shadow recovery test https://vimeo.com/76545003


a little bit of everything…


Metabones Speed booster Review & tested on BMPCC by Blunty.

E-M1 review at Amateur Photographer.
A fix for the Apple 10.9 Mavericks and App Nap performance Issues (Phaseone).
Is the Leica 25mm a portrait lens? (M43photo).
Olympus Stylus 1 First Shots posted: How do images taken with this high-end, long-zoom camera stack up? (Imaging Resource).
Olympus 45mm review at Fotooase (German).
Olympus Stylus 1 Review at ePhotozine.
GX7 review at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.
Olympus OM-D E-M1, Panasonic GX7, Fuji X100s: Refinement (TheOnlinePhotographer).
E-M1 test at Itmedia.
Stylus 1 – der Taschendrache mit voller Brennweite….(Pen And Tell).
12-40mm lens test at Yodobashi.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with a voigtlander 42.5mm lens at Footlessfish.