August 28, 2015
Posted in news

a bit of everything…


Somewhere in Edinburgh
from Pier-Yves Menkhoff on Vimeo.

7-14mm PRO lens review at Admiringlight.
The Olympus Live Composite captures Perseids meteor trails:
GX8 First look at Photoreview.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 FZ300 Review (ePhotozine).
Solving Exposure Problems Using Colorchecker: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace (Adorama Learning Center).
Panasonic GX8 images edited in Snapseed on an iPad (Soundimagesplus).
Panasonic G7 : le test complet (Focus Numerique).
GX8 hands-on at

August 27, 2015
Posted in deals

Amazon offers 1 year free unlimited cloud storage when you buy a camera or lens.

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I imagine many of you do buy camera/lenses on Amazon. Well you now get 1 year free unlimited cloud storage when you buy a new camera or lens at Amazon US (all info here).

$13 off on the superfast Lexar 64GB Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card with SD UHS-II Reader at BHphoto (Click here).

August 27, 2015
Posted in Rumors

Leica will launch a completely new Full Frame Mirrorless System Cameras (made with Panasonic tech)

As you know Leica used a lot of Panasonic knowledge and tech to realize their new Leica Q camera. Well, that collaboration is going to be strengthened with a launch of a completely new interchangeable Full Frame mirrorless camera in October! This is what Mirrorlessrumors reports:

Coming soon: An interchangeable lens version of the Leica Q, with AF lenses. Due out in time for Photo Plus, in October.

This will not be the replacement to the M240 but rather a new system with new AF lenses, bulkier than the Q or M lines, with an EVF and lighter build despite the bulk. Sensor will be similar, if not the same, as the Q’s sensor. Anticipate that it will come bundled with a 50 mm f/2 Summicron lens and retail around $8,000 USD. Build quality will be comparable to the M line and Q line…much of the Q’s tech, including in body image stabilization, electronic shutter, and built in high res EVF, will be included. The camera may harken in design to Leicaflex bodies of years gone by…like a bulkier XT-1 with more simplified layout. This may end up being called the new “R” camera and may well take old R lenses via adapter, along with new AF R lenses. Not sure that it will take M lenses.

Anticipate that Leica will begin to simplify options, but canceling the T line and possibly the X-line. What will remain are the DLux, VLux, M, Q, S lines…

This is a complete new Leica camera system! And Panasonic is rumored to share their tech like they did with the Leica Q. Now this still may sound unlikely but Panasonic could really one day join the Leica system with their own cameras and lenses. I can see that work. Leica focusing on the luxury segment and Panasonic on the premium market. Why not?

August 27, 2015
Posted in reviews

Wide vs Wide – Voigtlander vs SLR Magic by Jurek Ugarow.

Wide vs Wide – Voigtlander vs SLR Magic
from Jurek Ugarow on Vimeo.

43rumors reader Jurek Ugarow posted the very first SLR Magic 10mm vs Voigtlander 10.5mm comparison:

Informal comparison of the SLR Magic 10mm with the Voigtlander 10.5mm on the Panasonic GH4. Forgot to mention in the video that the camera’s exposure meter and the histogram were used to make final exposure adjustments – and the anomaly in the bar scene where I say that I don’t know why it happened – in retrospect, alcohol might have been a contributing factor. 😉 All joking aside, I did find that with certain scenes that were all under artificial lighting, the the Voigtlander looked brighter with identical settings. Whether there is some physical explanation such as the type and size of glass or barrel reflections I can’t tell. Or perhaps the metering needed to be changed in those circumstances. Anyway, something to be aware of.

Lens store links:
You can preorder the SLR Magic lens at BHphoto (Click here).
The 10,5mm Nokton is available at BHphoto (Click here), CameraQuest (Click here) and Photovillage (Click here). In Europe at FotoMundus (Click here) in Asia at Taku (Click here).

August 26, 2015
Posted in deals

$200 off on the Panasonic 14-140mm lens.


There is a special deal on the Panasonic 14-140mm sold by BHphoto (Click here). After $200 discount it sells for $299 only.

E-M10II preorders:
Black E-M10II at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK
Silver E-M10II at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, AmazonDEAmazonUK, WexUK
Black E-M10II with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus, FocusCamera, AmazonDEAmazonUK, WexUK
Silver E-M10II with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympusFocusCamera, AmazonUK, WexUK
Metal Grip ECG-3 for the E-M10II at Amazon, Adorama, BhphotoFocusCamera, WexUK.

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