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News and reviews:
G5 test at Dtown and DCview.
X-cap on the E_M5 on google+.
A 43rumors reader made this: MEMOVY photo app on iTunes (Click here).
Panasonic GF5 review at Imaging Resource.
Olympus XZ-2 preview at ThePhoBlographer.
60mm macor lens test at Fengniao.
Panasonic GX1 review at Photographylife.
Lensbaby Composer Pro for MFT with Sweet 35 Optic (ThePhoBlographer).
Adobe RAW now supports:

  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G5
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7

Readers mail:
John:I recently found a way to make the iDC System ZERO friction follow focus work with the GH2 and small prime lenses that I think your audience might appreciate in one of your catch all posts: https://vimeo.com/51918199
Jam:Long time reader here! I made this video with my Panasonic GF2, which I consider highly underrated for it’s video abilty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nD3rWjOCzI. I shot it using my GF2 and a canon FD 50mm f1.8 legacy lens. I would love if you could give this camera (and my video) some love on your site!
Twills:I entered a video contest for Misty Mountain Climbing. A link to the video I entered is below. If you want to help me out then please click on the picture at the link below and then “like” the picture on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=488161051214714. Here is the video that I entered: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otxKw48QyJw
Ben:Just finished up a video on the GH2 with the Voigtlander 25 0.95 and an old Canon FD 50mm  1.2. https://vimeo.com/51004409
Anonymous:This is not simply rumour but a very serious concern, in the EU it is illegal to price fix, i.e. to set a minimum price or to limit sales to certain region or to enter agreements formal or otherwise that would result in a region paying more for goods.  There appears to be at least some evidence the GH3 price is being made artificially high in the UK and that sales at the EU price are being prevented to UK citizens. I have detailed some findings here and will be making a formal complaint to the UK’s Office of Fair Trading on Monday 5th November if Panasonic has not replied.  Panasonic have been refusing to reply on questions about the UK’s GH3 price on their Twitter account and at least one large UK dealership has failed to honour its own claim of having an EU price match on the GH3. More details can be found here: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?295430-EU-retailer-leaned-on-by-Panasonic-to-prevent-affordable-UK-GH3-!

For EU readers. Refurbished deals Reminder:
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (auction two) Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (auction three) Silver E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Black E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Red E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens White E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Brown E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Violet E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens White E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Silver 75mm f/1.8 lens Silver 12mm f/2.0 lens Black 12-50mm lens Silver 12-50mm lens 9-18mm lens

Full list of auctions is available at Olympusmarket.

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  • Stone

    Hi, is there anything new about a new olympus viewfinder?

  • Ed

    Hi guys does anyone kno of a good android app for depth of field calculation for micro four thirds? And when u select four third does it give same info as MFt?

    • bart

      Ed, DOF calculations made based on 4/3 are also valid for m4/3.

  • Anonymous

    To Anonymous in heading, this is not just a Panasonic thing, I queried with Olympus about the pricing of goods in the US against UK pricing as I had discovered Olympus UK were actualy charging UK dealers more than for some items than US dealers were selling same items.

    This is the reply I received from Olympus.

    “Olympus Europa and Olympus America both purchase their cameras from Olympus Corporation in Tokyo. As such we are affected by a different exchange rates and different taxes when we bring them into the country. Therefore the base price that Olympus America sells to its retailers from for may differ from that of Olympus UK, Olympus Asia and Olympus Oceania.

    It is not the case that we sell to one country at a higher cost than another, and margins are relatively consistent throughout the world.”

    Make what you like from these words.

    • Esa Tuunanen

      Import duties for same products are same in every EU country so someone is definitely pocketing big bite of those British GH3 prices.

      Anyway in general there’s often feeling in electronics pricing that Europe/Australia&NZ are subsidizing cheap pricing in US.

      • http://tmutzek.110mb.com/ TheEye

        Just grumbling about high prices doesn’t lower them – not buying the goods will result in lower prices.

        • Anonymous

          As it happens I did not purchase anything but will be seeking an alternative source for my requirements, the shame is that excise ruins a purchase from the States, even if their costs are considerably lower than UK. My point was that Oly UK charge UK dealers more then some US dealers could sell certain items.

  • http://www.43rumors.com/members/xholger/ x_holger

    I don’t think it’s a good idea to promote offers of olympusmarket (ebay-seller) on 43rumors.
    First it’s simply advertising for an ebay seller and second it spoils prices. Let people do their own search on ebay.

  • Crapo

    Admin, thanks for not posting another Seb Farges video.

    • Anonymous

      +1

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