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August 21, 2012
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Next PEN deal: E-PL2 with kit lens for $299 (E-M5 in Europe for 879???)

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A limited quantity of E-Pl2 cameras with kit lens is for sale for $299 on BestBuy eBay (Click here). If you are on budget go for it and don’t wait for the new PEN cameras…those will be a lot more expensive :)

For Europeans: Please check if the deal is correct. There is a Silver E-m5 body for 879 Euro via Polyphoto on eBay Italy (Click here). If the price is with VAT included it’s a hell of a price!

August 20, 2012
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New Amazon Olympus XZ-1 deal! Panasonic 12-35mm X now at BH.

ALong the new PEN’s also the XZ-2 will be announced soon. Amazon is trying to get rid of the XZ-1 by offering a lightning deal (Click here). I have no info about the XZ-2 specs yet. I hope it is closer to the Sony RX100 than it is to the Panasonic LX7.

Two more deals:
Also BHphoto (Click here) has now the lens in Stock
Panasonic GF3 body for $269 at Amazon (Click here).

August 17, 2012
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August 16, 2012
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New low price for E-PL1, E-PL2 and GX1 for $499 (GX2 is coming by end of the year)

Rumors are getting stronger and the GX2 should arrive in November. So it’s not a surprise to see the third good GX1 deal in one month. The Black body with 14-42mm lens is now for sale at $499 at Amazon (Click here). But the leader of the Amazon ranking (here to see the list) is the E-Pl1 that sells for $259 again at Amazon. Another good price is the E-PL2 with same lens for $349.

E-Pm, E-PL and GH3 are coming at Photokina in September, the GX1 maybe two months after. Those deals may not be related to it but it’s nice that we can buy a m43 camera for a price that is very low.

P.S.: For the first time in Stock at Adorama the 12-35mm X lens.

August 13, 2012
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USA&Canada: Buy E-M5 and save up to $450 on lenses (And Los Angeles Time E-M5 article)

Image courtesy: DSLRmagazine.

USA and Canadian readers can enjoy the next new Olympus deal. If you buy the E-M5 you can save $150 on every m43 lens you buy with it. You can buy up to three lenses and save $450 in total! To download the pdf go on Amazon (Click here) and than click on “get forms” and than when the pop up opens click on “Olympus Rebate Form” to download the pdf. A link to the E-M5 at Amazon is here. You can do the same on BHphoto (Click here) but there seems to be an issue when you try to download the pdf.

Meantime the Los Angeles Time published an article about the E-M5: “The Olympus OM-D E-5 with its retro look, is a great choice for someone moving up from a compact point-and-shoot who wants the feel of a full-size DSLR, but doesn’t want the size or weight.

DSLRmagazine (Translation here) compared the camera with the Samsung NX20. Samsung the giant against Olympus the traditional small photo company. On paper an unfair comparison…

More E-M5 bits: Olympus OMD EM5 M for mount street photography (TheF8blog). E-M5 pics from Frank Rückert (mind the horizontal scroll-bar). Olympus E-M5 first impressions at Shotslot.

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E-M5 preorder links:
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

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