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August 3, 2012
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You gotta love this: $240 pice drop on the E-P3 in USA!

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Right now the White E-P3 with 17mm pancake lens got a $240 discount at Amazon USA (Click here to check it out). That’s $240 less than the yesterdays price (comparison with BHPhoto here). And it looks like many here are goinf to buy this as shown by the Amazon sales rankings (Click here to see).

P.S.: Silver E-M5 body only will ship next week according to Amazon (Click here).

August 3, 2012
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The sub $300 (or Euro) deals roundup….


For 299 Euro you can get that double lens kit in Irland eBay.

You really don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good Micro Four Thirds camera. And getting closer to the Photokina makes it even easier to find some good deal. This is just a tiny fraction of links to some good m43 camera price:

USA-Canada:
E-P1 body for $199.
E-P2 body for $249 and Amazon.
GF2 body for $249.
E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens for $249 and $274 at Amazon.
E-P1 with 14-42mm lens for $279.

Europe:
E-PL1 body for 129 Euro.
E-PL1 double lens kit for 299 Euro.
E-PL2 body for 219 Euro.
GF2 body for 229 Euro.
GF3 body for $199.

August 2, 2012
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New E-M5 and G5 reviews…SIlver E-M5 in Stock in US.

The likely most difficult to find E-M5 camera is the Silver body only option. But it’s now in Stock at Amazon (via JR)Cameta (Click here) and also on their eBay page (Click here). Menatime Amazon said that they will ship them on August 7th (Click here). The Black ktis are more or less all in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

New E-M5 reviews have been posted at Rasmusphoto and OpenPN (french).

New G5 reviews at WhatDigitalCamera: “The G5 has to be the most complete Lumix G-series camera we’ve seen, that mounts a serious challenge to established DSLRs.Cnet Asia: “We were also impressed with the improvement in video quality, which is one of the best we’ve seen from an ILC“. First pics of the G5 at the Olympus in London at Techradar. Panasonic G5 review at Fotovideo.nu (Translation here) incl. Imatest results.

 

P.S: Farrukh: “The G5 may shoot the Olympics, but I used the EP3 there yesterday ;) http://www.flickr.com/photos/swamibu/sets/72157630793769412/

August 1, 2012
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Amazon scares m43 comunity with an Olympus 75mm delay message. Shipping in Europe.

Quite many 43rumors readers got a scary message because of the following Amazon message they got the last few hours:

Amazon US delay notice for 75mm: “Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 High-Grade Portrait Lens”
New Delivery Estimate: September 13, 2012 – November 13, 2012

We had this many times in the past. I wouldn’t get too worried about it! I am sure you will get your lens sooner than expected (at least that is what “some” US dealer told me). The good news is that the lens is now shipping in Europe. I got the two pictures from 43rumor readers:

Second pic via Fotohanskeuzekamp. Lens preorders at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.

Olympus Lens alternatives (if you don’t care about the missing autofocus and electronic contacts):
1) Dallmeyer 75mm f/1.9 (Here on eBay). This is an extremely expensive lens and I don’t know why it is so. Only crazy guys would buy that :)
2) Leica Summilux 75mm f/1.4 (Here on eBay). Extraordinary high quality lens for an extraordinary price (although it’s still less expensive than the mysterious Dallmeyer). It’s the fastest of all 75mm lenses
3) Zeiss Biotar 75mm f/1.5 (Here on eBay). Fast and also a bit exotic lens made for the Exacta series.
4) Leica Summarit 75mm f/2.5 (Here on eBay). High quality and relatively compact lens. A bit slow compared to the Olympus (f/2.5).
5) Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8 (Here on eBay). Probably the best alternative of the new Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens. Same aperture, superb high quality and cheaper.
6) Fujinon 75mm f/1.8 (Here on eBay). This is a very cheap TV lens and I don’t expect the quality to be very good. I wouldn’t buy that unlike your really need that focal length and you have a very low budget.

July 31, 2012
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Panasonic GH2 slips to $699. Last weeks of a glorious camera and some new videos to watch.

Musgo Intro (first 5 min.) from vesubio on Vimeo.

The new GH3 is on the horizon with his weather sealed body, new (15.5Mio?) sensor and new (2Mio dots?) electronic viewfinder. But the GH2 still remains a superb video&still hybrid camera. Some smart buyer will snap the body only which is now for sale at $699 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

I toke the chance to link you to three GH2 videos I got via 43rumors readers. On top of this post you see the trailer of the Spanish thriller called Musgo (via EosHD). Looks great! Two more GH2 videos here:
The California Coast by MacGillivray Freeman Films (Youtube).
Panasonic GH2 + 12mm 1.6 HyperPrime Lens Test (Vimeo).

P.S.: I am collecting the GH3 rumors. Send me an anonymous message at 43rumors@gmail.com or use the contact form to help me out on this!

Short US deal roundup:
GX1 with 14-42mm lens for $529 at Amazon. Black E-M5 body in Stock at Amazon. Silver E-M5 kit also in Stock via third party resellers at Amazon.

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