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July 29, 2012
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The list of Olympus 75mm lens alternatives…

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If you are interested in buying a 75mm lens but want first to check if there is an alternative to the just announced Olympus 75mm lens check this list. Of course keep in mind that you have no autofocus on these third party lenses.

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.

In short, if you don’t care about autofocus I would go for the Voigtlander Heliar. If you are rich like a Sultan go for the Leica Summilux! But than again, you will probably use it on the $8000 Leica M Monochrome and not on a m43 camera  :)

P.S.: And here are the preorders to the m43 Olympus 75mm lens if you still want it (LOL): Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.

July 27, 2012
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GF3 Gold Box deal in US. $560 with X pancake zoom.

Panasonic US marketing department is working hard this summer! They are now (again) offering a new Gold Box deal. You can get the GF3 with X pancake zoom for much less than $600 at Amazon (Click here).

P.S. The 12-35mm X is back in Stock at Amazon (eleven lenses left in Stock at the moment of posting this). Almost all Black E-M5 kit versions are also in Stock (Click here).

July 26, 2012
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Panasonic X in Stock. Olympus 75mm in Stock in UK.

A couple of readers got notification for the Olympus 75mm lens which should ship within the next few days in US and European stores. The first lens is in Stock via eBay UK (Click here). The only thing in Stock in US is the official lens cap at Adorama eBay (lol). Preorders are available at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK. And an alternative cheap standard hood for $15 (Click here) and a tele hood for $16 (Click here) via ebay Hong Kong.

In Stock: The Panasonic X zoom is still in Stock in limited quantity at Amazon (Click here). The Black E-M5 body is in Stock at Amazon (via JR) and at Adorama (Click here).

July 25, 2012
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UPDATED: Silver E-M5 and Panasonic X zoom in Stock! Gold Box deal on the Lensbaby Composer for m43.

UPDATE: The Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and it may soon de thron the new Canon EOS-M in overall mirrorless camera sales ranking (here at A). The E-M5 with lens is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

UPDATE_2: Also the Panasonic 12-35mm X zoom is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

P.S.: There is a super Gold Box deal on the Lensbaby for Micro Four Thirds on Amazon (Click here to check it out).


July 23, 2012
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Panasonic 12-35mm X lens in Stock at Amazon! 20mm for $359.

Hurry! The Panasonic 12-35mm X lens is in Stock for the first time at Amazon (Click here). The lens has already the first four User reviews…all 5 stars :)

Another new deal is the Panasonic 20mm pancake lens which now sells for $359 at Amazon (Click here).

P.S.: That Canon EOS-M got massive preorders according to the hourly updated Amazon ranking (Click here).

In Europe the lens is in Stock at Amazon Germany (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).

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