Bad news: The Panasonic 25mm $99 deal will not be honored by BH.

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Back in December Panasonic launched a great deal on the 25mm f/1.7 lens which was on sale for $99 only. The preorders were very high and shipment were expected to be fulfilled by March. But well we got bad news for you today: All those $99 preorders were canceled by BH:

“I am sorry to hear about this situation. Regrettably, Panasonic is not continuing production of this item at this time and we have no way to fulfill any of the backorders which is why it was cancelled.”

Damn it :(

And also Adorama (Click here) says the lens is no longer available:

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Press text: Xacti, nac Image Technology, Meitu, Autel, and 3db Hardware Technology join the MFT Group

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Olympus Japan issued the following press text. We got five new MFT group members:

We are pleased to announce that three more companies have recently declared their support for the standard and will be introducing products compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard.

The Xacti Corporation, which has been the world’s leading OEM manufacturer of digital cameras over 20 years, nac Image Technology Inc., a total supplier of professional imaging systems equipment, Meitu (Xiamen Meitu Mobile Technology Co., Ltd.), a mobile internet company in China, Autel (Autel Robotics Co., Ltd.), a developer, manufacturer, and provider of UAV aerial photography products, and 3db Hardware Technology, a provider of digital cameras and imaging engines, join the Micro Four Thirds System standard group.

Xacti Corporation:

A Japanese company being world’s leading ODM/OEM with advanced capabilities of developing various cutting-edge digital devices in the era of IoT. Aiming to realize their corporate mission “Innovate the way people live” by expanding human’s five senses through digital technologies.

Xacti’s Website
http://www.xacti-co.com/en/

nac Image Technology, Inc. :

nac Image Technology was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Its core business is the development, manufacturing and sales of imaging and measurement equipment for research and development in industry, academia and government, as well as the sales and rental of video production equipment for the motion picture, CM production and television industries.

nac Image Technology’s Website
https://www.nacinc.jp/

Autel Robotics Co., Ltd. :

Autel Robotics was established in 2014 as a subsidiary of Autel Corporation to develop, manufacture, and provide aerial photography and industrial UAV products.

Autel Robotics’ Website
http://www.autelrobotics.com

Meitu(Xiamen Meitu Mobile Technology Co., Ltd.) :

Meitu Company was established in 2008 and it is a mobile internet company in China, creating MeituPic, BeautyCam, Meipai, MakeupPlus, SelfieCity and other Apps, as well as Meitu Smartphone, Meitu Smart Camera and other hardware products, based on the art of “beauty”.

Meitu’ Website
http://www.meitu.com/bf1

3db Hardware Technology Inc. :

3db was established in 2014 based in Shenzhen, China. 3db camera, powered by SuperSense engine, could provide users with very easy-to-use and easy-to-share photography experiences. 3db also provides imaging engine modules for drone makers, AR/VR device makers, etc.

3db Hardware Technology’ Website
http://www.3dbhardware.com/

PEN-F is shipping at BH

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The PEN-F preorders are shipping out at BHphoto. Thanks Matt and all other readers who shared that info!

PEN-F Preorder links:
Silver PEN-F in USA/Canada at Bhphoto, Amazon, Adorama, GetOlympus, GetOlympus Canada.
Black PEN-F in USA/Canada at Bhphoto, Amazon, Adorama, GetOlympus, GetOlympus Canada.
Silver PEN-F in EU at Amazon Deutschland, FotoMundus, AmazonUK, WexUk, ParkCameras.
Black PEN-F in EU at Amazon Deutschland, FotoMundusAmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCameras.

Black PEN-F (Click here) in Stock at FocusCamera!