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August 12, 2014
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World’s fastest lens for mirrorless now shipping at BHphoto (40mm f/0.85).

If you want to squeeze out every bit of light from a dark scene than you this lens may be for you! The new Handevision 40mm f/0.85 lens is in Stock for the first time at BHphoto (Click here). Crazy lens…crazy price :(

Olympus US launched new deals on MFT stuff:
$50 off on the E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$100 off on the 12-40mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$100 off on the 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 17mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

More US deals:
Save $100 on the Open Box GH4 sold by Samys one Bay (Click here).
E-M1 for $999 via eBay US (Click here).
Panasonic 20mm II sells for around $280 via 6ave in two different kits: Kit one (Click here) and Kit two (Click here).
All current Olympus deals can be seen on that Amazon page and on that GetOlympus page.

August 12, 2014
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(FT5) Panasonic will launch a new GM2 with built-in EVF!

Image on top shows the current GM1.

I am 99% sure the next new Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera will be a new GM2 with built-in EVF. It will be the world’s most compact system camera with built-in evf. And I am yet not 100% sure about that but one anonymous source said it has 4K video recording too!

It will likely cost more than the current GM1 which sells for $748 with lens at Amazon or with $100 discount as Open Box at Samys.

This will be the only new MFT camera coming from Panasonic. There will be also a Four Thirds sensor fixed lens camera (specs yet not known).


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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

August 11, 2014
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(FT5) New Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom will cost $1500 AUSD.

An australian friend sent me the pricing info for the soon to be announced 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom. It will cost $1,500 AUSD. The lens will ship in very early 2015. In US the lens is “rumored” to cost around $1200-1300.

Official Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO description (via http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/em1_brochure)

Incorporating the same powerful optical and digital technologies developed for the top-of-the-line Zuiko Digital lenses, M.Zuiko PRO series lenses are designed to bring the highest level of professional imaging performance to our line of compact Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The second model in this series is a telephoto zoom lens with 35mm camera-equivalent zoom range from 80mm to 300mm. Built tough to stand up to the harsh demands of professional use, this high-grade lens boasts optical performance with f2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range and a durable dust-/splash-proof structure. Together with the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO standard zoom lens, this new lens enables the PRO series to cover the widest possible range of photographic requirements.


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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

August 8, 2014
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Intriguing Panasonic patent discloses a new 12mm f/1.2 MFT lens design!

Panasonic published a new lens design patent describing a 12mm f/1.2 OIS lens for the Micro Four Thirds system! A terrific fast wide angle lens with built-in lens stabilization…sounds good to me! The patent also shows more compact design variations with f/1.4, f/2.0 and f/2.8 aperture.

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Source: Egami.

August 7, 2014
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(FT3) Olympus is working on a new E-M5 successor!


Two different new sources told me that Olympus is definitely working on a new E-M5 successor. But none of them was sure if such a camera would come at photokina or (most likely) in early 2015. Both sources had no specs to share but guaranteed the info comes via their highly trustworthy Olympus contacts. I think the chance is pretty high the E-M5 successor will come in early 2015 and NOT(!) at Photokina.

It reminds a bit of mystery for me if it makes sense to release such a camera. Olympus seems to follow the PEN route by releasing many slightly different versions of the same model. So what is the new E-M5 successor going to be? It cannot be better than the E-M1 (otherwise it would kill the E-M1 sales). It cannot be just a minimal E-M5 upgrade (we already have an E-M10 for that). What should it be? In my opinion two OMD models are just enough. But I am a nobody, and maybe Olympus knows it better…

Store links to all current OMD cameras:
E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
E-M5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.


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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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