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May 7, 2012
Posted in Rumors

The two new Olympus lenses already within the M43 system pdf!

Last week I told you that Olympus is sending out the 75mm f/1.8 lens for testing to journalists and photographer. Today we have the next good sign for a not so far away lens announcement. The Micro Four Thirds pdf catalog (Click here) has been updated and now includes the lenses. I hope Olympus will announce them in June along the new XZ-2! The 75mm f/1.8 is particularly intruiguing also because Olympus states that this is the “highest imaging performance M.Zuiko” lens. It means it beats the already very good Olympus 12mm f/2.0!

Curiosity: The Panasonic 12-35mm and 35-100mm X lenses are NOT included in the pdf.



May 4, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Olympus is sending out the 75mm f/1.8 lens for testing!

Mysterious things are happening around Olympus. Mysterious ads, mysterious packages and mysterious nuts are floating around the world :)
Good to know that I have some good sources explaining me what’s going on! One of them just sent me the info that Olympus is sending the first batch of 75mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds production version lenses to photographers and journalists. I hope to learn more about the Lens price and quality within the next few weeks. Of course there is more coming from Olympus, the Tough camera, the XZ-2 and maybe “something else“. If you have some secret news to share drop me a message by using the anonymous contact form on the right sidebar or contact me at! Thanks!

More bits about the upcoming 75mm f/1.8 lens:
The good news is that it sounds like the lens could be announced soon (maybe in June). The lens is certainly NOT weather sealed, it will have about the same image quality of the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 price (around 400 Euro/Dollars) but at a bit higher price (some rumors from external websites said around $700-$800).
If the quality is good and the price around $700 this could become a real hotseller. It gives you a focal lenght of 150mm in terms of Full Frame. If you are a Full Frame camera owner you will know that lenses like the Canon 135mm f/2.0 (Click here) and Nikon 135mm f/2.0 (Click here) and the Sigma 150mm (Click here) do cost more and are a bit slower. But I doubt the new Olympus lens will reach the quality of the superb Olympus 150mm f/2.0 ED Lens!


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May 3, 2012
Posted in Rumors

Damian McGillyCuddy: “The new stuff I am playing with is even better than the E-5”

Damian McGillyCuddy keeps posting some mysterious messages about an unknown new Olympus product. He got that huge package he marked with the tag “E-xxx“!  Damian writes: “I’m playing with some new and shiny stuff at the moment and as soon as I can I’ll let the cat out of the bag… promise ;0)  If I’m honest the new stuff I’m playing with is even better than the E5…

I really haven’t got any rumor about a new imminent Olympus Four Thirds or Micro Four Thirds announcement. So please keep your feet on earth! But to me this sounds like he is testing a new E-7 or not? It’s certainly NOT an indication but there are only few E-5 cameras left in the largets online store…Amazon (Click here).

I hope my trusted sources can send me some info about the package Damian got from Olympus UK :)

P.S.: Here are the search links to the current E-5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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