(FT3) UPDATE: The 4 new Olympus MFT lenses (+ patent)


Dear readers, last week we told you that Olympus will launch at least 4 new MicroFourThirds lenses (That rumor came from very good sources).

Now we have a small update (from a different source):

The two primes should be the 12mm f/2.8 and a 50mm (f/2.0??)
The two zooms should be the 40-150mm and 70-300mm.

In the meanwhile two new Olympus patents do discloses the aperture of the 40-150mm lens + a completely new 30mm-150mm lens:

  • Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
  • Zuiko Digital ED 30-150mm F3.3-4.2

Source: http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2010-07-10

Deal reminder.: Very last days for the Olympus 9-18mm $100 instante rebate ($599 instead of $699): Amazon, Adorama and BH

a little bit of everything…


Fotoactualidad found this very nice commercial shot with 100 Olympus SP-510UZ cameras

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Micro Four Thirds cameras using alternative & legacy lenses on Flickr.com (found via serious compacts)
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Underwater pictures with the Olympus E-PL1 and Olympus PT-EP01 waterhousing (Fluidr.com)
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Sony NEX-5, Samsung NX10 and Panasonic’s Lumix G2 Shootout on Popphoto
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Photokina 2010 Hopes and Fears – what do you think? (Noisycamera)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10 Review (DigitalPhotographySchool)
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Panasonic G10 review on Photoradar

Panasonic will launch a “3D conversion lens” for camcorder (and soon also for MicroFourThirds?)

Panasonic will launch a new 3D conversion lens on July 28. The leaked picture do show the lens attached on the SDT750 camcorder. The interesting part for us is that few months ago we were told that Panasonic was working on 3D conversion lenses for MicroFourThirds. I don’t believe they will announce that on July 28. But Photokina is getting closer…
Source: engadget

Huge Panasonic GH1 price drop…now $949 only -> and the GH2 is coming ;)

UPDATE: The price is now back to $1150! But we epxect the price to fall again soon.
That’s a huge price drop…. -$200!!! Click here to check out the current price on amazon!

Oh yes, it is not a secret anymore that in one month exactly the new GH2 will be announced!
via: noisycamera

Brief summary of other current deals:
1) There is an $80 dollar instante rebate for the Olympus 14-150mm lens on Adorama (click here). It says “out of stock” but if you preorder the lens you will get the discount!
2) Still ongoing: Free EVF with the Panasonic GF1 and 14-45mm Lens -> $729.99 on Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
3) Very last days for the Olympus 9-18mm $100 instante rebate ($599 instead of $699): Amazon, Adorama and BH
4) The NEW Leica 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Summilux-M now ships within 1 to 3 weeks (it’s a veeery expensive lens!)

Reminder and poll: Panasonic announcement next week (new consumer 3D videocamera)

One week ago we told you that Panasonic will introduce a new 3D videocamera on July 28. I don’t know if Panasonic will also announce the development of 3D photocameras. My question to you is if you are interested in 3D photocameras…or 3D mirrorless system :)

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My two cents: There is something weird behind all that 3D hype. And I can’t understand why I have that feeling. Is it just me? And do you know the reasons why the giants (Panasonic-Sony-Samsung) are pushing 3D?