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February 4, 2015
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(FT5) New info about the new Olympus 8mm PRO, 7-14mm PRO, 300mm PRO and 14-150mm lenses!

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Image of the new splashproof 14-150mm lens.

Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

Tomorrow at 6am London time Olympus will announce the new 8mm and 14-150mm II lenses. And they will certainly show the 7-14mm and 300mm PRO lenses too at CP+ (with pricing to be announced in Spring). Here are some more info about the lenses:

8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lens:
– It’s watherproof
– made with high quality material
– will ship in Summer. Pricing to be announced in Spring
– very fast and silent autofocus system
– comes in Black only like any other PRO lenses in the range

14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II ED lens:
– splashproof
– optical performance is improved over it’s predecessor
– costs 649 Euro
– 285g weight

7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens pricing will be announced in Spring. 300mm f/4.0 PRO lens pricing also to be announced later (mid 2015 likely).

Reminder: You can follow the Olympus E-M5II launch event liveblogging here on 43rumors at. The official deadline is 6am London time which is:
– 10pm Los Aangeles time (Still February 4 there).
– 1am New York time
– 7.00 Berlin time
– 15:00 Tokyo time

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February 4, 2015
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Reminder: Olympus announcement in at 6 am London time of February 5.

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You can follow the Olympus E-M5II launch event liveblogging here on 43rumors at. The official deadline is 6am London time which is:
– 10pm Los Aangeles time (Still February 4 there).
– 1am New York time
– 7.00 Berlin time
– 15:00 Tokyo time

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February 3, 2015
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(FT5) Olympus E-M5II High Resolution Shot mode takes 63 Megapixels RAW files!

The Pixel shift tech from the Hasselblad H5D-200c. Something similar is coming from Olympus.

Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

On February 5 at 6am London time Olympus will launch the new E-M5II (follow the live blogging on 43rumors!) And the single most exciting feature is the so-called “40 Megapixel High Resolution Shot“. That’s how it works:

1) sensor shifts 0,5 pixel for every shot (up to 8 shots). It uses the Olympus on sensor stabilization system to do so.
2) camera has to be on tripod to make it work properly
3) resulting images are as big as 40 megapixel in JPEG or 63 megapixel in RAW(!)

That’s a nice trick to avoid the Megapixel race issues (smaller pixels means fewer electrons can be captured and image quality decreases). Of course this feature works only fine when shooting still objects. Anyway, let’s see on Thursday how good (or bad) this works! P.S.: The camera costs 1099 Euro.

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February 3, 2015
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(FT5) Some yet untold info about the E-M5II (10 fps and 1/16.000 shutter)

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Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

On Thursday February 5 at 6 London time Olympus will announce their new products. As usual you can follow the live blogging here on 43rumors to get all the news you need. Here are some additional info I got in those last days:

– E-M5II shoots up to 10fps
– Shutter speed 1/16.000 (!)
– The E-M5II has the so far best stabilization system (even better than the one used by the E-M1). 5 stop compensation (and other improvements for video recording too).
– The body is also “Freeze” proof like the E-M1
– Price in Euro is 1099 for the body only.
– Body weights 420 gramm
– Shipping End of February already

UPDATE: Also Digicameinfo got some additional info:
– the sensor shift shooting mode takes 63 Megapixel RAW or 40 megapixel JPEG pictures
– The maximum bit rate is 77Mbps in ALL-I. 52Mbps in IPB
– fastest mecahnical shutter is 1/8000. Electronic shutter 1/16000 seconds
– They got the info that the camera shoots at 11fps (my info is that it’s 10 fps!)
– ISO 100 – 25600
– Size_ 123.7mm x 85mm x 44.5mm
– Weighs 417g (body only). 469g (including battery and memory card)
– Usable temperature is -10 degrees to 40 degrees (at the time of operation). -20 Degrees to 60 degrees (when saving)
– Available humidity 30-90% (operation). 10-90% (when saving)

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February 2, 2015
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(FT5) Two more little info on the E-M5II image stabilization, and Metabones has something too…

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Preorders (if you preorder through those links you will support 43rumors…thanks!):
E-M5II in Black or Silver at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus. In Europe at WexUK, Namencolor.
14-150mm II lens at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
FL-LM3 Flash at AmazonAdorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus ECG-2 External Metal Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus HLD-6P Battery Grip at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8g at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
E-P16 eyecup at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
HLD-8G and HLD-6P kit at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Full leather case at Amazon, Adorama and GetOlympus.
Olympus PT-EP13 Underwater Housing at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 at Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

Two more little info concerning the E-M5II and new E-M1 firmware update coming on February 5:

Source 1:

“Some em5 mkii info not yet shared. Big upgrade to image stabilisation especially in video mode – takin it to the next level. Nothing else like it.”

Source 2:

“Metabones will be releasing new firmware for smart adapters at the same time as the new E-M1 firmware.”

Announcement on February 5 at 5-6 am London time! Follow the event live on 43rumors!

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