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September 22, 2014
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There will be no 40-150mm + teleconverter bundle in USA :(

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For unknown reasons Olympus US decided NOT to offer the new Olympus 40-150mm PRO + 1.4x Teleconverter bundle savings in USA. Such a bundle is or will be available in Asia and Europe (news via Photographicwanderings.com).

Here are the PRO zoom and teleconverter preorder links:
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.

 

September 22, 2014
Posted in news, Rumors

Terada interview: Says Fast Aperture Prime lenses are in the works!

The spectacular f/1.0 MFT lens patent from Olympus (article here).

Pen And Tell interviewed Mr Terada from Olympus. Here are the translated key info:

– Olympus will keep the three lines of OMD cameras
– release cycle between cameras will become longer
– Olympus recognize the need of very fast aperture lenses
– 4K will not come on the E-m1. But maybe on future cameras (on previous Pen And Tell post)

Sounds all goot to me! Can’t wait to see that patented 12 or 14mm f/1.0 lens :)

Olympus preorders:
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

September 18, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) New Nokton 10,5mm rumored to cost 1300 Euro.

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Image courtesy: SystemKameraForum

SystemKameraForum got an “Unofficial info” saying the new Nokton 10,5mm f/0.95 lens will cost around 1300 Euro.

These are the other three Nokton f/0.95 lenses:
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).

September 16, 2014
Posted in Rumors

4K or not 4K: Here is the E-M1 image with 4K :)

Of course when you do a rumor work like I do you get plenty of critics if a rumor doesn’t become true. Well, in the case of the 4K firmware update rumor for the E-m1 I really went through many absurd troubles!!!
First of all I assure you that I didn’t make up a story. And it’s time for me to prove it to you. On top you can see one of the two pictures I got showing a beta-tester with the 4K recording feature enabled. Of course you can argue this could be a fake image. If it is is…it’s certainly a well done one!

But it doesn’t stop here: Iron Man 2 Assistant Director Nabil Fathi even openly said he saw and tested the 4K feature on the E-M1 (his tweets can be found here).

So you see this is a pretty weird story! Make up your own mind..I am done with this :)

September 15, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Panasonic announcement soon…LX100 looks sexy.

The Panasonic announcement is coming soon at 14:00 Berlin time (which is 5:00 in San Franciso, 08:00 in NYC and 22:00 in Tokyo). I got a “marked” LX100 picture three days ago but cannot post it because of the unqiue mark (have to protect the source). All I can say is that it looks very sexy! Stay tuned!

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