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September 13, 2013
Posted in reviews

New E-M1 test roundup. New E-7 protoype image. And a new bag with MFT mount for hardcore fans :)

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On that youtube video (Click here) you can see the E-7 prototype. it’s an official Olympus video where the E-M1 creators talk about the camera (found via Fotopolis via Phototumors). I guess some 43rumors reader would love to have an E-7 too :)

New E-M1 tests:
UPDATED: Olympus Magazine issue with the E-M1.
UPDATED: Fashion Photos with the E-M1
Full Size Image samples at SystemKameraForum.
Studio shots at Imaging Resource.
12-40mm lens review by Ming Thein.
An In progress review by Gordon on CameraLabs.
Olympus UK event pics by Implausibleblog on FB.
E-M1 vs E-M5 manual comparison at Seldomescenephotography.
German report of the E-M1 event in Castle Leslie by Pen And Tell (part one and part two).

Hardcore MFT fanboys can also buy the just launched new MFT bag from Olympus! As you can see on the picture it has a real MFT mount on it:


Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

Preorder Links:
Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

September 12, 2013
Posted in news

First picture of the Olympus E-7 Four Thirds camera!

 

The German Blog Pen-And-Tell (Click here) posted the picture of the Olympus E-7. The image has been shown at an official Olympus presentation. As I told you before the E-7 has been developed along the E-m1 but then Olympus decided to not launch it anymore. The reason is that Olympus finds the E-m1 good enough for the use of Four Thirds lenses too.

P.S.: Now Amazon UK is also accepting preorders on the E-M1. here is the updated preorder list:

Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

December 20, 2012
Posted in Rumors

HOT!!! Olympus surprise: We will do the hybrid FT and MFT camera by end 2013! No classic FT E-7 camera anymore!


Miquel Àngel Garcia, manager of Olympus Spain (Image courtesy Quesabesde).

I am really surprised to read a clear statement like that! Miquel Àngel Garcia just said in an interview at Quesabesde (translation here) that the E-5 successor will be a hybrid FT and MFT model capable of using both lens ranges with their full potential! So there will be no “Normal” Four Thirds E-7 but rather a native Micro Four Thirds cameras with a 100% compatible  FT solution. He didn’t specify if there will be a sort of integrated or external adapter or a modular approach. The camera is definitely coming in late 2013 (he said!). Miguel didn’t unveil the name and the specs. He says that this is a camera for “those who want the feel of an SLR and at the same time take advantage of a small system“.

In summary:
1) no “classic” Four Thirds E-7 coming! You should expect a hybrid high end MFT camera with full FT support.
2) That camera is coming in late 2013
3) Development started back in 2009 and the camera cannot be compared to anything Olympus released before that.

UPDATE: Also DSLRmagazine (translation here) got a confirmation from Olympus(!) that the info about a hybrid MFT and FT camera is correct!!! They also added that the project name started back in 2009 is “Kasei”. And a selcted and secret group of 13 members worked on the project!

Sounds amazing!

Now let me enlarge the discussion to some key features I think that camera should have:
1) Full compatible AF for any MFT and FT lens. This means have phase detection AF…likely on sensor like the latest Sony NEX-5r and Sony NEX-6 cameras
2) I am still one of these guys in that like to use optical viewfinders. E camera aimed for both FT and MFT users should in my dreamworld have a hybrid EVF and OVF solution like (and if possible better) the Fuji X PRO 1.
3) A pro camera has to feel like a pro camera. So it shouldn’t be too small.
4) The FT component of the cameras should be detachable. A modern version of the Leica Visoflex (here on eBay).

What are yout thoughts? Comment your posts with your suggestions and I may start a poll on this soon…


Olympus E-5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
Leica Visoflex auctions on Slidoo.

September 1, 2012
Posted in Rumors

about “no-rumors” on the Olympus E-7 and something about viewfinders…

It’s late here and I am a bit tired. It’s rumor time and I am working every minute I can on the details for the next cameras and lenses. Just wanted to post two weird rumors (or no rumors) I have to understand:

First: There is no reliable info about an upcoming E-5 successor. Makes me think there is no E-7 at all coming any time soon!
Second: I keep getting hints about a “sort of viewfinder solution” coming from Olympus. I have been told that it is not a viewfinder like the VF-2 and VF-3, it’s also not a built-in viewfinder solution and also not really a Leica Visoflex adapter solution. Sounds pretty much crazy :)

Hope sources can soon send me some info regarding these two points.

P.S.: I am getting more and more info about the PEN and GH3 cameras. I am double and triple checking everything and I hope to be ready soon to unveil you more!

August 8, 2012
Posted in Rumors

Some background stories about the E-M5, E-5 and new E-7 :)

Yesterday I wrote you about my E-7 release “troubles”. Two sources were so kind to explain me what’s going on with the E-7 development and release. It’s quite an interesting story! Here it is:

According to those sources, the E-7 has been in development for quite some time now, and got initially canceled early this year. Both claim that the “Sony sensor” and IBIS were originally developed for the E-7 and that the E-M5 is in fact a spin-off of this technology. Once the E-M5 was established as a product, it was decided to continue the introduction of the E-7 anyway since it was as nearly finished, and mostly needed testing. Neither source mentioned an introduction date, but suggested that ‘this year would be extremely likely because it is already being tested.

I guess the chance to see a new E-5 successor at Photokina is now getting bigger…

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