(FT4) Olympus E-7 planed for second half 2013

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A trusted source that gave me (always) correct info in the past confirmed that Olympus has scheduled the release for the new E-7 for the second half of 2013. That’s a long way to go! Of course such long term rumors are subject to change but it’s also a confirmation that you should not expect any E-5 replacement any time soon!

The real question is, how should the E-7 be in order to be competitive with the other APS-C DSLR cameras? You have some ideas? :)

P.S.: Search(!) Links o the current E-5 camera: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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200 Euro price drop on the Nokton 17.5mm lens in Europe. New review by Lepidi.

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I always said that the Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 is a superb lens and would probably be in my hands if it wouldn’t be that expensive. So I have good news to report today. At least in Europe the lens suddenly got around 200 Euro cheaper! Instead of the usual 1299 Euro you now pay 1049 at Photo-Video eBay (Click here) and many lenses are avaialble for 1079 at Foto Mundus eBay (Click here).

I am still trying to resist even if I just read that super nice review of the Nokton lens at Lepidi :)

P.S: In US the lens is in Stock for $1299 at Amazon (Click here).

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Panasonic X in Stock. Olympus 75mm in Stock in UK.

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A couple of readers got notification for the Olympus 75mm lens which should ship within the next few days in US and European stores. The first lens is in Stock via eBay UK (Click here). The only thing in Stock in US is the official lens cap at Adorama eBay (lol). Preorders are available at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK. And an alternative cheap standard hood for $15 (Click here) and a tele hood for $16 (Click here) via ebay Hong Kong.

In Stock: The Panasonic X zoom is still in Stock in limited quantity at Amazon (Click here). The Black E-M5 body is in Stock at Amazon (via JR) and at Adorama (Click here).

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(FT4) Panasonic isn’t happy with the AG-AF100 sales. Considering a new strategy.

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The AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds mount videocamera

Photokina will not only be important for the classic photo-cameras but maybe also for the mirrorless video-cameras. A source told me a while ago that Panasonic has deleted the AG AF line. The reason for that is that the AF100 had not been selling well and had seen a significant price drop since launch.

So what can we expect now? “Rumors” are floating around the web saying that Panasonic will now concentrate on a Super 35mm camera. This may be indirectly a good news regarding the GH3. They can now focus to make that camera rule in terms of video quality without to fear that this will take away some AG-AF100 sales.

Hopefully I can get some GH3 info soon! As usual feel free to send me completely save and anonymous messages through the contact form you see on the right sidebar. No identification needed and no info (like IP) gets stored! Juts use a fake name so that I can recognize you in future. Thanks!

P.S.: The AG-AF100 has a $500 rebate ongoing at BHphoto until late September (yep…until Photokina). The still super GH2 sells for $1,129 with kit lens at Amazon (lowest price ever).

 

 

 

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Damian Mc GilliCuddy is already shooting with “Olympus secret stuff”…

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In around one month Olympus will announce two new PEN camera (E-PL5 and E-PM2) and maybe another “secret” (Four-Thirds?) camera too. And it looks like Damian Mc GilliCuddy is already having fun while testing that Olympus “secret stuff“. He writes: “I’m in a secret location, for a secret client, preparing to shoot the first of my two weddings this year. Those whom know me will know most of my social commissions involve None Disclosure Agreements, so “mum” is the word… no details“.

Shooting a wedding… don’t think he is using an E-PL5 or E-PM2 for this….or? I got some first hints about a professional OM camera but as long as I heard this will arrive this winter. or maybe Olympus will announce it earlier and ship it later? Don’t know, need a little bit of help from my (anonymous) friends on this …or someone has to do a bit of stalking on Damian ;)

UPDATE: He now updated the post and writes the OM-D’s are with him. But this doesn’t exlude the possibility he carries the other “new” cameras too.

Olympus E-M5 body in Stock at Amazon. And so the E-m5 with kit lens.

Here is the chronological ordered list of all OM film cameras ever made by Olympus. Click on the names to see them on eBay (ordered by first announced camera): M-1, OM-1, OM-1 MD, OM-1N, OM-2, OM-2N, OM-2S/SP, OM-3, OM-3Ti, OM-4, OM-4T/Ti black and chrome, OM-10, OM-20 (OM-G), OM-30(OM-F), OM-40 (OM-PC), OM-77AF (OM-707), OM-88 (OM-101), OM-2000.

 

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