Silver E-M5 shipment in June only. And new reviews roundup (E-M5 has super color accuracy)

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Silver E-M5 delay
Olympus heavily understimated the demand of the Silver E-M5. Because of that today Amazon reports that the Silver body will ship within 1-2 months only (Click here to read). And 43rumors readers that preordered the Silver body on February 7 have been notified that shipment has been delayed to “June 27, 2012 – July 24, 2012“. A reader from UK also wrote that his preorder has been canceled by Amazon UK. Olympus usually isn’t known for that kind of delivery delays. It’s really to larger than expected succss of the camera that is pushing forward the shipment of your cameras.

Meantime you can enjoy some new reviews and tests (Thanks to all reader for sending me those links!!!):
Digital Camera Magazine posted the E-M5 color accuracy test and you can see a screenshot at Imageshack (Click here).
Lori Grunin from Cnet US (Click here) posted the final E-M5 review: “You don’t have a lot of choices if you’re looking for something rugged under $1,000 that’s better than most of the point-and-shoot alternatives. There’s the forthcoming Pentax K-30 dSLR, but it’s bigger and clunkier. While you don’t get best-in-class photo quality with the OM-D E-M5, it’s a not-unreasonable trade-off for the rest of the package.
Photographing the streets of Paris with the Olympus OM-D at Dearsusans (Click here): “The JPEG engine is so good I really doubt there would be any point in using the RAW option – at low ISOs – unless you’re a pro shooting on assignment with strict orders.
Using the Olympus OMD EM5 on a Cosplay Photoshoot at ThePhoBlographer (Click here). E-M5 versus NEX-5n on youtube.
Ticket zu verlosen: OM-D Workshop in Münster (1.-3. Juni 2012) at SystemKameraForum (Click here). Une occasion unique de tester le nouvel Olympus OM-D à paris (Focus Numerique / Lepidi).

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev. Don’t forget you can buy plenty of cheap third party E-M5 batteries on eBay (Click here).

The E-M5 keeps to be present in the Amazon Bestseller list(changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 5/6/12 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 3/7/9 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 1/12 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 13/14/16 (Click here).

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Olympusmarket refurbished camera list

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Can’t wait to see the day until our European Olympusmarket (Click here) store will offer some E-M5 cameras. But meantime you can find plenty of last generation PEN cameras and all the accessories like the PenPal module, Flash, converters and so on. Just click on it to see the auction:
Silver Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm lens Silver Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL2 with double lens kit Black Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Olympus 75-300mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Olympus VF-3 external viewfinder Silver Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens Black Olympus E-PL2 with 14-150mm lens Black Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Silver Olympus E-PL2 with double lens kit Olympus E-5 body only Olympus MAL-1 macro light Olympus MCON-P01 Macro Converter Silver Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Silver Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens Olympus FL-14 external Flash Olympus PenPal

Goog Luck!

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New Olympus 75mm preorders (with hood) and preview.

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Dpreview posted a first lens preview impression: “The build quality is impressive” and the lens “showed really impressive levels of sharpness” with “smooth bokeh with only a hint of the axial chromatic aberration you’d expect on a lens like this“.
I have no doubt the lens is good, it’s just that expected a bit lower price :)  But than again, you get what you pay for! Speaking of price here is the updated list of lens preorder (with Adorama) and accessories:
Olympus 75mm lens can be preordered at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). And Adorama has also the accessories: Olympus LH-61F, Metal Lens Hood (Click here) and the Olympus LC-61, Metal Front Lens Cap (Click here).

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(FT3) Panasonic 35-100mm X lens for around $1,600?

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Dpreview forum user Moonlight Knight (Click here) reports: “Based on an accidental leak by a staff of a certain company closely associated with Panasonic, the price of the upcoming Panasonic X 35-100mm f/2.8 should be more expensive than the X 12-35mm f/2.8 by no less than $200 (probably like $300).

The just announced 12-35mm X lens is priced at $1,300 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama. If Math doesn’t lie than the 35-100mm f/2.8 lens will cost around $1,600 :)

In Full Frame terms this lens will have a classic 70-200mm field of view with f/2.8 light gathering and a Depth of field of f/5.6. Bye the way, a nice depth of field calculator is available here at Cambridgeincolor.

That lens costs more than a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 for example ($899 at Amazon) and less than the Canon 70-200mm ($2,990 at Amazon). But if the 35-100mm matches or even exceeds the 12-35mm lens quality I am fine with that price. But that’s me, you may have another opinion :)

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Olympus 75mm preorders at Amazon and BHphoto for $899 (in Europe for 899-949 Euro)

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You can right now preorder the lens at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

In Europe the finnish stores Topshot and Verkkokauppa priced the lens at 899 Euro. Other stores like in Germany at Fotokoch and Fotohits (Germany) priced it at 948 Euro. In Sweden you can preorder it at Cyberphoto and in Norway the price has been published by Lydogbilde. Thanks to all readers for sending me this! it will help other 43rumors readers to get their lens as soon as possible ;)

P.S.: The Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 lens can be preordered at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

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