May 7, 2013
Posted in deals

The Amazon and BHphoto Mother’s day deals roundup. G5 with lens for $329!


Today you can grab a long list of Mother’s day deals at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). The list of deals is so long that it is better that you check out for yourself :)

UPDATE: There is a hell of a deal: G5 with 14-42mm kit lens for $329 at Groupon (Click here).

May 7, 2013
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Olympus pricing info for Japan!



On top you can see the pricing table in Japane for the new E-P5 and new accessories. I still don’t have the price in US Dollar and Euro. But I have been told that the E-P5 with 14-42mm kit will initially not be available in USA.


May 7, 2013
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Full VF-4 specs.


Here are the full VF-4 external viewfinder specs. Interesting that the Eye Sensor will work for the E-P5 and the “Japanese” A-PL6 only:
Finder Type    approx. 2.36M-dot    approx. 1.44M-dot    approx. 920k-dot
Viewfinder magnification / Field of view    Approx. 1.48x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity) / Approx. 100%     Approx. 1.15x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity) / Approx. 100%     Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity) / Approx. 100%
Eye point     Approx. 21mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)     Approx. 18mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)     Approx. 17.4mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)
Diopter adjustment range    -4 ~ +2m-1    -3 ~ +1m-1    -3 ~ +1m-1
Eye Sensor    Available*  *E-P5, E-PL6    –    –
Lock mechanism    Available
Weight    41.8g    32g    28g
Dimension    30.4mm(W)× 48.2mm(H)×       29.4mm(W)× 48.5mm(H)×       25.4mm(W)× 44.1mm(H)×
Optional Eyecup    –    EP-9 is available.    –
Compatible Body    “E-P5 / E-PL6* (Compatible with eye sensor ) *When using E-PL6 and VF-4, eye sensor function is same as E-M5
E-PL5, E-PM2, E-M5, E-PL3, E-PM1, E-P3 Firmware update required, Not compatible with eye sensor)
E-PL2, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-P2, XZ-2 (Firmware update required, Not compatible with eye sensor, Image degradation on view finder.)”

Reminder: The Olympus E-P5 and the three black primes will be announced on May 10 at 6am London time. 43rumors will follow the event with live updated!

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