What’s really hot is the new Panasonic lens rebates we found today:
The 20mm f/1.7 lens got a $40 price drop by Amazon itself (Click here).
You can get more or less the same price drop on the 14-42mm X zoom again at Amazon (Click here).
The 14mm f/2.5 pancake lens got a smaller drop of $8 at Amazon (Click here).
GF3 almost for free:
But than again if you want that 14mm pancake buy it along the GF3 (Click here) and the camera will cost you $20 only :)
Robin Wong (Click here) posted the second part of his Olympus 75mm f/1.8 review: “it will give you extremely sharp images, with very admirable bokeh quality and performs very well in autofocus. If you need the 75mm focal length, do a lot of portrait shooting, and know what you are doing with a 75mm focal length, this 75mm F1.8 lens will make you a much happier photographer.”
And don’t forget to play with the nice Matching Simulation (Click here). All newest lenses including the 75mm Olympus, Panasonic X zoom, Tokina 300mm, Sigma primes and Nokton 17.5mm are included! The only thing I hope Olympus and Panasonic will add is larger pictures. Hope they are reading me :)
Links to the mentioned newest lenses of 2012:
Panasonic 12-35mm X lens preorders at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.
Olympus 75mm preorder and price check at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.
Sigma 30mm lens at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon JP (Click here) and Digitalrev.
Sigma 19mm lens at Amazon US , Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon JP and Digitalrev.
Nokton 17.5mm at Amazon and Bhphoto and we Europeans can find it for an incredible good price at LaPetiteBoutique (Click here).
Tokina 300mm….still missing :(
Yahoo Japan reports that Olympus President Sasa confessed the Olympus E-M5 sensor has been made by Sony. If the news has been reported correctly than it’s nice to hear that within the Micro Four Thirds world we have some sort of competition even on the “sensor level”. Now, if only Canon would join the m43 world…joke! This is not going to happen :)
E-M5 accessory list:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.
Since yesterday you can find a $50 price drop on some Panasonic cameras. The GX1 price drop started some buzz about a possible new GX2 announcement but honestly I haven’t heard anything about that yet. So if you like the GX1 buy it and don’t wait :)
Here are the deals:
$50 price drop on the Panasonic GX1 with 14-42mm at Amazon (Click here) and Samys (Click here). And there is a double lens kit deal you have to check out here at Bhphoto (Click here).
$50 for the GF3 with 14mm pancake at Amazon (Click here) and Samys (Click here).
$50 for the G3 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon (Click here) and Samys (Click here).
Olympus E-PL1 for $149 at Amazon (Click here).
Nokton 17.5mm in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
Since the Panasonic 20mm came back in Stock it is on top of the camera/lens mirrorless ranking (Click here).