I still have no info about the price of the lens but here are the specs:
Focal lenght: 15 mm (equivalent to 30 mm on a 35 mm camera) :
Aperture: F8 fixed
Dimensions :Max.dia.Ø56(2.2in.)× length 9 (0.4 in.) mm
Design: 3 groups, 3 lenses
Focus: 0.30 m (11.8 in.) to infinite. Manual Focusing (Three settings)
Weight: 22 g (0.8 oz.)
I have been told there is no data communication between camera and lens. For reference the until now smallest m43 lens is the Panasonic 14mm that is 2.06 cm thick and weights 55g. I have no diea how Olympus will market this lens. WOuld be nice if they give it to tu fro free on any future m43 camera you buy! :)
Doens’t look so but this is the most expensive Olympus lens you can buy on eBay!
So, we heard that Olympus will release a super cheap 15mm f/8.0 lens. But now let’s do a post for rich people. Ever wondered what the most expensive Olympus&Panasonic cameras and lenses are? Here is the list (with overall most expensive items included):
Most expensive Panasonic m43 camera is the AGAF100 for 5.195,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive Olympus camera is the OM-3Ti Black edition camera for 3.499,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive Panasonic lens is the ET-D75LE6 zoom for 6,176.95 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive Olympus lens is the very rare to find Olympus Zuiko Pen-F Mirror-T 800mm f/8 telephoto for 4.350,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive lens you can buy for your m43 camera is the used(!) Cooke S4 HD Cine 8-46mm T1.7 B4 Mount Lens for 32.500,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive Panasonic product is the Robotic Welding cell for 39.500,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive Olympus products is the Portable Gold box analyzer for 21.000,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive camera is that ancient for 959.000,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive fast lens is the Leica M3 Summilux 1.4/35 Black Paint # 1765589 *Mega Rare* + OLLUX for 95.000,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive digital camera is the 160 Megapixel Roundshot 6×17 DIGITAL Panoramic Camera for 48.222,00 USD (here is the auction)
You going to buy something here? :)
Rumors are getting stronger and the GX2 should arrive in November. So it’s not a surprise to see the third good GX1 deal in one month. The Black body with 14-42mm lens is now for sale at $499 at Amazon (Click here). But the leader of the Amazon ranking (here to see the list) is the E-Pl1 that sells for $259 again at Amazon. Another good price is the E-PL2 with same lens for $349.
E-Pm, E-PL and GH3 are coming at Photokina in September, the GX1 maybe two months after. Those deals may not be related to it but it’s nice that we can buy a m43 camera for a price that is very low.
P.S.: For the first time in Stock at Adorama the 12-35mm X lens.
Amazon just leaked a pdf file that includes the image of the new 60mm FR-2 adapter for RF-11 flash: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/B1YEzf4soyS.pdf. Thanks to the anonymous source for sending this. I hope you can find the image of the 15mm f/8.0 lens too :)