(UPDATED) Sigma beats Olympus and makes fastest zoom for DSLR system.


The Four Thirds system offers two unique zooms with constant f/2.0 aperture. The 14-35mm and the 35-100mm lens. Neither Canon nor Nikon systems can offer a fast zoom like that. UPDATE: But today Sigma announced the new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 constant aperture lens! It’s an APS-C lens and the price and mount is yet unkown. But I don’t think it will come for FT mount…

The official page can be seen and seen here at Sigma Photo website.


Links to the two superb Zuiko f/2.0 zooms:
14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.
35-100mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.


LX7 for $289 makes room for the new LF1.


The LF1 is coming and the LX7 is creating the “price room” for the new camera. Today it sells for $289 only at Amazon (Click here to grab it). At such price plenty if people is buying it and that’s the reason why it is almost on top at the Overall Amazon camera sales ranking.


And the second super deal of the day is the first ever price drop on the Panasonic GH3 that now has a $100 discount at Amazon (Click here).

I still don’t know the price of the upcoming new LF1 and G6 cameras. But both will be announced by end of next week!


(FT5) G6 has 16 Megapixel sensor and mic input.


Yesterday I gave you some bits about the new Panasonic LF1. Today I can share some bits about the upcoming G6 camera. Both, the LF1 and the G6 will be announced end of next week!

I have been told that the G6:
– has a 16 Megapixel sensor
– New Venus Engine
– mic input
– looks sexy and size is similar to current G5
– Same Gh2 video quality.

I hope to get more details about the cam soon. But this could become a reborn and updated Panasonic GH2 and that alone sounds great :)

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FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct


Europe: The new refurbished PEN roundup.


With the soon to come E-P5 we now had four generations of PEN cameras. But you really don’t need to spend a lot of money to grab the newest camera. You can spend a lot less by buying “older” generation PEN’s. And a new Stock of refurbished cameras is now back on auction at Olympusmarket. Here is just a short list to some auctions (Click on the names to see the specific auction and price):

Black E-P3 with kit lens Brown E-M1 with kit lens Silver E-PL3 with kit lens White E-PL3 with kit lens Silver E-P3 with kit lens Black E-PL3 with kit lens Silver E-PL3 with double lens kit Black E-PM1 with 14-150 lens Violet E-M1 with kit lens Silver E-P3 with double lens kit

many more cameras at Olympusmarket.
Good Luck!


P.S.: I bought five PEN’s on that store. Never had any problem…