January 27, 2011
Posted in reviews

43rumors: Toy Lens image samples!

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I had the chance to play a little bit with the new 26mm f/1.4 ToyLens. All images I post here have been taken on my E-P1, jpeg maximum quality, without postprocessing (resizing only) and always at f/1.4 maximum aperture. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the picture. Feel free to share the images but commercial use is forbidden.

What do I think about the lens? First, the friends that are on pictures did like the funny effect. And when I told them how much the lens did cost they wanted to buy it too :)
I think the lens is good for all of you that love the imperfection in photography (and I am one of them). It takes unsharp pictures, with lot of vignetting and irregular bokeh…and that’s exactly what I liked from that lens!

You can get the Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 for Micro Four Thirds on eBay (Click here).

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You can get the Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 for Micro Four Thirds on eBay (Click here).

January 27, 2011
Posted in deals

Silver and Black E-PL2 in Stock at Adorama

Right now the Silver (Click here) and the Black (Click here) E-PL2 are in Stock at Adorama. Black only E-PL2 is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here)

January 27, 2011
Posted in news

New Olympus accessories price cuts!

I’ve come across some info that shows are far lower price. (This shot was taken from an Olympus site we can’t give the link!). Macro light is only about $60 and converter is $60 too… fish eye is $179 though! And Amazon Germany (Click here) has the MAL-1 available for preorder for a much lower price than expected (49 Euro!).

It looks like Olympus has lowered the price of some of the newly announced accessories. Good news!

P.S.:The E-Pl2 is in Stock at: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR.

January 26, 2011
Posted in reviews

Gold Award from Dpreview for the Olympus XZ-1!

Excellent news for Olympus! Dpreview tested the new Olympus XZ-1 and gave the camera the GOLD AWARD! That’s what they say: “The XZ-1 combines simple direct controls with an excellent lens to create probably the best photographers’ compact currently available.
A few days ago Dpreview tested the Canon S95, the Panasonic LX5 and the Nikon P7000. The XZ-1 beats all of them!

Read the review and after that preorder the camera at Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK 😉

Via Dpreview

January 26, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT2) Double Olympus announcement in February and March?

Not a single of our trusted sources gave us any possible Olympus or Panasonic product announcement day. But a new source just sent us the following rumor: “Next olympus announcements : 8/2 and 2/3“.

As you know the japaneses biggest show, the CP+ is starting on February the 9th. I hope to have more info soon.

P.S.: Olympus should announce a few pro lenses and a new pro camera within the first half of the year. And Panasonic will announce the G3 and a bunch of new lenses.

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