(FT4) These are the corrected Olympus camera and lens prices!


UPDATE: These are the price info for Europe I got from a trusted source. Lepidi yesterday wrote that the Black 12mm lens would cost 899 Euro while the trusted source says it is 999.  There may be a difference between France and the rest of Europe:

E-PM2 14-42 Kit €599,-
E-PL5 14-42 Kit €699,-
XZ-2 €549.-
15mm f/8.0 €79
12mm f/2.0 Black Edition €999,-
60mm f/2.8 €599,-

Speaking about Europe…Olympusmarket added new refurbished Oly stuff that includes for example:
Black Olympus XZ-1 Black Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens Silver Olympus E-PL2 with kit lens White Olympus E-PL1 body Black Olympus E-P2 with kit lens and EVF


(UPDATED) Price of the new Olympus lenses (France only)


UPDATE: I have been told by a trusted sources that following prices posted by Pierre Lepidi are NOT correct. Lepidi answer is that these prices are correct for France only.
Here is the news from lepidi posted yesterday:
– The 60 mm macro f/2.8 will be priced at 599 euros,
– The ultra-pancake 15 mm f/8 will cost you 79 euros,
– And the 12 mm f/2 black limited + hood + lens cap for 899 euros. That’s 290 Euro more than the cheapest price I found on eBay. Damn, Olympus makes us pay that hood a lot! Like they do on the current 75mm 1.8 hood.

Speaking of the 75mm lens. Amazon US (Click here) is finally shipping the pre orders and the lens is marked as “Temporarily out of stock“.


(FT5) GH3 pictures (via youtube video)


Panasonic now removed the official GH3 video and I thought it would be nice to post some high resolution screenshot of the new camera. You can see quite many details on them! There is even Philip Bloom using the superb Olympus 14-35 F2.0 lens (lens here on ebay) on the GH3…LOL :)

As usual click on the thumbnails to open the full size version:


(FT5) And now Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2 leaks out!


What a day! Within a couple of hours all images about the new cameras got leaked! On top you see the E-PL5 and on bottom the E-PM2! As you already know both use the same Olympus E-M5 sensor with TruePic VI image processing engine and touch screen. Price should be 399 Euro for the E-PM2 (with 14-42mm kit lens) and 599 Euro for the E-PL5 (with 14-42mm kit lens).
As you knwo there will be a new 15mm f/8.0 cap-lens and 12mm Black edition (both leaked here). Announcement on Monday! Stay tuned on 43rumors to get all news about the Oly/Pana Monday showdown!


(FT5) UPDATED-> First video of the new Panasonic GH3!

Finally! This is the first Panasonic GH3 image!!! Click on the image to see a larger version. UPDATE: There is a full video posted on youtube by Panasonic USUPDATE_2: Now removed by Panasonic!


The specs are the one I posted days ago:
– 16 Megapixel “Wide dynamic range” CMOS Sensor.
– New Venus 7 engine
– electronic shutter
– ISO 100-12.800
– 6fps
– Fastest AF of any interchangeable lens system camera.
– Video Bitrate 50Mbps (72Mbps ALL-I)
– 60/50/30p/25p in MP4, MOV and AVCHD
– 3.5 Mic in
– built-in stereo mic
– Audio out
– Pc control
– Time Code
– 1740k OLED LVF, Touch Monitor OLED 610k.
– external battery grip
– Wifi with remote control through iOS and Android Applications
– external XLR accessory
– Focus Peaking
– Interval shooting and slow motion. Slow Movie extension (40%, 50%, 80%) Fast 160/ 200 / 300%
– Magnesium alloy body. Body is bigger than the Panasonic GH2.

The camera will be announced on Monday September 17th! Stay tuned on 43rumors to follow the announcement live!


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