November 8, 2009
Posted in Rumors

Olympus lens roadmap


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Download the pdf here:

You can see:
– the 12mm or 13mm wide prime lens
– the 8mm fisheye lens
– the 50mm macro lens
– the 80-280mm zoom

November 7, 2009
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) UPDATED -> Ricoh camera to come with two lenses (one prime and one zoom)

As you already know Ricoh will probably be the first company to release a MicroFourThirds competitor.

Following rumor comes from a known trusted source with nickname “Batman” ;)
He says: “Ricohs camera system will start with two “lenses”, one prime, one zoom. The prime has 33mm real focal length, the zoom 5,1-15,3mm.

As I don’t have his email address I have to ask him some questions directly from this post:

1) UPDATED: Will the Ricoh camera use the same GX200 sensor or new APS-C sensor? The focal lenght of the two lenses are in contraddiction. The 33mm prime lens do suggest the Ricoh could use the APS-C sensor, the zoom focal lenght suggest the new camera will use the same GX200 sensor.

2) What will be the differences between the Ricoh camera and the E-P1/E-P2/GF1 cameras ?

3) Why are they using a “slide-in” mechanism?

UPDATE: “Batman’s” answer is “To answer your questions, the focal length i gave to you are correct, and we are talking about just one camera. Thats also the answer for question two: This is the difference ;-)
Answer three, because it is the most comfortable for this kind of camera concept.

UPDATE: says the new Ricoh camera will be unveiled on November 10.


November 7, 2009

a little bit of everything…

Olympus E-P2 First Look

TheOnlinePhotographer just finished the Panasonic GF1 vs. Olympus E-P1. Read here part1 and part2.
Olympus Europe has a new dedicated page for the E-P2:
Chinese GF1 review at

November 7, 2009
Posted in deals

US and Europe deals …and Germany has the E-P2 available (for preorder only)!

Let’s see what’s in Stock in this days and if there are any deals

Amazon US
– First, you can now preorder the new Olympus E-P2 for $1,099.99.
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 MicroFourThirds Lens for $283.10.
– The Panasonic DMW-LVF1 External Live Viewfinder for Panasonic GF1 is also in Stock for $199.

Amazon DE
Olympus PEN E-P2 SLR-Digitalkamera mit 17mm Objektiv for EUR 949,00
Olympus PEN E-P2 SLR-Digitalkamera mit 14-42mm Objektiv for EUR 1.049,00
Olympus PEN E-P2 SLR-Digitalkamera nur Gehäuse for EUR 899,00.

Amazon UK
– No Olympus E-P2 here but the discounted Olympus E-P1.

Amazon France
– Same as UK, no Olympus E-P2 here but the discounted Olympus E-P1.

New Pixmania Rebates for Germany and Italy!!!
Simply use following codes when you buy a product in Pixmania Deutschland:
DE061006: 6€ Ermässigung ab 180€ Einkaufswert
DE091006: 9€ Ermässigung ab 250€ Einkaufswert
DE201006: 20€ Ermässigung ab 500€ Einkaufswert
DE451006: 45€ Ermässigung ab 1000€ Einkaufswert
Pixmania Deutschland

and here for
Pixmania Italia
PROMO8IT11 8€ di sconto a partire da 200€ di acquisto
PROMO15IT11 15€ di sconto a partire da 350€ di acquisto
PROMO22IT11 15€ di sconto a partire da 500€ di acquisto

Pixmania Italia

November 6, 2009
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) UPDATED -> Sony is ready to announce a new Panasonic GH1 competitor on November 18

Sony is ready to launch a new camera on November 18! The camera will have the new (4/3 ?) exmor sensor and full HD video recording capabilities. With the camera Sony wants to compete against the Panasonic .

source: SonyAlphaRumors

UPDATE: 43rumors sources do also confirm the next Sony camera is coming.
UPDATE2: It is almost sure that Sony will not join the MFT system. They will have a completely independent system and lens-mount.

Preorder the E-P2:
– Amazon US: Olympus E-P2 with 17mm f/2.8 Lens and Electronic View Finder $1,099.99!
– Amazon US: Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens and Electronic View Finder also for $1,099.99!

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