Reconditioned E-M1 and E-M5II now sells for $719 at GetOlympus



I know there is a large fellow of 43rumors readers waiting the release of the new E-M1II. But if you want to get the best bang for the buck than you shoudl take a look at the reconditioned E-M1 and E-M5II sales at GetOlympus (Click here). $719 is a very low price!

Ongoing deals:
GX8 sells for $799 on eBay Canada/US (Click here).
Refurbished GX8 for $774: In Silver (Click here) or Black (Click here) You get 10% off on all stuff sold on the new GetOlympus gear shop (Click here). Use promo code “GETGEAR”.


(FT5) Amazon China leaks the Olympus 30mm macro lens info


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The full Olympus 30mm macro lens details just leaked via Amazon China:

  • 1.25X image magnification
  • 7 lens elements in 6 groups
  • Closest focus distance is 0.095 meters
  • 40 degree angle of view
  • Aperture range f3.5 to f22

The official announcement is imminent. It’s unclear if Olypus will also announce the E-PL8 too.

via Digicameinfo.


New Stock of reconditioned MFT products at Olympus Europe


After a very long break Olympus Europe is selling a large Stock of reconditioned MFT products through their Olympusmarket store (Click here to see the full list). A few hot deals mentions:

E-PL5 double zoom kit (Click here).
E-PL6 double zoom kit (Click here).
E-PM2 double zoom kit (Click here).
12-50mm zoom lens (Click here).

Check out the full list at Olympusmarket.


New Olympus TG-Tracker videos and hands-on



I know this is not an MFT camera. But the new TG-Tracker action camera is certainly a key product from Olympus that could help their imaging business as a whole. The action camera market is bigger than the “classic” compact camera market. And if Olympus will manage to have some success the MFT department will certainly indirectly benefit from it (sharing research costs and so).

So let’s take a closer look the the new TG-Tracker:

Green TG-Tracker at BHphoto. Amazon. GetOlympus. Adorama.
Black TG-TRacker at BHphoto. Amazon. GetOlympus. Adorama.

At a a glance:
A full detailed overview of what can be done with the action camera can be seen on GetOlympus (Click here).  What I noticed is:
– The camera hasa LCD screen (and beats most of the competition here)
– Unlike most of the competition the camera does not need a protective housing (cool!)
– The camera is cheaper than the competition
– The camera is smaller than it looks on the product photos (just check otu the videos below)
– The camera can be controlled via smartphone and is compatible with many nice accessories



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My two cent on the TG-TRacker:
It has the potential to be one of the best products Olympsu has ever made!

Green TG-Tracker at BHphoto. Amazon. GetOlympus. Adorama.
Black TG.TRacker at BHphoto. Amazon. GetOlympus. Adorama.