This is the updated MFT deals list from GetOlympus US (Click here):
Up to $100 Off Portrait Prime Lenses for PEN & OM-D
Save $50 on the M.75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II
$800 Off Lenses with OM-D or PEN Purchase
VF-4: Only $99.99 with E-P5 Body Purchase
PEN E-P5: Over $479 in Savings!
PEN E-PL5: $100 Off + FREE Wi-Fi Card
I keep receiving info from various anonymous sources saying that the E-P5, E-M5 and likely also other cameras will get a firmware update within the next few months. This is highly likely also because Olympus Capture Software yet doesn’t support any other camera than the E-M1. I hope the new firmware will allow tethering and some of the other new E-M1 features on all current MFT cameras!
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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct
Image courtesy: DC.watch.
Olympus 40-150mm tested at CameraStuffReview and writes:
The construction and image quality of the Olympus 40-150 mm f/2.8 are absolutely top class. The combination of an Olympus OM-D E-M1 or Panasonic GH4 with an Olympus 12-40 mm f/2.8 PRO + 40-150 mm f/2.8 PRO is a compact, high-quality tool that weighs a couple of kilos less than a traditional 24-70 f/2.8 + 70-200 mm f/2.8 and a professional SLR, which the image quality comes surprisingly close.
Some 40-150mm example photos published by Kenneth Lehtinen in Finland.
40-150 VI Bokeh Shootout (Pen And Tell).
French LX100 movie test at Focus Numerique.
Panasonic GM5 review at Digitalversus.
LX100 sample gallery at Imaging Resource.
LX100 hands-on at DC.watch.
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK, Technikdirekt and Amazon.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.