July 6, 2012
Posted in reviews

New E-M5 reviews (Imaging Resource ad Online Photographer)

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This week we finally had the answer about the E-m5 sensor manufactorer. As you know i’s a Sony and you may will look to the reviews I link form now on knowing it’s not just a “re-used” Panasonic 16 Megapixel sensor. Here are the links:

Reviews:
Imaging Resource posted the full E-M5 review: “Not only does the Olympus OM-D E-M5 look great, it takes great pictures, meeting or exceeding the quality of some pretty surprising competitors. Its interface is designed with photographers in mind, with ready control dials and a smart interface, all in a very small package.”
Three first reactions at The Online Photographer.

And here are two readers E-M5 works:
Marco: “give a look to what I did: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWds9N_hgc
 I wanted to try to test the AF speed of the OM-D with some of my regular 4/3 lenses such as 12-60, 35-100, 50-500 and 7-14. I think that it’s an interesting test to understand how the OM-D performs when using 4/3 lenses. Of course it’s not a great performance, but seeing it filmed may give confidence to doubtful users! Greeting from Rome!
Cem: “I tried my new OM-D E-M5 last night with 4th of July fireworks. It did an amazing job. I tought you may want to share it so others can see what this camera can do!
here is my flickr link for the album! http://www.flickr.com/photos/cempayzin/sets/72157630429515370/

E-M5 preorder links:
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

July 5, 2012
Posted in deals

Reloaded: The free GF3 deal will last until July 7th (new GX1 price drop, and GF3 for 199 Euro.)

Like it was yesterday the GF3 kit is ruling the Amazon Ranking (Click here to see). The GF3 deal will last until July 7th according to BHphoto (Click here). Meantime the GX1 with zoom lens got the next $7 price drop at Amazon (Click here).

For us Europeans there is a red GF3 body for 199 Euro on eBay (Click here). That’s the cheapest price I found.

And don’t forget t hack your GF3 when you get it!

 

July 5, 2012
Posted in Rumors

New Olympus 25mm f/2.8 macro lens patent May coming at photokina?)

Egami spotted a new Olympus patent describing a 25mm f/2.8 macro pancake lens. It’s also collapsible, when you use the macro function the lens gets larger. As you may remember last week there was a rumor about a possible 25mm f/1.8 lens.

At 25mm focal length we can chose between the $599 Leica 25mm f/1.4 and a $900 Nokton 25mm f/0.95. Both options, a pancake 25mm and a cheap and fast f/1.8 variation would be a welcome addition to the m43 lens system.

July 5, 2012
Posted in news

Model Angela Baby get’s “fined” by Panasonic.

The Hong Kong website Sina reports that Hong Kong Model Angela Baby lost the contract with Panasonic and got some extra penalty charge. She was the one leaking the GF5 on her Instagram profile while shooting a commercial for Panasonic.

So no more leaks from Top Models guys, we have to do it all for our own now :)

 

July 4, 2012
Posted in deals

“free” GF3 on top of the ranks!

For the price of the 14mm pancake lens you get almost a free GF3. That’s why this camera kit is ruling the Amazon Ranking (Click here to see). This are the deals we need to expand the m43 system. Wish I could found some of them in Europe too!

P.S.: GX1 with zoom lens for $519 again at Amazon (Click here).

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