Two new E-P5 reviews and brand new Gariz case.


the new Gariz E-P5 case

All different Olympus E-P5 kits are now in Stock and Shipping at Amazon US (Click here). But if you still need to read some more reviews before to buy it than here they are:
There is one review by Kirk Tuck:

It is, without any doubt, the finest digital camera Olympus has ever produced. While I like the feel of the original E1 a bit better the EP-5 runs circles around it in terms of overall imaging performance and the EVF makes it such an intuitive camera that it’s almost invisibly fluid in practice. It’s truly the flagship of the brand.

And the next review has been posted at Pocket-Lint:

Substance and style meld into one excellent camera. If you’re after a compact system camera without a built-in viewfinder then the E-P5 is as good as they come. If a viewfinder is essential then the VF-4 accessory is great, but it might make better financial sense to buy an OM-D E-M5 instead.

And if you want to make your E-P5 substantiably more sexy than take a look on the just announced new Gariz E-P5 case (here on eBay).

If you own other MFT cameras you can find Gariz cases for them too on eBay or Amazon.


(FT3) E-M5 successor to come in September!


And now let’s finally talk about the new Olympus products. We got multiple rumors about an entry level OMD but today one source told us more about the direct E-M5 successor. This one will have the same new EVF as the external VF-4. As a difference with the E-M5 it will have an “actual pronounced grip already part of the body”. The source said the camera is coming in September!

I don’t know yet if Olympus will release both new OMD cameras or just one. I hope to know more about it soon…

P.S.: There will be a FT and a Highe End compact camera too…

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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


USA: The OMD deals roundup….


As I told you before a new OMD camera will be announced in mid September. I still dont’ have FT5 rumors to share but in the meantime so nice price drops on the current E-M5 can be found in US stores:
Black body for $869.95 at Sunset Electronics (Click here) and $894 at Amazon (Click here).
Black body with 14-42mm lens for $986 at Big Value (Click here).
Black body with 12-50mm lens for $980 at KeepHerHappy (Click here). Don’t know if you can trust a new seller with that name :)


Readers stories: From DSLR to Micro Four Thirds (Tom Nguyen)


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Today, professional comic book artist/photographer Tom Nguyen details his full switch from Canon DSLRs to micro 4/3rds on his blog, with many examples of his work with the Olympus OMD-EM5.

Coming from the Canon DSLR system professionally, I found it more cumbersome to carry around my equipment for my on-location photoshoots and for traveling.  I feel that the micro four thirds system is the best mirrorless system for my increasing mobility needs now as it is the best compromise in size/image quality.  The Olympus OMD-EM5’s  autofocus speed/reliability, weather sealing, IBIS, ability to add a battery grip, and vast array of lenses for the m43 system is what made me choose it over over systems such as Fuji and Sony.
My blog entries show the OMD in use, for my model jobs and as a travel camera.  For example, I relied on the OMD (and my E-PL5) for my Vietnam trip this year, whereas last year I had all my Canon equpiment.
Moreover, I wanted to show that in the end, it is the artistic eye, lighting, composition, and storytelling that will always be the main factors to determine a pleasing photo, no matter what system one may choose.  I hope readers will follow me on my website as I put this system through its paces in the upcoming many gigs that I will document.

In 2 parts, professional comic book artist/photographer Tom Nguyen details his full switch from Canon DSLRs to micro 4/3rds on his blog, with many examples of his work with the Olympus OMD-EM5.
From DSLR to Micro Four Thirds Part 1:
From DSLR to Micro Four Thirds Part 2:

Earlier this year, he used only the OMD and E-PL5 for a trip to Vietnam.  Many of those photos can be seen in this gallery:
And most recently, Tom put up some street photos he took on his trip to New Orleans, Louisiana: