(FT3) Olympus is working on a new E-M5 successor!

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Two different new sources told me that Olympus is definitely working on a new E-M5 successor. But none of them was sure if such a camera would come at photokina or (most likely) in early 2015. Both sources had no specs to share but guaranteed the info comes via their highly trustworthy Olympus contacts. I think the chance is pretty high the E-M5 successor will come in early 2015 and NOT(!) at Photokina.

It reminds a bit of mystery for me if it makes sense to release such a camera. Olympus seems to follow the PEN route by releasing many slightly different versions of the same model. So what is the new E-M5 successor going to be? It cannot be better than the E-M1 (otherwise it would kill the E-M1 sales). It cannot be just a minimal E-M5 upgrade (we already have an E-M10 for that). What should it be? In my opinion two OMD models are just enough. But I am a nobody, and maybe Olympus knows it better…

Store links to all current OMD cameras:
E-M1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
E-M5 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
E-M10 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.


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a little bit of everything…

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Panasonic LUMIX GX7 Shooting Impression by Thomas Dworzak

Olympus Visionary Program at GetOlympus.
Panasonic GH4 Shooter’s Report Part II: Getting down and dirty with video recording (Imaging Resource).
Touch aperture control at Egami (google translation here).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Sony Alpha 7S Comparative Review (Dpreview).
Panasonic GH3/GH4 Pro-Level Flying Drone (Engadget).
LockPort GH4 released (http://www.lockcircle.com/)

Maxwell:http://vimeo.com/101575229. A blog of me on my travels across the United States to national parks shot with a GH3 http://pizzapropaganda.squarespace.com

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New Olympus E-M5 sells for less than $600…

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OMD price are dropping! A couple of days ago for the first time the E-M1 priced dropped below the $1,000 mark. And now it’s the E-M5 turn: it sell for less than $600 at 6ave (Click here).

More US deals Reminder:
Save $100 on the Open Box GH4 sold by Samys one Bay (Click here).
The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II for $319 in Black (Click here) or Silver (Click here).
Olympus US launched a $50 rebate on the following MFT lenses:
$50 off on the 45mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 60mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 75-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

All current Olympus deals can be seen on that Amazon page and on that GetOlympus page.

Those are all current Olympus deals at GetOlympus:
Save $50 on Fast Prime Lenses for OM-D & PEN
Save $50 on Zoom Lenses for OM-D & PEN
Save $100 on the Award-Winning OM-D E-M1
Get a FREE Camera Grip with OM-D E-M10 Purchase
Up to $900 Off Lenses with OM-D or PEN E-P5 Purchase
Up to $100 Off Recorders with OM-D or E-P5 Purchase
FREE Wi-Fi Card with the E-PL5

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(FT2): Updated 9mm lens specs. It has an f/1.8 aperture?

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The current “official” Olympus road,ap doesn’t include a wide prime lens info…yet.

Got a correction from an anonymous (yet not trusted) source about the possible new 9mm PRO lens from Olympus. It has an f/1.8 aperture instead of the previously “rumored” f/2.8.

9mm F1.8.
8 elements in 7 groups.
Plastic and metal.
Distance markers.
No snapshot manual focus control.
No focus-by-wire.
Compact for competition.
¥91,000
Announcement forthcoming.


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