For EU readers: Save some Euros on refurbished Olympus stuff.


These are the latest Olympus refurbished auctions sold for European countries at Olympus 45mm f/1.8 Olympusmarket:

Micro Four Thirds cameras:
Silver E-P5 with 14-42mm lens.
Black E-P5 with 14-42mm lens.
Black E-PL3 double lens kit.
Black 14-150mm lens kit (with bag).
Black E-M5 with 14-42mm lens.
Silver E-PL5 with 14-42mm lens.
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens.
White E-PL5 with 14-42mm lens.
Black E-M5 body.

Four Thirds lenses:
FT 14-42mm lens.
FT 14-42mm lens.
FT 14-42mm lens.
FT 14-42mm lens.


Finally all kind of E-M10 kits in Stock.


The “mini OMD” is now in Stock as body only and in kit version at Amazon US (Click here).

Other Olympus US deals reminder:
$100 off on the E-m1 at Amazon (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here), Adorama (Click here with 4% reward) and Bhphoto (Click here with 2% reward).
Ref. E-m1 for $1039 only at GetOlympus (Click here).
Up to $800 savings on PEN or OMD camera camera+lens combos at GetOlympus (Click here).
BestBuy is selling the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens for $999 on eBay US (Click here).


(FT5) More confirmations from sources that GF line is “on hold”.


Over the weekend I got more confirmations from sources saying the GF line up is “on hold” for this year. It’s unclear if there will be ever new GF model in future. This could really be the end of the GF line which started with the great Panasonic GF1 camera (still for sale on Amazon).

I guess Panasonic wants to focus on the more “Premium” GM line instead (which I do own and like a lot!). What do you think…

Do you think it would be a wise decision to quite the entire GF line?

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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


a little bit of everything…


Celebrity photographer David Bailey: The man behind the (Olympus) camera! (via Imaging Resource).

Panasonic 14-140mm lens review at Photographyblog.
GH4 shooting report at Yodobashi.
15mm shooting report at Yodobashi.
Alex Majoli’s Mad Men set photos shot on an em1 at Lightbox.
about a novice getting great results with a mft camera…(Buchangrant).
Olympus OMD EM1 rear dial issue by Daniel Cheung.
Olympus E-M1 rebates in France (Lepidi).

Jim: I have seen several people asking about the cheap focal reducers. I have a series of test images on flickr using a pancolar 50/1.8 shots from f1.8 to f22. 3 x series
I posted this in the panasonic/dox post in response to a question. Maybe others might be interested in my post and the link.

Walter:The actual issue of the german magazin ‘camera’ ( has an interesting article with the title ‘Size does not matter’. It’s an article about a test made by ‘Warentest’. According to them the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a little bit better rated then the Nikon Df. MFT beats full frame! But we all know: it’s not about the equipment, it’s about the photograph ;-)