Small surprise: Olympus drops the Silver E-M1 price (-$100!).

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Between today and September 20 Olympus will offer an additional $100 discount on the Silver E-M1. It now matches the price of th Black version. The discount is already showing up at Amazon and GetOlympus. I think Adorama and Bhphoto will catch up soon. Those of you who preordered the camera yesterday (with the $1,399 price) should ask for the $100 discount.

If you ask me the price of the Silver E-M1 should have been the same as of the Black version right from the very first day.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

Olympus preorders:
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.
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.

 

 

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First real world images of the new Nokton 10,5mm f/0.95 lens!

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Image courtesy: ePhotozine

ePhotozine is the first website who shared real world images of the new Voigtlander Nokton 10,5mm f/0.95 lens. They write:

We were able to take a number of sample photos with the lens, and were impressed by the straight edges, as well as the sharpness of the lens.

Can’t wait to buy this lens! Preorders should be up soon at BHphoto.


Image courtesy: ePhotozine

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

Olympus preorders:
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.
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.

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A look at the Amazon US sales ranking: 40-150mm and LX100 doing best!

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What’s hot and what’s not? The most popular new MFT product is definitely the Panasonic LX100! Let’s take a look at the Amazon US rankings to see what gets the most preorders:

Amazon Lens ranking (Click here): The Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens is doing fine and made it into the top 20. The 35-100mm doesn’t appear into the top 100 list :(

Amazon Mirrorless ranking (Click here): A bit strange, but the LX100 falls into that category according to Amazon and is clearly leading the ranking! And the GM5 is doing well too. Not doing so well is the Silver E-M1.

Amazon overall camera ranking (Click here): LX100 is doing super well!

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUK.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

Olympus preorders:
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.
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.

Note: Amazon ranking changes hourly. Calculates boths orders and preorders

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Voigtlander announces the 10.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds lens!

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Well, this is certainly going to be a popular lens here! Voigtlander announced that impressive 10.5mm f/0.95 lens! There is yet no info about price and availability but I am sure quite some readers here are having a huge smile on their face!
The closest lens to the new Voigtlander is the shoplink 48366 ebay]21mm f/1.4 Leica for a bit less than $8,000 on eBay[/shoplink]!

For the record. These are the other three Nokton f/0.95 lenses:
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).

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On focus: New Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens (hands-on, videos, MTF graph and matching simulation).

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The official lens introduction video by Olympus.

There were so many announcement that it’s time to digg deep into every single product. One of the most popular new announcement is the Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens:

Note: Preorder the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.

1) MTF graph

The MTF graphs shows clearly this is the best tele lens ever made by Olympus. It scores higher than other lenses like the Four Thirds 50-200mm and the Four Thirds 35-100mm lenses.

2) Hands-on pictures
But how does the lens look for real?
German hands-on video on Youtube, Interview on Youtube, Conept movie on Youtube, Hands-on pics at DC.watch.

3) Matching simulation
The new Olympus PRO lens has been added to the Matching Simulation tool. Here is the lens on the GH4 and GM1:

4) Lens design graphs:

Olympus preorders:
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.
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.

Panasonic preorders:
LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at Panasonic Germany, WexUK, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.
GM5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at Panasonic Germany, WexUK, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.
GM5 in red at Adorama.
35-100mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at Panasonic Germany, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.
14mm at Panasonic Germany, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.

 

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