Firmware updated for the E-P5 (and a new review).

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the new Gariz E-P5 case

Olympus Japan released a new firmware update for the E-P5 that modifies the transfer mode settings for Eye-Fi cards. There is not other fix or improvement coming along the update.

There is also a new review written by ThePhoBlographer: “Olympus’s EP5 is their best Pen camera yet…by no means is this a bad camera. In fact, it’s a rather exceptional one. But it could have gone a tad further.

 

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Amazon US 4% reward on almost all Olympus-Panasonic cameras and lenses.

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For a limited time you get a 4% Back in Reward on almost all cameras and lenses at Amazon US (Click here). The reward is valid for the new GX7 (Click here) but it is not running on the E-P5. Here are the links to the camera and lenses supporting the deal:
Mirrorless Cameras (Click here)
DSLR cameras (includes the GH3!)
Lenses (Click here)

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(FT4) There is also a high end MFT zoom coming along the new OMD announcement.

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Image on top: the Four Thirds Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0. Same quality can be expected by the new f/2.8 zoom.

Two sources told me that there will be a new High End MFT zoom lens. I don’t have reliable info about the lens specs but I have been told the lens has an f/2.8 aperture. There is no chance to see f/2.0 zoom like the Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 (here one Bay) or Zuiko35-100mm f/2.0(here one Bay) lens. But at least the new High End OMD will be able to use the full AF potential of these existing FT lenses.

P.S.: The new High End Lens and the High End OMD will be announced the second week of September!

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(FT4) Possible E-M1 description

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These could be some of the changes you see on the new High End OMD that could be named E-M1. I also have been told the new camera is a tiny bit bigger. It will be also interesting to see how they will support the FT mount lenses! It’s said that the FT lenses will 100% be compatible with that camera. That’s why the new OMD will be also the successor of the current Olympus E-5 camera too! One camera to rule them all!

via Photorumors.

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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

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Readers work roundup (Amos Chapple at CNN).

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MACRO in MUSIC by Dario Viola from Dario Viola on Vimeo.

Amos Chapple work has been featured on CNN (Click here). Pictures have been taken with the GH3 but he confessed to me that he could change to the GX7 soon :)

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And here are more 43rumors readers work to see:

Duncan:Short blog post of why I swapped the Panasonic 20/1.7 for the Olympus 17/1.8 – http://www.duncanmartin.com/blog/2013/07/losing-faith-in-the-lumix-20/

Pier-Yves:I have a DMC-GH3 I bought upon its release. I use it everyday for my institutional shoots. However, I always hesitate to use the Panasonic for a wedding where the shooting is more restrictive. No right to mistake. A few days ago, I had a little Wedding close to Chartres. Only 5 peoples. I wished to test the GH3 in real situation with a simple Rode Videomic Pro Microphone.
Il let you, and you readers, judge by yourself… > http://youtu.be/2MyFCZMr17E

Romain:Hi, just a weeding video with a GH3 / 12mm 1.6, 25mm 0,95 and GH2 with 12-35mm, Oly Zuiko 50mm 1.8 http://vimeo.com/70587239

Nick:I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve set up my Zenfolio web page where people can see my artwork and photography. http://concordenickartphoto.zenfolio.com I’ve been an Olympus owner going back to the OM-10 days and progressing upwards to my current E-5.

Gonzalo: “I came to the m43 world from video, as I was a filmmaking student in the search of an affordable camera to shoot my school projects, but even since I bought the GH3 last January, I started enjoying photography as never before. Therefore I have created a blog where I post my experiences using this camera for photography, showing that it’s as capable for stills as it is for video. But of course videos on the way, too! :) http://gonzalobroto.blogspot.com

Nathan: “I’ve just written an informal review on my favorite lens, the Panasonic 14mm F2.5 Pancake lens. I thought this could be benificial to readers of 43 Rumors. This lens has gotten a negative reputation but I love it and wanted to express that love. :) http://talkingtree.org/my-love-for-the-panasonic-lumix-14mm-f2-5-pancake-lens-perfect-for-landscapes/

Heather:I just finished up writing our full review of the Pen E-P5. I can honestly say that I’ve never enjoyed testing a camera more than this one. The review is written in the style of a travel diary to give it a unique flavor. I’d be ever so grateful if you’d share: http://www.bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.com/2013/07/31/travelling-home-with-the-olympus-pen-e-p5-a-full-review/

Josh:We’ve shot our scifi feature, Senn, entirely on a Panasonic GH3 (and 43rumors was very helpful to us in the filmmaking process!). The 1080 60fps capability was invaluable. The Senn teaser has just gone live: https://vimeo.com/71460025 Believe it or not the entire production budget is $10k. Amazing what one can do these days with inexpensive tools…

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