August 22, 2012
Posted in news

Olympus announces a small superzoom compact (no m43 news today)


When the sources sent me the info that there would be a small announcement I didn’t think it would be that small :) Event the 60mm macro hasn’t been officially released (even if Amazon displayed the 60mm lens on their server).
Olympus announced the new Olympus SP-820UZ superzoom compact camera. More info at ePhotozine.

UPDATE: Just want to make it clear that sources only told me about a “small announcement coming”. When I got the Amazon 60mm brochure it was my guess that it may be related to the 60mm macro. I was wrong :(

As I told you before the bog Mirrorless stuff is going to be announced in mid September! Same for Panasonic!

August 21, 2012
Posted in news

a (mini) little bit of everything…


land of sicilia from emeric (shot with the GH2)

Within a few hours we will maybe see an official Olympus press release about the 60mm macro. meantime let me catch up with some small news:

The Tokina 30mm lens will cost 399 Euro in Europe (Photoscala).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Photos at Photographyblog.
The Bad Photography Marketing Awards for 2012 (Lensrentals).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Review at Photographyblog.
Panasonic GF5 review at Cnet.
As you know I am supporting the small blog from my very close friend Elena. She is living a tuff time in Greek and I sent her an Olympus E-Pl1 I bought at Olympusmarket to help her to tell&show her stories. First E-PL1 picturs have now been posted at Greekdiaris (Click here).
Olympics, pictures by Farrukh.
Would you spend 23.690,00 EUR for the Olympus SP-720? You can on eBay (Click here).

See you soon!

August 21, 2012
Posted in deals

Next PEN deal: E-PL2 with kit lens for $299 (E-M5 in Europe for 879???)


A limited quantity of E-Pl2 cameras with kit lens is for sale for $299 on BestBuy eBay (Click here). If you are on budget go for it and don’t wait for the new PEN cameras…those will be a lot more expensive :)

For Europeans: Please check if the deal is correct. There is a Silver E-m5 body for 879 Euro via Polyphoto on eBay Italy (Click here). If the price is with VAT included it’s a hell of a price!

August 21, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Don’t expect anything big from tomorrow. Big Oly announcement is coming mid September…


Is that weird Panasonic m43 camcorder coming too?

I now got confirmation from trusted sources that tomorrows (August 22th) announcement is pretty much insignificant (60mm macro release only). The real big thing is coming exactly mid September just a few days before the big Photokina start. The sources also confirmed that two PEN cameras are arriving. None of them yet mentioned an E-7 camera. And he High End OMD is something we have to expect in early 2013.

Panasonic will have announcement in mid September too (Gh3 and new lenses). I am also curious to see if the Panasonic camcorder we found on a patent will also come for real…More pictures here (Click on thumbnails to enlarge):

August 20, 2012
Posted in reviews

Olympus E-M5 links roundup…


Festival d’été 2012 / Serge Lopez, Kiko Ruiz et Bernardo Sandoval. The video on top is taken with the E-M5. I love the colors and the music! Thanks Stefano!

Here is a short roundup of latest Olympus E-M5 reviews. At that time most of you will have the E-M5 in your own hands. I hope you are enjoying the cam!

Head to Head Review: Olympus OM-D E-M5 v Nikon D7000 at Photographyblog: “In summary, there’s no clear winner – and that alone says volumes about how far compact system cameras have come in the last few years. That the Olympus OM-D E-M5 can hold its own against one of the most highly regarded prosumer/semi-professional DSLR cameras of recent years is a huge surprise

M43eu (Translation here) tested the Panasonic 3D lens on the E-M5.

Readers mail:My name is Tavinho Costa, I just bought a EM-5 and for the last month i’ve been using it on the streets of são paulo and the cities that i visit. I’m a fashion photographer and i’m starting to shoot with the OMD on magazines, i will send the results to you guys later!
hope you like my blog – the last month is 100% OMD!

Lenses Compared On the E-M5 at ePhotozine:
Canon 200mm f/4 with FD mount designed for use on the Canon A series of cameras (find the lens here on eBay).
Nikon’s Nikkor 200mm f/4 from the 70s/90s when the FE2 and FM2 ruled the prosumer market (find the lens here on eBay).
Pentax K SMC 200mm f/4 from the days of the highly popular student camera the K1000 (find the lens here on eBay).
Pentax Takumer 200mm f/5.6 – a preset lens from the 60s with an M42 screw mount that was designed for use on the Spotmatic (find the lens here on eBay).

The E-M5 keeps being a hotselelr at A.US (ranking here). Olympus E-M5 search links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.


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