April 30, 2012
Posted in Rumors

A mysterious new 35mm f/0.95 lens from “ShenyangZhongyi”

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The Chinese company “ShenyangZhongyi” is developing a new 35mm/f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds! The picture on top shows the lens design (rendering). But some first early image samples have been posted on Xitek (Click here). Click the thumbnails below to enlarge the size of the picture.

This would become the fourth m43 lens with f/0.95 aperture. The other three are the:
Nokton 25mm (here on eBay)
Nokton 17.5mm (here on eBay)
Noktor SLRmagic 50mm (here on eBay)

April 29, 2012
Posted in deals

Olympus E-M5 in Stock at BHphoto and Adorama (US deals summary)

The E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens is now back in Stock at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). The body only and 12-50mm kit will ship in larger amount by early-mid May only.

US deals reminder

$100 price drop on all Olympus E-P3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PL3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PM1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake lens sells for $395 at Amazon (Click here). Consider that the 14mm pancake alone costs $310. It means you get the camera for less than $100!
The Panasonic 45-200mm lens is now in Stock for $199 only at Amazon (Click here).
E-P1 body only sells for $149 at Amazon (Click here to get the cheapest of all m43 cameras) and is the m43 hotseller at Amazon (Click here to see the ranking).
The Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 is back in Stock at Bhphoto (Click here).

April 29, 2012
Posted in reviews

New reviews roundup…(new Gariz leather case for the E-M5)

The picture on top shows the new Gariz leather case for the E-M5 which are right now for sale on eBay (Click here). You can find them in Black (Click here) and Brown (Click here). Looks good or not?

New reviews:
More Fun Comparisons – Fuji X-Pro 1 vs Olympus OM-D vs Sony NEX-7 – JPEG by Steve Huff (Click here): “Out of the three, the most joyful and fun to shoot was the Olympus.
SLR Magic x Toy Lens Pinhole for Micro Four Thirds at ThePhoBlographer (Click here).
GF5 versus GX1 JPEG and RAW comparison at DSLRcheck (Click here).
The Lightroom 4.1 beta (CLick here) now supports the E-M5 RAW file.
Sigma 19mm review at Photographyblog (Click here).

And here are the links to all the mentioned stuff:
SLRmagic pinhole on Brown (Click here)
The 19mm lens is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Amazon FR (Click here), Amazon JP (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).

E-M5 preorders (Click on the names of the stores to see the product page):
Black E-M5 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.
Silver E-M5 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, and Amazon Japan.
Black E-M5 body with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto , Digitalrev and J&R.
Black E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland , Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.
Silver E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.

April 28, 2012
Posted in reviews

5 axis stabilization tested by man suffering from hand tremor.

On of the positive side effects of the E-M5 new 5 axis stabilization is that it can help people to shot better pictures even if they suffer from hands tremor. The author (“Fiatopichanon” on vimeo) of the video you see here on top writes: “I currently suffer from essential tremor, causing my hands shake about 5-10 Hz, which makes my shooting both still picture and video somewhat difficult. When Olympus introduced the new OM-D E-M5 with the new image stabilization system, I thought it might help me shooting easier and I might buy it. Finally I got it and found that the new IS system is really helpful. Here is my test. Hope you enjoy this.

Thanks Fiatopichan!!!

P.S.: Amazon Germany (Click here) has the Black body in Stock while the 14-42mm kit vesion keeps getting IN and OUT of Stock every couple of hours at Amazon USA (Click here).

Today E-M5 Rankings (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 7/10/11/17 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 3 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 5/6/12 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 2/11 (Click here).

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

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