October 11, 2011
Posted in deals

Olympus E-P2 for $299.

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Dealers are now clearing the E-P2 stocks and you can find the body only for $299 at Amazon (Click here) and Cameta (Click here). That is the lowest price ever seen on the E-P2!

Other US deals reminder:
Panasonic GH2 with 14-140mm lens for $1488 at Amazon (Click here).
The new Silver Panasonic 45-175mm X lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
The GF2 with 14mm lens price dropped by $100 and is now in Stock for $499 at Amazon (Click here).
The GF2 with 14-42mm zoom lens is in Stock for $449 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The Panasonic 7-14mm price dropped down to $888 at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

Via E-P1.net

October 11, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) GF1 successorcoming in Nov/December and available in Spring (FT3) with GH2 sensor?


The imaginary GF1 successor from Blog.Livedoor based on the current Panasonic L1 (See that cam on eBay) design.

I am now almost pretty sure that the new GF1 successor will be pretty soon in November/December. The “bad” news is that I just heard from a couple of sources that the camera will be available in Spring only! So like it happened for the GH2 and the Leica 25mm lens we will have to wait for a very ling time before to get our hands on the new Panasonic camera. I am not sure that is a smart “strategy”. It gives plenty of time for the competition to adjust their product specs and prices and + many potential buyers will get upset with the long waiting and delays.

The second rumor I got from one single source is that the new GF1 successor will get a “tweaked” GH2 sensor. I don’t know yet what we should imagine with the word “tweaked” :(

One more thing: We know Panasonic is using two new names for upcoming products, the GF7 and GX1. I don’t know if the GF1 successor will be called GF7 or GX1 yet.

Reminder -> 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

October 11, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Olympus E-PM1/E-P3 and 12mm lens reviews (+ plenty refurbished E-PL1/2 on Olympusmarket)


Image on top: The iPhone E-P3 skin (Don’t know where you can buy that)

Amy Medina (Click here) reviewed the Olympus E-PM1: “I’m excited about where the m4/3 format is going to go, and mirrorless designs in general, as I truly believe it’s the future of photography. I can imagine that not too long in the distant future the industry will go mirrorless completely, and DSLRs will become a thing of the past. Currently, in my opinion, the m4/3 format — and specifically Olympus for me — has struck the best balance between portability, functionality and image-quality, if you want the smallest kit possible.“.

Photofocus (Click here) tested the Olympus Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 Lens: “I hope that the trend of high-quality, fast primes for micro 4/3 cameras continues. I used to think this was a gimmicky format – not any more. Now that the glass has arrived in conjunction with well-designed and executed camera bodies like the EP3 I am a believer.“.

TheDigitalPhotography (Click here) tested the Olympus E-P3: “In terms of noise and artefacts the camera is useable all the way to ISO 3200, with ISO 6400 just falling over the edge. By ISO 12,800 … sayonara!

And today all(!) these new refurbished PEN auctions are ending at Olympusmarket. There are so many cameras that you can easily find a good price. Click on the camera name to see the ongoing auction:
Olympus E-PL1 double kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 double kit lens
Olympus E-P2 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL2 double kit lens
Olympus E-PL2 double kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 double kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 double kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 double kit lens
Olympus E-PL2 double kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens
Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Olympus E-PL1 double kit lens

October 10, 2011
Posted in deals

Panasonic 45-175mm X lens in Stock at Amazon! Leica 25mm back in Stock at Adorama.


For the very first time the new Panasonic 45-175mm is in Stock at Amazon (Click here). It is the silver lens. The black version is still available for preorder only (Click here). The super smal 14-42mm X lens can be preordered at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

And one mroe good news: The Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens is back in Stock at Adorama (Click here).

More deals:
The Panasonic GF2 hasn’t been a hotseller as the older GF1. Neverless it’s a very decent camera and with the recent price drops you might want to get it!
The GF2 with 14mm lens price dropped by $100 and is now in Stock for $499 at Amazon (Click here).
The GF2 with 14-42mm zoom lens is in Stock for $449 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The Panasonic 7-14mm price dropped down to $888 at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

October 10, 2011
Posted in reviews

Triple Panasonic lens review at ePhotozine (14mm, 20mm and 14-42mm)

Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G Micro Four Thirds Lens Review at ePhotozine (Click here): “Those looking for standard lens with a fast maximum aperture cant go far wrong with this lens. It delivers sharp, contrasty images, focuses fast and is compact enough to make a pocketable combination with your Micro Four Thirds camera.“. Check price of the lens at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 Lumix G Lens Review at ePhotozine (Click here): “Although it can be quite prone to flare with a strong light source in the frame, this is a small negative when the excellent sharpness, low CA and good build quality are taken into account“. You can check the price of the lens at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.

Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Micro Four Thirds Zoom Lens Review at ePhotozine (Click here): “Overall the this optic perform well for one that is bundled as a kit lens and as it it priced lower than other alternatives when bought separately, it offers good value for money as a result“.

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