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New official GM1 video

Testing the Built-In WiFi on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (TheDigitalStory).
Sigma 19mm gets DxOmarked.
An interview with Blackmagic CEO at Genkosha.
Kir Tuck talks about the GH3 at VisualScienceLab.
Olympus OM-D Streetwalk Camden (ePhotozine).
BCLmacro Part I: Conversion from wide angle gem to macro with a twist (Samgoldphotos)
An Olympus E-PL5 One Year Review by Shawn Blanc.
Awesome photo of Klyuchevskoy volcano chosen as Earth Science Picture of the Day, taken with GH3 (Epod USA).
Comparation betwee GM2 GX7 G6 GF6 Cameradebate.
Lomography MFT Experimental Lens Kit test at BestMirrorlessCamerasReview.
E-M1 first impressions at Furnfeather.
APS-C dynamic range vs micro-43 dynamic range (CameraStuffReview).

Aki:I had test Olympus E-M1 with MMF-3 adapter, and three 4/3 glass: 150mm f/2, 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 and 90-250mm f/2.8. I shooted volleyball and it´s works very well. You can find some photos here: http://www.akikuvaa.com/olympus-e-m1tarkennuksen-seuranta-pidemmilla-putkilla/

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E-M1 is one of the cameras of the year at Dpreview. New 12-40mm lens test.

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Continuous shooting with AF-Tracking on the E-M1

Video on top by our reader Knut: “The FourThirds lens 50-200 SWD could NOT keep up with 6.5fps – fastest was 4fps with AF-Tracking. Haven’t tested with all my lenses, but it seem to be similar with all the FourThirds lenses. Tested with firmware 1.0, but I don’t think there’s any improvements in the new firmware 1.1 (just updated).

After the GM1 also the E-M1 made it into the list of the camera gear of the year at Dpreview:

Overall it just feels like a genuinely serious photographic tool, giving up nothing compared to high-end APS-C SLRs like the Nikon D7100 or Pentax K-3. Crucially, it’s simply a great camera to pick up and take out shooting.

CameraStuffReview tested the 12-40mm PRO zoom:

The Olympus 12-40 mm f/2.8 is such a good lens that shows that you can make professional-quality pictures with the micro-43 system. The sharpness starting at f/2.8 is already very high from center to the extreme corners. The bokeh is a little less woolly, but that’s to be weighed against a great insensitivity to flare, low chromatic aberration and high sharpness in the corners at full aperture. The high purchase price should not be a barrier for so much photo enjoyment.

E-M1 and 12-40mm Store Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

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Olympus 12-40mm in Stock at Amazon. G5 with lens for $299 and more new Black Friday deals.

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The Olympus 12-40mm PRO zoom is right now in Stock for the first time via Amazon US itself (Click here).

But this is also the big Black Friday deal day. The list of deals is so long that it’s best for you to check it for yourself by clicking these direct links: Amazon, Amazon photo deals, Adorama, BHphoto, Newegg, Target, Bestbuy and eBay. And here are some of the hot new deals of the day:

– plenty of Amazon photo Gold Box deals (Click here).
– refurbished G5 with kit lens for $299 on eBay US (Click here).
– Panasonic PZ 14-42mm for $245 on eBay US (Click here).

 

Other Still ongoing deals:
$330 off on the Panasonic G6 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm Lenses at BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm at Amazon US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Panasonic PZ 14-42mm lens at Amazon US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$30 off on the new Panasonic 20mm lens at Amazon US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic LX7 for $270 and free extras at Samys (Click here).
$200 on the Olympus E-M5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $799 for the body, $899 with 12-42mm kit lens and $1049 with 12-50mm kit lens.
$150 off on the Panasonic GX7 with kit lens at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $898!
$150 of on tha Panasonic GF6 at Amazon (Click here). No $448.
$100 off on the Panasonic GH3 at Amazon US (Click here) and Samys (Click here). It’s $898 only now!!!
$100 off on the Olympus E-P5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $899 for the body only and $1349 for the superkit.
$100 off on the Olympus E-PL5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $499 for the body with kit lens!
$75 off on the Panasonic G6 with kit lens at Amazon US (Click here). Now $534! $100 off at Adorama ($498).
$75 off on the 45mm prime lens at Amazon (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12-50mmmm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$80 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Get a Free Memory Card and Case with the Purchase of the GF6 at Amazon US (Click here).
Get Free Accessories with Purchase of the GX7 at Amazon US (Click here).
Massive discounts on the Olympus viewfinders too at Amazon US (Click here).
4% back in reward at Amazon US (Click here).

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(FT5) PRO zoom info: 40-150mm coming second half of 2014. Ultra wide zoom on market early 2015.

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Image via Olympus Nordic

So, trusted sources responded fast on my previous rumor and this is now a full reliable FT5 rumors:

1) The 40-150mm PRO zoom got a slight delay and will hit the market the second half of the next year (and not the first half of 2014 as previously expected).

2) The new Ultra wide zoom will be shown at Photokina but be available in 2015 only. And it’s not a 7-14mm f/2.8 Specs are slightly different!


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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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