Head to Head: E-P5 versus PEN-F.

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The Olympus E-P5 will be the first camera with the full “Olympus Pen” definition marked on the front. It’s a clear sign from Olympus that they consider the new E-P5 the real digital PEN-F. Too bad they forgot to made the built-in viewfinder that the PEN-F has :) As you know the PEN-F has “porro prism viewfinder” that allowed them to create a very compact camera with viewfinder.

Some of you said that the built-in exclusivity of the OMD range. Just for the record: Last year  Mr. Tarada told at Onfoto (Click here) that “A built-in viewfinder is not exclusive for the OM-D line”.

P.S.: There are still plenty of PEN-F auctions on eBay (Click here).

 

 

 

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(FT5) First image of the Black 45mm f/1.8 gets finally leaked too.

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There was only one image not leaked until now. But now its’ here: The Black 45mm f/1.8 lens! via Digicaminfo.

The Silver 45mm lens like so many other Olympus camera and lenses got a price drop in USA:
The 17mm f/1.8 sells for $449 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
The 45mm sells for $349 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
The 75mm f/1.8 can be found with a $100 discount at [shoplink 38467 ebay]CameraLand (Click here)[/shoplink].
60mm macro is available for $449 at [shoplink 38470 ebay]CameraLand (Click here)[/shoplink].
E-P3 with lens for $379 at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Olympus E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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(FT5) Black Lens shipping info and YEN price.

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I now got the prices in YEN of the new Olympus Black Lenses:

The 17mm f/1.8 will ship in September for 62,475 yen
The 45mm f/1.8 will ship in June for 36,750 yen
The 75mm f/18 will also ship in June for 124,950 yen

I checked the YEN prices of the Silver Lenses at Amazon Japan. The Black Lenses will have the same official price of the Silver counterpart. Of course you can now find the Silver lenses for a cheaper price here and there. But that’s because they are no on market for a longer time. Examples:
Cheapest 75mm price in Europe for 786 Euro in France (WebDistribution eBay). In USA some demo lenses for $799 at CameraLand (Click here).
Cheapest 45mm price in Europe for 269 Euro in Italy (g-comm-shop eBay). In USA for $349 at Amazon (Click here).
Cheapest 17mm price in Europe for 472 Euro in UK (SrsMicroSystem eBay). In USA for $449 at Amazon (Click here).

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