New E-M1 and 12-40mm lens reviews

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First E-M1 and 12-40mm session by Pekka Potka (Click here):

They form a very balanced and capable tool. Of these two, maybe the lens is more important for me as it gives the best combination of portability, handling and optical performance for the focal length range I use most. E-M1 is in many ways an overkill for me. I need so few of it´s features. But on the other hand it surpasses E-M5 handling and performance in many areas which I find valuable. One feature which I find outstanding is the improved stabilization.

New review at The.me (Click here):

Overall conclusion: Very, very good. Almost impossible to disappoint. Olympus as I said has a long history. Without doubt it also has a long future.

Also Imaging Resource (Click here) posted their full E-M1 review:

The Olympus E-M1 delivers the sharpest, most detailed JPEGs we’ve seen from a Micro Four Thirds camera — if just by a hair over the E-M5 and E-P5 — with image quality that rivals that of most high-end APS-C DSLRs and CSCs. And despite its comparatively small chip size and 16-megapixel resolution, the E-M1 does especially well in low-light situations at high ISOs, with its JPEG processing outshining that of the top enthusiast,

The Olympus 12-40mm got tested at SLRgear (Click here):

Olympus has shown that it can make a lens with the optical quality as well as build quality that these users demand, and professional photographers such as photojournalists and adventure photographers should take note.

E-M1 Preorder 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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Studio image comparison: GM1 images sharper than the GX7?

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Dpreview (Click here) added the GM1 test scene samples and it looks like there is one small surprise. The images of the Gm1 appear to be tiny bit sharper than those of the GX7. Can’t say if that difference is here because of some slighty different test conditions or if the GM1 has indeed an improved processing engine.

GM1 preorder list:
In US at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Amazon Germany, Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.

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Vote the new E-M6 features…

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It’s time to talk about the direct E-M5 successor. While we are all waiting to get some rumors about the possible specs let us all know what you are hoping for:

Vote the three main features you would aboslutely love to have on the new E-M6:

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EU deals: New Stock of refurbished cameras at Olympusmarket (many E-P5’s)

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After many weeks Olympusmarket got a new large Stock of refurbished Olympus cameras. Here are the links to the single auctions (Click on them to see the price):

17mm f/1.8 Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Silver E-P5 with 17mm lens and external EVF White E-P5 with 12-42mm lens Silver E-P5 with 12-42mm lens Black E-P5 with 12-42mm lens Silver E-P5 body White E-P5 with 12-42mm lens Silver E-P5 with 12-42mm lens Black E-P5 with 12-42mm lens Silver E-P5 body Black E-M5 body Black E-P5 with 17mm lens and external EVF Silver E-P5 with double lens kit Black E-M5 body 17mm f/1.8 Silver E-P5 with 17mm lens and external EVF Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens and HLD-6 vertical grip Silver E-P3 with 17mm lens Black E-PL3 with 12-42mm lens White E-P5 with 12-42mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Silver E-P5 with 12-42mm lens Black E-P5 with 12-42mm lens Black E-PL3 with 12-42mm lens Silver E-P3 with 14-42mm lens Silver E-P5 body Silver E-PL5 with 14-42mm lens Silver E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens Black E-P5 with 17mm lens and external EVF
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