February 5, 2012
Posted in Rumors

Photoshopped silver E-M5 and more user created images.

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I guess you all saw the other E-M5 images which are floating around the web. Here is the truth about these images: A trusted source made that silver photoshopped E-M5 camera you see here on top of this post. It’s 98% similar to the real camera (and click here to see the black version). A 43rumors reader made this (Click here) where you can see the back of the E-M5 without the grip. And another 43rumros reader made this size comparison (Click on it to enlarge):

I got 544 emails to check now. Give me some time to see if there is a new rumor to post. Stay tuned…yes even on Sunday! I had to cancel my ski-day :(

 

February 4, 2012
Posted in deals

E-Pm1, E-PL3, converters and more at Olympusmarket.


If you are not willing to spend over 1000 Euro for the upcoming new E-M1 than why not spend much less on a refurbished camera? That time Olympusmarket has plenty of last generation PEN cameras on auction. As usual only euroepans can buy that stuff. Here is the acution list with first ending on top:

E-P3 auctions

Silver Olympus E-P3 with 17mm lens

E-PL3 auctions

Red Olympus E-PL3 with double lens kit
Black Olympus E-PL3 with double lens kit
Black Olympus E-PL3 with 14-150mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL3 with 14-150mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL3 with double lens kit
Black Olympus E-PL3 with 14-150mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL3 with 14-150mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL3 with double lens kit
Silver Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL3 with 14-42mm lens
Red Olympus E-PL3 with 14-150mm lens
Red Olympus E-PL3 with 14-150mm lens

E-PM1 auctions

Silver Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens
Pink Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens
White Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PM1 with double lens kit
Black Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PM1 with 14-150mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens
Pink Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens
Pink Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm lens
Red Olympus E-PM1 with 14-150mm lens
Pink Olympus E-PM1 with double lens kit
Pink Olympus E-PM1 with double lens kit

E-P2 auctions

Black Olympus E-P2 with 17mm lens and VF-2 viewfinder
Black Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-P2 with 17mm lens
Silver Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-P2 body
Black Olympus E-P2 with 17mm lens and VF-2 viewfinder
Silver Olympus E-P2 body
Black Olympus E-P2 with 17mm lens and VF-2 viewfinder

E-PL2 auctions

Black Olympus E-PL2 double lens kit
Red Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL2 with double lens kit
Black Olympus E-PL2 with double lens kit
Black Olympus E-PL2 with double lens kit
Silver Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL2 with double lens kit
Red Olympus E-PL2 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL2 with double lens kit
Black Olympus E-PL2 with 14-150mm lens

E-P1 auctions

Silver Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm lens

E-PL1 auctions

Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with double lens kit
Red Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with double lens kit
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
White Olympus E-PL1 with double lens kit
Red Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Red Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with double lens kit
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Black Olympus E-PL1 with double lens kit
Red Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens
Silver Olympus E-PL1 with double lens kit
White Olympus E-PL1 with double lens kit

Lenses

Olympus 40-150mm lens
Olympus 14-150mm lens
Olympus 40-150mm lens
OLYMPUS MCON-P01 MACRO Converter
Olympus 9-18mm lens
Olympus 40-150mm lens
Olympus 14-150mm lens
Olympus 75-300mm lens

Viewfinder

Olympus VF-2 external viewfinder
Olympus VF-2 external viewfinder

February 3, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) New small picture of the E-M5. And 5 axis stabilization explanation.

 

On top you see a new small picture leak. Again, it’s not me doing those small leaks startegy. But let’s talk about one of the  he real innovation of the new E-M5, the five axis stabilization. I got some details from sources that explains how this will work. Until now the Olympus image stabilization compensated for “two kinds of rotary movement….yaw and pitch“. But in reality the camera shake is caused by five different motions. The new five axis IS will also correct “horizontal shift“, “vertical shift” and “rolling motion“. The system is perfect for macro and shooting while moving.

No other camera manufacturer did something like that until today. That is certainly one of the areas were Olympus is the leader.

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USA deal:
The Fuji X PRO 1 is still the most requested camera at Amazon (Click here). But right behind it you can find the Olympus E-PL1 (Click here) which now sells for $279 with lens. And it’s even $50 cheaper at Cameta (Click here).

 

February 3, 2012
Posted in news

New Kenko-Tokina 300mm for Micro Four Thirds. Also Kowa will show five new lenses!


Kenko-Tokina (Click here) announced a new 300mm lens for Micro Four Thirds. And that lens looks good on a PEN camera! Here are the specs:
300mm: focal length (equivalent to version 35mm: equivalent to 600mm)
F/6.3: brightness
66mm: length lens
66mm: the maximum diameter
55mm: diameter filter
Less than 300g: Weight
Manual focus

And also Kowa (Click here) will show some new m43 lens at the CP+ show in Yokohama. These are the lenses:
12mm f2.0 4/3 “LM12XC (110,000 yen 4,450)
16mm f2.0 4/3 “LM16XC (100,000 yen 8,150)
25mm f2.0 4/3 “LM25XC (90,000 yen 5,550)
35mm f2.0 4/3 “LM35XC (90,000 yen 2,400)
50mm f2.0 4/3 “LM50XC (90,000 yen 300)

Don’t know if this are newly designed lenses or lenses based on current Kowa C-mount lenses (here on eBay).

February 3, 2012
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) Panasonic: No new camera the next 2-3 months (GF model in June?)


Now I got some more reliable news about Panasonic. There is no plan to launch a new m43 camera within the next 2-3 months. The next GF model should arrive right before the summer. About the GH3 I don’t know yet, but I guess it will be Photokina now! What should we expect for the CP+ show in Yokohama? Probably just the official release of the 12-35mm and 35-100mm X lenses.

So it’s all about Olympus now!

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