Surpise: Olympus price drop on the E-P5. And up to $150 savings on all olympus cameras and lenses.

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Olympus US launched a long list of price drops. And maybe because of the just launched Panasonic GX7 they dropped the price of the E-P5 body too (see Amazon US). Here are the direct links to the E-P5 but also to the E-M5, other PEN and MFT lens deals. Just click on the store name to see the price and product page:

E-P5:
$5o off on the Black E-P5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$5o off on the Silver E-P5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$5o off on the White E-P5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

E-M5:
$150 off on the E-M5 with 12-50mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

E-PL5:
$50 off on the E-PL5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PL5 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).

E-PM2:
$50 off on the E-PM2 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PM2 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).

Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses:
Full lens deal overview page at Amazon (Click here).
$150 off on the Four Thirds 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Four Thirds 8mm f/3.5 Zuiko Fisheye at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Four Thirds 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 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 60mm f/2.8 macro 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).
$50 off on the 40-1500mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Four Thirds Olympus 25mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

Micro Four Thirds accessory:
$80 off on the Olympus MMF-3 4/3 to Micro 4/3 Adapter at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Olympus FL-600R Wireless Flash at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Olympus FL-300R Wireless Flash at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Olympus HLD-6 Battery Holder at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Olympus View Finder VF-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Olympus View Finder VF-3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Price Reduction.

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Blackmagic reduced the price of the Cinema Camera. it now costs $1999 instead of $2999. You can grab it for that price at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). Here is the official Press text:

We have worked very hard over the last year to be able to build the Blackmagic Cinema Camera at a lower cost so we can reduce the price and allow access to digital filming to a wide range of cinematographers and photographers.
We have done it and from today the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and MFT models will be reduced in price to US$1,995. This is very exciting and is one of the proudest moments of my life to be able to do this!
I think people will be able to use the savings to invest in some exciting lenses and rigs to really boost the creative possibilities. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is a fantastic design that’s now well proven. The advantage of the 2.5K sensor is it has enough resolution to eliminate the bayer resolution loss of a HD sensor, but when shooting RAW it produces files that are too not to big to store and work with easily. It’s a fantastic solution.
All orders placed that have not yet been filled, can be reduced to the new lower price.

 

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GX7: Magnum photographers will use it. And UK tour from Panasonic

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 – My Preview (English Version)

Here are a couple of GX7 news:

1) Two Magnum Photographer will use the new Panasonic GX7 for their work! More info at Lumixgexperience.panasonic.co.uk

2)  In UK: 2 Days After Product Announcement and Reveals Pre-Order Campaign

Having just announced the new LUMIX GX7 interchangeable lens camera, Panasonic is pleased to reveal that consumers will have the opportunity to see the camera for the first time this weekend. Panasonic will be conducting previews of the camera at selected stores from Saturday 3rd August, only two days after the camera’s announcement. Additionally, consumers can pre-order the GX7 from the date of announcement and receive a free battery and leather case via consumer redemption.

The previews will be held at the following stores at weekends from the 3rd August until the 8th September ;
•        Park Cameras, Victoria Business Park, York Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9TT
•        London Camera Exchange, 53 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JP
•        Frank Wilkinson Cameras Ltd, 27 Friargate Walk, St Georges Centre, Preston, PR1 2NQ
•        Jessops, 129-131 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2HU
•        Cambrian Photography Ltd, 87 Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, II29 7SA
•        York Camera Mart Ltd, 18 Church Street, York, YO1 8BE
•        Castle Cameras, 329 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, BH9 2AD
•        Cameraworld, 14 Wells Street, London, W1T 3PB
•        Clifton Cameras, 28 Parsonage Street, Dursley, Gloucester, GL11 4AA
•        Comley Cameras, 7 St Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes, DN35 8HQ
•        Camarthen Cameras, 1 Parkmaen Street, Camarthen, SA31 1DP
•        John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1EX (Thursdays and Fridays only)

Working samples of the camera will be available at each store for users to try, as well as a dedicated Panasonic person to talk through product features and answer any questions.  For further information on preview timing, please contact your local participating store.

In addition to the previews, Panasonic is pleased to announce a pre-order campaign where consumers can redeem a free leather case and battery worth £69.99  when they purchase a DMC-GX7 camera. With a stylish case to be proud of and the convenience of a spare battery, this enticing offer is set to be a firm incentive for those looking to purchase the new GX7.  Effective from the date of product announcement (1st August) until the 30th September 2013, the free leather case and battery is claimed by consumer redemption to Panasonic (www.panasonic.co.uk/promotions).

Panasonic’s new LUMIX GX7 interchangeable lens camera sports a retro-classic design, and exhibits advanced features and creative functions that will help change your photography. The camera’s elegant design is evocative of the classical photographic age, making it perfect for the style-conscious enthusiast to carry with them every day. The LUMIX GX7 boasts the speed, quality and flexibility to turn daily scenes into unique reflections of your world.

 

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POLL: GX7 vs E-P5 who wins?

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Image courtesy: Camerasize.com.

New Panasonic GX7 sales:
Before to make you the deadly question here is the full GX7 preorder list. The camera is still the most ordered camera at Amazon ranking (can be seen here). Click on store to preorder and see price and delivery info:
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys and Wex UK and Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys and WexUK and Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 body at Wex UK and Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Wex UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Wex UK and Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Wex UK and Amazon Japan.

E-P5 or GX7. That’s the question!
I now this will look bad for Olympus. But I want to know how bad the situation is :)  Both cameras do cost $999. So tell me….

If you would have to chose between the two. Which one would you buy?

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(FT5) High End OMD is coming!!!

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Finally an FT5 rumor about the new Olympus OMD camera! To be honest the latest 48hours I got around five OMD rumors from five different sources! I am now working out the specs and trying to triple check them before to post them on 43rumors. But all I can say for sure now is that a High End OMD camera will be announced. It will NOT be a replacement of the current Olympus E-M5. It is a high specs and more expensive camera!

 

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FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

 

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