According to 43rumors sources Olympus will announce two new MicroFourThirds lenses:
1) The new M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 (equivalent of 150-600mm in 35mm)
It is the world smallest 600mm zoom lens. It weighs 430 grams and has a diameter of 7cm and 11.6cm length.
It allows nearly silent HD movie recording.
The new lenses are made with ED (extra-low dispersion)
It will be available in December 2010 for $899.99
2) the new M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 equivalent of 80-300mm in 35mm)
It weighs 190 grams.
It will be available in November 2010 for $299.99
According to our sources prime lenses will be announced in the months after Photokina.
(FT5) HOT! Olympus E-5 to be announced on September 14. New E-P2 kit and new MFT lenses on Tuesday (August 31)
UPDATED: I have no doubts anymore. The new Olympus E-5 will be announced on September 14. It has 12Megapixel, two more than the “older” E-3. It has the new TruePic 5 engine for better detail, 720p hd video at 30p, 11 pt af, 920k dot res lcd, 3 inches, art filters and a mic jack.
Tomorrow (August 31) a special Olympus E-P2 kit will be announced + two new MicroFourThirds lenses!
Expect me to post some specs as soon as I get some confirmations from other sources. Stay tuned!!!
In an article on CNET Asia “Panasonic aims to up camera market share in Asia” Panasonic confirmed that they have “no immediate plans to release a new dSLR“.
CNET and Panasonic discussed about the goals from Panasonic:
“At present, its share of the digital still camera pie in Asia is 10 percent and the share target for 2010 is 15%. The US share is quite low for Panasonic, while Germany is a potential country. We would like to expand our businesses in those countries“
Double Hot deal on Amazon US (and again no deals for we european). Hurry because those deals will not last!
UPDATE: J&R is selling GF1+20mm lens for $649 (click here!)
1) UPDATE: The following deal is gone: Panasonic DMC-GH1 with 14-140mm lens for $999 (Click here!!!)
2) UPDATE: The following deal is gone: Panasonic GF1with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens for $649 (click here!!!)