Dpreview mistake made you think Zeiss would do MFT lens :)

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By mistake Dpreview today announced that Zeiss would release the Zeiss 135mm and in MFT mount. They confused the M42 screw mount with the MFT (Micro Four Thirds) mount. Dpreview quickly removed the post but some of our readers still think that this was a correct news. That’s why I am reporting this.

The only Zeiss lenses we can use on our MFT cameras are the superb Zeiss ZM lenses (her eon eBay). You have to use a M to MFT mount adapter for them. My favorite ZM lens is the Zeiss Planar 50mm (here on Slidoo eBay). But of course you don’t have electronic communication between these kind of lenses and your MFT camera. I can live with that.

 

 

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New E-M5 review (and E-M5 keychains)

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We now almost know everything about the E_M5 but in case you need to read a new review that just click over at Neocamera (Click here). They write: “In the end, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 substantially narrows the gap between mirrorless and DSLR cameras while keep a compact size and rich feature set. Combined with a high-quality Zuiko lens, this digital camera is capable of producing superb images.

And I guess at that point you already will have noticed that somewhat weird E-M5 image I posted on top. it isn’t the real camera but the E-M5 keychain you can find on eBay (Click here to see them).

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BH marks some E-P3 kits as “discontinued”

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The well known US store BHphoto just marked most of the E-P3 kits as being “discontinued” (Click here to see the list). This doesn’t necessarily mean that the successor is coming but it matches the rumor we posted two weeks ago saying that new Olympus cameras are going to be announced within the next 2-3 months. Question is what’s coming?

Meantime, the E-PL5 is in Stock at Amazon and BHphoto. And so the E-Pm2 (Amazon and BHphoto). But the most sold camera at Amazon is the Panasonic GF3 (ranking here).

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Surprise: The NEX-5R and E-M5 have the same Dynamic Range!

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How much difference in dynamic range do we have between the Sony 16 Megapixel sensor of the new NEX-5R and the 16 Megapixel Sony sensor of the Olympus E-M5? That question has just been answered by DxOmark (Click here). And it’s quite a surprise to see that both cameras have exact the same dynamic range! The only real difference is that the E_m5 has no ISO 100 and that’s why the NEX-5R has a better overalls core. But from ISO 200 up to ISO 12800 both cameras are delivering the same performance. The question now is, why can’t we have ISO 100 on the E-M5 too?

UPDATE: Some people still think that I made up the story of the E-M5 having a Sony sensor. Guys, Hiroyuki Sasa CEO of Olympus said it!!! Here is the source: DC.watch.

E-M5 Case deals:
There is a small E-M5 $30 price drop via third party resellers on Amazon (Click here). Plenty of refurbished E-M5 in US at Cameta (Click here) and in Europe at Olympusmarket (Click here).

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

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Great GH3 hands-on by TheCameraStoreTV

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You really have to watch the video on top. It’s the best GH3 review I have seen til now! Really a great work from these guys! And here is a well deserved big link to their GH3 preorder store: www.thecamerastore.com.

GH3 preorders at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here)Panasonic US and in Europe at Wexphotographic UK and Technikdirekt. Shipments starts in mid December!

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