Third Panasonic lens price drop in three days: 7-14mm for $759 (UPDATE: deal gone)

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Today the price of the 7-14mm f/4.0 zoom went down to $759 at Amazon US (Click here). This is a $130 price drop compared to the usual price ($889 at BHphoto now). UPDATE: Deal is now over!

 

P.S.: he curious thing is that this is the third price drop on the third lens in three days:
on Sunday the 12-35mm X lens price dropped by $200 at Amazon (still ongoing!).
on Monday the 20mm f/1.7 lens price dropped by $30 at Amazon (still ongoing!).
And today we have that one.

So….what kind of lens would you like to see discounted tomorrow?

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David Busch’s E-M5 book shipping. Firmware update for the 12-35mm X.

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David Busch’s E-M5 book is now downloadable on iTunes (Click here) and shipping  at Amazon US (Click here). It will ship in two weeks at Amazon UK (Click here). German readers can buy the book from R.Wagner at Amazon.de.

Panasonic (Click here) released the new 12-35mm firmware update 1.1. It improves the AF performance on the E-M5. Reminder: There is a $200 price drop on that lens at Amazon (Click here). And the 20mm pancake price decreased down to $324 at Amazon (Click here).

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(UPDATED: FT5) Busted? No 40-150mm f/2.8 coming…

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Image on top shows the current Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 X lens lens.There is no f/2.8 from Olympus now.

For three weeks now rumors are floating around the web saying Olympus would launch a 40-150mm f/2.8 lens. That rumor has been circulating for a relatively long time before I decided to pick it up and post it with a FT3 value on 43rumors. Finally a trusted source contacted me to say that there will be no new 40-150mm f/2.8 lens. He said that this lens is not on the roadmap of Olympus for 2013.

UPDATE: Two more trusted sources confirmed the rumor is false. One of them also said “something else” is coming soon.

Certainly a fast zoom is something we are missing from Olympus. That 40-150mm rumor may was part of a collective subconscious need of fast zooms :)  Good that we still have some trusted sources bringing our feet to ground. By the way, the source only added one more info. There is really a LOT(!) to come from Olympus the next few months!

The two superb Zuiko f/2.0 zooms:
14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.
35-100mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

 

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New Lumix Link App coming with GH3 support. New 20mm price drop!

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GH3 video by Weddingfrance.

Panasonic US lens price drop:
Yesterday Panasonic lowered the price of the 12-35mm X lens by $200 at Amazon (Click here). . And today there is another deal: you can have the 20mm f/1.7 pancake for $324 only at Amazon (Click here).

GH3 APP:
Steve found that new info: Panasonic announced that Version 2.1 of Lumix Link App is coming out this month with new features specifically for the GH3. The Panasonic Link App is available on iTunes (Click here) and Google Play (Click here). It will add following features:

NEW
▪“Aperture”, “Shutter Speed”, “Exposure Compensation”, “ISO Setting”, “White balance” can be adjusted while monitoring live view image of camera in remote control.(GH3)
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▪Focus control using a variety of “AF(Auto Focus) mode” and “MF(Manual Focus) mode” is available in remote control.(GH3)
NEW
▪”Touch Shutter” enables focusing and shutter release by just touching the target point on the camera’s live view image in remote control.(GH3)
NEW
▪All settings in the camera’s “Q(Quick)-MENU” can also be adjustable in remote control.(GH3)
NEW
▪Video can be recorded with timer setting in remote control.(GH3)
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▪Images can be transferred to the smartphone / tablet automatically right after shooting.(GH3)

One more little new GH3 review: Nick Driftwood posted the third part of his ongoing GH3 review on vimeo.


Cameta just announced a price drop on refurbished E-M5 cameras and kits:
-30.00 E-M5 & 12-50mm Lens (Silver/Black) – Factory Demo at Cameta an Cameta eBay.
-20.95 E-M5 & 14-42mm II Lens (Black/Black) – Factory Demo at Cameta an Cameta eBay.
-20.00 E-M5 Body (Silver) – Factory Demo at Cameta an Cameta eBay.
-30.00 E-M5 & 12-50mm Lens (Black/Black) – Factory Demo at Cameta an Cameta eBay.
-20.00 E-M5 Body (Black) – Factory Demo at Cameta.

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