And here are the new GX deals!

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There is no day without a new USA Panasonic GX or GF deal!
1) There is a brand news GX1 with 14-42mm and 45-150mm Lens deal for $599 at Bhphoto (Click here).
2) And $599 is what you also pay now for the Silver GX1 with 14-42mm X kit at Amazon (Click here).
3) An Ohio store sells the GF3 with X zoom for $339 on [shoplink 36665 ebay]eBay US (Click here)[/shoplink].

The GF series will soon see a successor while the GX future still remains a mystery for now although Panasonic promises to deliver a successor.

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(FT4) Coming within 2013: Olympus f/2.8 fast zooms similar to the Panasonic X.

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Image on top: the Four Thirds Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0. Same quality can be expected by the new f/2.8 zooms.

I am getting more and more evidence that Olympus will release a fast zoom in Spring-Summer along the new E-P5. And I now have been told that Olympus actually wants to release two f/2.8 zoom within 2013. Both will compete against the Panasonic 12-35mm and 35-100mm X lenses.
Which one is coming first I don’t know yet. I asked the sources if that wouldn’t be too redundant but they told me that Olympus zooms deliver a higher optical performance as we have on the superb Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0 (here on eBay) and Zuiko 35-100mm f/2.0 (here on eBay) lens. Specs and Price info are yet unknown. What we can be (almost) sure of is that the constant aperture isn’t f/2.0, it will be almost certainly f/2.8 becuase of size and costs reasons.

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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Blackmagic MFT camcorder now shipping. Kipon still not.

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There is a MFT camera announced at Photokina that still ins’t in Stock yet. It is the Blackmagic MFT camcorder. The good news is that John Browley posted that image of the just received Blackmagic MFT camera (discussion at forum.blackmagicdesign / found via Slashcam).  If you preordered the camera you may receive it soon too!

Something that isn’t shipping yet is the Kipon adapter with full electronic control. Don’t know why there is a delay and I see only the manual adapters listed on eBay (Click here).. You got some info about that?

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New GF, GX, lens and Olympus US-Canada deals roundup.

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Time passes but some things never change. In a quite time like this where for a long time we had no new big camera or lens announcement you really see what the real hotsellers are. For weeks now the 20mm pancake from Panasonic is on top of the camera+lens mirrorless ranking at Amazon US (Click ehre to see the rankings). It’s like An Aston Martin DB5. You will never forget it :)

GF and GX deals:
Silver GX1 with X zoom for $499 on eBay US.
Red GF5 with X zoom for $399 on eBay US.
White GF5 with X zoom for $399 on eBay US.
GF3 with 14-42mm zoom for $339 on eBay US.

Panacam-Amazon deals:
GF3 double lens kit for $359 via Panacam at Amazon.
20mm pancake for $329 via Panacam at Amazon
12-35mm X lens for 1,029 via Panacam at Amazon.

Canada:
Henrys Canada sells the 40-150mm Olympus lens for 99 Canadian dollars.

Olympus deals reminder:
1) E-M5, E-PL5, E-M2 and XZ-2 got an up to $100 discount at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
2) Save $100 on Qualifying Olympus Lenses at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
3) Save up to $50 on Qualifying Olympus Flashes at Amazon (Click here).
4) $20 rebate on Olympus Point-and-Shoot Cameras (list here at Amazon).

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Nokton 42,5mm f/0.95 to ship this summer.

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Small update about the new Nokton lens. Unlike the Panasonic 42,5mm f/1.2 lens (that is likely to hit the market in early 2014 only) Voigtlander-Cosina will ship the lens from this summer. Price is yet unknown although we can easily guess it will be priced at around $1200 like the current 17mm lens. Save this search on Slidoo to be notified when the lens will be available for preorder on eBay.

Reminder: These are for now the only image samples I found on the web. Please let me know if you can find more of them. Thanks!
F/0.95: http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/K0000145739/SortID=15702607/ImageID=1443875/
F/1.4: http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/K0000145739/SortID=15702607/ImageID=1443878/
F/2.0: http://bbs.kakaku.com/bbs/K0000145739/SortID=15702607/ImageID=1443881/

For the record. These are the five f/o.95 lenses:
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 (not in Stock yet, save this search for notification).
SLRmagic 50mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
SLRmagic 25mm f/0.95 (not in Stock yet, save this search for notification).

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