(FT5) Olympus E-M10 and lens announcement on Wednesday at 6am London time! Fuji tomorrow.


Short note. I can confirm via 100% reliable sources that the official Olympus camera and lens presentation will be at 6am London time of Wednesday January 29. This is:
– 10pm Los Angeles time (still Jan 28 there)
– 1am New York time
– 7am (07.00) Berlin time
– 3pm (15:00) Tokyo time

Competition note: Fuji will announce the X-T1 at 4:30 London time tomorrow morning (Jan 28). If interested you can follow the event live at MirrorlessRumors.com (Click here).

P.S.: There is “something” more to come in early February….rumors soon ;)


(FT5) Detailed 25mm, 14-42mm pancake zoom and lens cap specs.


These are the detailed lens specs (via Digicameinfo). Reminder: Announcement on Wednesday January 29 at 5-6 am London time! Follow the announcement live on 43rumors.com!

– Lens construction: nine seven groups. 2 aspherical lens
– Height: 42mm
– Maximum diameter: 57.8mm
– 46mm filter diameter
– Minimum focusing distance is 0.25m
– Maximum magnification: 0.12 times. 0.24 times 35mm conversion
– Comes in black and silver
– Estimated retail price of around 35,000 yen (399 Euro)

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
– Lens construction: eight seven groups. One ED lens, 3 aspherical lens, one Super HR lens
– Height: 22,5mm.
– Maximal diameter: 60,6mmm
– 37mm filter diameter
– Minimum focusing distance: wide angle side 20cm. 29cm part of the mid-range. Telephoto side 25cm
– Maximum magnification: 0.225 times. 0.45 35mm conversion
– Comes in black and silver
– Estimated retail price of around 35,000 yen (250 Euro or around $335)
– Has a lens cap (correction, it’s not built in. You can remove it!)

– Fish-eye lens of 9mm f/8.0
– Minimum focusing distance 0.2m

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a little bit of everything…


Kascarade – Long Kiss Goodbye – Acoustic version from kascarade on Vimeo.

P13:I’ve just finished a video with the final retail version of the SLR Magic Anamorphot with the SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 Cine Mark II, also the SLR Magic +0.33 and for some shots the +1.3 acromatic diopters were used. I’ve found the lens practical to work with on a portable rig (I’m using the Edelkrone Pocket Rig), with it being easy enough to rack focus to a sharp image.

TheNewYorker reviews the GF1 :)
A shallow depth of field with a Micro 4/3s camera? Yes, it is possible! (BestMirrorlessCamerasReviews).
Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (Adminringlight).
Olympus E-M1 is the mirrorless camera of the year at Photographyblog.
Olympus E-M1 vs Panasonic GH3 at EosHD.
Gm1 review at Marchal.
Comparingthe E-M5 with the Fujifilm X100S (Duncan Martin).
Dan Cheung a wedding photographer from Sydney (http://www.sutoritera.com/) decided to sell all of his existing Canon gears and converted to m43 (EM1). Here’s his mini review: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?p=15824023#post15824023
Test pictures of the new MFT 12-40mm/f2,8 PRO and the older FT 12-60mm/f2,8-4 SWD lenses (Pixelmania).

Frank:I came across this review and thought you might be interested: http://brooksreview.net/2014/01/omd-em5/. Seems like it’s still a nice camera, even at 18 months old.

Joel:I put together a demo video of some video and photos taken with the Olympus Zuiko ED 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 paired with the Panasonic GH3 for some extreme focal length shooting. Check it out below to see what can be done! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CAfAVW4crI

Roy:As it is a festive time, I happened to shoot street in Kolkata (India) with my gear Olympus OMD-EM5 with M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 at night. I have written my experience in my blog. Here is the link for it: http://www.samudranil.in/blog/?id=71643644708

Hinting: I have just completed the quick test on leica M and screw mount lenses on the tiny GM1.  This time the post is linked to individual lens test, which was fun to do.  This is not a scientific test, just some real world samples to see how the different lenses compares.  The images are developed from RAW files, processed in lightroom and resized to 1600 pixel wide. Enjoy!

Telemach:I’m not sure if this was posted yet but Panasonic Poland is offering extended warranty – 5 years for selected Lumix G cameras if bought at listed stores. Details are here: https://lumixg5lat-panasonic.pl/pl-PL/Start.aspx


refurbished EU deals reloaded :)


Again massive refurbished cameras and lenses for sale at European Olympusmarket:

Black E-M5 body Brown E-PM1 with kit lens Pink E-PM1 with kit lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-PM1 with kit lens Black E-PM2 with kit lens Black E-PL3 with double lens kit Red E-PL3 with kit lens Black E-PL5 with kit lens Violet E-PM1 with kit lens Black E-PL3 with kit lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens White E-PM2 with double lens kit White E-PM1 with double lens kit Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 body Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Silver E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens Silver E-M5 body Black E-M5 body Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens

Black 14-150mm lens Four Thirds 35mm macro lens Silver 17mm f/1.8 lens Black 45mm f/1.8 lens

Silver VF-3 viewfinder


E-Pm2 double lens kit sells for $403 at Amazon. All Black GM1 in Stock.


E-M5 image quality for $40! This is what you get with the E-PM2 and double lens kit at Amazon US (Click here). The lenses alone do cost $360 and the total package price is $403 only. Really a great deal!

Third part resellers have the All Black GM1 kit in Stock at Amazon US (Click here).

Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 sells for $349 at MZgamera on eBay (Click here).

Silver GM1 kit for $729 at MZgamera on eBay (Click here).