January 10, 2011
Posted in deals

Updated Olympus E-PL2 and XZ-1 preorder list (where are the accessories?)

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We updated the new Olympus camera pre order list (Click on store name to visit the product page):

You can now pre order the Olympus E-PL2 at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon France
And the Olympus XZ-1 at Amazon, Adorama, Amazon Deutschland, Amazon France and Amazon UK.

Feel free to add other store links to help others to pre order the new cameras.

P.S.: Did you find any store accepting pre orders of the new Olympus accessories like the MAL-1 Led light? Thanks!

January 10, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…

Field Review: Olympus E-5 (ThePhoBlographer).

Olympus E-PL2 image samples at Olympus Asia and FourThirds user.com.

Olympus E-PL2 preview at DCfever.com.

Olympus PEN E-PL2 et XZ-1 : le plein d’accessoires (Forum Olympus France).

My GH2 review updated (E-P1.net)

Olympus XZ-1 : Prise en main (Forum Olympus France).
Olympus E-PL2 : Prise en main (Forum Olympus France).

GH2 improvements list (Vitaly at DVXuser).

New weekly japanese system cameras sales ranking (BCNranking).

January 9, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Mirrorless rumors from others: NEX roadmap and NX lens release (+ Sigma surprise?)

I once heard from a trusted source that Olympus also tested Sigmas Foveon sensor on one of their Micro Four Thirds prototypes. I haven’t heard anything since then. But I remind you that Sigma is member of the Four Thirds coalition. So let’s be careful about the following Sigma rumors although I don’t believe they will make a Micro Four Thirds camera ;)
Mr. Rytterfalk writes: “in a few month we will (I still hope for Feb) see the new Sigma SD1 which is really the result of years and years of dedicated hard work – The new generation of sensors that will come out from the Foveon labs and starting with the SD1, are for sure the most interesting things sensors since the original SD9 and for the first time I really feel that this will change how people look at Sigma and three layered photography in general.
I would love if Sigma would join the Micro Four Thirds system with an interchangeable SD camera. But that is probably a dream only. Anyway, if Olympus really tested foveon sensor why not let us hope that Sigma will do sensors for a future MFT camera?

And Let’s take a quick look into the mirrorless competition. Andrea from SonyAlphaRumors posted the possible Sony NEX roadmap. With the announcement of the new NX lenses Samsung created high expectations. But according to latest info posted on X-rumors those lenses will be available much later than expected.

January 8, 2011
Posted in deals

Preorder of the new Olympus E-PL2 and XZ-1 cameras now available at Amazon


Now you can preorder the new Olympus cameras at Amazon:
Olympus E-PL2 preorders (Click here)
Olympus XZ-1 preorders (Click here).

More preorders:
Olympus E-PL2 at Adorama (Click here) and the Olympus XZ-1 also at Adorama (Click here).

In Europe you can preorder the new Olympus E-PL2 at Amazon France and the new Olympus XZ-1 at Amazon Deutschland and Amazon UK.

January 8, 2011
Posted in news

Birger announces a lens control system for EF mount lenses on the Panasonic AF100.

This is the official text from Birger: “The rumors are true!  Birger is coming out with a lens control system for EF mount lenses on the Panasonic AF100. Control for the iris, both auto and manual, will be from the camera.  Continuous (video-style) auto-focus will be supported on most Canon “L-series” lenses.  Power is provided by the camera for most lenses.  Image stabilization is supported on “IS” lenses, and this feature can be turned on or off from the lens.  Ships 14 February 2011.  MSRP $700 for the adapter.  Optional cinema-style remote control, available at additional cost, to be announced January 2011.  Sign up for the “General News” email list to receive updated announcements.  Photo (on top) is a prototype on an engineering sample of the AF100, and a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 lens.

Via Birger

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