a little bit of everything…

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The Bailiff // De Dijkgraaf from Hugo Goudswaard shot on the GH3 with the Kowa 8Z anamorphic.

GH3 review by NeoCamera.
Olympus XZ-10 review at Photographyblog.
No AA filter on the OMD? Says Pekka Potka.
Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro vs Fuji 60mm f/2.4 Macro at Admiringlight.
60mm lens info at Sigma Germany.
The World’s Great Lens Makers (TheOnlinePhotographer).
Lesnumeriques (translation here) posted the full GF6 review.
Olympus 75mm f/1.8 tested at Digitalcamerareview.
GH2 shot sci-fi Upstream Color breaks $300,000 mark at the US box office (EosHD).
Panasonic Proposes Another Version of 3D Color Imager (Image Sensor World).
What is your equipment relationship type? (J.Shin at PR).
New Olympus body caps (ThePhoBlographer).

Michael: “Just sharing a mini-documentary I made while travelling in Japan, filmed on the GH2 with the Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4, SLR magic 12mm t1.6 and Canon FD 50mm f1.4. https://vimeo.com/64920048

Frank:I saw this last night – a little photography of the solar eclipse with the omd http://footlessfish.com/2013/05/10/arcs-circles-orange-black-a-partial-solar-eclipse

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New E-P5 (and E-PL6) news roundup…

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E-P5 stills review by Blunty

The main discussion around the new E-P5 was and still is the price. Robin Wong (Click here) posted a report about the Touch and Try Session with the Olympus E-P5 and wrote: “I have been monitoring the overall feedback and comments on the Olympus PEN E-P5, and many mentioned that they were taken aback with the rather high pricing. After all the E-P5 is a “Premium” camera, and it does have almost all the important features of OM-D E-M5.  Nonetheless, Olympus Malaysia did have special offers for the E-P5 pre-orders, with MASSIVE discounts given for bundling with the amazing Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 and the new electronic viewfinder VF-4!!

Indeed the Black E-P5 superkit is now the most ordered MFt camera according to Amazon ranking (Click here to see the list).

More E-P5 news: Federico Cabrera (the OM-D photographer) is doing something artistic around the PEN E-P5 on facebook.com. The full shipping info of lenses and accessories has been posted at Olympus-global.com. E-PL6 vs E-PL5 specs comparison at Olympusimage.com. UK Preview event list at Photographyblog. First look and image samples at Photoreview.

Specs, Price and Preorders:
Full dedicated pages to the new Oly stuff at Adorama, Bhphoto.
E-P5 Black at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
E-P5 White at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
E-P5 Black with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon UK.
E-P5 Silver with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon UK.
E-P5 White with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon UK.
E-P5 Black with 14-42mm lens at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and Wex UK.
E-P5 White with 14-42mm lens at Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.
E-P5 Silver with 14-42mm lens at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
17mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
45mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany.
75mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
VF-4 viewfinder at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.

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(FT4) First E-M6 rumors. Same VF-4 viewfinder quality and Phase Detection on sensor.

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The E-P5 is here but a rumor site is always hungry and we collected two info about the next Olympus MFT camera. As you it’s coming in Spetember and it will be the new OMD model (E-M6?). Two rumors came right out of the E-P5 presentation:
1) Our friend Pekka Potka wrote: “Quite obvious to everyone seeing E-P5 should be that the next OM-D series model goes well above E-M5 in features. Incorporating VF-4 should be just one of them. And that is all I can say now…
2) Olympus employees at the PEN Collection 2013 Fair said that next OMD will have phase detection AF (Source: biglobe).

It’s not the first time we get this rumors and and both features are very likely to make into the new OMD model. What are you hoping to get with the new OMD?

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E-M5 body
Price checks at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay 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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Finally an amazing deal for Europeans: “Free” G3 camera with the 14-42mm X lens :)

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It happens only few times per year that you really find great deals in Europe! So I am glad I have one today for you:

The Panasonic G3 with 14-42mm X lens sells for 329 Euro at Pixmania Germany (Click here) and Pixmania France (Click here). Consider that the lens alone sells for around 300 Euro so you get the G3 for free :) The same deal but for $349 can be bought at other Pixmania stores in Italy, Spain and so on…

One more deal: There is again a new large Stock of refurbsihed E-M5’s for sale at Olympusmarket. Click on the links to see the single auction price:
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here), Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here), Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here), Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here), Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here), Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens (Click here), Silver E-M5 body (Click here), Black E-M5 body (Click here) and Silver E-M5 body (Click here).

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