October 14, 2013
Posted in deals

Amazon US now ships the E-M1 preorders (and a 5% coupon code deal)


43rumors readers got notified by Amazon US that their E-m1 preorder shipped today. And the shipment info at Amazon US now changed to 2-4 weeks (Click here). And if you plan to make some purchases at Adorama grab one of the 100 $5 saving codes available now at Dealsrunner.com (UDPATE: Deal now over).

Preorder Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

October 14, 2013
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Surprise: The 12-32mm not only is the smallest but also the best standard “cheap” kit zoom!


Image courtesy: Camerasize.

On Thursday (October 17) Panasonic will unveil their new little gem, the Panasonic Gm1 ultracompact camera which has about the same size nd thickness as the LF1 compact camera. It will become the smallest MFT camera ever made.

The astonishing thing is that I have been told by trusted sources that the standard 12-32mm kit zoom not only is as thin as the 14mm pancake…it is also the highest built and image quality of all standard kit zooms on the mirrorless market! With standard zoom I mean the cheaper kit zooms like the 14-42mm from Olympus or Panasonic or the Sony 16-50 and so on. The 12-32mm is made of all metal!

I repeat it. This is Panasonic answer to the Sony RX100. Same size, bigger sensor, and interchangeable mount! What do you want more? Oh yeas, maybe a compact f/1.8 Zeiss zoom would be nice :)

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October 14, 2013
Posted in deals

EU deals: Already first price drop on the PRO 12-40mm lens.


There are a couple of new EU deals to report and at least one of them is a quite surprising deal. The still to be shipped Olympus 12-40mm PRO lens got a 142 Euro price drop in Spain (Click here). I don’t know if you can order the lens from outside Spain. If the answer is yeas this is really a great deal.

Another great deal is the 150 Euro off on the E-M5 with 12-50mm kit at Fotomundus (via DL) and the 80 Euro off on the 60mm macro again at Fotomundus (via DL).

HOT UPDATE: Forgot to mention two gold Box deals running otday in UK! On the Panasonic GX1 (Click here) and on the Olympus XZ-10 (Click here).


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