US deals roundup: 4% reward ending tomorrow. GX1 and 20mm deal.

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The digital compact camera market is shrinking but these little shockproof and waterproof jewels from the Olympus Though series still are very useful cameras (especially for kids). And right now there you can save $100 on the red Olympus Tough TG-820 at eBay via Adorama (Click here). It’s the deal of the day on eBay.

The 4% Reward back at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) will end tomorrow!

Olympus deal pages at BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Amazon (here are the cameras and here are the lenses).

The GX1 black body sells for $218 on eBay via Robertscamera (Click here).

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(FT2) New rumors about next OMD camera (has 15 stops DR?)

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A couple of 43rumors readers linked me to the latest post written by Bradley Cox on the Olympus E community flickr forum. Obviously I cannot guarantee the info he got from his “source” is correct. But if the info is correct than there is a good reason to be excited:

During the interdiction phase of a workshop I attended the instructor talked about how he was leaving Nikon and going to move to Olympus. He said the Oly rep who had contacted him talked about the next OM D, and that it was a collaboration between Olympus Sony and Fuji and that the was going to have something like 15 stops of latitude and offer much more than anything we have seen to date. He is a well know national photographer. He was excited to see my gear. It left me very excited about whats next. Said it would be out this year.

I rated this rumor as FT2 because I still didn’t get reliable info from trusted sources about the possible dynamic range of the new OMD. All I know is that the camera is definitely not the E-M5 successor and it’s going to be announce din September along other new cameras and lenses!

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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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Patent discloses new Panasonic adapter with built-in mirror.

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The newly published US Patent Application 20130141632 (Click here) discloses a Panasonic adapter with built-in mirror. The main goal is to have phase detection autofocus system. I don’t know if Panasonic is really going to realize and produce this.

For Europeans: Check out Olympusmarket (Click here). They again listed a very large new stock of refurbished Olympus cameras and lenses. Including some nice lenses like the 75mm f/1.8 (Click here), 45mm f/1.8 (Click here), 60mm macro (Click here) and the 9-18mm zoom (Click here),

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4% reward on Cameras and Lenses ending soon!

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The great 4% Reward back at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) will end soon (June 15 and 14 for BH). For every price you see you will have to multiply x0,04 to get the amount of reward.

GH3:
$50 off on the GH3 at Amazon (Click here). And with the 4% reward you pay $1199.
G5:
Body with kit lens for $398 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here). $382 with reward.
E-M5:
$150 off on the E-M5 with 12-50mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the E-M5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
E-PL5:
$75 off on the E-PL5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Black E-PL5 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).
$50 off on the E-PL5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
E-PM2:
$75 off on the E-PM2 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Black E-PM2 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).
$50 off on the E-PM2 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses:
Full lens deal overview page at Amazon (Click here).
$150 off on the Four Thirds 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Four Thirds 8mm f/3.5 Zuiko Fisheye at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Four Thirds 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 60mm f/2.8 macro lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Four Thirds Olympus 25mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Micro Four Thirds accessory:
$80 off on the Olympus MMF-3 4/3 to Micro 4/3 Adapter at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Olympus FL-600R Wireless Flash at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Olympus FL-300R Wireless Flash at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Olympus HLD-6 Battery Holder at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Olympus View Finder VF-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Olympus View Finder VF-3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

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(FT4) New sensor to be ready for end 2014 early 2015 only.

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I got this info by two trusted sources. The new GX7 will not feature an organic sensor and we can expect first camera using the new tech by end 2014 only (and probably shipment in 2015). And yes, the organic sensor tech can be combined with the Color Splitter technology from Panasonic!

This all sounds exciting but there is still a long way to go. Be happy with the old classic Bayer sensors for now :)

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