New 42.5mm f/1.2 and 150mm f/2.8 lenses coming 2014. Full Olympus/Panasonic preorder list.

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Image source: Engadget

In my opinion Panasonic marketing made a huge mistake by announcing the new 42.5mm f/1.2 and 150mm f/2.8 MFT lenses. Don’t get me wrong…the lenses are great! 42.5mm f/1.2 sounds pretty amazing. And both lenses should have in lens stabilization. The “mistake” was to announce that they are very likely going to be shipped in early 2014 only…..yes in one and a half year! The hidden negative message Panasonic gave to the m43 community is: “we don’t have any new lenses for you next year“. I hope I misunderstood this and Panasonic may announce them earlier.
One more thing: With all that buzz you may have missed my post about the three new Schneider lenses (Click here).

Preorders:
Now let’s go back to the new stuff. There is a special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here) and a full Olympus presentation page at Amazon (Click here). And here the detailed links:
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here)Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here)Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here)Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here)Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here)Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
15mm cap-lens at Adorama (Click here).

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(Continually updated) New Panasonic GH3 and 35-100mm X lens announced!

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Note: This post will be continually updated with new links. Reload the page from time to time.

Preorders:
Special GH3 page at Amazon (Click here).
GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
35-100mm X lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
Reminder: Full new Olympus PEN and Lens preorder links at Amazon (Click here).

previews, hands-on, reviews:
GH3 at Dpreview, PocketLint, Techradar, Special Page at Panasonic, Imaging Resource, Philip Bloom.
35-100mm X lens at ePhotozine,

Hot lens news:
42.5mm f/1.2 optic (85mm equivalent) and a 150mm f/2.8 lens coming in late 2013 or even in 2014 only! Source: Engadget.

Image samples:
GH3 at Panasonic,
35-100mm X lens at Photographyblog, Photographyblog_2, Photographyblog_3, Lumix.ro, Quesabesde,

press releases in all languages:
GH3 at DSLRmagazine, PocketLint, Cnet Asia, Techradar, Panasonic, Engadget, TheVerge, Digitalkamera, Photoscala, ThePhoBlographer, ePhotozine, Lemondedelaphoto, Photographyblog, Quesabesde,
35-100mm X lens at Lumix.ro, SystemKameraForum,

Videos:
GH3 at PhilipBloom, The leaked video. Pampuri.

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What new Panasonic camera/lens are you likely going to buy?

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(Continually updated) New Olympus PEN and Lenses officially announced!

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Note: This post will be continually updated with new links. Reload the page from time to time.

Preorders:
Full presentation page at Amazon (Click here).
E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
XZ-2 at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
60mm macro at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
12mm Black prime lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

Interview:
Akira Watanabe at Amateur Photographer (via NC).

previews, hands-on, reviews:
E-PL5 at Engadget, Techradar, PocketLint, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Size comparison at Photographyblog, TheVerge, Imaging Resource,
E-PM2 at Engadget, Techradar, PocketLint, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Imaging Resource,
XZ-2 at Techradar, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine, Imaging Resource.
60mm macro at Robin Wong, Pen And Tell, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine, Zuikoholics.
15mm cap-lens at Photograpphyblog, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine,

Image samples:
E-PL5 at Dpreview, New watercolor filter,
E-PM2 at
XZ-2 at
60mm macro at Pen And Tell,
17mm prime lens at
15mm cap-lens at

press releases in all languages:
E-PL5 /E-PM2at Cnet Asia, Clubsnap, ThePhoBlographer, Techradar, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Quesabesde, DSLRmagazine, Photoscala, OpenPN.
XZ-2 at Cnet Asia, Clubsnap, ThePhoBlographer, Engadget, Techradar, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Quesabesde, Photoscala, OpenPN.
60mm macro at ThePhoBlographer, Dpreview, Photographyblog, Quesabesde, Photoscala, OpenPN.
17mm prime lens at ThePhoBlographer, Dpreview, Photographyblog, DSLRmagazine, OpenPN.
15mm cap-lens at ThePhoBlographer, OpenPN.
12mm Black lens at Photographyblog, OpenPN.

Videos:
E-PL5 at OlympusPen, OlympusPen_2,
E-PM2 at
60mm macro at
17mm prime lens at
15mm cap-lens at

Poll:
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Three new Schneider m43 lenses announced!!!!

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Schneider announced three new m43 lenses! All price a bit below 1500 Euro and to arrive by end 2013 only 🙁
Here are the specs:

  • Super-Angulon 14 mm/2.0 wide angle lens (10 lenses with 4 aspherical surfaces, 1:10 to ∞)
  • Xenon 30 mm/1.4 universal lens (7 elements with 1 aspheric surface, 1:10 to ∞)
  • Macro-Symmar 60 mm/2.4 highly open Macro Lens (8 lenses, scale 1:2 to ∞)

 

Source: Photoscala (translation here).

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Dpreview leaks the GH3 specs :)

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Now even Dpreview is joining the leak party! They just published the full GH3 specs: Dpreview GH3 (cached!). We are living in a complete anarchy 🙂

Olympus announcement starts at 11:00 and Panasonic at 13:00. As usual stay tuned on 43rumors to get a continually updated list to reviews, preorders and more! And join the 43rumors FB group 😉

UPDATE: Cool countdown at Personal View.

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