Panasonic G5 kit for $349 (with $50 gift certificate). Olympus E-M5 for $887 (with 4% Reward).

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There are some brand new US deals:
1) The Panasonic G5 with 14-42mm kit lens sells for $398 in most US stores. But you get also a free $50 Gift Certificate at Adorama (Click here). So you get $50 back to spend in other stuff :)
2) The E-M5 got a price drop and can be bought for $924. But you get 4% Reward back at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). So you pay $887 while the rest can be spent on other products!
3) Also the Panasonic Gh3 price dropped down to $1249 at Amazon (Click here). And also in that case you get 4% Reward. Makes the camera price worth $1200 only.
4) The Silver E-Pl3 with kit lens sells for $289 at Amazon (only 11 left in Stock).
5) The Limited edition E-M5 with 17mm lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

And these are all new Olympus US deals:
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 40-1500mm 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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Adobe announces the new Lightroom 5 (accepting preorders).

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Adobe released the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. It’s now available for preorder at BHphoto, Adobe US, Adobe DE, Adobe UK and all other Adobe country stores. US pricing is $149 for new customers and $79 for the upgrade. A preview can be read at Dpreview.

UPDATE: n future Adobe plans to shift all new Photoshop releases and upgrades on their subscription based Cloud Service.  This is going to become very expensive for all Adobe customers. it’s time to look elsewhere for cheaper alternatives!

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(FT3) There will be no direct E-M5 replacement.

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From what I heard til now the new OMD camera will NOT(!) replace the current E-M5. The new OMD will be placed in a different “league” than the current OMD. It will be released in early September. The E-M5 is still selling very well and will not be taken off production.

Drop me a message if you find some more bits about the new OMD camera!

P.S.: The E-M5 just got an up to $150 discount at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here). And in Europe a new set of ref. cameras has been listed at Olympusmarket.

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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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a little bit of everything…(new 43rumors Flickr Group).

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DigitalRev TV – Amsterdam Special Pt. 3 (feat. Olympus 17mm f1.8, Fujifilm X100S and PhaseOne)

A couple of 43rumors reader created the first 43rumors Flickr group (Click here). Join and share your pics!!!

Panasonic G6 review at ePhotozine.
Is the Olympus Pen E-P5 the first CSC with a 1/8000th top shutter speed? (FourThirdsUser).
Panasonic LF1 photos at Photographyblog and ePhotozine.
Regisseur Oliver Tietgen dreht für Fettes Brot mit einer LUMIX GH3 (Panasonic Germany).
E-P5 pictures at Pantip.
The OMD design patent at FreePatentsOnline (.pdf).

Shattered Glass:After reading your blog and watching many of the videos you share, I thought I might send you a video of mine dealing with the SLR Magic 12mm and 25mm Hyperprime lenses. I’ve seen next to nothing about the 25mm on YouTube, and on my video I shared your post about the SLR magic being sharper than the Nokton Voigtlander. Anyway, I hope my video can help out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HjgWypeUpE

Ivan: Hi there! I made a short clip using with GH3 and Fujian 25mm 1.4 CCTV lens. With some work in post this combination gives you vintage, almost anamorphic feel. Given the price of the lens ($20 on ebay) I think everyone should have it. Here’s the video: https://vimeo.com/67524039

Edward:Thought I’d share my set of pictures from the new Sigma 60mm 2.8 “Art” lens. Previously I have owned the first gen 19mm and 30mm 2.8’s and were very impressed with all their lens qualities but found more suitable replacements in the shape of faster f stop options. This lens however is a real keeper as it’s quite the alternative to the 75mm 1.8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/comedyshots/sets/72157634014718030/ I’m a professional that has made the switch to Micro Four Thirds in a big way. All I miss is the slightly more instant shutter release and the battery life. The IQ absolutely surpasses my Canon 7D. edshots.co.uk

Jerry:Its not a rumor, its bug in Olympus E-PL5 when you shutting photos with hi aperture value (for example F12 in A or M) with flash, the live view shows totaly black picture (doesnt simulate flash). Its almost impossible to make composition… I think the problem also exist in P etc. but its mostly visible in A or M. View on the screen should simulate all conditions also flash should be simmulated. Im still waiting for any feedback form olympus tech.

Joe:I don’t remember if I ever shared this, but I shot this with the GH2 and the Olympus 45mm. Lit with a Profoto in a medium softbox camera right out the window, as well as a Profoto in a stripbox camera left for rim. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotosiamo/8731665744/in/photostream/ You can see more of my Micro 4/3 work at http://www.fotosiamo.com

Don:more ep5 shots https://plus.google.com/photos/113803788626868279965/albums/5876938853457982369

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Huge Olympus US deals online: Save up to $200 on E-M5, E-PL5 and many lenses!

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That’s going to be a busy shopping day! Olympus US just launched an impressive deal action. Too bad it’s valid for USA only! Here is the list of savings and don’t forget that there is also a 4% reward at Amazon (Click here to read the details). and at BHphoto!

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 40-1500mm 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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