July 11, 2010
Posted in deals

Hot deal: $100 price drop on the Olympus 9-18mm (Amazon and Adorama)

Huge price drop on the Olympus 9-18mm lens! Now the lens is in Stock for $599.99 only (old price $699):
1) Click here to check the deal and availability on Adorama
2) The same price is also available on Amazon via third party reseller (Click here)

The good news is that also the Olympus 14-150mm had a huge price drop on Adorama (-$85) but there is also a bad news…it is out of Stock now :(

Found via: http://www.1001noisycameras.com/

July 11, 2010
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic LX5 + more compact cameras + surprise camera by end of July.

We are getting closer to the final Panasonic announcement. According to our sources there will be a multiple camera announcement by end of July (not all the cameras will be presented on the same day!).
Expect the new Panasonic LX5 (with the same sensor size as the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>LX3 if ($sel != '1')
{?>LX3, but with some very new features), new compact cameras and one “surprise“. We hope to be able to give you some “real” details and specs next week!
P.S.: The surprise is not a MicroFourThirds camera…they will be announced in September!


The Panasonic LX3 now has the lowest price ever on Amazon (Black version)

July 11, 2010
Posted in news

New close-up lens for the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens

The japanaese company UN-LTD will now offer a new close-up lens for the $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens if ($sel != '1')
{?>Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens.

Google translation:
“Simply attach the lens, you can enjoy close-up photography of about 5cm minimum.
Size: φ52mmx9.4mm (H)
Weight: 27.5g
Material: Aluminum

Country of Origin: China
UNX-7821: Open price (estimated actual sales price 3,480 yen)”

I believe you can order the lens on their website only: UN-LTD.com

P.S: Amazon US has the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens for $345.69

July 9, 2010

a little bit of everything…


A very…”cheap”… $loc = $_SESSION['geoip'];

if ($loc == 'GB' OR $loc == 'UK')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'ES')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'IT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AT')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'DE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'BE')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'AU')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'FR' OR $loc == 'FX')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'NL')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'CA')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($loc == 'US')
{ $sel = "1"; ?>Olympus E-PL1 if ($sel != '1')
{?>Olympus E-PL1 review

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Olympus PEN E-PL1 Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Review on Slashgear
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Olympus E-PL1 ISO and Image Samples on Neutralday
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Panasonic DMC-G10 vs. Olympus E-P2 (Pixinfo / google english translation)
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Panasonic G10 image samples on DC.watch
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“Quick Service Repair” Notice of commencement (Olympus Japan)
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Olympus 14-150mm image samples on Trendy.Nikkei
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Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 Review (Digitalcamerareview)
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Three students in photography (at the ENSP, a well-known French school for photographers) with a pro will shoot the backstage of “les Rencontres d’Arles” with an E-PL1. Here is the exposition: http://www.forum-olympus-france.com/forum/blog/12-gallerie-darles-murmure-dimages/
Another link to the pitch of this event: http://www.forum-olympus-france.com/forum/blog/12/entry-9-presentation-de-murmure-dimage/

July 9, 2010
Posted in Rumors

Rumors from others: Nikon, Canon, Sony and Samsung…

A quick recap of rumors about mirrorless cameras from competitors:

1) NIKON
According to Bloomberg Nikon Corp. plans to introduce a new type of single-lens reflex camera as early as this fiscal year, President Makoto Kimura said.
The “new concept” model will probably have an enhanced function for video recording and may adopt the so-called mirrorless structure, Kimura said in an interview today in Tokyo. “It could be any time this fiscal year or the following year, as new models are starting to sell,” he said, declining to specify when the product will be available.

2) CANON
According to PhotorumorsAt the beginning of next week Canon will make new product announcement(s) in the printer, camera and camcorder categories. I have no further details at that point.“. There was some speculation here and there about a mirrorless camera annoucnement. I don’t believe it will come yet but let’s see…

3) SONY
Kipon will release a huge ammount of different adapters for the NEX system: http://sonyalpharumors.com/kipon-to-release-a-huge-ammount-of-different-adapters-for-the-nex-system/

4) SAMSUNG
Samsung website leaks the new compact NX100: http://k-rumors.com/k5-samsung-website-leaks-the-new-compact-nx100/

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