(FT5) Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens to be announced along the new E-M1 camera!

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The Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens design

It doesn’t happen very often that what we see on patents will make it as a real final mass product. But lately it happened with the GX7 and it’s now going to happen with the new 12-40mm lens too! Olympus will announce that new lens along the E-M1 and it has almost exactly the specs of the patent we posted months ago:

12-40mm with constant f/2.8 aperture (Source: Egami).
39.081mm – f = 12.249 focal length
Fno. 2.88
30.85 ° – 2ω = 85.27 angle
BF 16.194 – 16.192mm
131.16mm – 140.24 Length
Mod 0.35m
13 images in 11 groups lens configuration
5 three aspherical surface
3 ED glass sheets

I don’t know the price yet but I have been told the quality s higher than the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens. Olympus is expected to announce the E-m1 and the new lens around September 10-11.

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First Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera unboxing by Blunty

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The new Cinema Camera is shipping in small quantities and Blunty posted that first (very long) unboxing video. Let me know if you got your preorder and if you have some tests to show on 43rumors! Thanks!

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema preorders in USA at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and in Germany at Technikdirekt, in France at pbs-video. In Sweden at macoteket, scandinavianphoto, protel.jetshop, webhallen.

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(FT5) E-M1 uses an “improved” VF-4 viewfinder.

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One of the great things from Olympus is that they really work on details. The new E-M1 will use an “improved” viewfinder that ahs the same specs of the VF-4. The sources didn’t tell me what exactly has been improved but it sounds good anyway :)

Reminder: Same thing happens for the sensor. Based on the E-m5, but without AA filter and PDAF on it.

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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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Deal of the week: Finnish people get the PEN Mini for 99 Euro :)

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You always ask me to post more European Deals….so here we are! Take a course of finnish language and you can grab the E-Pm1 for 99 Euro at Verkkokauppa (Click here). That’s 110 Euro less than you pay in the rest of Europe! But really, try to get through he finnish order steps :(

You may have more luck with the dutch language. Fotobooms (Click here) sells the GF3 body for 109 Euro only!

Easy to grab are the daily new refurbished stuff at Olympusmarket (Click here). They keep list new stuff but that time I am not going to link you to every single product. I am too busy at work today :)

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