Akira Watanabe: “Olympus working on new body for top-pro lenses”!!!

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This is an official(!) Olympus press release (Source: Olympus UK).

Olympus working on new body for top-pro lenses
Interviewed today, Akira Watenabe said that active development is under way. No other details yet. Immediate Release Olympus working on new body for top-pro lenses:
Akira Watenabe, manager of Olympus Imaging’s SLR planning department, confirmed today that the company is definitely working on a body to deliver the focusing performance expected by users of the Top Pro lens series like the ground breaking 90-250 f2.8 fixed aperture zoom (Editor: Click here to see). Watenabe has been delighted with the success of the OM-D which has pushed the boundaries of performance for system cameras but acknowledged that it did not deliver with the legacy high end lenses from the E-System. Whilst further information were not forthcoming, he was keen to emphasise that Olympus is actively developing a solution and will announce more details in due course.

So there is really an E-7 with E-M5 sensor coming soon 😉

P.S.: Meantime the 35-100mm lens got an up to $450 discount when purchased along the E-M5. Search(!) Links o the current E-5 camera: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Press release also posted on Four Thirds UserWhatdigitalcamera and more…

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(FT3) New 15mm comes combined with new E-PMx model…

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An anonymous source just sent me this: “New cheap olympus M43 body on his way and goes along with the cheap f8 lens, maybe a dual lenses combo“. I take the chance to ask him (and other sources reading this) if the E-PM is going to be announced next week along the 60mm macro or in September. Thanks 🙂

Anyway, as I wrote before I am really curious to see that lens on the new E-PM2 (or E-PM5).  It’s defintiely one of the weirdest rumors I ever received 🙂

 

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(FT5) New 15mm f/8.0 lens specs….

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I still have no info about the price of the lens but here are the specs:

Focal lenght: 15 mm (equivalent to 30 mm on a 35 mm camera) :
Aperture: F8 fixed
Dimensions :Max.dia.Ø56(2.2in.)× length 9 (0.4 in.) mm
Design: 3 groups, 3 lenses
Focus: 0.30 m (11.8 in.) to infinite. Manual Focusing (Three settings)
Weight: 22 g (0.8 oz.)

I have been told there is no data communication between camera and lens.  For reference the until now smallest m43 lens is the Panasonic 14mm that is 2.06 cm thick and weights 55g. I have no diea how Olympus will market this lens. WOuld be nice if they give it to tu fro free on any future m43 camera you buy! 🙂

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eBay madness (links to Olympus and Panasonic stuff for rich people)

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Doens’t look so but this is the most expensive Olympus lens you can buy on eBay!

So, we heard that Olympus will release a super cheap 15mm f/8.0 lens. But now let’s do a post for rich people. Ever wondered what the most expensive Olympus&Panasonic cameras and lenses are? Here is the list (with overall most expensive items included):

Most expensive Panasonic m43 camera is the AGAF100 for 5.195,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive Olympus camera is the OM-3Ti Black edition camera for 3.499,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive Panasonic lens is the ET-D75LE6 zoom for 6,176.95 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive Olympus lens is the very rare to find Olympus Zuiko Pen-F Mirror-T 800mm f/8 telephoto for 4.350,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive lens you can buy for your m43 camera is the used(!) Cooke S4 HD Cine 8-46mm T1.7 B4 Mount Lens for 32.500,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive Panasonic product is the Robotic Welding cell for 39.500,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive Olympus products is the Portable Gold box analyzer for 21.000,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive camera is that ancient for 959.000,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive fast lens is the Leica M3 Summilux 1.4/35 Black Paint # 1765589 *Mega Rare* + OLLUX for 95.000,00 USD (here is the auction)
Most expensive digital camera is the 160 Megapixel Roundshot 6×17 DIGITAL Panoramic Camera for 48.222,00 USD (here is the auction)

You going to buy something here? 🙂

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