My little project How To (Slidoo.com).

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Almost three months ago I told you about my little new project named Slidoo.com. I did this because I wanted to have a reliable track of the stuff I search on eBay. I spent a lot of time on fixing bugs and speeding up the search. Now, if you want to know what Slidoo is and how it works I created this Cartoon How To: https://www.slidoo.com/page/how-it-works. I hope it’s funny and clear enough to make you understand how it works!

I make you some examples of searches I saved to get notified on great ebay deals:

1) Nokton 25mm in Europe (Click here). Every couple of months few dealers from France or Poland have a Stock of new Nokton lenses for less than 650 Euro! That’s why I saved this search to get notified when this happens.
2) Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens in US (Click here). And once in while I also find some great new or near new Olympus lens for less than the regular price of $899.
3) Panasonic GH3 in USA (Click here). Hot in US because of the limited availability of the camera!
4) Refurbished E-M5 in Europe (Click here). Every time Olympus sell refurbished E-M5 I know it :)

Thanks for joining!!!

P.S.: Slidoo Amazon
Like on eBay we have direct access to the Amazon Database throught heir API. But we noticed plenty of bugs and inconsistent results and we are working to add our own filters and rules to fix that. It’s quite a long work and I hope we can launch the Slidoo Amazon version in May

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(FT5) E-P5 and (FT2) E-PL6 coming?

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(FT4) Two anonymous sources contacted me to say that the camera with the codename “TRAD2” is the new “Olympus E-P5“! And this is a premium camera that comes in black, silver and white. And it’s true that there will be two kits, one with the new 17mm f/1.8 lens and one with the 14-42mm.

(FT2) I have been told by one new anonymous source that the E-PL6 has only little improvements over the actual E-PL5.Still no trusted sources confirmed that rumor yet. So it’s FT2 only (see ranking explanation on bottom of this post).

Stay tuned on 43rumors! This is a hot rumor time! And to not miss any of them follow us on facebook (Click here to subscribe) and twitter (Click here to follow us).

 

Reminder: The E-PL5 is currently discounted in USA:

Olympus cameras:
– E-PM2 body for $399 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!
– E-PM2 with kit lens for $449 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!
– E-PL5 body for $499 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!
– E-PL5 with kit lens for $549 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!

Olympus lenses:
– Olympus 14-150mm for $499 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $100 off!
– Olympus 9-18mm for $599 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $100 off!
– Olympus 17mm f/2.8 for $199 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $100 off!

And from all these new offers the 9-18mm lens seems to be the most sold according to Amazon Ranking.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
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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Metabones Speed Booster adapter for MFT delayed.

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The launch of the Speed Booster adapter for Micro Four Thirds has been delayed. Metabones writes: “We apologize but the m4/3 schedule is slipping. Manual focus lenses such as Nikon, Leica R, Contax C/Y, Contarex, ALPA and Rollei will be supported in the second half of 2013. Canon EF lens (but not EF-S) support is planned in the future, but we do not have an estimated date yet.

The reason for the delay is almost certainly the incredible success of the E and X mount Speed Booster orders. And to better understand why that adapter is so special watch the very well made video by TheCameraStoreTV that I embedded on top of that article!

Here are the links to the lenses you can find on eBay and that will be supported by the Speed Booster MFT adapter:
Nikon F lenses Contax C/Y lenses Contarex lenses Alpa lenses Rollei lenses Canon EF lenses

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(FT2) Two new Olympus MFT camera rumor (E-PL6 and high end MFT).

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Digicaminfo got a rumor that sounds a bit “unexpected”. He reports about two new Olympus MFT cameras. Digicam itself said that he is not sure about that rumor. Anyway, here is the rumors:

  • The first camera has the codename “TRAD2“. It is a premium model and comes in black silver and white. There will be two kits, one with the new 17mm f/1.8 lens and one with the 14-42mm.
  • The second camera is the E-PL6 and comes in Silver, Black, White and Red.

As long as I know Olympus will announce a new E-P5 in early May. And there will be no new E-PL6 yet. So as Digicaminfo said…keep your feet’s on ground on that rumor!

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