New E-M5 cheap batteries auctions (with charger included)

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The Hong Kong located store “dstebattery” reacted quickly and is now offering new (non original) E-M5 batteries with battery charger included! Here are the auctions:
– Three E-M5 batteries with charger for $39,99 (Click here to see the auction).
– Two E-M5 batteries with charger for $30,99 (Click here to see the auction).
– One E-M5 battery with charger for $18,99 (Click here to see the auction).
– A single E-M5 battery without(!) charger for $12,99 (Click here to see the auction).

I think this is a great deal if you consider that the original Olympus BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1220mAh) costs $59 (here at Bhphoto). As usual be aware of the risk to buy from oversea stores! I will take the risk but don’t blame me if there are some problems after :)

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GH2 versus E-M5 Quadrocopter comparison!

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This time we have a different kind of comparison. No noise or resolution test anymore, it’s time for a Quadcopter comparison made by 4to400.com (Click here). The reviewer found that the E-M5 stabilization works great and “Although I will say that the video quality of the two is very comparable. I did like the way the video looked straight out of the EM5 a bit more then the GH2 though.” But he still misses the 1080 at 60p recording on the E-M5.

By the way the Quadcopter mania is really growing! I know of more and more people buying or building their own Quandcopter. Here is a list of stuff on eBay (Click here). But there are also Tricopter (Click here), Hexacopter (Click here), Octocopter (Click here)…. :)

P.S: 4to400 is represented by the company www.Quadrocopter.com.
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The GH2 is a real bargain in these days after multiple rebates (Click on store name): Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay (P.S.: $749 at Amazon (Click here) with lens!)
E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

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Pekka Potka dynamic range test reloaded. Thirds party E-M5 battery that works on Olympus chargers!

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Too bad the deal is over but it is good to know that there are third party E-M5 batteries that will actually work on your current Olympus charger! Click here to see the battery specs and eBay auction!

And here are some new E-M5 reviews and testings:
Pekka Potka (Click here) wrote a new post about the E-m5 dynamic range: “With more demanding subjects E-M5 gives even more headroom for adjustments. I would say that for me the total gain is roughly 2 stops (over the Olympus E-P3) in the way I tweak my images in Lightroom.
Soundimagesplus (Click here) compared the X PRO 1 image quality with that of the Olympus E-M5 and Sony NEX-5n: “Firstly, using the same Nikon lens on the Fuji and Sony the Sony has purple fringing and the Fuji doesn’t. Secondly, while the Fuji is clearly the best at ISO 3200, just look at how close the Olympus OM-D gets to this much praised Sony sensor at that setting.
On the road with the E-M5 by Colin Steel (Click here).

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Bestseller list. Check the list (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 5/8/15/17/19 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 35 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 1/3 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 1/5/18 (Click here).

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Panasonic USA rebates ending tomorrow! 17.5mm at Adorama.

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The new 17.5mm f/0.95 Voigtlander lens is right now in Stock at Adorama (Click here). To see more test I repost you the link I published a couple of days ago: ThePhoBlographer (Click here), Steve Huff (Click here), Flickr (Click here), Google Plus (Click here).

The USA Panasonic deals are ending tomorrow. So be sure to buy a camer/lens today. Here are the single Panasonic camera deals:
GH2 with lens for $749at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake lens sells for $395 at Amazon (Click here).
Here are the single Panasonic lens deals:
$200 rebate on the 14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$200 rebate on the 3D lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$150 rebate on the 45-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$100 rebate on the 45-175mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$80 rebate on the 14-42 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
PEN USA deals (and more)
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-P3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PL3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PM1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!

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(FT5) Olympus is sending out the 75mm f/1.8 lens for testing!

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Mysterious things are happening around Olympus. Mysterious ads, mysterious packages and mysterious nuts are floating around the world :)
Good to know that I have some good sources explaining me what’s going on! One of them just sent me the info that Olympus is sending the first batch of 75mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds production version lenses to photographers and journalists. I hope to learn more about the Lens price and quality within the next few weeks. Of course there is more coming from Olympus, the Tough camera, the XZ-2 and maybe “something else“. If you have some secret news to share drop me a message by using the anonymous contact form on the right sidebar or contact me at 43rumors@gmail.com! Thanks!

More bits about the upcoming 75mm f/1.8 lens:
The good news is that it sounds like the lens could be announced soon (maybe in June). The lens is certainly NOT weather sealed, it will have about the same image quality of the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 price (around 400 Euro/Dollars) but at a bit higher price (some rumors from external websites said around $700-$800).
If the quality is good and the price around $700 this could become a real hotseller. It gives you a focal lenght of 150mm in terms of Full Frame. If you are a Full Frame camera owner you will know that lenses like the Canon 135mm f/2.0 (Click here) and Nikon 135mm f/2.0 (Click here) and the Sigma 150mm (Click here) do cost more and are a bit slower. But I doubt the new Olympus lens will reach the quality of the superb Olympus 150mm f/2.0 ED Lens!

 

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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