“Olympus LiveTime” on the E-M5 is the Best New Technology 2012 according to ePhotozine.

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Image courtesy: Lepidi.

ePhotozine selected the “Olympus LiveTime” feature of the Olympus E-M5 as the Best New Technology 2012. I would also say that they should give them an award for the best design too :) P.S.: The E-m5 looks even more a winner with that nice PEN F fron cap you can buy on eBay (Click here). Thanks Lepidi for sharing the pic!

Reminder: We got a rumor saying that a new E-M5 firmware will be released wihtin the next 10-14 days. With one “surprise” be added via firmware.

M43.eu posted this video with the E-m5 vs Canon M AF speed comparison.

P.S.: Set of refurbished E-M5 at Cameta (via Slidoo).

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US&Canada: No GH3 kits? And now $200 price drop on 12-35mm X lens.

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Right now we have a new $200 price drop on the 12-35mm X lens at Amazon (Click here). And I guess many would like to buy that lens in an appropriate GH3 package. But as noted by our reader Travis the GH3 kits are non available for preorder in US and Canada. But they are of course promoted on the Panasonic.net site. Someone can tell us when these kits will arrive?

Meantime here are some EU, US and Canada links to the GH3:

12-35mm GH3 kit:
Wex UK, Wex DE, Photoexpress UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL),

14-140mm GH3 kit:
Wex UK, Amazon UK, Photoexpress UK, Wex DE, Amazon FR,

Body only:
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic store, Samys, Henry, Vistek, Wex UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL), Amazon FR, Webdistirbution FR,

All current GH3 auction on eBay (via Slidoo).

 

 

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A bif of fun with the latest Camerastore video :)

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It’s Sunday morning and you may watch that video to wake up with a little smile :)

P.S.: There are plenty of new E-M5 acutions at Olympusmarket. Check them out: auction 1, auction 2, auction 3, auction 4, auction 5, auction 6, auction 7, auction 8, auction 9, auction 10.
And than we have some PEN too:
Olympus E-PL3 with kit lens Olympus E-P2 with viewfinder Olympus E-PL2 with kit lens Olympus E-PM2 with kit lens

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Curiousity: GH3 shipping in EU and US long before it ships in Japan! +GH3 Battery preorder options.

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Until now all Lumix G cameras started to be shipped in Japan first and than (slowly) spread over the rest of the world. It looks like the Panasonic management decided to go the exact opposite way around. Amazon Japan ships the camera on Dec 13th but you can already get it in EU and US:
in US preorders are now shipping at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic store and Samys.
In EU these stores are having the GH3 in Stock right now: Wexphotographic UK, Amazon UK, Photoexpress UK, Wex Germany, Technikdirekt (DE), Webdistirbution FR, FotoHansKeuzekamp(NL).

That may be some kind of make it good action from Panasonic for all the time we had to wait on the previous G cameras shipments :)

GH3 batteries:
The battery is now available for preorder at BHphoto (Click here) and in Stock and shipping at Photoexpress UK. The UK store is also the only one shipping the vertical grip (Click here).

12-35mm X price drop at Amazon US:
There is still no GH3 kit order option in US. Meantime the 12-35mm X lens got a new $100 price drop via Amazon itself (Click here). Third party reseller Panacam sells even for even less via Amazon (Click here). One more little thing: Some nice deals on smaller accessories at Amazon Gold Box.

P.S.: All current GH3 auctions can be monitored on eBay (via Slidoo).

 

 

 

 

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New MFT reviews…

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Let me catch up with a couple of new reviews of MFT cameras and lenses:

Nokton 25mm f/0.95:
I own this lens and I am always carrying it with me. Definitely my favorite lens! ePhotozine just posted a new review of the Nokton. Another review has been posted in German by Heise.de. The cheapest price I found in Europe is 810 Euro in France (Click here) and 830 Euro in Germany (Click here). As I mentioned yesterday yu can check for price drops via Slidoo :)
The newer sister lens sells for 1.010 Euro via Fotomundus (Click here).

Olympus E-M5:
James Harold posted a 24hours OMD review made while traveling across Europe. And the Crazy Comparison Returns! The $999 Olympus OM-D vs the $7995 Leica Monochrom by Steve Huff.
DOn’t forget that there are always plenty of new auctions with refurbished E-M5 at Olympusmarket (Click here).

More reviews:
Olympus 75mm f1.8 Lens reviewed at ThePhoBlographer.
Olympus 60mm amcro review by Steve Huff.

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