Free accessory with the E-M1 in US. Free vertical grip in most EU countries.

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There are two great deals for US and most EU countries:

1) USA: If you buy the  E-M1 you can get a free Olympus FL-300R Compact Flash or Olympus MMF-3 FT to MFT adapter. The PDF form can be found here at Amazon US (Click here)

2) Europe: If you buy the E-M1 within September 30 you will get the HLD battery grip for free. More info at Olympus UK. I know the offer is valid in Spain and Norther European countries too. Not so in Germany and Austria but maybe Olympus will soon add the deal for those countries too.

Preorders in US and Europe (Click on the store name to read price and specs):
Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), WexUK, Topshot Finland, Namencolor Spain, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK.
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

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First preorder reaction: E-M1 most sold overall(!) camera at Amazon US!

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12 hours after the announcement the Olympus E-M1 is the most sold (orders+ preorders) digital camera at Amazon US (Click here to see the ranking). The ranking includes all camera like compact cameras, Sony QX, DSRL and Mirrorless cameras. And you really don’t see it often an Olympus camera being more popular than a Canon or Nikon FF. And the 12-40mm lens is on second place of the Lens ranking (Click here). The rankings do change hourly but this is definitely a very good first result for Olympus. The E-P5 don’t even made it into the top 100 of the overall ranking when launched back in June. Just to say… :)

Honestly I wasn’t expecting such a good result.

Preorders in US and Europe (Click on the store name to read price and specs):
Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), WexUK, Topshot Finland, Namencolor Spain, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK.
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

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Olympus E-M1 and 12-40mm officially announced!

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Image courtesy: Ming Thein.

Preorders in US and Europe (Click on the store name to read price and specs):
Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), WexUK, Topshot Finland, Namencolor Spain, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK.
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

Previews:
Dpreview, Pekka Potka previewePhotozine, BH In-Depth Article, TVsmith preview, SmallCameraBigPicture, Adorama, ThePhoBlographer, Photoscala (German), systemkamerablog (German), Quesabesde (Spanish), Photographyblog hands-on (E-M1, 12-40mm Lens), Steve Huff, Damian McGilliCuddy, Pen And Tell (German), OpenPN (French).

Reviews:
Robin Wong (part one), Ming Thein, Ming Thein on Flickr (part one and part two), DSLRmagazine (Spanish: part one and part two).

Lens (p-)Review:
Ming Thein, ThePhoBlographer, OpenPN (French).
Image of the 40-150mm f/2.8 lens at Dpreview, ePhotozine, OpenPN (French).

Image samples:
Ming Thein on Flickr (part one and part two), SmallCameraBgPicture, Rock photographer Ross Halfins Facebook has E-M1 portraits, DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Digitalcamerareview, Mitsuako Iwago, Gabrielle Motola.

Video:
video sample by Oly Malaysia, systemkamerablog (German), TheCameraStoreTV, Gordon Laing, Olympus PROMO (Product movie, EVF, Dual AF), First Look by InTech, Overview by Adorama, Whatdigitalcamera, Unboxing video by Damian MCGilliCuddy, Blunty.

Hot info and curiosity:
No more Four Thirds camera or lenses will be produced. Olympus officially merges MFT and FT into one system (DC.watch). Olympus were developing E-7 and E-M1 together….but they decided to commercialize only the E-M1… (DC.watch).
Olympus plans to release a wideangle zoom and super-telephoto prime in this nascent Micro Four Thirds ‘PRO’ range (Dpreview / ePhotozine).
Image of the 40-150mm f/2.8 at Dpreview.
Rockstar Ross Halfins E-M1 portraits
Annoying: No special 12-40mm kit price in USA!

Press Text:
E-M1: Dpreview, ThePhoBlographer, Photoscala (German), systemkamerablog (German), Quesabesde (Spanish), Photographyblog, DC.watch (Japanese), Techradar, LeMondeDeLaPhoto (French), ePhotozine, DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Olympus press event pics on FB, Official Olympus OMD page.
12-40mm: Dpreview, systemkamerablog (German), Photographyblog, OpenPN (French), ePhotozine, DSLRmagazine (Spanish),
40-150mm f/2.8 and Lens roadmap: ePhotozine, DC.watch (Japanese)

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New Olympus Lens roadmap!

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Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

This is the new lens roadmap from Olympus. There will be three more PRO lenses in 2014. The 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens (pictures below), a wide angle zoom (rumored to be a a 7-14mm f/2.8) and a telephoto lens (rumored to be a 300mm f/4.0).

Preorders in US and Europe (Click on the store name to read price and specs):
Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), WexUK, Topshot Finland, Namencolor Spain, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK.
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

 

Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

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The E-M1 marks a new start and an end: Four Thirds is past. No more new FT cameras and lenses.

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The great E-M1 hands-on by TheCameraStoreTV team!

For a short moment Ming Thein created some buzz by writing: “I’ve been assured this isn’t dead, and an E-7 is in the works“. But after checking with journalists and Olympus insiders I can now confirm with a 100% certainty that today’s launch of the new Olympus E-M1 marks the end of the Four Thirds line. DC.watch unveiled that Olympus did indeed create an E-7 prototype but then decided that the E-m1 was good enough and the E-7 no more needed. They also write that Olympus officially said that Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds now merged into one system. This means:

1) There will be no new Four Thirds camera or lens anymore. The Olympus E-5 was the last FT product ever launched by Olympus

2) FT Lenses and the Olympus E-5 will remain into production until demand drops.

It’s a somewhat sad day knowing that Four Thirds died. But this is it. The E-M1 sets a new future for Olympus. Only Time will tell if that is the right path for Olympus!

Preorders in US and Europe (Click on the store name to read price and specs):
Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), WexUK, Topshot Finland, Namencolor Spain, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK.
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

 

 

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