Olympus president Sasa shares more hints about Sony-Olympus digital camera parynership.

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JP (Click here) published an interview with Olympus president Sasa. If google translation didn’t fool me this is what he says:
– Olympus and Sony are working together on the camera and lens front. This means “one-step” integration in the distribution network and camera parts purchases to reduce the costs.
– He confirms the low-end compact camera market is of no more interest for Olympus
– There is room for growth in the Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens market. Olympus expects annual sales number to increase from 75000-80000 to 90000-140000 units.

article found via Digicameinfo.

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E-M1 in Stock at Bestbuy. E-M5 price drops (US and CA).

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The Olympus E-m1 is now in Stock for the regular price via BestBuy on eBay US (Click here). Limited quantity!
Panasonic launched new kit deals at Amazon US (Click here). As you can see you save up to $200 on the GH3-GX7 with 20mm or X lens combo.

More new deals:
Up to $23 off and free SD case on Sandisk SDHC cards at BHphoto (Click here).
E-m5 with kit lens sells for $920 via Henry on eBay US (Click here). That’s $180 less than the BH or Amazon price.
The Black E-M5 sells for $629 Canadian Dollars in Canada (via DL).
Panasonic GX7 body for $919 eBay US (Click here). You save $80 over the regular price.
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 for $499.99 on eBay (Click here).

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(FT5) New Olympus OMD entry level camera to be announced in January-February!

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Let’s start this new week with some brand new HOT rumors. According to multiple(!) sources Olympus will launch a new entry level OMD camera in very early 2014, right before the CP+ show in Japan (Mid February). I don’t have a spec list yet but I suspect it will sue the same E-m1 sensor with no AA filter. And also the same EVF. It sounds like a small upgrade over the current Olympus E-M5. I hope the price will be also of “entry level” standard :)

You can find the E-M5 for $699 (refurbished) and 700 Euro (new on eBay). This could (or should) be the price of the new camera.

Also hot: Sources also pointed out that there will be new lenses (yes plural!).

 


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New image of the OWL drop in filter adapter.

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This is an image of the new Micro Four Thirds OWL drop in filter adapter devleoped by MXcamera.

The advantages you get with that drop in filter are:
1. for ultra wide angle or fish eye lens, no way to install the filter. Rear drop filter is the only way to solve the problem.
2. For Cine lens, like Canon CP / Zeiss CT lens, the filter is thread is 95mm, very expensive filter, a rear drop in filter can reduce the cost
3. easy to change drop in filter and will not affect the setting, front lens filter may change your setting when un-installing, especially the lens is not internal focus….
4. The setting of rear drop in filter will not change while you change the lens, more efficient
5. For telephone lens, the lens body is too long, when you attached the lens on tripod, this is difficult change the filter.
using rear drop in filter, you can change the filter and keep an eye in the viewfinder.
6. MX is now developing the tele-converter lens for this adapter, so you can upgrade this adapter to tele-converter easily.

The filter will go on sale early 2014. And they will sell it on their eBay Store.

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