October 12, 2011
Posted in deals

US and Europe deals: Micro Four Thirds cameras for $300/Euro or less.

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With so many new cameras announced by Olympus and Panasonic the first generation cameras liek the E-PL1/2 and GF2 are now aailable for $300 (Euro) or less! I made a list of all new(not used!) cameras you can find for that price:

Olympus E-P2

The Olympus E-P2 body is in Stock for $299 at Amazon (Click here) and Cametauctions (eBay).
Black E-P2 body for 285 Euro at SrsMicrosystems (Ships in Europe only from eBay).
Black E-P2 body for 239 Euro at SrsMicrosystems (Ships in Europe only from eBay).

Olympus E-PL2

White E-PL2 body for 284 Euro at SrsMicrosystems (Ships in Europe only from eBay).
Red E-PL2 body for 284 Euro at SrsMicrosystems (Ships in Europe only from eBay).

Olympus E-PL1

Champagne E-PL1 with 14-42mm lens for 249 Euro at Fotoexperte (Ships in Europe only from eBay).
Black E-PL1 body for 211 Euro at Gwcameras (Ships in Europe only from eBay).
Black E-PL1 body for 205 Euro at SrsMicrosystems (Ships in Europe only from eBay).
Black E-PL1 body for 179 Euro at Fotoexperte (Ships in Europe only from eBay).
Red E-PL1 body for 190 Euro at Softwings (Ships in Europe only from eBay).

Panasonic G2

The camera body is in Stock for $299 at BHphoto (Click here).

Panasonic GF2

Silver GF2 with 14-42mm lens for 309 Euro at FotoMundus (Ships worldwide from eBay).
Black GF2 body for 249 Euro at FotoMattioli (Ships worldwide from eBay).
Black GF2 body for 217 Euro at Softwings (Ships in Europe only from eBay).
Silver GF2 body for 193 Euro at SrsMicrosystems (Ships in Europe only from eBay).

 

P.S.: The french website Openpn announced via Twitter (Click here) that there will be a a 50 Euro cashback action for the GF3 (coming soon!).

October 12, 2011
Posted in Rumors

Patent: New 18-175mm m43 lens from Panasonic (+ rumored lens summary)

The 18-175mm lens design

The japanese blog Egami (Click here to read the google translation) found a new Panasonic patent that describes the 18-175mm f/3.5-5.6 m43 lens. The patent has been filled in March 2010. If the google translation tool didn’t mislead me than this should be a new X lens (motorized zoom). There are also charts showing the aberration, distortion, astigmatism and coma performance. The lens is weak at the very wide angle. That lens will be a perfect cheap travel lens.

In summary those are the rumored lenses that are on Panasonic’s roadmap:
7-14mm X lens (rumor)
12-35mm fast X lens (confirmed by Panasonic)
16mm f/1.4 (patent from Panasonic)
18-175mm f/3.5-5.6 X lens (patent from Panasonic)
35-100mm fast X lens (confirmed by Panasonic)
New 40 or 45mm pancake X lens (rumor)

The new 45-175mm X lens is in Stock in some stores. Check these links to see where you can get it: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

And now just for fun:

What new Panasonic lens would you buy?

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October 12, 2011
Posted in reviews

a little bit of everything…(Nanoha lens unboxing and image samples)

Salton Sea shot with the hacked GH2 and Nokton 25mm and Olympus 12mm lens.

You can see the very first Nanoha macro lens unboxing and image samples at Mobile01. You can read more about the lens at Yasuhara.co.jp.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Review at Neocamera.

Building the perfect Micro 4/3 Camera kit for under $2500 (Steve Huff).

Le salon de la photo de Paris 2011, c’est parti! (Openpn).

Sharpness comparisons @ 100mm and 200mm (m43photo).

October 11, 2011
Posted in deals

Olympus E-P2 for $299.

Dealers are now clearing the E-P2 stocks and you can find the body only for $299 at Amazon (Click here) and Cameta (Click here). That is the lowest price ever seen on the E-P2!

Other US deals reminder:
Panasonic GH2 with 14-140mm lens for $1488 at Amazon (Click here).
The new Silver Panasonic 45-175mm X lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
The GF2 with 14mm lens price dropped by $100 and is now in Stock for $499 at Amazon (Click here).
The GF2 with 14-42mm zoom lens is in Stock for $449 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The Panasonic 7-14mm price dropped down to $888 at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

Via E-P1.net

October 11, 2011
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) GF1 successorcoming in Nov/December and available in Spring (FT3) with GH2 sensor?


The imaginary GF1 successor from Blog.Livedoor based on the current Panasonic L1 (See that cam on eBay) design.

I am now almost pretty sure that the new GF1 successor will be pretty soon in November/December. The “bad” news is that I just heard from a couple of sources that the camera will be available in Spring only! So like it happened for the GH2 and the Leica 25mm lens we will have to wait for a very ling time before to get our hands on the new Panasonic camera. I am not sure that is a smart “strategy”. It gives plenty of time for the competition to adjust their product specs and prices and + many potential buyers will get upset with the long waiting and delays.

The second rumor I got from one single source is that the new GF1 successor will get a “tweaked” GH2 sensor. I don’t know yet what we should imagine with the word “tweaked” :(

One more thing: We know Panasonic is using two new names for upcoming products, the GF7 and GX1. I don’t know if the GF1 successor will be called GF7 or GX1 yet.

Reminder -> 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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