August 8, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Intriguing Panasonic patent discloses a new 12mm f/1.2 MFT lens design!

Panasonic published a new lens design patent describing a 12mm f/1.2 OIS lens for the Micro Four Thirds system! A terrific fast wide angle lens with built-in lens stabilization…sounds good to me! The patent also shows more compact design variations with f/1.4, f/2.0 and f/2.8 aperture.

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Source: Egami.

August 8, 2014
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…


Kickass Glass – Olympus 25mm f1.8 Review by Blunty

15mm F1.7 Review at Mu-43 and at Lenstip.
Panasonic GH4 Underwater Camera Review at Backscatter.
Two Largely Forgotten But Great Features of the Olympus E-M1 and E-M5 (Thewanderinglensman).
Sony A7s vs GH4 at Spanish DSLRmagazine.
Panasonic to Attend PhotoLive (Photogrpahyblog).
Olympus 25mm Lens Review by Josh McLeod.

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August 7, 2014
Posted in deals

$130 off on the E-M10 with kit lens (now $665).

The US store TheGamesArena is already offering a superb deal on the E-M1 ($999 here on eBay). But they also recently launched a $130 rebate on the E-M10 with kit lens in Black ($665) and Silver ($675).

Don’t know how they can make such good prices seen that these are real US products (no grey import) with full warranty. And they have top feedback too!

More US deals Reminder:
Save $100 on the Open Box GH4 sold by Samys one Bay (Click here).
Refurbished GF3 with 14-42mm kit lens sold on eBay US (Click here)
The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II for $319 in Black (Click here) or Silver (Click here).
Olympus US launched a $50 rebate on the following MFT lenses:
$50 off on the 45mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 60mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 75-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

All current Olympus deals can be seen on that Amazon page and on that GetOlympus page.

Those are all current Olympus deals at GetOlympus:
Save $50 on Fast Prime Lenses for OM-D & PEN
Save $50 on Zoom Lenses for OM-D & PEN
Save $100 on the Award-Winning OM-D E-M1
Get a FREE Camera Grip with OM-D E-M10 Purchase
Up to $900 Off Lenses with OM-D or PEN E-P5 Purchase
Up to $100 Off Recorders with OM-D or E-P5 Purchase
FREE Wi-Fi Card with the E-PL5

August 7, 2014
Posted in news

(FT5) Olympus officially says there is a “new product Talk Event” on August 30. E-Pl7 coming!

Olympus Japan officially confirmed the launch of new PEN products on August 30!

It’s no secret that Olympus will announce the E-PL7 and new PRO zoom and primes. And there will be likely a new Silver E-M1 too.

August 7, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT3) Olympus is working on a new E-M5 successor!


Two different new sources told me that Olympus is definitely working on a new E-M5 successor. But none of them was sure if such a camera would come at photokina or (most likely) in early 2015. Both sources had no specs to share but guaranteed the info comes via their highly trustworthy Olympus contacts. I think the chance is pretty high the E-M5 successor will come in early 2015 and NOT(!) at Photokina.

It reminds a bit of mystery for me if it makes sense to release such a camera. Olympus seems to follow the PEN route by releasing many slightly different versions of the same model. So what is the new E-M5 successor going to be? It cannot be better than the E-M1 (otherwise it would kill the E-M1 sales). It cannot be just a minimal E-M5 upgrade (we already have an E-M10 for that). What should it be? In my opinion two OMD models are just enough. But I am a nobody, and maybe Olympus knows it better…

Store links to all current OMD cameras:
E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
E-M5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
E-M10 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.


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