New Panasonic GM1 reviews (Digitalversus and 1001tema).

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Free Handgrip promotion in UK (More info at Promotions.panasonic.co.uk)

Digitalversus (Click here) writes:

The Panasonic Lumix GM1 is small, light, stylish, pleasant to use and takes top-quality pictures. What’s not to like? This interchangeable lens camera packs a good range of features and quality tech specs into a cute little camera that’s perfectly portable. A few concessions have been made here and there, but that doesn’t stop the GM1 being one of the nicest little cameras to pass out of our test lab in the run up to Christmas 2013.

The Russian site 1001tema (translation here). Athaugh the google translation tool is making quite a mess it’s worth to check the site for the great pics they posted!

Test images have been posted at Optyczne.

GM1 preorder list:
In US at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at Amazon Germany, Wex Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Cyberphoto Sweden and Wex UK.

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UPDATED: Olympus 12-40mm lens in Stock. New Black Friday deals.

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UPDATED: The new Olympus 12-40mm lens is in Stock via BergerBrosCamera on eBay (Click here).

There are plenty of new Black Friday deals at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Newegg, Target, Bestbuy and eBay (Click on the store name to see their new deals). Examples:

The Panasonic LX7 for example sells for $282 at Amazon (Click here). Adorama also has a nice overview of all Olympus deals (Click here) and Panasonic deals (Click here).

Sandisk and other photography accessory Gold Box Deals running today only at Amazon US (Click here).

Cameras:
$200 on the Olympus E-M5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $799 for the body, $899 with 12-42mm kit lens and $1049 with 12-50mm kit lens.
$150 off on the Panasonic GX7 with kit lens at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $898!
$150 of on tha Panasonic GF6 at Amazon (Click here). No $448.
$100 off on the Panasonic GH3 at Amazon US (Click here) and Samys (Click here). It’s $898 only now!!!
$100 off on the Olympus E-P5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $899 for the body only and $1349 for the superkit.
$100 off on the Olympus E-PL5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $499 for the body with kit lens!
$75 off on the Panasonic G6 with kit lens at Amazon US (Click here). Now $534! $100 off at Adorama ($498).

Lenses:
$75 off on the 45mm prime lens at Amazon (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12-50mmmm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$80 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

Other deals:
Get a Free Memory Card and Case with the Purchase of the GF6 at Amazon US (Click here).
Get Free Accessories with Purchase of the GX7 at Amazon US (Click here).
Massive discounts on the Olympus viewfinders too at Amazon US (Click here).
4% back in reward at Amazon US (Click here).

 

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Olympus Russia: New firmware coming for E-M1 with long exposure fix!

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Olympus Russia announced via facebook that a new E-M1, 12-50mm les and XZ-2 firmware are coming on November 28! Translation via Dpreview forum:

From November 28, will be available the new version of the software for E-M1, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12 -50mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ and XZ- 2 .

Updates affect the following aspects :

E-M1, version 1.1

• Improved quality of the images in the Live Bulb function while the noise reduction ;
• Improved focus;
• Improved image stabilization modes, “sport “, ” shooting children ” and C-AF;
• Fixed chromatic aberration when working with lens LUMIX G VARIO 14 -140mm 1:3.5-5.6 ASPH / POWER OIS (H-FS14140).
XZ- 2 , version 1.3
• Improved auto focus on a single subject in low-light conditions .

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12 -50mm 1:3.5-5.6

• Improved stabilization using electronic zoom cameras Panasonic

Great news!

P.S.: New E-M1 review by 43rumors reader Hendrik: http://www.johnsson-photo.com/Reviews/Olympus-EM1

E-M1 Store Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
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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Also the Leica 45mm f/2.8 lens has been designed by Konica-Minolta?

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Egami spotted that Konica Minolta patent. So it’s not Leica, but Konica that likely designed the Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 MFT lens? Wondering what kind of role had Leica on that lens development…or are they only selling the Leica logo?

Note: There are differences in the design between that Konica patent and the real Leica lens. That said it is not unusual for a patent to show different kind of design variations. So we astill don’t know if it’s Konica or not that designed the Leica 45mm lens.

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E-M1 in Stock status. Black Firday deals roundup.

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Olympus E-M1: The only large US store having the E-m1 regularly in Stock is Amazon US (Click here). And maybe that’s why it is also the mosts old mirrorless camera at Amazon (ranking here).

Black Friday: This is also the time of great deals on many US stores. Click the store names to see their current deals: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Bestbuy and eBay.

Single deals:

Cameras:
$200 on the Olympus E-M5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $799 for the body, $899 with 12-42mm kit lens and $1049 with 12-50mm kit lens.
$150 off on the Panasonic GX7 with kit lens at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $898!
$150 of on tha Panasonic GF6 at Amazon (Click here). No $448.
$100 off on the Panasonic GH3 at Amazon US (Click here) and Samys (Click here). It’s $898 only now!!!
$100 off on the Olympus E-P5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $899 for the body only and $1349 for the superkit.
$100 off on the Olympus E-PL5 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Now $499 for the body with kit lens!
$75 off on the Panasonic G6 with kit lens at Amazon US (Click here). Now $534! $100 off at Adorama ($498).

Lenses:
$75 off on the 45mm prime lens at Amazon (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12-50mmmm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$80 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

Other deals:
Get a Free Memory Card and Case with the Purchase of the GF6 at Amazon US (Click here).
Get Free Accessories with Purchase of the GX7 at Amazon US (Click here).
Massive discounts on the Olympus viewfinders too at Amazon US (Click here).
4% back in reward at Amazon US (Click here).

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