August 28, 2013
Posted in deals

US deal of the day: $100 off on the Bower 7.5mm MFT lens.


There is a $100 discount on the Bower 7.5mm MFT fisheye lens at BHphoto (Click here).

Deal reminder:
Panasonic GH3 for $958 (with 4% back in reward) at Amazon (Click here).
$380 for the G5 with kit lens (Click here).
The 20mm pancake can be bought for $348 at BHphoto (Click here and add the lens to cart to see the real price).
Olympus 75mm f/1.8 DEMO lenses for $758 on eBay (Click here).

August 28, 2013
Posted in Rumors

(FT4) E-M1 user report (Very fast AF, 12-40mm lens comes with hood included)


There is a E-M1 test report over at A 43rumors reader sent us the translation:

1) The focus speed of the new Olympus 12-40mm feels faster than the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens.

2) The Phase detection autofocus of the E-M1 is better than the E-5 with “slow lenses” like the Olympus 50mm f/2.0.

3) The grip feels good and the battery used by the E-m1 is the same as the one used by the E-M5.

4) Since the 12-40mm lens is marked as “PRO” it will come with hood included. 43rumors’note: Finally they got it!!! :)


I also got a feedback from one of my sources. He confirmed that focus with FT lenses is as fast as with “native” MFT lenses.

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August 27, 2013
Posted in Rumors

(UPDATED) Olympus launches the official E-M1 teaser. Covers what we have already seen :)


Olympus just launched that teaser site (Click here). On this site you can share your email to get notified when the camera will be unveiled (likely on September 10). Obviously there is nothing to hide right now. We saw the E-M1 from every possible angle. But there is still at least one small surprise to come. Stay tuned on 43rumors. I am double checking these little” secret” and waiting for a FT5 confirmation!

UPDATE: There is also a Olympus Europe teaser (Click here).

Meantime another source confirmed that the body only price will be close to $1,500. If that is over your budget check out the new E-M5 deals at Sunset Electronics:

Body only can be bought for $799 (Click here) and with 14-42mm kit lens for $899 (Click here). An E-M5 successor is expected to come in late 2014 only.


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