(FT5) New High End OMD is also the E-5 successor (hybrid MFT and FT mount).

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It’s almost a year now that we speculate about a new Olympus hybrid mount camera. And finally I got multiple feedbacks from sources saying that indeed Olympus will launch a High End OMD camera in September that will have 100% full support for both MFT and FT lenses. And surprise, the High End OMD also replaces the current Olympus E-5 FT camera! The High End OMD is placed a step above the current Olympus E-M5. The High End OMD doesn’t replace the E-m5 and the E-m5 will get replaced in 2014.

So what about the mount? I am still not 100% sure on this but it seems that the new High End OMD has some sort of hybrid MFT and FT mount. How this should work I don’t know yet. Hope more sources can read this post and answer that question soon. Thanks!

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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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E-PL6 for sale in Europe. GX1 body almost for free in Germany!

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I didn’t know that Olympus would sell the E-PL6 in Europe too! You can find it in Stock right now at Fotomundus (Germany) and Topshot (Finland). The E-Pl6 only has some minor improvements like ISO 100 and Level Gauge. Don’t know yet if it will be sold in North America too.

And an absolute great European deal is the GX1 with X zoom for 399 Euro at Wexcameras Germany. Basically you get the camera almost for free!

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Surpise: Olympus price drop on the E-P5. And up to $150 savings on all olympus cameras and lenses.

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Olympus US launched a long list of price drops. And maybe because of the just launched Panasonic GX7 they dropped the price of the E-P5 body too (see Amazon US). Here are the direct links to the E-P5 but also to the E-M5, other PEN and MFT lens deals. Just click on the store name to see the price and product page:

E-P5:
$5o off on the Black E-P5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$5o off on the Silver E-P5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$5o off on the White E-P5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

E-M5:
$150 off on the E-M5 with 12-50mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

E-PL5:
$50 off on the E-PL5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PL5 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).

E-PM2:
$50 off on the E-PM2 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PM2 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).

Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses:
Full lens deal overview page at Amazon (Click here).
$150 off on the Four Thirds 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Four Thirds 8mm f/3.5 Zuiko Fisheye at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Four Thirds 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 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 60mm f/2.8 macro 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).
$50 off on the 40-1500mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Four Thirds Olympus 25mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

Micro Four Thirds accessory:
$80 off on the Olympus MMF-3 4/3 to Micro 4/3 Adapter at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Olympus FL-600R Wireless Flash at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Olympus FL-300R Wireless Flash at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$75 off on the Olympus HLD-6 Battery Holder at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Olympus View Finder VF-2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Olympus View Finder VF-3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Price Reduction.

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Blackmagic reduced the price of the Cinema Camera. it now costs $1999 instead of $2999. You can grab it for that price at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). Here is the official Press text:

We have worked very hard over the last year to be able to build the Blackmagic Cinema Camera at a lower cost so we can reduce the price and allow access to digital filming to a wide range of cinematographers and photographers.
We have done it and from today the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and MFT models will be reduced in price to US$1,995. This is very exciting and is one of the proudest moments of my life to be able to do this!
I think people will be able to use the savings to invest in some exciting lenses and rigs to really boost the creative possibilities. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is a fantastic design that’s now well proven. The advantage of the 2.5K sensor is it has enough resolution to eliminate the bayer resolution loss of a HD sensor, but when shooting RAW it produces files that are too not to big to store and work with easily. It’s a fantastic solution.
All orders placed that have not yet been filled, can be reduced to the new lower price.

 

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