August 29, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Has the best MFT lens (the Olympus 75mm) been designed by Sigma?



Most of you will agree with me when I say the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 is the best MFT lens yet. But has it been really designed by Olympus? Egami (translation here) spotted a Sigma patent describing exactly the 75mm lens. And by comparing the lens design images I posted on top it’s easy to guess that the lens has been indeed designed by Sigma!

I am really surprised to see that, and I am wondering what this Sigma-Olympus partnership will bring us in future. My secret hope is that Sigma will also share the Foveon tech :)

P.S.: Store links to the Olympus 75mm lens: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

August 28, 2013
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) New Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 lens to come in 2014.


Along the E-M1 and 12-40mm f/2.8 Olympus will also announce the new 40-150mm f/2.8 lens. But the mid range zoom will be released in 2014 only. There are no pictures and price info yet. But we will know more about it on September 10-11 when Olympus will announce the new MFT products. But I expect the price to be in the range of the 50-200mm SWD lens (Around $1200 here at Amazon).

P.S.: There may be a new high end compact camera too. But I am not 100% sure yet and I am working to get some more details.

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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).


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