Panasonic LX5 now for $319. LX6 announcement close?

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It is not a Micro Four Thirds camera but one of these cameras that many of us carry in their pocket. It now sell for $319 at Amazon (including the free $50 gift card). The new LX6 should have a larger sensor, maybe exactly as large as the Sony RX100 (Click here for specs and price).

Here is the question to you guys. If the LX6 has a fast zoom lens and large 1inch sensor…

Would you consider to use this camera instead of a PEN or GF/GX camera?

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UPDATE: a Sandisk deal at Adorama (Click here ot check it out).

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(UPDATED) Finally first Olympus 75mm tests!

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Finally we can see the first real tests of that beast of an Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens! Visit Four Thirds User, ePhotozine, Gabrielle Motola, Techradar, Photographyblog, Snappydiablog and ThisIsTanaka to see them! I will updated this post as soon as I find more links to tests.

FourThirdsUser writes: “Clearly, the 75mm lens beats the 45mm for sheer quality of background blur and bokeh, but the sharpness of in-focus areas at f/1.8 remains pretty much as good as the 45mm. You certainly don’t need to stop either lens down in order to get tack-sharp images.

P.S.: The lens should be in Stock starting from this week. Here are some direct preorder and price check links: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.

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New E-M5 reviews roundup and a black Olympus lens rendering.

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M43.eu posted a self made black verison picture of the 12mm, 45mm and 75mm Black lenses.

It’s time for a short E-M5 recap:
E-M5 review at Digitalphotographyschool. E-M5 Ibis issues described by a user at Dpreview forum. E-M5 and Lightroom 4.1 expsoure article by Pekka Potka. On Assignment with the E-M5 by Giulio Scorio. Some thoughts on the OM-D by Soundimagesplus. E-M5 with 7-14mm Panasonic lens by Soundimagesplus and with Leica 14-150mm (here on eBay) again at Soundimagesplus. Full E-M5 review at Focus Numerique (Translation here).

New E-m5 and new lens (pre)orders:
E-M5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.
Olympus 75mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.
Panasonic 12-35mm X lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

 

P.S.: I am out the full day. Don’t think I will have Intenret at 3.000mt where I will go now.

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12-35mm ships in Asia. LX5 for $329 in USA.

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The 12-35mm X lens is finally in Stock in Asian stores (Amazon and eBay) and you can even one single lens in Stock at Amazon US (Click here). A 43rumor readers just posted some unboxing pics on Flickr (Click here).

There is a $50 discount (via gift card) on the LX5 at Amazon (Click here). The upcoming LX6 will arrive this summer and cost a lot more becuase of the rumored bigger sensor. Price should be around the $600 very close to the main compeitor which is the Sony RX100.

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