New Olympus deals: Up to $100 off on OMD and PEN. 45mm for $349. New 17mm for $449.

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The Panasonic 20mm is certainly the most popular MFT lens. But today’s $50 price puts the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens on the same price level as the Panasonic pancake. You can grab it for $349 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. But today there are massive new Olympus deals! Here is the list.

Olympus Lens Deals:
17mm f/1.8 lens gets a $50 discount at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12-50mm zoom gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
12mm prime lens gets a $100 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
40-150mm gets a $50 discount Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Olympus Camera Deals:
The up to $100 discount ont he E-M5 is back at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PL5 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $75 savings on the E-PM2 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Savings also on a huge amount of compact cameras at Amazon (Click here to see the list).

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Photozone: Olympus 75mm lens is “the best micro-four-thirds lens”.

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Image courtesy: Photozone.

Klaus from Photozone (Click here) analyzed the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens performance. And the conclusion is: “The Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED is, by quite a margin, the best micro-four-thirds lens that we have tested to date.” If you know Klaus he is quite sever in his judgments. Olympus really should do more lenses like the 75mm prime!

Lens Price check: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

And ThePhoBlographer (Click here) tested the new 17mm prime lens: “Overall, the Olympus 17mm f1.8 is a solid lens that performed well throughout this test. The autofocus speed is incredible and the overall image quality is very good. It is a bit on the pricey side when compared to the Olympus 17mm f2.8 and the Panasonic 20mm f1.7

Lens Price check: Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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European refurbished Oly cameras reloaded…

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The long list of refurbished Olympus camera for sale for Europeans on Olympusmarket just became a lot longer! Because of obvious space reasons I can only give you the full list of E-M5 cameras and the newest PEN auctions (to see the almost 300 auction check directly Olympusmarket). Here are the links to the single auctions:

E-M5:
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens, Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens, Black E-M5 body, Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens, Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens, Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens, Black E-M5 body, Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens, Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens, Silver E-M5 body, Black E-M5 body, Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens.

E-P3:
Black E-P3 with kit lens, Black E-P3 with kit lens,

E-PL3:
White E-PL3 with double lens kit, Silver E-PL3 with double lens kit, White E-PL3 with double lens kit, White E-PL3 with kit lens, White E-PL3 with double lens kit, Black E-PL3 with kit lens,

E-PM1:
White E-PM1 with kit lens, Black E-PM1 with kit lens, Black E-PM1 with kit lens, Black E-PM1 with kit lens, White E-PM1 with kit lens,

MFT lens:
45mm f/1.8 lens, 45mm f/1.8 lens, 14-150mm lens, 45mm f/1.8 lens, 40-150mm lens, 12-50mm lens

Again good luck!

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E-P3 with kit lens for $379!

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The E-P3 has been announced almost two years ago and the price for the camera with kit lens was $899. And as you know digital stuff quickly looses the value and you can today there is a new price drop that pushes the price down to $379 at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

Of course this happens because the Olympus E-P5 is going to be announced soon (on May 10th according to TVsmith).

More US deals:
Panasonic G5 for $498 and leading the sales ranking at Amazon (Click here).
GX1 body for $249 at  Adorama (Click here).
GX1 with kit lens for $379 at Amazon (Click here).

Thanks anonymous source for finding the E-P3 deal!

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Olympus sends out invitations for May 11 presentation (but announcement should be on May 9)

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Olympus Japan and Olympus Malaysia are sending out invitiations for a first “touch and try” event with the new PEN. But I have been told by one source that the announcement will be made earlier “probably around May 9”.

Here is an original Olympus email invitation received by one of our readers (Thanks!):

Olympus Malaysia posted in PEN lovers, V capture N share life in a mightier way
Olympus Malaysia     2:37pm Apr 27
Find out more about the NEW premium PEN at our event on 11th May 2013. You’ll get to touch and try on the new PEN, know more about the Olympus Technology plus witnessing some live demonstration that will surely ‘WOW’ you.
So, register now at http://home.olympusimage.com.my/event-main.html and be the first one to experience it.

As usual follow 43rumors on May 9 to see our live Olympus announcement coverage!

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