Definitely no Zeiss primes for the Micro Four Thirds system.

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My sources told me that Zeiss is going to announce three prime lenses for the X and E mount system in April. And Zeiss definitely will NOT introduce them for the Micro Four Thirds system! If you wonder why Zeiss decided to not make a MFT version is than read what they said back at Photokina in September: “We intend to concentrate initially on the biggest sensor size in this segment which is APS-C. It would be possible for us to make lenses for Micro 4/3-bajonet as well but we have not made a decision on that yet. If current APS-C lenses were also used for the Micro 4/3-bajonet, we wouldn’t be able to achieve the best tradeoff between lens size (weight), and image quality

I think there is another reason. The Sony NEX and Fuji X system have only a limited offer of lenses and it’s easier for Zeiss to sell their lenses.

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GX1 with X lens gets a $200 price drop…

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New deals:
One month to go until Panasonic will announced the new MFT cameras. I still didn’t get a 100% reliable info about a possible GX2 but in the meantime the camera got a new price drop and you can grab it for $499 with X lens at Amazon (Click here). That’s a $200 saving over the regular previous price.
There is also a new $120 price drop on the 12-50mm Olympus lens again at Amazon (Click here).

I am way more certain the GF and G series is going to updated. And also here we have running US deals:
G5 with kit lens for $499 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
GF3 with 14mm pancake for $299 at Amazon (Click here).
Many GF5 X kits for less than $400 on eBay (via Slidoo). Some of them are Power sellers

GH3 is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here).

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New “talked to Olympus rep” rumor :)

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Mr. “Omega” sent me a new “talked to an Olympus rep” rumor :)
As I told you in the past those kind of rumors are very dangerous and unreliable. But it’s amazing to see how much Olympus reps talk :) Here is what the Omega shared to us: “A visit to Focus on Imaging over the weekend provided me with a little piece of tittle tattle which might be of interest. I spoke with ‘Mr Olympus UK’. His comment was “don’t buy the E-M5, wait until autumn, then you can have a body which will use your 4/3 lenses (50 macro, 11-22 & 50-200, with tube and 2x convertor), there was no suggestion of a 4/3 mount body.

As usual take those kind of info with a grain of salt. We learned it from the past that Olympus reps not always share the full truth!

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