Deal reminder: $100 off on the GX7 (and on the E-m5). New GX7 video tutorials.

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Panasonic Lumix GX7 Tutorials – Mirrorless Technology and Silent Shooting

Panasonic UK posted ten GX7 video tutorials. You can find them all on youtube (Click here). Reminder: The Panasonic GX7 body is now priced at $899 and the kit at $999. These are some direct links to the new GX7:

At Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Samys (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). And if you waant the E-M5…that camera along the PEN’s got an up to $100 discount too at Amazon (Click here).

Something else: I really never thought that one day you could get a Full Frame camera (new!) for $1499. This is the price for the Canon 6D right now on eBay.

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(FT4) Panasonic announcement on October 10!

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an imaginary ultra-compact Panasonic camera. Not a real product! :)

According to one trusted source Panasonic will announce the new ultra compact camera next week on Thursday (October 10). The source didn’t share any details on the camera and new lenses yet. But we know from other sources that we can expect the following new stuff:

1) A new Panasonic GM1 very thin and small camera. Close to the Sony RX100MII in terms of size. No mechanical shutter at all. Body is made of magnesium with a leather finnish. It comes in total black, silver/black, silver/brown.
2) A new Panasonic 12-32mm compact zoom (non PZ). Even smaller than the current Panasonic X Vario PZ 14-42mm.
3) The new Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 lens will be in Store in December. I guess the price and final specs will be announced on October 10 too.
I can also confirm that there will be an Olympus announcement in October. More about that soon…

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Great picture collection from Magnum photographer Moises Saman. And guess what camera he uses for his work :)

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Wired.com (Click here) posted a large set of wonderful pictures from Magnum photographer Moises Saman. Moises is one of the leading conflict photographers of our time and recently shot stories in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Libya and Syria.

If you scroll down there is an Interview with the photographer. Obviously the most interesting part is when he tells about his work on field and the effects of that work on the people around him. That said it’s nice to see once again that REAL photographer don’t care about Full Frame vs MFT sensor size discussions, pixel peeping, high ISO noise characteristics and whatsoever. What matters is if the camera fulfills your very personal need. If it makes it easier for you to create a story that you want to tell. When asked about Color vs B/W photography he answers:

“Some specific stories I see in black and white. It can depend my mood, or the mood of the work. There’s no formula. I mostly work with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera and almost always with just one 35mm F/2 lens (Editor’s note: I guess he means the 17mm f/1.8). Technically speaking, I find black and white easier — you have more freedom. The picture doesn’t need to be perfect. With color, if the colors themselves are not strong then the image does not work. Black and white, on the other hand, gives you more leverage; you have more space to focus on the content, instead of composition or lighting.”

Nice to hear a Magnum photographer using the E-M5 (P.S.: Also the GX7 is now being used by M.Photogrpahers). The E-M5 definitely has a successful history which I do hope will continue with the E-M1 and the future E-M7 (E-M5 successor).

E-M5 store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

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Huge surprise! $100 off on the brand new Panasonic GX7!!! And Oly deals back.

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What a surprise! Panasonic US just decided to drop the GX7 price by $100:

The Panasonic GX7 body is now priced at $899 at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Samys (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). I don’t know if people that already preordered the camera will also get the $100 discount without having to redo a new order. And for those that already got the camera ask your store if you can claim back the $100. it should be possible! otherwise tell them you will return the camera and buy another one one minute after :)

And there are many more brand new deals:
Save up to $100 on Olympus cameras at Amazon (Click here).
Save up to $100 on Select Olympus Lenses and Accessories at Amazon US (Click here).
$80 off on the Olympus Stylus TG-830 at Amazon US (Click here).
Save $40 or More on Select Olympus Digital Cameras at Amazon US (Click here).

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E-M1 under tap water video. New Robin Wong E-M1 post.

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The guys from ThePhoBlographer posted that video of an E-m1 run under water. Check it out to see if the camera survived it :)

Robin Wong (Click here) posted the fourth part of his E-M1 review. It’s about one of the camera’s new features, the Color Creator. Check it out to learn more about it!

Preorder Links:
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto, Amazon DE (via DL), Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL), WexUK, Topshot FI, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK, Amazon UK (via DL), Amazon ES (via DL).
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

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