(FT5) E-P5 and (FT2) E-PL6 coming?

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(FT4) Two anonymous sources contacted me to say that the camera with the codename “TRAD2” is the new “Olympus E-P5“! And this is a premium camera that comes in black, silver and white. And it’s true that there will be two kits, one with the new 17mm f/1.8 lens and one with the 14-42mm.

(FT2) I have been told by one new anonymous source that the E-PL6 has only little improvements over the actual E-PL5.Still no trusted sources confirmed that rumor yet. So it’s FT2 only (see ranking explanation on bottom of this post).

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Reminder: The E-PL5 is currently discounted in USA:

Olympus cameras:
– E-PM2 body for $399 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!
– E-PM2 with kit lens for $449 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!
– E-PL5 body for $499 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!
– E-PL5 with kit lens for $549 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $50 off!

Olympus lenses:
– Olympus 14-150mm for $499 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $100 off!
– Olympus 9-18mm for $599 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $100 off!
– Olympus 17mm f/2.8 for $199 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. That’s $100 off!

And from all these new offers the 9-18mm lens seems to be the most sold according to Amazon Ranking.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

 

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Metabones Speed Booster adapter for MFT delayed.

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The launch of the Speed Booster adapter for Micro Four Thirds has been delayed. Metabones writes: “We apologize but the m4/3 schedule is slipping. Manual focus lenses such as Nikon, Leica R, Contax C/Y, Contarex, ALPA and Rollei will be supported in the second half of 2013. Canon EF lens (but not EF-S) support is planned in the future, but we do not have an estimated date yet.

The reason for the delay is almost certainly the incredible success of the E and X mount Speed Booster orders. And to better understand why that adapter is so special watch the very well made video by TheCameraStoreTV that I embedded on top of that article!

Here are the links to the lenses you can find on eBay and that will be supported by the Speed Booster MFT adapter:
Nikon F lenses Contax C/Y lenses Contarex lenses Alpa lenses Rollei lenses Canon EF lenses

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(FT2) Two new Olympus MFT camera rumor (E-PL6 and high end MFT).

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Digicaminfo got a rumor that sounds a bit “unexpected”. He reports about two new Olympus MFT cameras. Digicam itself said that he is not sure about that rumor. Anyway, here is the rumors:

  • The first camera has the codename “TRAD2“. It is a premium model and comes in black silver and white. There will be two kits, one with the new 17mm f/1.8 lens and one with the 14-42mm.
  • The second camera is the E-PL6 and comes in Silver, Black, White and Red.

As long as I know Olympus will announce a new E-P5 in early May. And there will be no new E-PL6 yet. So as Digicaminfo said…keep your feet’s on ground on that rumor!

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