(FT5) Black Lens shipping info and YEN price.

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I now got the prices in YEN of the new Olympus Black Lenses:

The 17mm f/1.8 will ship in September for 62,475 yen
The 45mm f/1.8 will ship in June for 36,750 yen
The 75mm f/18 will also ship in June for 124,950 yen

I checked the YEN prices of the Silver Lenses at Amazon Japan. The Black Lenses will have the same official price of the Silver counterpart. Of course you can now find the Silver lenses for a cheaper price here and there. But that’s because they are no on market for a longer time. Examples:
Cheapest 75mm price in Europe for 786 Euro in France (WebDistribution eBay). In USA some demo lenses for $799 at CameraLand (Click here).
Cheapest 45mm price in Europe for 269 Euro in Italy (g-comm-shop eBay). In USA for $349 at Amazon (Click here).
Cheapest 17mm price in Europe for 472 Euro in UK (SrsMicroSystem eBay). In USA for $449 at Amazon (Click here).

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(FT5) E-PL6 specs!

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I got some info about the soon to come E-PL6 that will be sold on in japan only! This is a google translation from the original Japanese text:

Key Features

  1. And “FAST AF” new single-lens shooting style through the fusion of the touch panel “touch AF shutter”
  2. High-quality first-class machine of our mirrorless interchangeable lens camera of “OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5” concession
  3. Art filter of all 12 types of more prosperous photographic expression
  4. Rotate monitor 170 degree self-portrait can enjoy easily
  5. New full function that evolved from the “OLYMPUS PEN Lite E-PL5”

As I told you before, the E-Pl6 will be sold in Japan only like it happened with the E-PL1s!

UPDATE:
These are the fulls pecs via Digicaminfo (also google translated):
– Sensor is 16.05 million pixel Live MOS effective the same as the E-M5
– Image processing engine Truepic VI
– FAST AF, Touch AF shutter
– Art filter 12 different
– Effects feature six different
– 460,000 dot monitor 3 movable type possible upward 170 degrees, take your can move downward 65 degrees
– Fast release time lag mode of 0.0044 seconds time lag
– Low sensitivity ISO expansion ISO range, (ISO100 equivalent), 200 -25 600
– -1/4000 Seconds 60 seconds, shutter speed sync 1/250 sec
– Interval shooting of 24-hour 1-99 sheet number, from 1 second
– Time-lapse video
– Electronic Level 2-axis horizontal and vertical
– Sensor shift image stabilization
– Can work with smart phone using the FlashAir the “OLYMPUS Image Share”
– Small AF target with a narrow focus area size per point
– Image stabilization mechanism sensor shift type body in hand
– Movie teleconference
– In-camera RAW editing function
– Continuous shooting up to 8 frames / sec, up to 3.5 frame / s AF during follow-up
– 3D tracking AF
– Full HD (1920×1080, 30p), MOV format video (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
– Linear PCM audio
– Live bulb shooting, live time shooting
– Metering area EV0-20
– SD / SDHC / SDXC, UHS-I support, Eye-Fi card support, media support FlashAirTM
– 110.5mm size (width) x 63.7mm x 38.2mm (height) (depth)
– (Including battery, memory card) 325g Weight
– May 10, announced late June release
– Body color of E-PL6 White Silver Black Red
– Added new color White Silver Red body cap lens BCL-1580
– Underwater Case PT-EP10 pressure water depth of 45m
– “VF-4” ¥ 32,000 electronic view finder (without tax)

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(FT5) Olympus pricing info for Japan!

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On top you can see the pricing table in Japane for the new E-P5 and new accessories. I still don’t have the price in US Dollar and Euro. But I have been told that the E-P5 with 14-42mm kit will initially not be available in USA.

 

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(FT5) Full VF-4 specs.

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Here are the full VF-4 external viewfinder specs. Interesting that the Eye Sensor will work for the E-P5 and the “Japanese” A-PL6 only:
Finder Type    approx. 2.36M-dot    approx. 1.44M-dot    approx. 920k-dot
Viewfinder magnification / Field of view    Approx. 1.48x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity) / Approx. 100%     Approx. 1.15x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity) / Approx. 100%     Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity) / Approx. 100%
Eye point     Approx. 21mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)     Approx. 18mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)     Approx. 17.4mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)
Diopter adjustment range    -4 ~ +2m-1    -3 ~ +1m-1    -3 ~ +1m-1
Eye Sensor    Available*  *E-P5, E-PL6    –    –
Lock mechanism    Available
Weight    41.8g    32g    28g
Dimension    30.4mm(W)× 48.2mm(H)×47.8.mm(D)       29.4mm(W)× 48.5mm(H)×46.3.mm(D)       25.4mm(W)× 44.1mm(H)×43.8.mm(D)
Optional Eyecup    –    EP-9 is available.    –
Compatible Body    “E-P5 / E-PL6* (Compatible with eye sensor ) *When using E-PL6 and VF-4, eye sensor function is same as E-M5
E-PL5, E-PM2, E-M5, E-PL3, E-PM1, E-P3 Firmware update required, Not compatible with eye sensor)
E-PL2, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-P2, XZ-2 (Firmware update required, Not compatible with eye sensor, Image degradation on view finder.)”

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