E-PL3 kit for $249, Nice BH Olympus rebate scheme. Olympus E-P5 to ship from June 28.

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Here is a short roundup of news and deals:

1) You may have noticed that Amazon US (Click here) postponed the E-P5 shipment date from June 14 to June 21/28. Also Olympus Japan today announced that the camera is set to ship from June 28 in Japan.

2) Deals: Today’s Newegg new Shell Shocker is the Black E-PL3 with kit lens and sells for $249 (Click here to grab it). Panasonic store (Click here) offers a new G5 superkit. All hot deals of the day can be seen at DealsRunner.com.

3) To get an easy idea of the new Olympus US deals you have to play with the nice page made by BHphoto (Click here) to see it. Also Adorama (Click here) and Amazon (here at the cameras and here are the lense) have a deals page.

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Poll: Panasonic-Fuji vs Olympus-Sony. Is that good news?

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The Micro Four Thirds system will dramatically change with the new Panasonic-Fuji vs Olympus Sony partnerships. It’s too early to see what exactly will change. Some of you believe this is bad news because Olympus-Sony and Panasonic-Fuji will collaborate more in their own systems (X and E-mount). Some of you believe that Fuji or Sony may be involved in the MFT system. I “believe” that at least in the short and mid term nothing will change in Panasonic and Olympus strategy. They will focus on the MFT system. Panasonic will use Fuji knowledge to create MFT cameras with organic sensor and Olympus will get the latest sensor tech from Sony.

Anyway, I ask you…

What is your feeling about the new partnerships?

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P.S.: Almost sodl out: GX1 for 199 Euro in Germany: dealsrunner.com.

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New G5 deal in UK. New stock of refurbished E-M5 cameras.

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Not only in US but also in UK Panasonic is running a great deal on the G5. Panasonic UK launched a new G5 deal where you can get the 45-150mm lens for free. I haven’t found a deal like that in other EU countries.

On the Continental side of Europe you can find a new large Stock of refurbished Olympus cameras at Olympusmarket. The list includes also some nice auctions like E-Pm2 superkits with two lenses and flash:

E-M5 auctions (Click on the link to see the current auction price):
auction one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten.

E-PM2 auctions (Click on the link to see the current auction price):
auction one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen and fifteen.

MFT lenses:
12mm f/2.0 lens, 40-150mm lens with case,

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VF-4 in Stock at BH. New Olympus deal scheme at BH.

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For the first time the new Olympus VF-4 viewfinder is in Stock and shipping in US via BHphoto (Click here).

And BH also made a very nice scheme of all new Olympus deals (Click here) to see it. Also Adorama (Click here) and Amazon (here at the cameras and here are the lense) have a deals page.

None of the mentioned stores offers a $100 price drop on the Black 75mm lens. But you can get it at Willoughbyscamera on eBay (Click here).

P.S.: Thanks Don!

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