(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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Panasonic 35-100mm tested at DxOmark.

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DxOmark (Click here) posted and wrote that this is “certainly the best (MFT) kit available based around zoom lenses“.
The 12-35 and 35-100mm basically have the same kind of quality. And it’s rumored that Olympus will launch a f/2.8 zoom with even better image quality. It’s likely going to be announced along the new OMD in September. But I still need to get a confirmation form trusted sources about that…

The Panasonic 35-100mm store links to Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Links to the two superb Zuiko f/2.0 zooms:
14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.
35-100mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here) and via Slidoo eBay.

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They have never been so cheap: E-P3, GF5, 17mm, 20mm, 45mm, 75mm and Nokton’s.

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There is plenty of Micro Fuur Thirds stuff than reached the lowest price ever on US online stors. I don’t recall to have seen so many good deals before:

Cameras:
E-P3 with lens for $379 at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Black GF5 with X kit lens sells for $364 at Top Rated sellers on eBay US (Click here).
Panasonic G5 for $498 and leading the sales ranking at Amazon (Click here).
GX1 body for $249 at  Adorama (Click here).
Olympus E-PM2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Lenses:
$200 price drop on the Nokton 25mm f/0.95 at Adorama (Click here).
$100 price drop on the Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 at Adorama (Click here).
The 17mm f/1.8 sells for $449 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
The 45mm sells for $349 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
The 75mm f/1.8 can be found with a $100 discount at CameraLand (Click here).
60mm macro is available for $449 at CameraLand (Click here).
20mm pancake for $335 at Amazon (Click here).

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