New Lightroom update 4.2 adds support for the G5 and LX7

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Adobe just added RAW support for the Panasonic G5, LX7 and FZ200. While the new update also supports the new Sony NEX and Fuji X cameras there is no support yet for the new Olympus PEN and Panaosnic GH3. Anyway, here are the links to the downloads:

Adobe released Lightroom 4.2: Mac update (Click here), Windows update (Click here)
Camera Raw 7.2 and DNG converter 7.2: Mac update (Click here), Windows update (Click here)

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It happens in UK: Free 45mm lens when buying the E-M5!

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UK readers can buy the E-M5 and than get an Olympus 45mm f/1.8 for free! What the heck, such a great deal should be extended to the whole world! The promotion will go live on October 15th and you will see it soon here at http://olympus-omdevents.sales-promotions.com/.

P.S.: US deal reminder:
$80 Visa gift card on Olympus cameras at Amazon (Click here).
You save $150 on the Silver E-m5 body at Cametaauctions (Click here) and Camera store (Click here).
You save $150 on the Black E-m5 with 14-42mm lens at Cametaauctions (Click here) and Camera store (Click here).
You save $150 on the Silver E-m5 with 16-50mm kit lens at Cametaauctions (Click here) and Camera store (Click here).

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Pekka Potka discussion with Mr. Terada (PDAf possible, no OM-D monochrome).

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Pekka Potka (Click here) had an one hour chat with Mr. Terada from Olympus. Here are just some of the info you can read on his website:

– Once again Olympus confirmed that there will be new bodies that will bring full Af support on FT lenses. And once again notice that they do not say “FT body”…but just “body”
– There is the possibility of a new lower OMD and a higher OMD than E-M5 model. Which one of these will be coming first was not answered.
– Technologies like PDAF (phase detecting auto focus) on sensor and focus peaking are available for them, although “no decision yet” about usage.
– And an OM-D Monochrome sensor would cost too much. Note. the Leica Monochrome is the only camera currently having this and costs $8000 at Amazon(!).

Fulla rticle at pekkapotka.com.

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Panasonic 35-100mm X lens hands-on at Dpreview.

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Dpreview (Click here) posted the 35-100mm X lens hands-on along some image samples. They write: “our first impressions of the Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 OIS are that it’s an excellent little lens – well made, fast-focusing, and optically impressive. A familiar question mark hangs over Panasonic’s pricing, though; the $1500 / £1000 tag is far from insignificant.

Indeed the high price may be the the only real big downside of this lens. Anyway, we can still hope that Panasonic will make some nice discount like they are doing now on the 12-35mm X sister lens (-$200 here at Amazon). That would make it much easier to sell this lens!

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US deal: Save $150 on refurbished Olympus E-M5 cameras!

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Today is E-M5 news day. After the new firmware update release we have another good news. That time for US readers. You can save up to $150 on a long list of refurbished E-M5 cameras. Those are camera in like new conditions and with guarantee. Her eis the list:

You save $150 on the Silver E-m5 body at Cametaauctions (Click here) and Camera store (Click here).
You save $150 on the Black E-m5 with 14-42mm lens at Cametaauctions (Click here) and Camera store (Click here).
You save $150 on the Silver E-m5 with 16-50mm kit lens at Cametaauctions (Click here) and Camera store (Click here).

The full olympus refurbished Cameta page can be seen here.

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