Olympus Teases a new announcement…

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The message you see here on top has been posted by GetOlympus on Facebook. As I told you yesterday we should expect at least a new 75-300mm II MFT lens and a new XZ-10 compact camera. This doesn’t sounds really…”big”.  I also know that a new MFT camera and a new f/2.8 fast zoom are scheduled to be in store in Spring but I am expecting it to be announced in 1-2 months.

Question now is: that “Big announcements” are just marketing blabla or are they going to surprise us with the MFT camera announcement? I wouldn’t hope too much for now but I would be happy to be proved wrong :)

P.S.: And if you visits GetOlympus Facebook site you may find the time to join our facebook 43rumors group too! :)

Thanks Leo for finding this!

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Finally! The Sigma lens deals in Europe too!

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Finally I can report a good deal for European readers too! Sigma lowered the price for both MFT lenses down to 99 Euro. There are so many stores offering the price feel free to comment this post to add links. Here are just soem examples:

19mm lens for 99 at Technikdirekt and plenty of eBay resellers (via Slidoo).
30mm lens for 99 at Technikdirekt and plenty of eBay resellers (via Slidoo).

EU deal reminder: Save up to 100 Euro on the superb Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens at SRSmicrosystem on eBay UK.

Thanks Alex!

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Olympus 17mm f/1.8 shipping in US.

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One of the most controversial MFT lens is now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and via third party resellers at Amazon (Click here).

It’s a lens many have expected but so many reviewers did’t really like a lot. It misses that bit of magic that would make it a killer lens like the 20mm f/1.7 lens which is cheaper, a tiny bit faster, more compact and certainly not a lot worse than the Olympus. And that’s exactly why the lens is always on the top positions of the Amazon mirrorless ranking popularity (Click here to watch it).

As a reminder, Olympus next two new lenses will be zooms,  a 75-300mm II and the other one is a constant aperture zoom.

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(FT5) New Olympus 75-300mm MFT lens and XZ-10 (with specs) coming at CP+

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I finally got some bits about the next Olympus announcement that will be made right before the CP+ show start in Yokohama (January 31th). The discontinued Olympus 75-300mm MFT lens (at BHphoto) will be replaced by the new 75-300mm II F4.8-6.7 ED lens.

And there will be a a new Olympus XZ-10 that is smaller and lighter than the current XZ-2. It has a f/1,8-2,7 lens and will be cheaper than the current XZ-2 model (here on eBay).

Major new MFT stuff from both Olympus and Panasonic will come in March-April. It’s when also Canon, Sony and Samsung will announce their new mirrorless cameras…

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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Patent: Sigma 25mm f/1.4 for the Micro Four Thirds system.

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Egami (translation here) spotted a new Sigma patent that describes a new 25mm f/1.4 lens made for the Micro Four Thirds system. My guess is that Sigma may want to release a much cheaper alternative of the excellent Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens. But as usual with patents, this may not become a real finished mass product…

P.S.: Price of the Leica 25mm at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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