July 20, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

E-P3 in Stock at Amazon US and J&R. New studio comparison at Dpreview.


Dpreview posted the Olympus PEN E-P3 studio raw comparison files. But what’s even more important is that unlike Panasonic Olympus is very fast in delivering the new products! The E-P3 is now in Stock for the very first time at Amazon (Click here) and J&R (Click here). And the new top Olympus 12mm lens is also in Stock at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

One thing I noticed is that usually Panasonic stuff is first in Stock in Asia, than in Europe and than in US while Olympus stuff is first in Stock in Asia, than in US and than in Europe. So it looks like Olympus preference is for the US market instead for the European market.

July 20, 2011
Posted in news

Look at what (M-)43 cameras can do. Nice work done by Amos Chapple


Take a look at what Amos Chapple was able to do by using Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds cameras. In 2009 he won the Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year Award.
You can read an interview with Amos Chapple at http://blog.karimsahai.com/2011/03/the-photography-of-amos-chapple/. More pictures at http://www.amoschapple.com/.

As you can see wonderful work can be done with Micro Four Third cameras. Just a reminder: There are also two wonderful m43 stories at Craifmod:
1) The GF1 is a near perfect travel camera
2) Seeing prime: The Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 Lumix lens.

If you find nice professional works done with m43 and 43 cameras drop me a text at 43rumors@gmail.com! I will be very happy to post it here!

July 20, 2011
Posted in reviews

New E-P3, E-PL3 and 12mm hands-on at Techradar (BHphoto shows the E-PL3/E-PM1)


Olympus E-PL3 first look from TechRadar.com

There is a new triple Hands-on post at Techradar:

1) First up the Olympus PEN E-P3 Hands-on
2) Secondly, the Olympus PEN E-PL3 (Lite) Hands-on
3) and lastly, the Olympus M.ZUIKO 12mm f/2.0 lens Hands-on

In the meanwhile BHphoto added the E-PL3 (Click here) and E-PM1 (Click here) in their database. But there is no price indication yet!

REMINDER: Those are the direct search links to all the new Pana/Oly stuff:
Panasonic G3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic GF3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus E-P3 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 search page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 page at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

July 20, 2011
Posted in news

a little bit of everything…


Olympus PEN E-P3 Low Light Amazing AF speed II

Panasonic GH2 with Olympus 12mm test at DvxUser (to see the vimeo video insert the password you see below it).

Olympus converter tests on the XZ-1 at DC.watch.

See the pink GF3 at DC.Fever.

Olympus PEN EP-3: Micro Four-Thirds Is Starting to Get Good. Real Good. (Gizmodo).

G3 and GF1 high ISO comparison (Dpreview forum).

Dress up grips and matching lens caps are available for the E-P3 in 6 different colours (Parkcameras).

July 19, 2011
Posted in deals

UPDATE: E-P3 will be in UK by August 31. 12mm Oly lens now in Stock at Adorama.


The brits just gave us a first idea about when the new Olympus E-P3 will be shipping in non asian countries. Amazon UK (Click here) now says the “item is due to be released on August 31, 2011.”

UPDATE: The new 12mm f/2.0 lens is now in Stock almost everywhere in US! At Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

Other US deals reminder:
The Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake is now in Stock for $329.97 at Amazon (Click here).
Black G3 with 14-42mm lens for $633 on Amazon (Click here)!
Adorama has the Voigtländer 25mm in Stock (Click here). And don’t forget that they are also accepting preorders on the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 lens (Click here)
You can now get the AG-AF100 Micro Four Thirds camcorder with a free (!) 14-140mm zoom lens at BHphoto (Click here).
The Black and White Olympus XZ-1 are in Stock for $409 only at Amazon (Click here).


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