(UPDATED) Three third party battery for E-M5 in Stock for $34!?!?!!

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UPDATE: Incredible! I hope it’s not a joke but you can right now buy three(!) third party batteries for $34 on eBay (Click here to see the auction!!!). It has almost 1/6 of the price of the original Olympus battery (here on BHphoto). Hope it works as good as the original. Good to know it comes with a 24 months warranty!And don’t forget to check out for the super new Gariz E-M5 half leather cases: You can find them in Black (Click here) and Brown (Click here). Sexy 🙂

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Panasonic US launches new rebate (until May 5th).

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There seems to be a new rebate battle in USA! After Olympus also Panasonic launched a new rebate action that will last until May 5th. A super nice list of Lens deals is available at BHphoto (Click here).

Here are the single camera deals:
GH2 with lens for $749at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake lens sells for $395 at Amazon (Click here).

Here are the single lens deals:
$200 rebate on the 14-140mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$200 rebate on the 3D lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$150 rebate on the 45-200mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$100 rebate on the 45-175mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
$80 rebate on the 14-42 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

PEN USA deals (and more)
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-P3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PL3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!
$100 price drop on all Olympus E-PM1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Combine it with the 40-150mm lens and the total rebate is $150!

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Speculation running wild after the Olympus teaser :)

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The video teaser you see her eon top created quite a buzz! Time to make a summary of what’s going on. First, Olympus sent out nuts to many journalists (like Techradar and Photographyblog for example). Damian Mcgillicuddy received a big mystery package from Olympus. And than we had that new teaser at http://getolympus.com/worldsfirst/ (I posted the video on top of this post).
Olympus is known to make such campaigns for important camera releases (the last one was for the Olympus E-M5 for example). So many here started to speculate that something BIG might will be announced soon. And also that “PRO image quality” statement sounds so good. There is even some chinese website listing the E-7 🙂

But I think Olympus marketing is just playing a big game on the not so big (at least for me) Olympus TG-1 iHS camera that has been already leaked (via Photorumors). The video clearly suggest that this is a splashproof new Though camera (here is a list of these cameras on Amazon).

So should we give up all our hopes? The only thing that speaks for something really BIG is the package sent to Damian Mcgillicuddy.
He is a pro photographer and certainly not exactly the target customer for a Though camera! And looking at the size of the package he received this looks more like a big camera or big lens. I suspect he got an early production version of the 75mm f/1.8 or 60mm macro lenses. My sources told me that both lenses would arrive in early Summer. So may Olympus will soon give us the final specs and price and release date of these two jewels?

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Nokton 17.5mm lens test roundup! (and how to correct Color Fringe)

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One of the most amazing lenses for the Micro FOur Thirds system is the new Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95. It is now shipping in may countries and it’s time to see the first user tests!
ThePhoBlographer (Click here) posted the video you here see on top and some image samples on their website. Steve Huff (Click here) also had a quick look on the lens. Two of our readers also sent me an email to shrae their experience wiht the lens:
1)I just got the Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 and it is an utterly superb lens: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dckyoto/sets/72157629567579710/ There’s something about the colour reproduction and contrast in the bokeh, some of the shots look almost as if they have been taken with an ND filter. Really sweet!
2)Just share this with other M43 interested people. I am continuing with tests on the new Nokton 17.5mm, and it is wonderful. This shows how sharp and precise the close distance focusing is, and the creamy bokeh!!! https://plus.google.com/115255826572441766446/posts/EYWQ7Lk1oaq

As you know the lens has some color fringe when used at full aperture. A reader (thanks!) made me notice that article at Adobe (Click here). it explains how to remove it in lightroom! Amazing!

And below you can find some direct links to stores having the lens in Stock (mostly via eBay):
In Europe at Photoalps (Click here), Bayernphoto (Click here), Topfoto (Click here), Digitalhandel (Click here), Shphoto (Click here),
In Asia at Breguetcamera (Click here), BennyWong (Click here), ShipfromJapan (Click here), FatJump (Click here), ShipfromJapan (Click here),
In USA at Bhphoto (Click here).

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