Olympus E-M5 books coming soon. And first 12-35mm unboxing video.

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The video on top is made by SmallCameraBigPicture and shows the 12-35mm unboxing ritual. I hope you can leave that experience soon too!
Panasonic 12-35mm X lens preorders at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

New E-M5 books coming:
David Busch is working on a guide for the OM-D and it should be finished in July. As you know he alreayd wrote an E-P2 guide you can find here at Amazon. The german Profibuch from Wagner should be in Stock very soon at Amazon Germany.

New E-M5 reviews and news:

ThePhoBlographer sold everything for the E-M5: “It perfectly embodies what I loved so much about the Fuji X100, but incorporates the usability and flexiblity of my Nikon D7000.
Photographer Marc Rogoff is also testing the E-M5. A never seen OMD grip at Dpreview Forum.

In Stock status check:
In USA some overpriced kits are in Stock at Amazon and eBay. In Stock in Canada at Mostlydigital.
Europeans have a bit more luck. Amazon UK has also the Silver body in Stock, Amazon Germany the black E-M5.
All preorder links: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

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(FT5) HOT! Major Panasonic announcement in early July!

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There is no vacation for a rumor website like me :(  Top sources just unveiled that Panasonic will have a major product announcement in early July. They didn’t share the “stuff” list but I was told that there are many new cameras. I am pretty sure we will finally see the new Panasonic G5. I am not sure about the LX6 yet. And I don’t expect any new m43 lens. The G5 should use the same G3 16 Megapixel sensor. What will change is the shape of the camera.

Stay tuned guys!

P.S.: I am moving to my new house in the middle of nowhere on the Pyrenees on July 5th. Please Panasonic no announcement on that day! :)

Links to the current G Panasonic models:
Panasonic G3 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic G2 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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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Some tech issues on 43rumors…

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For weeks now I am solving a series of minor issues on 43rumors and Mirrorlessrumors. I disabled the member messaging and member registration. The main reason is that I want to do a full checkup and upgrade that solves any spam or loading issue. If all works fine in two weeks 43rumors will load faster and be more spam-proof. Yesterday the website was offline for a coupel of hours. The main problem was MirrorlessRumors that had a broken comment system (now fixed).

Thanks for the patience! And now let’s go one with a real FT5 rumors…coming soon ;)

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Panasonic LX5 now for $319. LX6 announcement close?

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It is not a Micro Four Thirds camera but one of these cameras that many of us carry in their pocket. It now sell for $319 at Amazon (including the free $50 gift card). The new LX6 should have a larger sensor, maybe exactly as large as the Sony RX100 (Click here for specs and price).

Here is the question to you guys. If the LX6 has a fast zoom lens and large 1inch sensor…

Would you consider to use this camera instead of a PEN or GF/GX camera?

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UPDATE: a Sandisk deal at Adorama (Click here ot check it out).

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(UPDATED) Finally first Olympus 75mm tests!

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Finally we can see the first real tests of that beast of an Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens! Visit Four Thirds User, ePhotozine, Gabrielle Motola, Techradar, Photographyblog, Snappydiablog and ThisIsTanaka to see them! I will updated this post as soon as I find more links to tests.

FourThirdsUser writes: “Clearly, the 75mm lens beats the 45mm for sheer quality of background blur and bokeh, but the sharpness of in-focus areas at f/1.8 remains pretty much as good as the 45mm. You certainly don’t need to stop either lens down in order to get tack-sharp images.

P.S.: The lens should be in Stock starting from this week. Here are some direct preorder and price check links: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.

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