(UPDATED) Olympus silently lowers the price of the E-M5 E-PL5 and E-PM2 in US! And savings on lenses too!


You may remember that we had those nice E-M5 deals at Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And after that the price of the E-m5 E-Pç5 and E-PM2 went back to the usual price. Now Olympus silently lowered the price of all E-M5 kits in US. And you can also save up to $100 on Olympus lenses at Amazon (Click here to check it out).

E-M5 price drops:
-$50 on the body only at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto (Click on store names to open the page).
-$50 on the body with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
-$100 on the body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Same price drops on different auctions on eBay (to check here via Slidoo).

E-PL5 price drops:
-$100 on all kits at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

E-PM2 price drops:
-$100 on all kits at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Gold Box deal:

And 12.36PM you will find a new Gold Box deal on the E-PL3 at Amazon (Check it out here). Still ongoing: GF5 with 14-42mm lens for $349 only at Newegg (Click here).

For my EU readers:
Checked on some price comparison toll if there is some general price drop on the E-M5 and found nothing (as expected). Cheapest price for the E-M5 can be found as usual in France, Italy and Spain (check it here via Slidoo).


Exploded view of the Olympus E-P1.


Click on the image to see the fully exploded view of the E-P1

43rumors reader Warren sent me this image of his broken Olympus E-P1. He wrote: “The main control wheel gave up on me, and decided I cant be asked to have it fixed as I have like 7 ep1’s, 2 epl3’s a
ep2, epl5, epm2, 2 omds and a few others kicking about, so really just decided to make an artwork!

The Olympus E-P1 was the first MFT camera from Olympus and is also the camera I still own and sue for my everyday shots along the superb Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens (here ot find on eBay).


New MFT reviews roundup!


Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH3 25mm f1.4 from Marcel Gothow on Vimeo.

Time to catch up with MFT reviews posted recently on the web:

SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 rolling review part 1 (Lenspron).
Twice Nirvana: Lumix X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 Review at Frugalfilmmakers.
Olympus 17mm image samples at Nikkei.
Lens Test Panasonic Lumix GX 12-35mm f2.8 OIS at Cameraergonomics and at Sansmirror.
E-PL5 review at ThePhoBlographer, Digitalcamerareview and at ePhotozine.
Jack and Jill went up the hill with the OM-D (Jamesharold).
E-PM2 test at Pixinfo.
Hands on Review of the Olympus 60mm f-2.8 Macro Lens (TheDigitalStory).

Small advertising for our new project: read the Slidoo article on 43rumors.


GH3 production delay in Japan?


5D Mark III vs GH3 from Ryan Mancuso on Vimeo.

There a rumors on the Japanese website Kakaku (translation here) saying that the shipment of GH3 will be delayed in Japan due to a big delay in the production of “finder component” of the camera. (Thanks Onur for finding this). Don’t know if the info is correct. For now the GH3 is regularly shipping in EU and US stores and should ship next week at Amazon Japan too.

More GH3 news:
Quick Informal High ISO Image Comparison between the GH3 and E-M5 (ThePhoBlographer).
Image samples at Outbackphoto.
And of course first GH3 owners are posting their unboxing videos on youtube.

GH3 store links and in Stock status check:
12-35mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Wex DE, Photoexpress UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL),
14-140mm GH3 kit: Wex UK, Amazon UK, Photoexpress UK, Wex DE, Amazon FR,
Body only: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Panasonic store, Samys, Henry, Vistek, Wex UK, FotoHansKeuzekamp (NL), Amazon FR, Webdistirbution FR.