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GH1 for $399 + Adobe brings XZ-1 and E-PL2 support + Olympus lens converters coming on March 18


Right now you can get the Panasonic GH1 body only for $399 at Amazon (Click here).

Adobes new Camera RAW 6.4 and Lightroom 3.4 release candidates bring support for the newest Olympus’s XZ-1 and E-PL2 cameras:
Click here to download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v3.4 release candidate
Click here to download Adobe Camera Raw v6.4 release candidate
You can order the XZ-1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
and the E-PL2 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

And Olympus Japan just announced that worldwide shipment of the new Olympus lens converters will start on March 18. The Fisheye, wide and macro converter do work on the new 14-42mm II lens, and on the 14-150mm and 40-150mm lenses. P.S:: The Japanese website (Click here) tested the three new E-PL2 converters a few days ago.

  • Jadakiss

    This reminds me of the deal that had the GF1 and 20mm lens for under $500, the deal only lasted a short time, but what a freaking deal on the, or this $399 GH1…even if it is grey market, it is a hell of a deal…. If only I was serious about video.

  • Gino

    I love Adobe and how quick they are with updating raw files support!

  • Duarte Bruno

    More info on the wide adapter? What does it transform the 14-42mm into?
    Will it fit on the 9-18mm?

    • makes the new 14-42 into an 11mm

  • The dude

    I think it turns the 14-42 into 20 m 35 m equivalent (needs double checking) and it will not fit the 9-18 only the 14-42

    • Yep, according to Olympus’ website, both the wide-angle and the fish-eye converters give you 20.8mm (full frame equivalent). Although comparing focal length with a fish-eye lens isn’t exactly apples to apples… the wide-angle gives you an 89 degree angle of view, but the fish-eye gives you 120 degrees. They only say it supports the newest version of the 14-42.

      I’m pretty sure if you try to stick a wide-angle converter on a wide-angle lens, the only view you will get is the inside of the converter. ;)

      • Yep … I think you can get the closest focus to be inside the lens ;)

    • Funny – the .com website (non UK) give 20.8mm as the fullframe equivalents for both converters, though the wide-angle is indeed 11mm actual. I figured it was just a rounding error.. I guess it’s a ‘regular’ error. :D

  • Hm.. In Sweden it costs something like $940.. :(

    • Jules

      So you are telling us that it is not exclusively in systembolagett that skaterna are astronomical…?

      • Henrik

        Hehe that made me smile ;D.

  • Miroslav

    GH1 for $399 – I love those discontinued discounted :) cameras. Here in Europe, you can get E-PL1 with 14-150mm lens for 500-600 euros. The lens itself costs a little under 500 euros, so you can get E-PL1 for as low as 30 euros!

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