Olympus 9-18mm worldwide shipping started (in Stock in Japan)

The Olympus 9-18mm worldwide shipping is started. Amazon Japan has the lens already in Stock. Most european and american shops will have the lens in Stock soon (in few weeks).

Direct link to the Olympus 9-18mm pre-order page: Pixmania UKDirect link to the Olympus 9-18mm pre-order page: Amazon JapanLink diretto alla pagine dell’obiettivo 9-18mm: Redcoon ItaliaDirekter link zur Vorbestellung des Objektives: Redcoon Deutschland / Amazon DeutschlandDirect link to the Olympus 9-18mm lens: Redcoon Poland / Pixmania PolandDirect link to the Olympus 9-18mm pre-order page: Amazon France / Pixmania FranceDirect link to the Olympus 9-18mm pre-order page: Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto

The E-P1 now has the same price as the E-PL1

Curious: The Olympus E-P1 has now the same price of the Olympus E-PL1 :)

I don’t know if all this price drops have to do with the upcoming Sony mirorrless camera announcements..probably not. But fact is that many MicoFourThirds stuff has the lowest price ever!

The Panasonic 14-140mm price dropped under $800 for the first time ($788.95)
The Panasonic 45mm has also the lowest price ever seen on amazon ($817.85)
The Olympus E-P2 now for $998.95
The Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm Lens for $754.45

Hot! Panasonic GF1+20mm for $769.99 (563 €) -> ships worldwide!

We have seen many price drops on Amazon and other stores but the real deal is now on Ebay.

The Top-rated seller “Cameraland” is selling four Panasonic GF1+20mm sets for $769.99 only! That’s $110 cheaper than the current price on Amazon US.

They ship worldwide so everyone interested in getting the camera should take a look on it.
For europeans: $769.99= 563 € -> In Germany the cheapest price is 742,99 € on Pixmania.de. So you save 180 €. I don’t know how much you have to pay for taxes if you buy in Ebay US.

UPDATE: I was told that in Italy you have to pay 25% taxes! :(
P.S.: we do not expect any Panasonic GF1 successor soon.

MicroFourThirds books in Germany and other countries.

I noticed that in Germany you can find some nice books about MicroFourThirds cameras. Now they have two new books:
The Profibuch Olympus PEN: E-P1, E-P2 & E-PL1 (Gebundene Ausgabe) and the Digital ProLine: Das praktische Handbuch zur Panasonic Lumix GF1

Other countries do not have that choice. Amazon UK lists only the Magic Lantern Guides: Olympus E-P1 (Magic Lantern Compact Guides).

The same book is available for US citizen in amazon: Magic Lantern Guides: Olympus E-P1