Weekly Deals

Today we made a worldwide check of all the best Olympus and Panasonic deals.

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We start with US/International shops:

– The Panasonic Gh1 should begin to be delivered this month at adorama at bhphoto and amazon US (all have it at the same price).

– The Leica D-Lux 4 has been discounted at amazon US ($685 instead of $769.00)

– The best price I found for the Panasonic LX3 (black) is at bhphoto ($499.95)

– Amazon sells the Panasonic 45-200mm lens with a 82$ price drop. A good chance to get this lens!

– You can preorder the Panasonic 7-14mm lens at amazon. It is higly regarded lens (look at slrgear)

– The Olympus 7-14mm is in stock at b&hphoto for $1,749.95

– The Olympus Zuiko 14-35mm is one of my favorite lenses and after rebates it is now avaible for $1,938.98 only at amazon

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UK
Panasonic GH1 (Black) with LUMIX G 14-140mm Lens is in stock for £1,329.95.

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Germany:
PANASONIC Lumix DMC-LX3 schwarz EUR 395 (mit dem Code “PIX05DE4”) Pixmania.de

Olympus E-620 for 599 Euro (body only) Pixmania.de

Have a nice shopping!

A little bit of everything…

Good morning!

First, we have some technical issues (again). That’s why we deactivated some website plugins. In the next days we will try to fix the problems forever.

By the way, my flight had a 3 hour delay and I only arrived at home at one o clock.  I woke up at 6am to go to work. So give me a little more time to write the E-P1 rumor summary, I have to sleep now :)

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Imaging Resource came up with a review of the Panasonic GH1 video features
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/DMCGH1/DMCGH1VIDEO.HTM

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There is a Pentaxforum thread where people discuss the E-P1. It is interesting to see how non-four thirds people react to the E-P1!

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Trusted reviews tested the Sigma DP2.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2009/06/09/Sigma-DP2/p1

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That’s all!

Tidbits from around the globe

Olympus DSLRs hold both the top spots in the computerbild.de camera rankings. Here cameras are not ranked purely by image quality/sensor performance, but also by usability, portability and consumer-suitability.

Original link: http://www.computerbild.de/bestenlisten/Die-besten-digitalen-Spiegelreflexkameras-3665800.html

English Translation

Japanese Translation

Some (meaningless) speculation from China over the new camera.

  • ISO 200-3200
  • 3.o” LCD
  • Two colours – Silver and White
  • Two kit lenses plus the 17/2.8 to be released
  • 13 Effective Megapixels

Original Link: http://www.sheya.net/info/74/n-1274.html

English Translation

Enjoy your day!

Safari version of the D-Lux 4

It seems Leica is going with the D-lux 4 the same way as the Leica 8.2. After the Titan version it s the time of the Safari D-Lux4 ersion. When can you buy it? Probably starting from August and a very Leica price…1.000$! But remember the production will be limited to 6.000 pieces only.

Original source: quesabesde.com

E-620 Reviewed by photographyblog – deemed “essential”

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Photographyblog.com had a crack at the e-620 and awarded it their highest certification. A quote from their conclusion:

“It’s one of the cheapest and most full-featured mid-range SLR cameras, with great ease-of use, compact size and light weight, and excellent image quality in good light. This camera certainly lives up to its official billing as “The Olympus E-620: All our knowledge in one”, and is our pick of the current range of Olympus DSLRs.”