(FT5) Akira Watanabe confirms that Olympus will release two MicroFourThirds zoom lenses!

The only MFT zoom lens to date, the 14-42mm lens

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Lenstip published an interview with Mr. Akira Watanabe (from Olympus Digital SLR Product Strategy Department).
The lenstip interviewer asked him what kind of MicroFourThirds lenses will come as next and Mr. Watanbe answer was: “We are planning a wide zoom and a high-mag zoom next spring. For further plans, we would like to inform the customers when it becomes possible.”

They still have no roadmap for new prime lenses. So keep answering our prime lens poll! Let them hear your whishes!

a little bit of everything…

G4TV reviewd the E-P1

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Some flickr images showing the Art-Filters cpabilities of the E-P1

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The first lucky E-P1 owners are starting to share their images and thoughts inside the E-P1.net forum:

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(FT4) Leica and MicroFourThirds rumors summary

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Good morning,

now we have a more clear and reliable vision over Leicas position in relation to the MicroFourThirds world. We thought it is time for a small rumor summary:

(FT5) Leica has no plan to produce a MicroFourThirds camera (multiple sources confirmed that)
(FT4) Panasonic will produce lenses using the Leica “brand”. The quality of the lenses will be approved by Leica (multiple sources confirmed that)
(FT3) The first Panasonic lens with Leica quality should be the 30mm 1.4 (one sources confirmed that)
(FT4) Leica has no plan to release a self produced MicroFourThirds or “normal” FourThirds lens. (multiple sources confirmed that)