Olympus 45mm in Stock. Silver and Black Panasonic 45-175mm in US and Europe (and superdeal in UK).


First, the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 portrait lens is in Stock via third party resellers at Amazon (Click here). It’s $60 more expensive than the price at Adorama (Click here) but they still don’t have it in Stock.

Here is the in Stock status fo the 45-175mm lens. At least one Panasonic lens is shipping without any delay ;)
The Black version is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). In Europe at Amazon.de (Click here) and Amazon UK (Click here).
The Silver version is in Stock in US stores at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and J&R (Click here). In European stores at

The real hot deal is ongoing in UK. You can get the 45-175mm X lens for £279.99 at Panasonic store Uk (Click here). To get the discount you have to sign up to Lumix Lifestyle Community (offer ends 17th October 2011).

P.S.: The super tiny 14-42mmX lens is in Stock at Amazon Japan (Click here). It should be in Stock within the next couple of weeks in non-japanese countries too!

  • Boot

    Are these x lenses also useful for stills photographer?

    • Boot…I got the 45-175mm. I am a stills only guy…(this lens looks more vid oriented)…but I went for it because of the so..soo…sooo compact size. I like is a lot. Is it perfect? No. ..but damn…did I mention how small it is?!?!?!? LOL.

  • 34343434343

    canon will announce a FF mirrorless next thursday… keep my word in mind!!

    you heard it here first….from a guy who works for zeiss germany. :)

    • admin

      Really? Do you have some details about it?

      • 34343434343

        no details i am 100% sure about…. i just got it from a friend who works for canon and is under NDA.

        but 18 october will send out quite a shockwave. :)

        • admin

          Canonrumors says a new 1D camera is coming.

      • Salve

        looks like really true if consider that canon didn’t do a bit with last cameras and mirrorless FF can explain this “inactivity”. they have nothing to compete with nikon d5100 and d700 and now with sony nex. so mirrorless FF looks like they answer to nikon and sony.

    • WOW! now that is OFF TOPIC! LOL….
      I sent the info over to Canon Rumors..see if he has a follow up.
      This could explain Canon Rumors confusion about what is being announced…He has been all over the place trying to speculate but is very “not certain”

  • DanL

    My Adorama preorder for the 45mm showed up yesterday.

  • Now…on topic…I took delivery of the 45-175mm this week from H&B Digital in New York. Mario sent it out right away and I had it in 24hrs. via Fed-x ground. Reliable outlet. I posted a review up in the camera database at the top of this page. The lens is great because it is soooooo small AND has internal focusing & zoom…so it stays small even when you are using it. It is very plastic feeling..VERY. So I have mixed feelings about it…based on the build I think the price should come down…but KUDOS to Pany for making such a small, nicely performing lens which is what MFT is all about.
    Does anyone know where I can get a reasonably priced lens hood for the Oly 45mm f/1.8?

    • Brod1er

      I think the UK “superdeal” reflects the more normal retail price for the 45-175. This is the same level as the old 45-200 with which it’s IQ seems comparable. As said above, the lens offers power zoom and more compact dimensions, but lacks the solid build of the old lens (probably it’s best feature….). At least they are realistic on price. Hopefully the 14-42 will follow thus trend!

  • Steve Smith

    Based on a fair number of reports in Dpreview, it appears there’s a good chance that the OIS of the 45-175 may have something amiss in it.

  • iMikl

    Yes! Got my 45mm 1.8 finally here in Korea for less than 250€.
    Can’t wait to take it for a walk ;-)

  • Stopkidding

    Got my 45 from JR photo via amazon for 399

  • Hmmm the UK £ equivalent of the Japanese Yen price [Y35,800] of the 14-42X lens is approx £295. That’s a lot better than I expected although I’m sure the rip-off Britain effect will come into play.

  • Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyway, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

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