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Olympus E-M1 and 12-40mm officially announced!


Image courtesy: Ming Thein.

Preorders in US and Europe (Click on the store name to read price and specs):
Dedicated page at Amazon.
Olympus E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama and BHphotoAmazon DE (via DL), WexUK, Topshot Finland, Namencolor Spain, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, AmazonDE (viaDL).
Olympus E-M1 with 12-40mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK and CameraWorldUK.
Olympus E-M1 with 12-50mm Lens kit at Amazon DE (via DL), WexUK, CameraWorldUK.
Olympus EP-13 Eyecup for E-M1 at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip for E-M1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LC-62D Metal Front Lens Cap for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus LH-66 Lens Hood for 12-40mm at Adorama and BHphoto.

Dpreview, Pekka Potka previewePhotozine, BH In-Depth Article, TVsmith preview, SmallCameraBigPicture, Adorama, ThePhoBlographer, Photoscala (German), systemkamerablog (German), Quesabesde (Spanish), Photographyblog hands-on (E-M1, 12-40mm Lens), Steve Huff, Damian McGilliCuddy, Pen And Tell (German), OpenPN (French).

Robin Wong (part one), Ming Thein, Ming Thein on Flickr (part one and part two), DSLRmagazine (Spanish: part one and part two).

Lens (p-)Review:
Ming Thein, ThePhoBlographer, OpenPN (French).
Image of the 40-150mm f/2.8 lens at Dpreview, ePhotozine, OpenPN (French).

Image samples:
Ming Thein on Flickr (part one and part two), SmallCameraBgPicture, Rock photographer Ross Halfins Facebook has E-M1 portraits, DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Digitalcamerareview, Mitsuako Iwago, Gabrielle Motola.

video sample by Oly Malaysia, systemkamerablog (German), TheCameraStoreTV, Gordon Laing, Olympus PROMO (Product movie, EVF, Dual AF), First Look by InTech, Overview by Adorama, Whatdigitalcamera, Unboxing video by Damian MCGilliCuddy, Blunty.

Hot info and curiosity:
No more Four Thirds camera or lenses will be produced. Olympus officially merges MFT and FT into one system ( Olympus were developing E-7 and E-M1 together….but they decided to commercialize only the E-M1… (
Olympus plans to release a wideangle zoom and super-telephoto prime in this nascent Micro Four Thirds ‘PRO’ range (Dpreview / ePhotozine).
Image of the 40-150mm f/2.8 at Dpreview.
Rockstar Ross Halfins E-M1 portraits
Annoying: No special 12-40mm kit price in USA!

Press Text:
E-M1: Dpreview, ThePhoBlographer, Photoscala (German), systemkamerablog (German), Quesabesde (Spanish), Photographyblog, (Japanese), Techradar, LeMondeDeLaPhoto (French), ePhotozine, DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Olympus press event pics on FB, Official Olympus OMD page.
12-40mm: Dpreview, systemkamerablog (German), Photographyblog, OpenPN (French), ePhotozine, DSLRmagazine (Spanish),
40-150mm f/2.8 and Lens roadmap: ePhotozine, (Japanese)

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