This may be the Olympus viewfinder of the future…really?

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Back in summer Olympus surprisingly showed their Google Glass version (more on that on CNET). Now I spotted a new patent that combines that futuristic technology with the use of an Olympus camera. The glass works as a sort of a viewfinder positioned directly over your eye. The electronic image appears as soon as the camera will be hold close to it. The Olympus patent describes how this also helps to miniaturize cameras because you will not need any built-in viewfinder nor LCD screen.

You can read the details fo the patent at freepatentsonline.

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(FT4) New 75-300mm II coming soon?

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According to trusted sources form our Japanaese firends at Digicaminfo Olympus will announce a new updated 75-300mm II F4.8-6.7 ED lens soon. As I told you lats week the current 75-300mm lens is marked as “discontinued” at BHphoto (Click here) and almost completely gone from Amazon too (Click here).

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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Black E-M5 is the most sold (says Olympus France) And new set of refurbished E-M5 cameras in Europe…

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Interview:
Olympus France stated in an interview with Lepidi (translation here) that the black version sells more than the Silver. And most buyers are SLR owners and many of them are Journalists.

E-M5 in Europe:
For the third time Olympus launched an E-M5 rebate action while Europeans have to rely on local hard to find deals. For some mysterious reason the chepaest E-M5 you can find in Euro currency is in France (864 for body at Amazon), and in Italy (on eBay via Slidoo). And after a very long time plenty of refurbished E-M5 cameras are sold at Olympusmarket on eBay (Click here). To get notified in future about the new European refurbished E-M5 auctions login at Slidoo and save this search.

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(FT1) Olympus to make lenses for the Sony new NEX-FF system? (has to be a joke!)

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Picture of the Sony-Olympus collaboration presentation.

Oh guys! I cannot make a pass a whole year without to post an FT1 ranked rumor! Or not? So let me post one I got and that I am sure is 99% not real. Just for fun ok? (ranking explained at the bottom of this post)

An anonymous source claimed to know that Sony will launch a NEX-FF by end of 2013. And Olympus have been asked by Sony to develop and manufacture lenses for the new system. While it’s certain that Olympus and Sony will collaborate on the compact camera front I doubt Olympus has the necessary resources to make FF lens for Sony. But hey, there may be a day when Olympus will make FF lens (and cameras). But I don’t think the day is close…

P.S: If for some incredible fortunate reason the rumor would be correct than I would be the first to eventually buy a Full Frame Olympus OM camera!

OMD camera history:
M-1, OM-1, OM-1 MD, OM-1N, OM-2, OM-2N, OM-2S/SP, OM-3, OM-3Ti, OM-4, OM-4T/Ti black and chrome, OM-10, OM-20 (OM-G), OM-30(OM-F), OM-40 (OM-PC), OM-77AF (OM-707), OM-88 (OM-101), OM-2000.

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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