(FT5) New Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom will cost $1500 AUSD.


An australian friend sent me the pricing info for the soon to be announced 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom. It will cost $1,500 AUSD. The lens will ship in very early 2015. In US the lens is “rumored” to cost around $1200-1300.

Official Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO description (via http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/em1_brochure)

Incorporating the same powerful optical and digital technologies developed for the top-of-the-line Zuiko Digital lenses, M.Zuiko PRO series lenses are designed to bring the highest level of professional imaging performance to our line of compact Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The second model in this series is a telephoto zoom lens with 35mm camera-equivalent zoom range from 80mm to 300mm. Built tough to stand up to the harsh demands of professional use, this high-grade lens boasts optical performance with f2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range and a durable dust-/splash-proof structure. Together with the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO standard zoom lens, this new lens enables the PRO series to cover the widest possible range of photographic requirements.

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a little bit of everything…


SAMYANG 10mm with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera from Samyang Europe on Vimeo.

Panasonic FZ1000 Shooter’s Report Part I (Imaging Resource).
First wedding with the EM1 by Sergio Muscat.
A talented coder named Jonathan has made the first hacking tool for Olympus camera’s. It allows flashing of modified firmwares onto the EM-10. http://lightsnowdev.blogspot.de
Olympus 60mm Macro Lens pics on Flickr.

Lawrence: “I’m a filmmaker that shoots Micro Four Thirds cameras and I recently shot a short film on the GH4 to submit to HBO’s Project Green Light. I didn’t see anything in the rules preventing me from sharing the video online so I uploaded it to YouTube and thought I would share it with you and my fellow readers. I am hoping the 4/3 Rumors community will enjoy it and support the film by sharing it, tweeting about it, blogging about it even screaming from the rooftops. Here’s a YouTube link.

Boon:This is a video I have shot with a full-spectrum Olympus OMD EM-5, to show flowers in UV and the light spectrum that some insects see in. http://myphotojourney.co.uk/insect-d-sight-video/

Justin:http://vimeo.com/m/97385677. It’s a link to a video test of the Metabones Speed Booster Canon EF to M4/3 (not for the BMPCC) prototype on the Lumix GH4. Pretty excited for it and I hope it has fast and reliable autofocus (:

Jessica:…found this really creepy Mannequin website taken with Olympus and Panasonic m43 cameras http://iseemannequins.com

Jessica again :)Not a rumor but just saw that the blog at http://footlessfish.com/ has been updated (last 3 posts) with some really great photos taken with the Nocticron 42.5mm lens on the GH4/EM1 and some amazing underwater macro with a Nauticam Super Macro Converter and Olympus 60mm lens.

Marc:My latest work shot with an Olympus E-M5 and the Olympus 25mm 1.8 lens. It’s a shop in Brussels left pretty much unchanged since the early 1960’s. Here is a link: http://marcprovins.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/golden-scissors.html”


Panasonic 20mm II pancake sells for $280.


The Panasonic 20mm II sells for around $280 via 6ave in two different kits: Kit one (Click here) and Kit two (Click here).

More US deals:
Save $100 on the Open Box GH4 sold by Samys one Bay (Click here).
E-M1 for $999 via eBay US (Click here).
Rokinon 7.5mm T3.8 Cine UMC Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Bower 35mm f/1.4 for Olympus Four-Thirds Mount at BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Olympus XZ-2 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
All current Olympus deals can be seen on that Amazon page and on that GetOlympus page.


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