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The Photokina rumor roundup (Silver OMD, E-Pl7, new FT fixed lens, new Pro lenses…)


Photokina is getting closer and some of you may be confused about what could be announced and what is NOT coming. So here is a list of the cameras and lenses you can expect to see announced. Of course these are rumors only for now :)

Panasonic cameras:
FT5: A new Micro Four Thirds camera.
FT5: A fixed lens Four Thirds sensor compact camera.
FT2: LX8 (article here).

Olympus cameras:
FT5: A new E-PL7 camera (article here).
FT3: A new Silver E-M1 edition and maybe a 4K firmware update (article here).

FT2: Olympus 9mm PRO prime (article here).
FT4: Black Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens (article here).
FT4: Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens (article here).
FT5: Panasonic 35-100mm lens (article here).
FT5: Olympus 7-14mm and 300mm PRO lenses (article here).
FT5: Panasonic 150mm f/2.8 lens (article here).

Third party stuff:
FT5: Zyoptics 42,5mm f/1.2 coming (article here).
FT5: Samyang 50mm f/1.5 for MFT (article here).
FT4: Schneider Kreuznach lenses (article here).

What’s not going to happen:
No Olympus Full Frame camera (article here).
No 100-300mm X from Panasonic (article here).
No Panasonic G7 (article here).
No GF camera coming this year (article here).

Like you see there are really many new MFT lenses to come!

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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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