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  Reply # 904104 28-Sep-2013 11:56 Send private message

Olympus will also be producing 2 additional Pro level lenses to partner the EM-1 on top of the 14-40 f2.8 and 40-150 f2.8 announced.

No specific details but one will be a fast Ultra Wide Angle zoom and the other a fast telephoto.

Scuttlebut suggests an f2.8 7-14 (equivalent to 14-28) and a similar 300mm (equivalent to 600mm)








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  Reply # 904691 29-Sep-2013 18:30 Send private message

It looks like an excellent camera, especially for those whose preferences are more in the area of stills than video.


I'm a huge fan of the Micro Four Thirds system, is very impressive what they offer. But as I'm more into the video than stills (although I taken anywhere from dozens to hundreds of photos every week) the EM-1 sadly doesn't have so much appeal for me. Olympus really needs to lift their game when it comes to video, even if it is just something as simple as 24p!!!! (there is much more needed, but at a *minimum* 24p would be a nice start) For goodness sake, why don't they *at least* do 24p??? Boggles the mind (unless it is some agreement with a competitor not to compete in the area of video, like maybe a deal cut with Sony as part of their tech sharing). So I'm more interested in what the GH5 holds ;-) (there will not be a GH4, due to superstitions around the number "4". This is why there was no G4, GX4, or GF4)

Not that I'm planning to buy a GH5, but I know when it comes out it will push down the prices of GH3/GH2/G6, making it even more affordable for me to purchase one as my upgrade from my current Panasonic GH1! ;-) Hehe

Did the same thing with GX7 release, I picked up a GX1 for only US$199!! Fantastic.




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  Reply # 904744 29-Sep-2013 20:28 Send private message

dman: I picked up a GX1 for only US$199!! Fantastic.


Sure is, where/how did you manage that?

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  Reply # 907555 3-Oct-2013 23:42 Send private message

I subscribe to the deals threads on Personal View so that I get notified automatically the moment they get updated, there are quite a few of these deals threads which are worthwhile and I've subscribed to, but the most relevant one to here is this one:

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/comment/140489


Additionally I read this here most days (which frequently gets deals posted to it):

http://www.43rumors.com/

Sometimes you need to use YouShop to get an item from USA over to here in NZ.

But if you don't have the time to monitor when deals pop up to squeeze out each last dollar of value (sometimes I debate if it is worthwhile... but I have a gear addiction!) it is easy enough to just jump on eBay and order ones right away that are still great bargains. For instance, for a GX1:

US253 http://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-PANASONIC-DMC-GX1-BLACK-Body-Only-/271259723154?pt=AU_Digital_Cameras&hash=item3f2856e592#ht_813wt_1162

US$258 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-LUMIX-DMC-GX1-16-0-MP-Digital-Camera-Black-Body-Only-/131008310004?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item1e80b42af4#ht_200wt_1400

US$240 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-LUMIX-DMC-GX1-16-0-MP-Digital-Camera-Black-Body-Only-/181229531879?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2a321f32e7#ht_24wt_1400

Or maybe a Panasonic G5 for only US$320 (it has in recently weeks however been selling for as little as US$239!! Wish I had the cash at the time to buy it, hopefully I will next time it goes this low):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-DMC-G5-16-MP-Compact-System-Camera-Body-Only-/151110281577?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item232edfe969
Or US$330:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-LUMIX-DMC-G5-16MP-Digital-Camera-Body-Black-NEW-USA-WARRANTY-ROBERTS-/141031333718?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item20d61f5f56

All of these provide fantastic value compared to buying a Panasonic GX7 or Olympus OMD EM-1 for several times the prices of one of these! Which do I want, half a dozen GX1 cameras or one GX7? :-P Maybe I'll get a GX7 one day..... when it is also selling for US$199 in a couple of years from now ;-) X




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  Reply # 913721 11-Oct-2013 15:55 Send private message

I just read this review which I thought was quite interesting:
http://www.cameradebate.com/2013/pentax-k-3-vs-canon-eos-70d-vs-olympus-om-d-e-m1/

I must admit that I'm a bit of a Pentax fan.

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  Reply # 913733 11-Oct-2013 16:00 Send private message

Yes that new Pentax is getting a lot of attention on the web at the moment.

A pity that comparison doesn't include the Nikon D7100, as it is the clear video performance winner in that price range, and a very good stills camera too.




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  Reply # 924706 31-Oct-2013 12:33 Send private message

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESOj56fWB8Q

Review of the OMD EM-1, and I quite like this guy's reviews.

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