September 2, 2014
Posted in deals

Deal fo the day: Refurbished Black E-Pm1 kit for $199.

A limited quantity of refurbished Black E-Pm1 cameras with kit lens are for sale for $199 only on eBay US (Click here). That’s pretty low price!

First Kodak S-1 MFT cameras:
White S-1 Camera with 12-45mm f/3.5-5.6 AF Lens (Click here).
White S-1 Camera with 12-45mm f/3.5-5.6 and 42.5-160mm f/3.9-5.9 AF Lens (Click here).
Black S-1 Camera with 12-45mm f/3.5-5.6 AF Lens (Click here).
Black S-1 Camera with 12-45mm f/3.5-5.6 AF Lens (Click here).

Panasonic camera rebates:
$300 off on the Panasonic GH3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here)and BHphoto (with 4% reward).
$300 off on the Panasonic GX7 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Panasonic G6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (with free SanDisk 32GB).
Receive a free Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH Lens with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 14-42mm lens bundle in Black (Click here) or Silver (Click here).

September 2, 2014
Posted in news

Olympus kills grey market by dropping the worldwide warranty!

With a plain simple press text Olympus officially announced the termination of the global warranty program. This is going to affect all buyers that will buy Olympus stuff from abroad. This is likely going to affect seriously the large grey market. This is the official press text:

“Olympus Imaging Corporation has been providing Worldwide warranty for digital cameras and accessories since April 1, 2004, except for some countries and regions.
However, the time has come to stop providing Worldwide warranty because of regulation by laws and differences in the infrastructure of the repair facilities in individual countries.
Please kindly be informed that Worldwide warranty will not be provided with most of our Micro Four Thirds System and compact digital camera products shipped after September of 2014.

The Worldwide warranty card you have, is currently still valid as long as it meets the conditions required for warranty repair. Also, the Worldwide warranty card enclosed with the new products which you purchase from now, is also valid. Local warranty card is valid only in the country where you purchase the product and all repairs undertaken in other countries will be a chargeable service.

For any questions please refer to the “Olympus Authorized Distributor List” and contact our Service Station or Distributor for assistance.”

September 2, 2014
Posted in Rumors

(FT5) Panasonic GM5 and LX100 to be announced on September 15.

I hope the new LX100 looks like the gorgeus Panasonic LC1 you see here on top :)

Both new Panasonic cameras will be announced on September 15! The GM5 is a MFT camera with built-in EVF and on sensor stabilization. The LX100 is a fixed zoom lens camera with Four Thirds sensor and 4K recording. I guess Panasonic will also show their new MFT lenses: the Panasonic 35-100mm lens (article here) and Panasonic 150mm f/2.8 lens (article here). And I hope the rumor about a huge GH4 firmware update are true also :)

Note: Previously we reported about a possible 4K product announcement around September 5-6 based on that Henry-Panasonic info (click here). Seems like this “new product” has nothing to do with the LX100 after all…


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September 2, 2014
Posted in reviews

Extended E-PL7 test by Robin Wong.


Image courtesy: Robin Wong

Robin Wong (Click here) posted the second part of his ongoing E-PL7 review:

On the whole, I think the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is one truly capable camera. Yes it is not perfect, and it may not have significant improvement over E-M10, but in the PEN Lite series, it is one huge level up from E-PL5/E-PL6.

And here is an interesting info from the German Pen And Tell site:

The new BLS-50 battery (here at BH) has 5% more capacity than the previous batteries. The good news is that it can be used by all preivous PEN models too.

E-PL7 preorder, specs and price links to all newly announced Olympus stuff:
Full special page at Adorama.
Silver E-PL7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, Wex UK.
Black E-PL7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, Wex UK.
Silver E-PL7 with lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, Wex UK.
Black E-PL7 with lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus, Wex UK.
White E-PL7 at Wex UK.
Black 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
Black LH48 Metal hood for the 12mm lens at Adorama.
Black kit lens lens cover at Adorama, BHphoto.
Brown kit lens lens cover at Adorama, BHphoto.
Black CS-45B body jacket at Adorama, BHphoto.
Brown CS-45B body jacket at Adorama, BHphoto.
Black E-PL7 CS-45B at Adorama.
Brown E-PL7 CS-45B at Adorama.
Olympus BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery at BHphoto.
EP12 underwater housing at GetOlympus.

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