Quick News – Even more shots of the soon-to-be-announced Olympus E-P5 have emerged, this time courtesy of the folks at Mobile01. The leaked images, posted above and below, show the three expected E-P5 body and lens color variants, as well as the new Olympus VF-4 viewfinder.
Unsurprisingly, as it’s now becoming a yearly occurrence, another Olympus camera has been leaked ahead of it’s official unveiling. This time, it’s the long-rumored E-P3′s successor, shown above and below – a MILC which seems to have taken many design traits from it’s older Olympus brothers – namely the PEN-F.
According to information compiled by 43Rumors from trustworthy sources, Olympus is planning to “revolutionize” their current PEN line-up come this September, most likely in and around the time of Photokina 2012. Reports have it that the present trio of offerings; the E-PM, the E-PL and the E-P series will have greater differentiations between each other and that the differences will be more “obvious.”
Olympus Officially Announces the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm F/1.8, While Fuji Unveils Their Leica M-Mount Adapter
After teasing its expected official unveiling by way of an ominous package and poem sent to various news outlets, the story of which can be read HERE, Olympus finally announced the much-anticipated M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 lens – an offering that Olympus themselves are dubbing as the “perfect portrait lens.”
Deal Alert – Both B&H and Amazon are currently offering two fairly fantastic deals of the M-4/3 variety in the Panasonic GH2 and Olympus E-P2, listing their body-only versions for just $599 and $229 respectively.
Amazon’s E-P2 offering is only good while supplies last, while B&H’s GH2 promotion is expected to last until April 21st. The $599 price for the latter is only visible once you add it to your cart. Click on the corresponding link below to be taken to their appropriate product detail pages:
In a recommendation made by the Securities Exchange and Surveillance Commission (SESC) to the Financial Services Agency (FSA), Olympus has been endorsed to pay nearly 200 million yen, or roughly $2.5 million, in accounting fees due to the company’s false regulatory filings dating back from March of 2007 through Q1 of 2011.
Deal Alert – Amazon is currently offering the oldie, but goodie, Olympus E-PL1 for the bargain-basement price of just $149.95 body-only, or $289.00 with the 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 M.Zuiko kits lens.