Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 – Cyber Monday Deal Alert

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 - Cyber Monday Deal Alert

In addition to the previously mentioned Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens sale, B&H has the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lens on sale for $149 (reg. $199) as one of its Cyber Monday deals. It is available for Sony NEX cameras and Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. This deal ends Nov. 27. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 – Black Friday Deal Alert

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 - Black Friday Deal Alert

The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens for Sony NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras is $50 off at B&H for Black Friday. The lens normally runs $199, but is $149 right now. I own this lens and highly recommend it for Sony NEX users. See my Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN First Look Review.

The deal on this lens is here for the Micro Four Thirds mount and here for the Sony NEX version.

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for $229 – Black Friday Deal Alert

The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye lens is on sale for $229 (reg. $299) through November 27. The lens is available in Canon, Nikon Sony Alpha, Pentax, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Check out more deals on our 2012 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Camera and Photo Deals Roundup.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Version 1.5 Firmware Update

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus has issued a firmware update for the OM-D E-M5, which offers the following improvements:

1)      Decreased operating sounds in photo ready mode

2)      Improved 5-axis stabilization when using OM lenses with an adapter, even in Movie mode

3)      All updates up to version 1.2 are included

You can get the firmware update through Olympus’ software updater.

Panasonic GH3 Officially Unveiled

Panasonic GH3

The Panasonic GH3 is a new 16MP Micro Four Thirds camera with both still image and video prowess.   The GH3 features powerful 1080/60p 50Mbps IPB video capture and 1080/24p at 72Mbps ALL-I video capture.

The GH3 body is magnesium alloy and weather sealed and offers an OLED monitor and an EVF.  What’s more, the GH3 packs all of this into a $1299 price tag – available for pre-order here at Amazon.com.

Panasonic GH3 Key Features

  • 16MP LiveMOS Sensor
  • 1080/60p 50Mbps IPB and 24p 72Mbps ALL-I
  • 6fps Frame Rate
  • ISO 125-25600
  • OLED Monitor and Live View Finder
  • Magnesium Alloy, Weather Sealed Body
  • Auto HDR Mode
Panasonic 35-100mm
Alongside the GH3, Panasonic is also announcing a new 35-100mm f/2.8 lens (70-200mm equivalent) for the Micro Four Thirds mount.  The lens, combined with the existing 12-35mm f/2.8 lens, makes a formidable combo (both of which feature optical image stabilization) to match up against full frame kits of the 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 flavors.  The new 35-100mm f/2.8 lens retails for $1499 and is available for pre-order here at Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]