The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/1.8 lens is a new Micro Four Thirds lens for its PEN system of mirrorless cameras. As such, it serves as a 34mm equivalent when compared to full frame cameras.
The new lens retails for $499.99 and should ship in December. It is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
Alongside the Olympus E-PL5, the new Olympus E-PM2 rounds out Olympus’ lineup of mirrorless cameras for Photokina 2012.
The E-PM2 features the same 16MP LiveMOS sensor as found in the E-PL5. Likewise, the E-PM2 sports a 3-inch touch screen LCD and 1080i HD video capture. [click to continue…]
The Olympus E-PM1 with 14-42mm kit lens is available this week for $399. (Compare at $499 retail.) Get it here at B&H Photo.
There are also mail-in rebates available for other Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras. Details here at B&H Photo.
Lots of leaky news on the new Olympus OM-D mirrorless interchangeable lens camera over the past week or so. The above image appears to be the first legit photo of the camera that has leaked out. [click to continue…]
Olympus has unveiled the ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens for its Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new lens covers a 24-100mm equivalent field of view on full frame cameras and is optimized for HD video capture via a motorized zoom and quiet AF motor.
The Olympus ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ should be available in January 2012 at an initial retail price of $499.99. Check availability on Amazon.
The recently-announced Olympus E-PM1 has been officially priced at $499 and will include a 14-42mm kit lens.
As a refresher, the E-PM1 is the smallest of the PEN series cameras. It features a 12.3MP Micro Four Thirds image sensor, 1080i HD video capture and a sensitivity range up to ISO 12800.
The E-PM1 should start shipping in September.
Check availability at B&H Photo and Amazon.