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.
Above is a short video that Nick and I shot using a pair of Olympus E-P3 cameras. Nothing fancy in terms of lenses, filters, matte box or follow focus. We just wanted to see what kind of footage we could get out of them straight out of the box. [click to continue…]
The Olympus E-P3 is the third model in the flagship Micro Four Thirds lineup known as PEN cameras, which got started with the E-P1. I’ve been using the Olympus E-P3 for a couple of days now and wanted to give you some of my initial thoughts on the new camera and why it’s the best PEN yet. [click to continue…]
The newly announced Olympus E-P3 is available for pre-order at B&H, which usually means (at B&H anyway) that it will be in stock and ready to ship soon.
You can also get in the pre-order line for the E-P3 at Amazon and Adorama.
Olympus has opened up its Micro Four Thirds line of cameras to three new cameras. The Olympus E-PM1, E-PL3 and E-P3 (shown above) essentially make up the small, medium and large categories for the series. Of course, “large” is a relative term with respect to the Olympus Micro Four Thirds line as a whole.
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