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Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by wolfie, Jun 26, 2011.
As usual 43rumors site:
Do your research, find better photos and I'll move you to the front page.
You are now, should except this mission, the official Pen 3 investigator.
Aww shucks ..
It's all down to time zones - you guys are all asleep when the fun is happening!:tongue:
But I am certainly becoming more and more keen on getting one of these new PEN models.
If the rumors are true, they have answered the major objection from day one of the system:
Focus speed - with a new series lens, the claim is that Oly have toppled Panny from the AF speed throne.
This improvement extends to previous generation M43lenses, but they wont achieve same ultimate performance as new lenses.
Finally, one of my peeves, they have put in a focus assist light (see the light on front view shot below hot shoe) - I have, and always will - hate flash strobing as a range finding technique.
I'm happy with 12 mp, especially if DR, noise are improved.
Hope the new EVF is cheaper and compatible with previous models.
Still want a WR body and lens!!!
it's not love at first sight here ...
It's love for you Paul, ya just don't know it yet. Wait till Wolfie sniffs out more info and photos...
looks like a great camera but I'm a little sad that the design is moving away from the classic look. Or rather that it isn't evolving the classic look. I still want a camera that has all the features of this one but the form factor of a slightly smaller OM4. The E-P1 was nearly there.
Clear photo of E-P3 !
Here it is:
suppose there will be more about the e-pm1 and e-pl3 soon
Any way to find a rear end shot.....?
Your doing good so far...
wolfie, thanks so much for being our point person!
Yep, once the rumor sites get their hands on the press kit, they eek it out little by little .
Handsome little bugger with that new lens on it.
That lens is sweet. Mft body with Olympus 12mm f2.0, Summilux (mft) 25 mm f1.4, Sonnar ZM 50 f1.5 and adapter, how does this sound?
Actually that clear shot shows it is a lot nicer than i thought.
Slightly underwhelmed here. I was rather hoping they would completely re design it but that looks like it was too much effort! It looks like the E-P1 and E-Pl2 'got it on' in a broom cupboard and this was the result!!
12mm looks quality though. However i bet it will be made from cheap plastic and be super light like all their other lenses. Should be good quality images from it though.
Sorry Ghosthunter - it isn't a Pentax Q "Toy" lens!
12mm f/2.0 lens
- It’s the very first High Grade lens for Micro Four Thirds and is made in Tatsuno (Japan)
- All metal construction with distance scale. You see the distance scale when you pull the focus ring from autofocus to manual mode.
- Lens size similar to the new Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4.
- Filter size 46mm
- Already in production since April and will be in Stock in July.
- Close focusing 20cm (0.67 feet)
- Price around $799
All metal construction!! Now that's more like it!! Should be good!!
Ok, time to start saving money: USD 799 for the 12mm, USD 599 for the 25mm Summilux.
Photo of Olympus E-PM1
So here it is - quite a change!
Wolfie, great stuff... Good job my friend.
If you could find specs to go along with the photos....
Anyone want a good deal on a Nex?
I like that a lot!!!! Drooling all over my iPhone.