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Old Jan 29, 2014, 6:49 AM   #1
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Default Big Olympus announcement

EM-10 is official at $699 body only
http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Compac...dp/B00HPQ09H6/
$799 with the current 14-42mm 2RK lens

There is a grip for it at $59 no battery
http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-V33204...dp/B00HWMOZ8M/

The new 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ was also announced for $329 but doesn't seem to be offered as a kit with the EM-10 as originally expected
http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-V31407...dp/B00HWMP0YA/

The new 25mm f1.8 is also live at $399!!! in black or silver
http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-V31106...dp/B00HWMP0XG/

The new 9mm f8 fisheye body cap also went live at $99 (I'd wait till it comes down to $49 like the 15mm body cap did)
http://www.adorama.com/IOMBLC98.html...ce=rflaid67913

A new EM-5 premium kit was announced with the 12-40 f2.8 and a "leatherette body" and "refined dials" whatever that means...

Finally some exciting news for current EM-5 owners as a new firmware has been released that includes ISO 100 setting and a small AF target
http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/...m/omd/em5.html

Olympus also announced some new compact cameras if that thing interests you a superzoom SP-100 http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Stylus.../dp/B00HPQ0A66 and a Tough TG-850 http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Stylus.../dp/B00HPQ0DDQ
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I bet people will like that "tough" camera . . .

I'm wondering if the "kit lens" thing is a mistake. Why even make a kit lens if it's not in, you know, a kit.
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I'll be updating my E-M5 later tonight after work and may start using it more alongside the E-M1 with the added features.
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I'll be updating my E-M5 later tonight after work and may start using it more alongside the E-M1 with the added features.
Seems like a big update for your EM5 . . .
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Yeah, it'll be interesting to see if you can set the tiny AF points and leave them as your default, or if turning the camera off defaults you back to the normal-sized boxes like the E-M5 does now. With the E-M1 I set the tiny AF boxes and they remain hard coded as the new normal.
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At 4.7 x 3.2 inches that is a little too small for me. The E-M1 would be a little better fit for my hands at 5.1 x 3.7 inches but not a good fit for my wallet. Now, where is my E-3 that fits nicely in my hands.
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At 4.7 x 3.2 inches that is a little too small for me. The E-M1 would be a little better fit for my hands at 5.1 x 3.7 inches but not a good fit for my wallet. Now, where is my E-3 that fits nicely in my hands.
I can never visualize the dimensions in my head. I compared it to my EPL2 here, though, and yeah it seems small.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#521,196

Not a dealbreaker, but I'd prefer something marginally larger.
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I sold my E-PL2 because it was too small for my hands and the M10 isn't really much larger than the PL2. The M1 would be my speed, just a tad smaller than the OM10 film camera. I just do not want to invest that much money for it and then add another 150 bucks for the 4/3 lens adaptor.

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I can never visualize the dimensions in my head. I compared it to my EPL2 here, though, and yeah it seems small.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#521,196

Not a dealbreaker, but I'd prefer something marginally larger.
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Nah, I don't think this is the one you want if you want for using your 4/3 lenses.

I'm excited to hear more feedback about the 25mm lens. I bet it's as good as the 45.
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The new 25 is certainly the 45's twin in terms of styling.
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