Pre order OMD E5
SRS Microsystems (UK) are taking pre-orders for both bodies with and without the lens - and say you'll get the two - part grip free. No indication of final price though:
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Cameras - Compact System Cameras - Page 1 - SRS Microsystems
Wow Alan! - that's 40 C. Here it's 20 C but there's always high humidity (85 - 90%). Down in the south (Andalucia - Cordoba) it's around 30 C (37% humidity). Anyway, on Sunday I'm flying back 'home' (near Liverpool) for 5 weeks so not much chance of having really hot weather there! At the moment...
Up in the mountains last weekend. These two photos are from both sides of the 'Puerto Ventana' (Window Pass), one of the many that cross from Asturias into León to the south, the top marking the border between the two provinces. The first is looking towards León and the second Asturias...
UK prices of 45mm and 12mm
Cameraworld UK have prices:
Olympus 45mm f1.8 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL @ CameraWorld
Olympus 12mm f2 M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED @ CameraWorld
If I'm not mistaken the 45mm is cheaper than the Adorama price (225 vs 248 GBP). However, the 12mm is quite a bit dearer than the...
SRS Microsystems (UK) are accepting deposits (20 GBP) for the new cameras and lenses:
Olympus E-P3 Digital Cameras - Digital SLR Cameras - Page 1 - SRS Microsystems
Olympus E-PL3 Digital Cameras - Digital SLR Cameras - Page 1 - SRS Microsystems
Olympus E-PM1 Digital Cameras - Digital...
Just finished 'World War 1939 - 45' by Peter Young. Only a potted history but well written and easy to follow. Not like Churchill's 12 - volume masterpiece, which I have and doubt I will reread. Time to start thinking about light summer reading - back to old favourites like 'Catch 22, Roald...
Extremely small and light.Works fine with my E-P1 and E-PL1 - no ball head necessary - just lean to frame. Hold against tree, wall, fence for extra stability. Half price at Amazon UK
Velbon Ultra Stick L50: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
I have a Velbon Ultra Stick L50 (Twist lock in 5 sections, 35 - 155cm, 230g, 22 GBP) and find it a perfect complement to my E-P1 and E-PL1 when I need stability. I don't even use a ball head as you can lean the stick to get the framing you require. I also have a Hama Star 63 but I...
I had both eyes done about 5 years ago (after about a six - week wait) - first the right and then the left about six months later. They put in lenses to correct my myopia so I now don't wear the glasses I've used since I was nine (I'm 64). The operations took about 10 minutes and I...
I was intrigued to see the ' 96 cubic inches' on the engine. Apparently this measurement was used in the US until 1980 when they changed to cubic centimetres but is still used for classic cars - and, obviously, classic bikes. It's around 1.580 cc. According to Wikipedia the 'Bobber' (this is a...
Case for E-P1
Buy one of these. It's cheap, good quality and perfectly fits the E-P1 with the 17mm pancake. Much less fuss than a half - case.
Leather case for Olympus EP1 EP2 E-P1 E-P2 E-PL1 E-PL2 | eBay UK
I use mine with a wrist strap - you can pull it out in seconds.