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The new Olys are here!!!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Armanius, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Dpreview has the previews and announcements for the three cameras and the 12/2 AND 45/1.8!!

    $399 for 45/1.8
    $799 for 12/2
  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010

    Is it kosher to link to another site full of lovely color pictures?

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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    That 45 looks like a NEX lens! I'm glad it's not too chunky. The 12/2 is pretty sweet looking!!
  4. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    45mm 1.8!!! I AM PUMPED!!!!
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  5. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Both lens look good. Hopefully CA will be kept to a minimum and decent sharpness as well.

    Does anyone know if any reviewer has both lens for a direct comparison?
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Dpreview has quite a few sample 12/2 photos. I haven't seen any samples with the 45 yet.
  7. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Thanks for the heads-up.. missed the Lens heading ;-)
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Of course! Very much appreciated!
  9. Jemski

    Jemski Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 5, 2011
    I wonder if the difference in AF of E-PL3 and E-PL2 is noticeable.
    Me wants the 45mm/1.8
  10. chrism_scotland

    chrism_scotland Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2011
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I want the 12mm and 45mm :(  my poor bank balance!
    Not so sure about the EP3 with the changeable grip looks like the grip could break!
    EPL3 looks very like the Samsung NX100 actually with the more rounded corners.

    Overall quite impressed but I think I will be investing in new lenses to accompany my EP1 before I upgrade the body.
  11. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    I already pre-ordered the 45mm since it's first come, first served. Mid-September CANNOT come soon enough! Why so long!?!?
  12. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    I just bought the PL45/2.8 two weeks ago. May have to return it and wait until September for the Oly version of the 45. Macro is not a big deal for me, although it is a nice feature. But definitely not a $400 feature (difference in retail price between the the Oly and PL).
  13. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    I love the 45/1.8. Hopefully by the time it comes out I'll be in a financial position to buy it. I've pretty much abandoned using my kit lens because the quality I get from the 20/1.7 has spoiled me and the results from the kit always disappoint. I think that the Pens are much more suited to fast primes anyway and the 45 would be a great complement to my 20.
  14. wyip

    wyip Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    I have my eye on the 45/1.8, but I think I'll wait for reviews, samples, etc to be posted first. I would've liked to see Olympus released an updated 17/2.8, since general consensus around the Internet is the Panasonic pancakes are better performers.

    If I were to buy a new camera today, it'd be between the E-P3 and the G3. I'm happy with my E-PL2 though and I think I'll wait to see what's released at the end of the year.
  15. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    The 20, certainly. The 14 is arguable. If one can discuss it, this means both are good enough.
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  16. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I agree. While the 20 is considered to be a superior lens (and I think is is quite a lot better technically) I have some wonderful shots that I did with my 17. The lens is part of it but what you do with it is the other.
  17. agoglanian

    agoglanian Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 23, 2010
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Abram Goglanian
    I have to admit I'm rather pleased with what they are offering in the EP-3. I've been thinking about upgrading my GF1, but I didn't like the direction panasonic took the GF Series. The G3 does interest me however.

    I'm very pleased with the lenses they released. That 12mm sounds fantastic! I already have an adapted Minolta 45 f/2 that I'm happy with but I may get that 45 f/1.8 down the road.

    I know I'll be able to get a G3 for far less than the EP-3, but I wonder which would be the better low light camera?
  18. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    I think G3 is better in low light but lets wait for more reviews and information.
  19. Blue Cube Imaging

    Blue Cube Imaging Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 29, 2010
    Southern Oregon, USA
    An email just came through from Olympus with price and release information (USA Only). Here are the details that have been released so far.

    Olympus Item No. Description MAP / Retail Availability
    V204031BU000 E-P3 Black w/14-42mm Black $899.99 Early August
    V204031SU000 E-P3 Silver w/14-42mm Silver $899.99 Early August
    V204031SU000 E-P3 White w/14-42mm Silver $899.99 Early August
    V204033SU000 E-P3 Silver w/17mm Silver $899.99 Early August
    V204033WU000 E-P3 White w/17mm Silver $899.99 Early August
    V204033BU000 E-P3 Black with 17mm Black $899.99 Early August

    V205031BU000 E-PL3 Black w/14-42mm Black TBD TBD
    V205031SU000 E-PL3 Silver w/14-42mm Silver TBD TBD
    V205031WU000 E-PL3 White w/14-42mm Silver TBD TBD
    V205031RU000 E-PL3 Red w/14-42mm Silver TBD TBD
    V205033BU000 E-PL3 Black w/17mm Black TBD TBD

    V206011BU000 E-PM1 Black w/14-42mm Black TBD TBD
    V206011SU000 E-PM1 Silver w/14-42mm Silver TBD TBD
    V206011WU000 E-PM1 White w/14-42mm Silver TBD TBD
    V206011NU000 E-PM1 Brown w/14-42mm Silver TBD TBD
    V206011VU000 E-PM1 Purple w/14-42mm Silver TBD TBD
    V206011PU000 E-PM1 Pink w/14-42mm Silver TBD TBD

    V326110SU000 FL-300R Wireless Flash $169.99 Available Now

    V314050BU000 M.ZUIKO 14-42mm II R f/3.5-5.6 Black $299.99 Available Now
    V314050SU000 M.ZUIKO 14-42mm II R f/3.5-5.6 Silver $299.99 Available Now
    V311020SU000 M.ZUIKO 12mm f/2.0 $799.99 Available Now
    V311030SU000 M.ZUIKO 45mm f/1.8 $399.99 Mid September
  20. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Good ol' marketing ploys. Dangle the most expensive camera out there first, get all the early adopters to buy the most expensive model, then release the cheaper models. :) 
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