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Some Very Arresting Olympus Discounts On The Fairly New OM-D E-M5 Mk. II.

by Anura Guruge


I subscribe to e-mails from Olympus and on Monday got two touting the quite compelling Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II at $899. See below. That looked like a decent price.

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From Olympus via e-mail. Click to ENLARGE.


Then, as is my wont, I happened to check on Amazon.

Ritz Camera is offering a M5 Mk. II with a 40-150mm lens for $999!
That is insane.

I, of course, know of Ritz Camera BUT have never dealt with them,

Wonder IF there is a catch?

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Click to access Amazon product page.


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by Anura Guruge

Olympus Should Not Wait Until ‘Photokina’ To Announce OM-D E-M1 Mk. II.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From ‘New Camera’. Use link below to access original.

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‘Photokina’ 2016 is towards the end of September. If Olympus waits till then to announce the REFRESH for the OM-D E-M1 it would be a full 3 years since the first model was unveiled. If at all possible Olympus should bring forward the announcement to give Fuji X-T2 aspirants, I among those, a very competitive Micro Four-Thirds alternative. Next to Fuji the Olympus OM-D line is my next favorite in terms of extensive direct control — though I am getting increasingly fond of my Panasonic Lumix LX100.

I would seriously look at the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk. II. My only reservation would be the Sensor Size. But the exceptional Image Stabilization of the Olympus, even without ‘Dual IS’ is a major consideration. The new Olympus PEN-F looks real attractive and has enough control wheels at the back to keep me entertained BUT all the reviews I read say that it is unbalanced, in terms of weight, with anything other than small (light) prime lenses — and the one type of lens I am UNLIKELY to use are primes. I am a zoom guy. It actually got me looking at Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mk IIs. Refurbished Mk Is are available for $350 directly from Olympus. Tempting.

Fun, fun … fun. 


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by Anura Guruge