All the new things!

Here’s a quick update of what else arrived in Singapore in the last week. Firstly the Nikon 1 V2 is now available, and the basic kit price is at over S$1,000. I have yet to try the camera personally, unlike CK who managed to spend some quality time with it in Japan, but I don’t think that whatever the improvements are, it is going to be worth that kind of price premium. A camera like the D3200 is almost 20% cheaper, despite costing more to produce. Nikon really needs to re-evaluate their pricing on the 1 line if they are going to be competitive with the other mirrorless system cameras. Along with the V2 also comes the Nikon 1 18.5mm f/1.8 lens. So if you want a fast prime for your 1 system, this is a good start (and currently the only start, if you ask me).

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Olympus Release New Lenses and Announces 17mm f/1.8 for Micro Four Thirds

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Along with the new PEN E-PL5 and E-PM2, Olympus has also launched three new lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system. There’s a M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 macro, a limited edition 12mm f/2.0 in black and a rather interesting lens designed to be a body cap as well. The 60mm lens brings the quality of Olympus’s 50mm f/2.0 macro to a more affordable level, albeit at the loss of 1 stop.

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