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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II product images first impressions (4 of 5)ISO 4001-500 sec at f - 3.5

Of any mirrorless camera system, the Micro Four Thirds coalition has the most lenses available. Between both Panasonic and Olympus, the system has lots of lenses–but when you consider how open they are to working with third parties then you’ve got even more lenses that are supported. Indeed, new lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras seem to come out almost every month.

In our years of reviewing lenses, we’ve tested and played with lots of different optics at all different prices. We’ve rounded up our top choices for the best and cheapest lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system. So if you’re looking for the best cheap lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras, then look no further than right after the jump.

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While the world is all amazed with 50MP full frame sensors and a bajillion autofocus points, you may be pleasantly surprised by some technologies that years ago were absolutely incredible and in some ways should be brought back to the world. We’re not talking about putting 1080p HD video into a DSLR, but instead we’re going back much further into time. Plus, we’re exploring how the focusing systems would work in today’s world.

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One of the things that we often get asked is what the best camera is for each system if you just want the most bang for your buck. So what determines this? For the most part, it has to do with the feature set since not a single camera these days can take a bad picture. However, that also needs to be weighed accordingly with the price.

We’ve gone through our reviews to find which camera gives you the most bang for your buck.

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This edition of Cheap Photo features lots of discounts on Amazon’s top sellers in Cameras, an Adorama $250 gift card with a Panasonic GX7 purchase, a great price on an Elinchrom lighting kit, Panasonic G7 kit savings, Fujifilm’s new products, and Zeiss rebates.

Still worthy of note:

The new Canon 50mm f1.8 III is available for pre-order right now, but if you’re a Nikon user then know that bundle deals were also extended and end on the 30th of this month.

Here’s a Memorial Day Special over at Borrow Lenses.

Also check out these refurbished Nikon , Fujifilm accessories, Tamron Rebates, Tokina rebatesSigma rebates, and this Canon 5D Mk II deal with up to $625 in savings at $3,289. Adorama is offering up to $680 off of the Nikon D7100 Camera and bundles with an instant rebate (lots of those available too). Also included is a Free Wifi Adapter ($40 Value).

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Do you suffer from DSL-Arm? We’re positive that photojournalists and wedding photographers surely do. To parody how heavy DSLR cameras are, Olympus has created a whole series of new videos mockumenting a syndrome known as DSL-arm: the sad lengthening of one arm over the other as a result of holding a DSLR for too long.

Olympus’s solution is the new OMD EM5 Mk II: which offers the same image quality and power of a DSLR in a smaller form factor. While in terms of features, it can easily outdo a DSLR, the image quality we’re not 100% sure about since APS-C and full frame sensors can outdo a Four Thirds sensor but not by leaps and bounds.

If you’re looking for a laugh this morning, then hit the jump.

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It was only a matter of time until Fujifilm tried to play off of the success that the X-T1 gave them. At least that’s what’s to be believed if Mirrorless Rumors is indeed correct. From what it looks like, the camera is in a similar SLR style camera body but stripped down for the more entry level crowd. For starters, Fujifilm has removed the ISO dial on top and replaced it with a mode dial. But otherwise, lots of the X-T1’s features seem to be present. Also note that it is stated to come kitted with an XC lens–which Fujifilm states aren’t as high end as their other X series lenses. The full run down of specs is after the jump.

So does this have any validity? It makes a lot of sense with Fujifilm consistently feeling out their market. We’re bound to see an upgrade to the X Pro 1, X100T, and XE-2 this year. But then consider their other cameras like the XA-1 and the X30–does this seem familiar to you?

Years ago, Sony released a whole load of cameras to feel out the market and effectively build their fleet. With years in, they’re pretty much got it settled  but may experiment more. Fujifilm’s strategy is more akin to what Olympus does though–loads of cameras with the same sensor and where the big differences are essentially just the feature set and camera body design. In terms of a profit standpoint, it seems to work; and Fujifilm may release the Fujifilm X-T10 and maybe even a 100 series underneath it that is even more stripped down.

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