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Just noticed that a few Australian sellers are selling the 45mm ƒ1.8 at below $300.
On the subject of bags I had a look at the Gura Gear bags in Singapore a few weeks ago the back packs are lovely. One does not have to slip them off to access the camera. For long distance travellers because of modular design its possible to carry enough of the essentials for a stopover without having to lug around the check in baggage... 
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Renovation, there are many old and often huge houses being renovated in Launceston. Its obvious that at one time there was a quick fix up then flog it off mentality. In the last few weeks we have seen many such sad homes and quite honestly I wondered why the owners even bothered because the patching up is just so bad. On the other hand, many new owners are going to great lengths to bring some of these once grand buildings to levels of finish that goes beyond the original 1800's product. Its very heartening and a visual delight to see such buildings. 
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The Mouth of the River Tamar just north of Georgetown this large tidal river eventually leads to Launceston where the river divides into two streams the North and South Esk.
EM1 processed with Olympus viewer and sized in PS I just can't get away from PS completely in spite of trying for extensive periods a number of alternative. I'll write a piece about this sometime. I'm also building a home and studio at the moment and some thing must take priority I recently gave up on LR it just can't handle my filing system. which is similar to a UK post code I know almost exactly what an image will be just by looking at the number,  LR is fast and has many really endearing features but its data base characteristics don't work for me! 
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Launceston's heritage...
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Ever since I got my first iPhone I have felt there must be someone out there who can put this phone interface on a camera. There are some brilliant apps on the iPhone that relate to my photographic practice and a few of which I use daily. As an Olympus user for many years and reasons it is exciting to think of the options and possibilities that could spring forth from this Air A0. combine this with the release of of the EM5 mk II and its remarkable shift pixel system and we could arrive at a point where the specialised photographer can build a camera to his or her exact needs. Up until now this was only possible using very high end marques like Alpa and Sinar which more often than not would be restricted to studio use. There's whole new world being delivered by Olympus and I for one will be watching these developments closely.  
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I read that to looks like a really good VF for bird photography.
RED DOT I seem to recall that Oly had a bit of a tussle with Leica in the past over naming. This might be another branding issue...  
 
Olympus EE-1 is a Red Dot Sight Hotshoe Attachment for Aiming at Speedy Subjects

Olympus had some pretty big camera announcements today, unveiling the E-M5 II and the Air. Lost amidst the hoopla was a small new accessory called the EE-1. It’s a red dot sight hotshoe attachment that helps you aim your camera at subjects in motion.
Olympus had some pretty big camera announcements today, unveiling the E-M5 II and the Air. Lost amidst the hoopla was a small new accessory called the EE-1
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A view from Bruny Island.
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Nice. I love Bruny Island. Hopefully we'll pop over again in the next couple of weeks.
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Samsung seem to have managed to create a 'distinct look' of their own. The combination of their sensors and Schneider lenses perhaps, I'd don't know. but it's very nice and easy on the eye.
 
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I'm loving the look of the Samsung NX1 with this 50-150mm f/2.8 lens.
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Low Head Light house, George Town, Northern Tasmania
EM1 ƒ9 @ 1/1000 12-40 ƒ2.8. 
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That strong modelling by light of the lighthouse is interesting
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Camera Pro EM5 MkII prices.
That shift sensor 40mega pixel sounds interesting...
Have used CameraPro a few times and they have been a prompt reliable seller
Olympus E-M5 Mark II Body RRP $1199
ETA Late Feb / Early March
Olympus E-M5 Mark II + 12-40 F2.8 Pro Lens RRP $1999 
ETA March 
Olympus E-M5 Mark II + 14-150 II Lens RRP $1799 
ETA March / April
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Did Leica really make a lefty M?
http://leicatype240.com/?p=768
The idea of a Left Handed Camera isn't new, but a new petition is targeting Canon specifically.
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