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To complement their PEN range of Micro 4/3 cameras Olympus has recently released 2 new prime lenses. The 12mm f2.0 and the 45mm f1.8. Adding to their 17mm f2.8 there are now 3 very nice primes you should come and check out!The 12mm f2.0 is spectacularly constructed. This lens has a metal body and a quick-shift mechanism to switch between manual and auto focus. A nice touch too is the inclusion of a depth-of-field scale. Equivalent to a 24mm field-of-view on a 35mm format this wide-angle lens is very sharp and contrasty. RRP $999The 17mm f2.8 was the original pancake lens released with the first series on PEN cameras. Designed to be a 34mm equivalent field-of-view on a 35mm format the size and price of this lens makes it a very attractive piece of gear. RRP $349The 45mm f1.8 is something of a pleasant surprise. Designed specifically to be a portrait lens (90mm equivalent field of view on 35mm format) this lens has amazing smooth out of focus fall-off and at the same time, sensational resolving power. I've taken a...

Go away. But before you do, come here. Buy one of these. It is an Olympus E-PL2 kit. Contains a micro 4/3 mirrorless camera body, 14-150mm lens, battery, charger, strap, software, salami sandwich, and a Mills and Boone novel. The perfect summer travel pack. What? You doubt me? Look here - the camera produces superb files on a 12 Mp sensor – it is image stabilized, shoots up to 6400 ISO, does video, art filters, auto tracking, and even recognizes faces. Of course sometimes it then cuts them dead in the street, but if you turn away it looks better. The basic lens in anything but basic – that’s the equivalent of 28mm to 300mm in the old 35mm thought, and if you can’t capture your holidays in that focal length range stay home and drink. You also get the opportunity in the future to attach various adapters and use up all the old SLR and rangefinder lenses in your secret lens stash.  This thing is light – well built – convenient and stylish. You...

Olympus has long been known as one of the leading camera manufacturers but some people aren't aware that this experience in precision mechanics and optics is also available in their range of binoculars.Olympus binoculars are available in five different levels from the basic and affordable PC I range of compact travel binoculars to the more professional EXWP I range designed for long life in extreme conditions.  The top of the range EXWP I series feature nitrogen filled and fully sealed casings making then completely dust, water and fog proof along with advanced lens coatings for clear flare free viewing under any lighting conditions. The Olympus range of binoculars are very reasonably priced and offer some of the best value for money on the market.  Camera Electronic is pleased to be stocking the range of Olympus binoculars, come in a try some out today. ...

A couple of months ago Olympus announced a third camera body for the Pen line up of micro 4/3 format cameras.  The EPL-2 is the new flagship model and features higher build quality, larger screen and more refined user interface.  These little cameras produce stunning image quality and are designed for everyone from the causal beginner right through to pro's looking for a compact camera with none of the limitations of traditional travel cameras.    We have received our first shipment of the new model so call one of the guys for pricing and find out what colours are available and in stock, or simply pop in and have a look.The new EPL-2 is also available with the new M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm MkII kit lens for all round high quality image making.  The lens is compact enough to compliment the camera but versatile enough to cover most photographic applications.  The existing lenses and accessories for the Pen range will also work seamlessly with the new model meaning that if your upgrading there is no need to worry about replacing your...