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Titanium Olympus E-M5 II Leaks, Announcement Expected Soon

By Anthony Thurston on May 10th 2015

An image of the soon to be announced Titanium version of the Olympus E-M5 II has leaked online. An official announcement is expected any day now.

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At this point, it is unclear if there will be any additional features included in this special edition of the popular E-M5 II. But, looking at previous Olympus special editions, it seems likely that this will just be a new style option for those interested, nothing more.

So, it’s not something someone who already owns an E-M5 II will want to upgrade to (unless you REALLY like that style), but if you are already considering an E-M5 II, then it’s another great option for you.

Also expected to be announced with the OM-D E-M5 II is a new 7-14mm F/2.8 and 8mm F/1.8 Pro lens. All three announcements will begin shipping at some point in late June, if the leak is correct.

Stay tuned, and we will keep you updated if and when these announcements are made official by Olympus.

[ via 4/3 Rumors]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Dave Haynie

    The announcement showed up at 1:30am in my email. The Titanium option is basically just another color option, an extra $100 right now, includes a special leather strap and owner’s card. So, more like the Fujifilm titanium options than the titanium alloy body of the OM-3Ti/OM-4Ti. Looks nice, but I’m pretty happy with my silver E-M5mkII.

    I was already planning to buy the 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO, and the price at $1300 seems reasonable, assuming it’s the same quality level as the other two PRO zooms. The fisheye looks pretty sweet, too. I wasn’t a fan of fisheye in the chemical days, but with today’s de-fisheye tools, it’s a more reasonable option. I’ll stick with my current 7.5mm Rokinon for now… I don’t have another grand sitting around for this. But hard to complain about f/1.8… Olympus has been doing a good job with wide apertures, staying 1-2 f-stops ahead of most of my comparable Canon lenses (Canon certainly makes the faster lenses, but they were beyond both my money and hauling budgets).

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  2. Scott Trombley

    Thanks for sharing. That 8mm F/1.8 sounds awesome.

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