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kodachrome
20 Aug 2012 - 1:17 PM

Olympus announced they are to make another 4thirds body available to all their loyal 4third supporters round the world. No mention as yet on design or specs [unless you know more], but rumour suggests it will have the EVF and 16mp technology from the O-MD E-M5.

Kodachrome

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 1:42 PM

Why would it need the EVF? The only reason for buying it would be the OVF.

Stephen_w3d
20 Aug 2012 - 4:27 PM

As I understand it Olympus has issued a statement that it is working on a camera body that will work with its range of Pro lenses. At this point there is no mention that it is a 4/3rds body it could equally be a u4/3 body that works better with its top 4/3 glass.

Steve

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315219 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 4:46 PM


Quote: Life line thrown to Olympus 4Thirds owners

That`s a bit drastic Smile


Quote: at this point there is no mention that it is a 4/3rds body it could equally be a u4/3 body that works better with its top 4/3 glass

It will be a replacement for the E5, not another M4/3 camera.

Stephen_w3d
20 Aug 2012 - 6:13 PM

Quote taken from Olympus facebook page

Akira Watanabe, manager of Olympus Imaging's SLR planning department, confirmed today that the company is definitely working on a body to deliver the focusing performance expe
cted by users of the Top Pro lens series like the ground breaking 90-250 f2.8 fixed aperture zoom.

Watanabe has been delighted with the success of the OM-D which has pushed the boundaries of performance for system cameras but acknowledged that it did not deliver with the legacy high end lenses from the E-System. Whilst further information wasn't forthcoming, he was keen to emphasise that Olympus is actively developing a solution and will announce more details in due course.

Says nothing about a 4/3 body

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 6:21 PM

Olympus have said the E-M5 is only the first in a line of OM-D bodies. The E-M5 is not presented as a pro body, nothwithstanding it is used by a few pros.

A further M4/3 body in the OM-D line, which can take 4/3 lenses (without an adaptor), has got to be a possibility.

Olympus are "developing a solution"............ not necessarily a DSLR.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315219 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:15 PM


Quote: Says nothing about a 4/3 body

Pro`s using the top notch 4/3 lenses are not going to want to shove them on to a M4/3 body.


Quote: A further M4/3 body in the OM-D line, which can take 4/3 lenses (without an adaptor), has got to be a possibility

Now that`s just being silly, why produce a M4/3 body that can not take M4/3 lenses.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:18 PM


Quote: why produce a M4/3 body that can not take M4/3 lenses

Who says it won't be able to? Wink A body that can take both 4/3 and M4/3 lenses would be a challenge but not, one assumes, an impossibility.

I doubt there are many pros using 4/3 DSLRs these days........... if indeed there ever were.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315219 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:21 PM

You can do that already CB via an adapter, but as I found, I could see little point in wanting to attach 4/3 lenses to a micro 4/3 body, defeats the reasoning for having such a small body in the first place.

Some of us have gone from 4/3 to M4/3 remember Smile

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:25 PM


Quote: You can do that already CB via an adapter

Yes but I discern that what is being said is the 4/3 lenses, via an adaptor, do not "deliver". So why not have (e.g.) a slightly larger M4/3 body which can take 4/3 lenses without an adaptor. It can still be mirrorless.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315219 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:29 PM

Little point CB, remember I flogged my 35-100 because I was going 100% M4/3, your not being realistic.


Quote: Yes but I discern that what is being said is the 4/3 lenses, via an adaptor, do not "deliver"

Yep there`s a down side to attaching a lot of glass to a small body if your mad enough to want to do this in the first place.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 7:33 PM

I seriously doubt it will be a DSLR anyway. Oly's 4/3 DSLRs were never a raging success and I doubt they will go down that line again: they can't afford to make mistakes in their current financial position.

It will be interesting to see what they come up with. Won't be anytime soon though, I'm guessing.

Stephen_w3d
20 Aug 2012 - 7:40 PM

Watanabe has been delighted with the success of the OM-D which has pushed the boundaries of performance for system cameras but acknowledged that it did not deliver with the legacy high end lenses from the E-System. Whilst further information wasn't forthcoming, he was keen to emphasise that Olympus is actively developing a solution and will announce more details in due course.

I'm not saying there wont be a 4/3 body but I think the quote above in bold is key, why would they need to develop a solution for a 4/3 body, they already have one its called the mirror box. u4/3 on the other hand different story.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:00 PM

Why would a mirror box improve performance? A revised AF system might though.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315219 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2012 - 8:20 PM

Have you ever used an E3 or E5 CB.

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