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Life line thrown to Olympus 4Thirds owners.


Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
20 Aug 2012 11:22PM

Quote:Have you ever used an E3 or E5 CB.


No but I recently saw a chap with one hung around his neck.... I think it was an E5: first time I'd ever laid eyes on an Oly 4/3 DSLR.

But, bizarrely, he was actually using his Nokia N8 camera phone for the majority of his photos! Grin

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Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
20 Aug 2012 11:29PM
I believe that Mr Watanabe heads up or has something to do with there DSLR area, so he wont be talking about a M4/3 camera.

My guess is that they would be moving some of the OM-D technology over to there next dslr.


Quote:But, bizarrely, he was actually using his Nokia N8 camera phone for the majority of his photos!


So what is bizarre about taking a few pictures with a phone Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
20 Aug 2012 11:35PM

Quote:So what is bizarre about taking a few pictures with a phone


Nothing except he seemed to be taking nearly all the pics with the phone rather than the Oly DSLR. Maybe he gets better quality. Lol! Wink


Quote:My guess is that they would be moving some of the OM-D technology over to there next dslr.


If they were thinking in DSLR terms why talk about a "solution"? Surely it would be simpler just to say there would be a successor to the E-5?

I think Olympus will bring out something more innovative than something based on tired old DSLR technology.
21 Aug 2012 7:23AM
Why bring out a big bulky body with a 4/3 sensor. With all the demand for the OMD that has been generated because it is a small but full featured camera, the reason I and many others bought one why go the oposite way now. Dose'nt make sence. Olympus and Panasonic have managed to generate a lot of interest in the u4/3 market something that the 4/3 never had and never will.
21 Aug 2012 8:33AM
According to a comment in the 4Thirds forum, it seems there will be more models in the O-MD series, one of which might cater for 4/3 lenses with out having to use an adaptor. Its all conjecture at the moment but I think Olympus future is 'small'.
21 Aug 2012 8:43AM
The marketing for the OMD does say the begining of the new. Which sugests more models and with the demand it has generated it would be stupid not to follow it up.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
21 Aug 2012 10:51AM
The reference in the statement to "legacy" 4/3 lenses is interesting.... it strongly implies there won't be any more 4/3 lenses - ever.

I have seen comments on the web that the "solution" could even be a firmware update to the E-M5 to enable it to work better with 4/3 lenses, or possibly an improved adaptor.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
21 Aug 2012 3:14PM
None of the current M4/3 bodies have any real muscle to power 4/3 lenses, bodies will need a bigger more potent battery.

I can see the current OM-D battery being short lived, its been plagued with problems.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
22 Aug 2012 1:43AM

Quote:I can see the current OM-D battery being short lived, its been plagued with problems.


Really? Zero problems with mine. Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
22 Aug 2012 1:48AM
Where are the replacements CB
22 Aug 2012 8:21AM
There might be more announcements at Photokina, so I heard.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
22 Aug 2012 12:54PM

Quote:Where are the replacements CB


Replacements for what?
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
22 Aug 2012 1:11PM
I Hadn`t thought you this dumb CB, replacement spare batteries that no body can get hold of, unless they buy third party.


Quote:There might be more announcements at Photokina, so I heard


This is doing the rounds.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/20/olympus-developing-new-four-thirds-camera/
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
22 Aug 2012 1:14PM

Quote:replacement spare batteries that no body can get hold of


Oh well, I won't be buying one - hasn't even occurred to me to do so. 200 shots are about half a battery charge.

Saying the current battery is "plagued with problems" is a little dumb, when you mean availability!
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
22 Aug 2012 3:38PM

Quote:Saying the current battery is "plagued with problems" is a little dumb, when you mean availability!


There have been problems with them, hardly dumb.

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