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Bruce
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      02-04-2012, 06:15 PM
As the most eagerly awaited Micro Four Thirds announcement yet draws
closer, 43rumors.com has unretouched images of the new Olympus OM-D
model equipped with a battery grip.

It is a very good looking camera, drawing on featured of the original
Olympus OM 35mm SLRs plus the E Series DSLRs. It is mirrorless but
has a 1.4 million dot EVF in the "pentaprism housing".

The camera is confusingly named the Olympus E-M5 but the front of the
top plate is clearly marked OM-D. It looks like OM-D describes the OM
Digital range, and the model number within that range is E-M5.

Official announcement is on Wednesday February 8.

http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-first-fu...s-of-the-e-m5/

 
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Rich
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      02-05-2012, 03:09 AM
Bruce <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> As the most eagerly awaited Micro Four Thirds announcement yet draws
> closer, 43rumors.com has unretouched images of the new Olympus OM-D
> model equipped with a battery grip.
>
> It is a very good looking camera, drawing on featured of the original
> Olympus OM 35mm SLRs plus the E Series DSLRs. It is mirrorless but
> has a 1.4 million dot EVF in the "pentaprism housing".
>


Would be nice if it had the same EVF as the NEX 7 or the V1, but that
aside, it looks really good. OM users have been asking for this for
years and it is nice that Olympus listened. It's size is small, even
with the grip so it won't be a pain to carry. Additionally, yes, it is
not going to be as comfortable to hold as a new, rounded DSLR, but fans
will be willing to live with the sharp angles just to use it.
 
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Trevor
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      02-05-2012, 07:54 AM


What makes this an "OM enthusiasts prayers answered" more so than any
previous E series SLR (other than the OM-D name)?
Does it have an OM lens mount as standard rather than 4/3? Or is it simply
just an E-series evolutionary move away from a reflex prism/mirror.

Trevor.



 
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      02-05-2012, 03:46 PM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Bruce
<(E-Mail Removed)> writes
>As the most eagerly awaited Micro Four Thirds announcement yet draws
>closer, 43rumors.com has unretouched images of the new Olympus OM-D
>model equipped with a battery grip.
>
>It is a very good looking camera, drawing on featured of the original
>Olympus OM 35mm SLRs plus the E Series DSLRs.


OM looks outside don't compensate for the tiny 4-turds sensor inside.
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Bruce
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      02-05-2012, 07:10 PM
"Trevor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>What makes this an "OM enthusiasts prayers answered" more so than any
>previous E series SLR (other than the OM-D name)?



The OM-D looks like an Olympus OM, just as the PEN E-P1, 2 and 3 look
like an Olympus Pen F or FT. Yes, it is all about appearances, and
about exploiting the enormous positive sentiment for the OM System.

I am very happy to be exploited and I think many OM enthusiasts will
too. I have no doubt that the OM-D E-M5 will sell very well indeed. I
expect I will buy one at some point, just not immediately.


>Does it have an OM lens mount as standard rather than 4/3? Or is it simply
>just an E-series evolutionary move away from a reflex prism/mirror.



It isn't an E Series body. It doesn't have an E mount. It is a Micro
Four Thirds body. Olympus will be making at least one more E Series
body, but this is not it.

To the sceptics I would ask, where was Olympus before the PEN E-P1 was
introduced? The answer is dead and buried. The E Series was not
selling and sales of compact P&S cameras had peaked.

Panasonic developed Micro Four Thirds without Olympus and went down
the route of making their first camera - the LUMIX G1- with the look
and feel of a modern SLR. Olympus drew on their history and made a
Micro Four Thirds camera that looked like a 1960s PEN.

Although the PEN was an SLR, it didn't look like one. It was an
inspired choice, though, as it helped Olympus gain a greater share of
the Japanese market than Panasonic. The OM-D will provide an even
greater boost to Olympus sales at a time when they really need it.

 
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Eric Stevens
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      02-05-2012, 10:03 PM
On Sun, 05 Feb 2012 19:10:18 +0000, Bruce <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>"Trevor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>>What makes this an "OM enthusiasts prayers answered" more so than any
>>previous E series SLR (other than the OM-D name)?

>
>
>The OM-D looks like an Olympus OM, just as the PEN E-P1, 2 and 3 look
>like an Olympus Pen F or FT. Yes, it is all about appearances, and
>about exploiting the enormous positive sentiment for the OM System.
>
>I am very happy to be exploited and I think many OM enthusiasts will
>too. I have no doubt that the OM-D E-M5 will sell very well indeed. I
>expect I will buy one at some point, just not immediately.
>
>
>>Does it have an OM lens mount as standard rather than 4/3? Or is it simply
>>just an E-series evolutionary move away from a reflex prism/mirror.

>
>
>It isn't an E Series body. It doesn't have an E mount. It is a Micro
>Four Thirds body. Olympus will be making at least one more E Series
>body, but this is not it.
>
>To the sceptics I would ask, where was Olympus before the PEN E-P1 was
>introduced? The answer is dead and buried. The E Series was not
>selling and sales of compact P&S cameras had peaked.
>
>Panasonic developed Micro Four Thirds without Olympus and went down
>the route of making their first camera - the LUMIX G1- with the look
>and feel of a modern SLR. Olympus drew on their history and made a
>Micro Four Thirds camera that looked like a 1960s PEN.
>
>Although the PEN was an SLR, it didn't look like one.


Surely that's wrong. The PEN was never an SLR?

>It was an
>inspired choice, though, as it helped Olympus gain a greater share of
>the Japanese market than Panasonic. The OM-D will provide an even
>greater boost to Olympus sales at a time when they really need it.


Regards,

Eric Stevens
 
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David J. Littleboy
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      02-06-2012, 01:24 AM

"Eric Stevens" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Sun, 05 Feb 2012 19:10:18 +0000, Bruce <(E-Mail Removed)>
>>Panasonic developed Micro Four Thirds without Olympus and went down
>>the route of making their first camera - the LUMIX G1- with the look
>>and feel of a modern SLR. Olympus drew on their history and made a
>>Micro Four Thirds camera that looked like a 1960s PEN.
>>
>>Although the PEN was an SLR, it didn't look like one.

>
> Surely that's wrong. The PEN was never an SLR?


The 1960s PEN F and PEN FT certainly were.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Pen_F

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      02-06-2012, 01:55 AM
On Mon, 6 Feb 2012 10:24:40 +0900, "David J. Littleboy"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

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>"Eric Stevens" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> On Sun, 05 Feb 2012 19:10:18 +0000, Bruce <(E-Mail Removed)>
>>>Panasonic developed Micro Four Thirds without Olympus and went down
>>>the route of making their first camera - the LUMIX G1- with the look
>>>and feel of a modern SLR. Olympus drew on their history and made a
>>>Micro Four Thirds camera that looked like a 1960s PEN.
>>>
>>>Although the PEN was an SLR, it didn't look like one.

>>
>> Surely that's wrong. The PEN was never an SLR?

>
>The 1960s PEN F and PEN FT certainly were.
>
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Pen_F


You can knock me down with a feather!

A friend of mine had an 'F' many years ago and I never knew it was a
reflex.

Regards,

Eric Stevens
 
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RichA
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      02-06-2012, 04:27 AM
On Feb 5, 2:54*am, "Trevor" <tre...@home.net> wrote:
> What makes this an "OM enthusiasts prayers answered" more so than any
> previous E series SLR (other than the OM-D name)?
> Does it have an OM lens mount as standard rather than 4/3? Or is it simply
> just an E-series evolutionary move away from a reflex prism/mirror.
>
> Trevor.


Non-crappy OVF, no crappy plastic body, less bloated than the E-3/5
pro bodies, fans have always said they wanted an OM-type digital.
Plus, according to the latest rumours, Olympus is going to release
another reflex camera anyway.
 
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Trevor
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      02-06-2012, 06:32 AM

"Bruce" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>>What makes this an "OM enthusiasts prayers answered" more so than any
>>previous E series SLR (other than the OM-D name)?

>
> The OM-D looks like an Olympus OM, just as the PEN E-P1, 2 and 3 look
> like an Olympus Pen F or FT. Yes, it is all about appearances, and
> about exploiting the enormous positive sentiment for the OM System.
>
> I am very happy to be exploited and I think many OM enthusiasts will
> too. I have no doubt that the OM-D E-M5 will sell very well indeed. I
> expect I will buy one at some point, just not immediately.


As a long time OM enthusiast I can say it will take more than a retro look
for me to buy one. My Canon DSLR's take my OM lenses with adapters just the
same as the E-series or OM-D will.
Now if it had an OM mount with aperture automation, it might "answer some of
my prayers", but it doesn't.

Trevor.


 
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