Why doesn't Olympus release an OM-1d?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by RichA, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. My old Nikon lenses work fine on my Fuji S2, and would work even
    better on a D2x (they'd meter). If AF is the wrong thing, I turn it
    off. If auto exposure is the wrong thing (i.e. most of the time), I
    turn it off.

    Why does having choices scare some people so much?
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Aug 8, 2005
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  2. That's one of the three *expensive* options on a car, nearly $1000
    usually. Bad example, I think; if it's expensive enough to notice, I
    can see why "don't use it" isn't a satisfactory answer!
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Aug 8, 2005
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  3. RichA

    Tony Polson Guest

    The Olympus OM shift lenses are virtually useless on the Four Thirds
    cameras - even the 24mm shift has an equivalent focal length of 48mm
    on an E Series body, and a 48mm shift lens is of very limited value.
     
    Tony Polson, Aug 8, 2005
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    Larry Guest

    Air conditioning is not as bad an example as it might seem.

    When a co-worker of mine went car shopping, he found just the car he wanted,
    and it was "On Sale" at a reduced price!

    The catch was -- he didn't want air conditioning.. (I wonr even speculate
    why.. I wouldnt buy a car without it)

    Because the model he wanted isnt produced (usually) without "air" he would
    have to pay a $1500 premium to get one without "air".

    Its not a great analogy, but it works.. if you could get Canon/Nikon/Oly et
    al to build a customized camera model (lets say the Canon D20) without Av /
    Tv/ P/ and Auto modes it certainly wouldnt cost LESS to buy it.
     
    Larry, Aug 8, 2005
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    wilt Guest

    And now I can report that I have indeed found and purchased an adapter
    to use my OM lenses on my 20D!

    Now I can use my 24mm PC lens and use it for architectural shots
    (albeit not as wide in the crop format). And I have quite a few fast
    lenses that can be used on my 20D without reinvesting in fast Canon
    glass. Since the 24 PC is a preset lens, it works no differently on my
    20D than on my OM-4! And since I would shoot with a 50mm f/1.4 or
    135mm f/2.8 at or near wide open for available light situations, I am
    not bothered by lack of auto diaphram. And since I have been using the
    technique of prefocus for shooting at events, I am not bothered by the
    loss of autofocus.

    --Wilt
     
    wilt, Aug 13, 2005
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