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Kiwi Paul
3rd March 2016, 03:30 PM
Ha ha made you look, if only eh :D

Paul

Miketoll
3rd March 2016, 04:31 PM
Just checked - not April 1st yet! *nono

pdk42
3rd March 2016, 04:33 PM
Huh? I heard a rumour too that Olympus are going to launch an FF camera with backwards compatibility to OM lenses and supporting Canon EF lenses, with full AF support, via an adapter.

Zuiko
3rd March 2016, 04:36 PM
You got me! :D

Graham_of_Rainham
3rd March 2016, 05:00 PM
I thought it may be something to do with the Olympus share price... :rolleyes:

Kiwi Paul
3rd March 2016, 07:21 PM
Do you guys think it would be good if Canon, Nikon and Sony really did join the m43 standard and start making lenses and bodies that were compatible?

Paul

David M
3rd March 2016, 07:42 PM
So does that mean we can expect to see Olympus photocopiers and Olympus games consoles?

On the other hand, there is some rather nice Nikon glass but probably to specialised to bother making a m4/3 version.

Graham_of_Rainham
3rd March 2016, 10:21 PM
Do you guys think it would be good if Canon, Nikon and Sony really did join the m43 standard and start making lenses and bodies that were compatible?

Paul

Given that "ye cannae change the laws of physics" and virtually all lens design results from computer models that all use pretty much the same equations, the end results from all makers is very close.

When I was at work we chose Nikon lenses and mounted them on Fuji bodies for general photography and Hadland/Imacon cameras for the high speed work. The Nikon lenses always seemed to be the best but when it came to my personal photography, I proved conclusively that my Olympus kit was producing images up to 20x16 that were every bit as good as the ones from Nikon, but at reduced cost, size and weight. That is every bit as true today as it was 20 to 30 years ago.

Having used the new Olympus 300mm f/4 (and the old FT 300mm f/2.8) I don't think there are any manufacturers that could better them.

So what could they bring to the table: Fast primes, Tele-Macro. Whatever it was would be expensive, so as to cover development costs, etc..

We already have access to virtually every other make of lens, by way of adapters, so maybe that could be developed to provide more compatibility in operation.

Loup Garou
9th March 2016, 04:19 PM
Having used the new Olympus 300mm f/4 (and the old FT 300mm f/2.8) I don't think there are any manufacturers that could better them.

Also, I don't think that there is a portrait lens better than the Olympus Zuiko 75mm f1.8. While I am no expert, a Pro I know said that it was better than the Canon 135mm f2 which also he has used.

Cerebus
9th March 2016, 08:08 PM
Also, I don't think that there is a portrait lens better than the Olympus Zuiko 75mm f1.8. While I am no expert, a Pro I know said that it was better than the Canon 135mm f2 which also he has used.

I've got both the Oly 75 f/1.8 and the Canon 135 f/2 and they are both exceptional lenses. Also it's difficult to do a fair comparison because for that you'd have to shoot them both using the same camera body.

I do consider them to be the 2 "best" lenses that I have.

Loup Garou
9th March 2016, 08:17 PM
One point could be that the Canon is considerably larger and heavier, making the Olympus more portable and easier for freehand use.

Cerebus
9th March 2016, 09:26 PM
One point could be that the Canon is considerably larger and heavier, making the Olympus more portable and easier for freehand use.

True - this is the reason I bought into the Olympus / Panasonic system in the first place. I actually often find myself bringing the Oly 60 f/2.8 Macro instead of the Oly 75 f/1.8 to make my setup as light as possible. Optically the Oly 60 f/2.8 is pretty good as well.