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Re: Photokina - just over a month away; what are your expectations?

Originally Posted by Ian View Post
What would you like to see launched by Olympus, at this year's Photokina?

Hm, let's see...

a) An E-7 prototype with a new sensor (an improved E-M5 sensor would be nice), at least 7-8fps and a more advanced C-AF system.
And to be released in 12-16 months from now.

b) Expansion of the OM-D series.

A revamped E-M5 (called E-M5s or EM-7) with improved AF system so it can focus with 4/3 lenses, a more rigid body and proper C-AF.

Also, a new cost-friendly body (E-M3 maybe) which doesn't need to be weather-proofed but with EVF and retro design.

Both to be released within 6 months.

c) New m4/3 lenses.

60mm f/2.8 Macro and 75mm f/1.8 are on the way but the system needs at least 2 new zooms.

Something like 12-50mm f/2.8-3.5 or 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 and of course a bright tele-zoom like 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 or 50-150mm f/2.8

Last, but not least, a 25mm f/2 or brighter (but cheaper than Leica...) would be awesome so that the OM-D(igital) can justify its name...

d) Converters/adapters for m43.

If an in body AF system capable of fast-focusing with 4/3 lenses is impossible atm, at least a mount converter to do that would be nice (even if it has to have a mirror (NEX-style).

Also, AF extension Tubes for Macro (like EX-25) and teleconverters (1.4x & 2x).
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