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

More m4/3 and less 4/3 I'm afraid.

I can't see any other path that makes sense technically. Yes. Lets put the E-M5 sensor in an E-7 and give it a light dusting of improvements, but what else is left for 4/3?

I try to imagine an E650. It has a the E-M5 sensor and uses native 4/3 lenses ... but the weak point of the 620 is the small viewfinder. The obvious solution is to make it EVF. You no longer need the mirror. Now you can't use Phase Detect AF because the mini mirror has gone. Oh dear, you just invented the E-M5 with a MMF3 permanently attached So that idea won't fly...

No, I would like to see a range of sub-pro m4/3 lenses. The top pro lens designs will always be too big and too heavy to live on a m4/3 body. However, consider the 11-22, 14-54 and 12-60 type of lens redesigned and optimised for a m4/3 camera. Quality construction, slightly brighter, weather proofed and designed for fast CD AF. Aah if only.

That's what I think. And I'm always right because I know everything.


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