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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Re: The 'That camera' forum

Freaky, SWMBO is watching a Harry Potter film while I catch up on the forums.

It's a long weekend in Canada so we're getting thunder and heavy rain which means DVDs as the satellite's out.
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Olympus is running a teaser campaign, the rumour sites have gone potty, something must be happening

So here is a forum that, if all signs suggest accurately, will become the dedicated forum for 'That camera...'

Please post your comments about the camera we are all wondering about here from now.

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If I condense what has been said officially and leaked A camera that "Itís set to herald a whole new world of photography"

How about an OM1 D with a back that opens out not to put film in but to put the sensor in and then there will be a whole array of sensors to suit whatever lighting requirements you need.
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If I condense what has been said officially and leaked A camera that "Itís set to herald a whole new world of photography"

How about an OM1 D with a back that opens out not to put film in but to put the sensor in and then there will be a whole array of sensors to suit whatever lighting requirements you need.
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How about an OM1 D with a back that opens out not to put film in but to put the sensor in and then there will be a whole array of sensors to suit whatever lighting requirements you need.
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That sounds like a great idea to me. You could have a monochrome sensor à la Leica Monochrom, a Velvia-esque colour sensor, an IR sensor and maybe even a 'normal' sensor.

It wouldn't be the first interchangeable sensor camera, though:
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Re: The 'That camera' forum

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That sounds like a great idea to me. You could have a monochrome sensor ŗ la Leica Monochrom, a Velvia-esque colour sensor, an IR sensor and maybe even a 'normal' sensor.

It wouldn't be the first interchangeable sensor camera, though:
Ricoh GXR - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ricoh's GXR system wasn't an interchangeable sensor. Each module is a camera complete with its own sensor and non-interchangeable lens.

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Re: The 'That camera' forum

Re dust this is solved by using a black out bag as per film days. This is an attempt to bring back the ' good old days' bag would be made from lint free material but with a transparent window. Each module would have a different ISO rating. ........... Looking back at this it almost makes sense?
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Re: The 'That camera' forum

Stoooooooooop, enough already, I am fed up of having to wipe my keyboard after seeing images of an EM-1 and drooling.........!!
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Ricoh's GXR system wasn't an interchangeable sensor. Each module is a camera complete with its own sensor and non-interchangeable lens.
No the sensor wasn't interchangeable in the sense that we were (jokingly) talking about but even so it was possible to use different sensors, albeit connected to a lens. Having a true interchangeable lens system and, separately, being able to change the sensor seems a logical next step.

I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to buy the EM-1, but may well be tempted by the 12-40, depending on price. I've held off buying the Lumix 12-35 hoping that Olympus might come up with something.
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No the sensor wasn't interchangeable in the sense that we were (jokingly) talking about but even so it was possible to use different sensors, albeit connected to a lens. Having a true interchangeable lens system and, separately, being able to change the sensor seems a logical next step.

I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to buy the EM-1, but may well be tempted by the 12-40, depending on price. I've held off buying the Lumix 12-35 hoping that Olympus might come up with something.
The 12-40mm is particularly appealing to me, depending upon price, size and weight. It might be something to save for in the long term and wait for a few secondhand ones to appear. For purely selfish reasons I was rather hoping for a variable aperture f2.8/4 zoom that would be smaller and cheaper. However, looking at the bigger picture and the overall good of the system I have to admit that what we appear to be getting is a much better option.
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Re: The 'That camera' forum

If it's as good as the Panasonic 12-35 it will be a good one. However, as it's Olympus, it will be even better.
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Re: The 'That camera' forum

Is this the first "new gear" thread where Ian hasn't tried diverting everyone to another forum?

Good.

I wanna see a 12-60 on the beast at the very first shop session!
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I wanna see a 12-60 on the beast at the very first shop session!
Hear hear! 12-40mm be blowed!
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Re: The 'That camera' forum

Looking at the program dial what is the symbol on it with the 3 rectangles?
And does the rear control dial have a button in the middle?
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It is the Photo Story feature that first appeared on the XZ-10, and now on the E-P5.



Apparently real pros absolutely need it right on the mode dial. If you don't use photo story all of the time, then maybe you ain't a real pro!
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Re: The 'That camera' forum

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No the sensor wasn't interchangeable in the sense that we were (jokingly) talking about but even so it was possible to use different sensors, albeit connected to a lens. Having a true interchangeable lens system and, separately, being able to change the sensor seems a logical next step.
Yes it was said tongue in cheek but Olympus have stated that
"Thereís something big on the horizon.
A new OLYMPUS flagship camera with interchangeable lenses.
Itís set to herald a whole new world of photography"


Now "to herald a whole new world of photography" it has to be something that no other DSLR currently offers. A DSLR that can be ungraded without having to buy a whole new body fits the bill for me. Compare it with changing CPU's in computers. As for dust I cannot think of an easier way to clean a sensor than take it out under the right careful precautions. Technically possible as this may be it is not really a serious suggestion just a little aside to while away the time until we know.

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