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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: New Top Specification OMD coming?

Well I have been waiting to see if Olympus would update the omd , a smaller camera than the E5 weather proof that can focus my collection of hg/shg lenses as well as the e5 but still use micro lenses is exactly what I want evf as well. Can't come soon enough for me!
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

Well I hope it is true for those that have hung onto their FT lenses.

But I suspect this is another of those smoke blowing exercises that Oly have been so good at over the last 3 years, or at the least it will not work quite as well with FT glass as we are being led to believe. I hope I am wrong.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

Whatever happens there will be those who applaud the new camera and those that don't.
Yesterday I had the chance to use my nephews Nikon D3200.
Sorry to say I was not impressed at all.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

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Well I hope it is true for those that have hung onto their FT lenses.

But I suspect this is another of those smoke blowing exercises that Oly have been so good at over the last 3 years, or at the least it will not work quite as well with FT glass as we are being led to believe. I hope I am wrong.
Let's not forget that this is just a rumour. Rumours are entertaining but they do raise expectations, often without foundation and especially on timescales.
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Well I hope it is true for those that have hung onto their FT lenses.

But I suspect this is another of those smoke blowing exercises that Oly have been so good at over the last 3 years, or at the least it will not work quite as well with FT glass as we are being led to believe. I hope I am wrong.
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If Olympus can't deliver the camera body that can use both 4/3 and micro lenses with fast af then
Customers like me will go elsewhere for there next camera system.
I will wait till mid next year at the latest for my decision but I would love to see olympus develope the one perfect system
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

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As a lover of the E-M5, size and all, I still agree that any model designed to work with regular 4/3 lenses, especially the larger ones, does need to be of a size to balance them. Horses for courses, and all that!
A perfectly valid point of view, of course, as is Stephen's.

I'm looking at the OMD from a different point of view, however. With the kit 12-50 I can just get it in a Barbour jacket pocket, with the 9-18 I've just acquired I can do so easily (and I mostly like to use wide angle).

But I've given up on the idea of one camera to do everything. I still have my Nikon D700 plus decent lenses which I take out for the occasional shoots I'm asked to do (usually for free). I also use it for photographing the instruments I make; I find D700 images in some way special. So for the nearest I get to 'professional' use, I have the D700, for taking with me everywhere I have the E-M5.

Incidentally, it's most unlikely I'd have bought the D700 if I'd had the E-M5 first, I could never have justified the expense. In which case I'm pretty sure I'd have been happy with the E-M5 as my only camera. But since I've already spent the money some time ago and sort of written off the expense, I'm keeping the D700.

Hence my lack of interest in a larger OMD.

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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

Some want it large, others want it small, some want it to replicate full frame performance, others want it to compliment full frame performance. Olympus will never and cannot ever please everyone!

The thing on which we are all agreed, however (I think!) is for the need to improve focus tracking of moving subjects and to achieve this with regular Four Thirds lenses, too, would be highly desirable.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

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The thing on which we are all agreed, however (I think!) is for the need to improve focus tracking of moving subjects and to achieve this with regular Four Thirds lenses, too, would be highly desirable.
Hear, hear!!

But I don't believe it will happen, even if it is up to the E5 standard that is a long way off other market offerings.

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Hear, hear!!

But I don't believe it will happen, even if it is up to the E5 standard that is a long way off other market offerings.

David
Personally, for what I do, I'd be more than happy with E-5 focus tracking, but I appreciate why you need better for your type of photography, David.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

I've been thinking about this subject while out walking (with E-M5 and dog), and I'm wondering if there is in fact a place for a bigger OMD with bigger lenses. In my view the IQ of the E-M5 is good, some Oly magic there for me. But overall, not better than APS-C sensors, as in my previous Nikon D5100, and not as good as the D700 (I don't know about other FF cameras as I haven't used them).
It's virtues, along with good IQ, are it's neat size, good LV operation, and being a pleasure to use.

I haven't used an Oly E5, but I've had an E3. I ended up deciding it was neither really small and neat like my wife's Pany G1, nor had the IQ of a D700, so that it sort of fell between two stools.

If a new OMD is a mirrorless E5 with full size FT lenses, I fear it could fall into the same category, and wonder how big a market there would be for it. But an E-M5 size body that can accept both MFT and FT lenses would be much more interesting, though I can't see how they could do this.

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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

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.....but I would love to see Olympus develop the one perfect system
Now that would give them a USP for sure, if they could manage what no other camera maker in history has so far managed!
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

The problem is that the "perfect system" is an impossible concept, because everyone's idea of perfection is different. For this reason manufacturers do not try for perfection but they do aim for mass appeal.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

The Nikon D3200 must be the best camera ever the way Nikon Canada are advertising it on the TV constantly.

Rather amusingly Olympus have TV ads for the Pens with no mention of the OM-D.
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Wouldn't it be great if a new OM-D used on sensor phase detection AF? Both Sony and Fuji use this form of very accurate and lightning fast.

Our BIF problems would be a thing of the past!!
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

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Wouldn't it be great if a new OM-D used on sensor phase detection AF? Both Sony and Fuji use this form of very accurate and lightning fast....
From what I have read It seems to be neither. Olympus & Panasonic CDAF is both faster and more reliable right now.
It also seems to require NEW lenses built with on-sensor-PD in mind.

The only good implementation is in the Nikon1 and that might have a lot to do with the small sensor.
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