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  • So what do you think it will be

    4/3 Rumours have started becoming quite confident that there is a new olympus camera coming

    https://www.43rumors.com/ft5-now-99-...-launch-in-q1/

    What are you hoping for?
    My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
    4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
    m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
    FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
    The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

    My places
    http://www.shenstone.me.uk
    http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
    https://vimeo.com/shenstone
    http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

  • #2
    Re: So what do you think it will be

    A monochrome camera, no bayer filter etc. I'd buy if not priced stupidly; I'd purchase an M246 but the price is way too much.
    Steve

    on flickr

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    • #3
      Re: So what do you think it will be

      Now then... If I called you a "reet luddite" would that be accurate
      My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
      4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
      m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
      FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
      The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

      My places
      http://www.shenstone.me.uk
      http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
      https://vimeo.com/shenstone
      http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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      • #4
        Re: So what do you think it will be

        Hoping for?
        Global shutter, or sufficiently fast sensor reading to allow handheld Hi Res mode.
        Solid 1 stop improvement in dynamic range/high ISO. Actually, 2/3 stop would make a big difference for practical handheld birding in early & late light with the 300.

        Expecting?
        Not a clue. I hope it’s not just some irrelevant (for me) video stuff.
        Regards,
        Mark

        ------------------------------
        http://www.microcontrast.com
        Too much Oly gear.
        Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
        Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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        • #5
          Re: So what do you think it will be

          Simon says (like that?), I'll quote,

          deleted for copyright reasons.

          So, an E-M1 Mk III with a 24mp sensor of greatly improved ISO & low light capacity with a 6 axis IBIS with a 30% increase over the Mk II. A PEN-F Mk II as well (in Japan at least) but also the announcement of a 150-400mm f4.0-5.6 lens to come at the end of 2019 (as planned).

          Ross
          I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
          Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
          Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
          Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
          Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
          Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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          • #6
            Re: So what do you think it will be

            Ah... so now I guess you are Ross on 4/3R

            Personally I don't mind what it is just that Olympus are getting into the game of continued development & release which is even more important now that Canikon are moving into mirrorless

            Regards
            Andy
            My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
            4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
            m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
            FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
            The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

            My places
            http://www.shenstone.me.uk
            http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
            https://vimeo.com/shenstone
            http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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            • #7
              Re: So what do you think it will be

              I have to say that from my e-20 onwards upto and including my Stylus 1, they have, and continue to serve me well. Even the film versions I previously owned never let me down.

              Even my monster from the dark side continues to function as it should.

              However, after reading some of the other threads on user issues... I'd settle for one that works.
              It's not what inspires us that is important, it's where the journey takes us.

              Wally and his Collie with our Oly bits & bobs

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              • #8
                Re: So what do you think it will be

                Originally posted by shenstone View Post
                Ah... so now I guess you are Ross on 4/3R

                Personally I don't mind what it is just that Olympus are getting into the game of continued development & release which is even more important now that Canikon are moving into mirrorless

                Regards
                Andy
                Oh dear. I can't hide now, can I? Actually I'm surprised that there aren't more Ross's using (M)4/3's gear.

                Ross
                I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                • #9
                  Regards,
                  Mark

                  ------------------------------
                  http://www.microcontrast.com
                  Too much Oly gear.
                  Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
                  Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: So what do you think it will be

                    I would not be averse to a 24 megapixel sensor as long as there was NO cost in terms of benchmark image quality.

                    I would like to see an over-size sensor as seen on early Panasonic GH models so cropping to different aspect ratios preserves more pixels. On top of that you could increase the scope of sensor-shift IS possibly. Impressive as it is already, powered gimbals really are a lot better.

                    Smartphones are really embracing machine learning (AI) and that could be an avenue for more reliable results without having to think too much about camera settings. That may not be a priority for 'real' photographers but it could be useful.

                    I'd like to see Bluetooth and GPS built-in.

                    Panasonic and Olympus should make their dual-IS systems inter-compatible.

                    60p 4K video

                    Ian
                    Founder and editor of:
                    Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                    Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                    Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                    Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

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                    • #11
                      Re: So what do you think it will be

                      Wishful thinking: I'd really like to see a control ring around the lens mount, as we had with the OMs and XZs, for me it was/is the best way to control the exposure variables.

                      I've always advocated the Multi Spot Metering of the OMs and the 8080WZ

                      Most other developments, for me are just a multitude of different flavoured icings on what is a delicious cake...
                      Graham

                      We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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                      • #12
                        Re: So what do you think it will be

                        Originally posted by Ian View Post
                        I would not be averse to a 24 megapixel sensor as long as there was NO cost in terms of benchmark image quality.

                        I would like to see an over-size sensor as seen on early Panasonic GH models so cropping to different aspect ratios preserves more pixels. On top of that you could increase the scope of sensor-shift IS possibly. Impressive as it is already, powered gimbals really are a lot better.

                        Smartphones are really embracing machine learning (AI) and that could be an avenue for more reliable results without having to think too much about camera settings. That may not be a priority for 'real' photographers but it could be useful.

                        I'd like to see Bluetooth and GPS built-in.

                        Panasonic and Olympus should make their dual-IS systems inter-compatible.

                        60p 4K video

                        Ian
                        Some good points & I particular wish they would combine Dual-IS & Sync-IS. I believe that was not part of the 4/3's standard but it breaks down the standard by not being compatible.

                        Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                        Wishful thinking: I'd really like to see a control ring around the lens mount, as we had with the OMs and XZs, for me it was/is the best way to control the exposure variables.

                        I've always advocated the Multi Spot Metering of the OMs and the 8080WZ

                        Most other developments, for me are just a multitude of different flavoured icings on what is a delicious cake...
                        There is already a Fn switch on the Pro lenses so it would be nice if there was a control ring, but I think we'll just have to keep dreaming about that one (or Panasonic will do it but then it won't be compatible on Olympus bodies).
                        Ross
                        I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
                        Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
                        Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                        Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
                        Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
                        Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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                        • #13
                          Re: So what do you think it will be

                          Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                          Wishful thinking: I'd really like to see a control ring around the lens mount, as we had with the OMs and XZs, for me it was/is the best way to control the exposure variables.

                          I've always advocated the Multi Spot Metering of the OMs and the 8080WZ

                          Most other developments, for me are just a multitude of different flavoured icings on what is a delicious cake...
                          The control ring is an interesting one and entirely feasible. It used to be the shutter speed on OMs. Some Panasonic Leica lenses have the aperture rings.

                          I'm not so sure about multi-spot metering though it should be simple to implement.

                          Ian
                          Founder and editor of:
                          Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                          Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                          Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                          Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

                          Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                          Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
                          Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
                          NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
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                          • #14
                            Re: So what do you think it will be

                            Originally posted by shenstone View Post
                            Now then... If I called you a "reet luddite" would that be accurate
                            Loosing the bayer and the associated processing produces a better black and white camera. Leica recognised the market need resulting in not one but two generations of the Monochrome, the first being the M9 derivative, followed up later by the M246, an M240 derivative. Check the price, new and second hand!!

                            What the digital B&W market is crying out for is a relatively inexpensive version. Bayer equiped cameras don't cut it, from my experience. That's one of the reasons I shoot film; the cameras are cheap, so too is film - relatively.

                            I would like to see one of the monthly photo competitions devoted to B&W, just to see how well the Bayer camera (u4/3 of course) handles true blacks and whites - without the assistance of an emulation algorithm in one of the fancy Post programmes that claims to look like Tri-X for example.
                            Steve

                            on flickr

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                            • #15
                              Re: So what do you think it will be

                              Wonder if i will get a big enough pension rise next year

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