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Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

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  • #76
    Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

    Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
    И я тоже

    Только на английском пожалуйста


    Jax

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    • #77
      Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

      Originally posted by MarkG View Post
      I've just got an email in russian about the E-PL10
      I got that & the English one too (I had subscribed to UK Olympus newsletters).
      We might get an apology for receiving it yet as it has happened once before (in past years, although it might have been German then) & that was what happened then.
      Ross
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      • #78
        Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

        Originally posted by Jax View Post
        Только на английском пожалуйста

        Jax
        OK....
        Mark Johnson

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        • #79
          Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

          Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
          This comment is of concern:

          "Takeuchi also backtracked on some of his comments in the past that the camera business was not for sale, saying that may not be the case anymore."

          Who would be interested in buying the Olympus camera business?

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          • #80
            Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

            I can't believe that you lot are still swallowing this poison. Olympus are NOT selling their camera business. You need to watch the first part of Joe Edelman's latest YouTube chat


            [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1R9bn-V9uI"]🔴 TogChat™ #179 - It is time to hold the photo industry media accountable! - YouTube[/ame]
            Best wishes

            Wildwood

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            • #81
              Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

              Originally posted by Wildwood View Post
              I can't believe that you lot are still swallowing this poison.
              Maybe it's because the members who comprise "you lot" are mature and intelligent enough to make up their own minds and come to their own conclusions, whatever those conclusions may be. The fact you may not agree with them is why we have friendly, polite debates in this forum.


              Jax

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              • #82
                Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

                Originally posted by Jax View Post
                Maybe it's because the members who comprise "you lot" are mature and intelligent enough to make up their own minds and come to their own conclusions, whatever those conclusions may be. The fact you may not agree with them is why we have friendly, polite debates in this forum.


                Jax
                You might not like how he communicated his belief, but I still think the content of the rumours were 'poison' though & why we shouldn't be taking them with any credence.
                You could read this though.
                Olympus addresses rumors of sale by Bryan Esler at photofocus.
                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.
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                • #83
                  Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

                  Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
                  You might not like how he communicated his belief, but I still think the content of the rumours were 'poison' though & why we shouldn't be taking them with any credence.
                  I never give any rumours I read online or in the media credence unless and until they are confirmed by, and published by, an official trusted source. In this particular case, that trusted source would be Olympus themselves. Others however may hold different opinions and that is of course their prerogative



                  Jax

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                  • #84
                    Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

                    "Takeuchi also backtracked on some of his comments in the past that the camera business was not for sale, saying that may not be the case anymore."

                    Takeuchi is the CEO of Olympus so not a rumour but a comment from the top.

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                    • #85
                      Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

                      Perhaps its a case of someone / (or some company) wanting to damage Oly and starting these rumours to hit their share price?

                      These days rumours get more retweets/reposts than any official response, once the idea is out there it's hard to contain.

                      Welcome to 2019. You can't trust anything you find on the www.
                      Dave

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                      • #86
                        Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

                        I pulled the following from Joe Edelman's Youtube site.

                        Official Olympus Statement - 11/20/19
                        Following the launch of Olympus’ Corporate Strategy on November 6th, we saw many rumors about Olympus selling or closing its consumer imaging business.

                        To clarify Olympus’ position: Olympus has no plans to sell our consumer imaging business.

                        Our corporate strategy does include focusing on Medical and drives our ambition for all Olympus businesses to be profitable and contribute to our overall business objectives. For Imaging, this means we need to stabilize and strengthen our market position.

                        To achieve these goals, we’re actively executing global marketing activities with our new Break Free campaigns and have a clear and exciting product roadmap for the coming months and years.

                        We’re strongly pursuing future technology developments that will enhance photography and video for creators. Furthermore, the Imaging division is and will continue to be an important technology and innovation driver for Olympus’ other businesses.

                        As you know, we have a unique consumer product portfolio. Our systems are compact, lightweight and offer market-leading image stabilization and autofocus performance. No other product line offers photographers this level of optical excellence and mobility.

                        Just recently, we’ve launched our new OM-D E-M5 Mark III, and we’ve previously announced the development of the highly anticipated M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO handheld super telephoto lens on track to be launched next year.

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                        • #87
                          Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

                          Originally posted by wornish View Post
                          Perhaps its a case of someone / (or some company) wanting to damage Oly and starting these rumours to hit their share price?

                          These days rumours get more retweets/reposts than any official response, once the idea is out there it's hard to contain.

                          Welcome to 2019. You can't trust anything you find on the www.



                          You couldn't trust anything on the www in 1995


                          I think it's more likely the rumour originated from some click-bait blogger or YouTuber. Certainly someone who has no scruples and probably no photographic talent either.
                          Best wishes

                          Wildwood

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                          • #88
                            Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

                            to sell our consumer imaging business.
                            Would have been better if he'd said " no plans to sell or close "


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                            Darkroom

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                            • #89
                              Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

                              Originally posted by Wildwood View Post
                              I can't believe that you lot are still swallowing this poison. Olympus are NOT selling their camera business. You need to watch the first part of Joe Edelman's latest YouTube chat


                              🔴 TogChat™ #179 - It is time to hold the photo industry media accountable! - YouTube
                              I have now watched the first 25 minutes & I think everyone should, if they care about photography. He has some strong advice for all camera users of all brands.
                              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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                              • #90
                                Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

                                This is the website for ValueAct Capital who now have two representatives on the Olympus board.

                                https://valueact.com/

                                In the list of companies you have to scroll down to 'Healthcare' to find any mention of Olympus Corp. The only team manager who is shown as having 'Past & Present Board Affiliation' to Olympus is D. Robert Hale and he seems to specialise in healthcare companies. It would have been so nice if he had mentioned "a passion for Olympus cameras stretching back for many decades..."

                                It seems they usually 'hold positions' for 3-5 years and occasionally for 10 years or more.

                                Let's see what happens.

                                Ron

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