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Ian 22nd February 2011 11:06 AM

Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
It's still not official, but my understanding from a good source is that there will be some Olympus gear on show at the Bright Publishing stand (they publish Olympus User magazine, as well as DSLR User, Advanced Photographer, and Photo Pro).

Some of our hire gear may well be part of the hardware line up, so if you are going, please be careful if you handle any of it! :D

Ian

dbutch 22nd February 2011 11:21 AM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
Will you be there keeping an eye on it??:)

Ian 22nd February 2011 11:23 AM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dbutch (Post 103819)
Will you be there keeping an eye on it??:)

I will be there on Sunday, as usual, because I produce a show report published the same day. But it's rare for me to be there during the week, although I was last year because of Panasonic's first big presence at the show.

Ian

dbutch 22nd February 2011 11:25 AM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
Cheers

I am planning on a Monday trip, hoping its a bit calmer than the Sunday when I've been in the past

Dave

Ian 22nd February 2011 12:12 PM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
OK, I can confirm that there will be a small studio setup on the Bright stand with some gear. Olympus is also supporting some of the resellers at the show.

Ian

StephenL 22nd February 2011 12:58 PM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
No "announcements" expected then? ;)

petemii 4th March 2011 08:35 AM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
Me and the better half will be there on the sunday, will pop by and say hello also will now make sure we have our cameras with us to hopefully try out some of the gear was hoping to pick up some bargain olympus gear *chr

Pete

petemii 6th March 2011 10:23 PM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
Well how very disappointed I am with Olympus
sorry for all you guys and girls out there but I for one and Tina for two my better half are so very close to getting rid of all things Olympus I really am fed up with Olympus not supporting events like this and makes me wonder why I should keep paying out good money on a system that is going the way of the dodo and fast, Olympus reps at focus all they talk about is the Pen and that was all the re-sellers had on offer. So please someone out there tell me why I bothered to buy an E5 and now I cant even buy a spare battery and all you get for the reps is we didnít expect the demand well I doesnít take a rocket scientist to look at all the forums out there and flicker to see how people were feeling about the release of the E5 between us we have spent some serious money on Olympus Tina Has the E5 I have the E3 the lenses are 11-22,12-60, 14-42, 40-150 & the 70-300 and we have owned the E410 & E510 also the EP1 (which although is a good camera is a complete waste of time if you have an E3 or An E5 ) so come on Olympus and I know I speak for a lot of users out there do something make it public either tell us your not going to support the standard 4/3rds or make some cast iron Assurances to the cause because if you donít Iím off to Canon
Sorry if it feels like a rant well it is

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

StephenL 7th March 2011 07:42 AM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
Must be the longest sentence ever written!

But seriously, I understand your frustration. They need to make some sort of firm declaration, not just weasel words.

smartwombat 7th March 2011 07:48 AM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
Seemingly the only company with a budget is Nikon.
They had two huge adverts on the way in.

For the Autosport show there wasn't one single advert.
Yet at FoI Nikon had two, I guess the recession hit autosport harder.

Ian 7th March 2011 10:18 AM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by petemii (Post 105179)
Well how very disappointed I am with Olympus
sorry for all you guys and girls out there but I for one and Tina for two my better half are so very close to getting rid of all things Olympus I really am fed up with Olympus not supporting events like this and makes me wonder why I should keep paying out good money on a system that is going the way of the dodo and fast, Olympus reps at focus all they talk about is the Pen and that was all the re-sellers had on offer. So please someone out there tell me why I bothered to buy an E5 and now I cant even buy a spare battery and all you get for the reps is we didnít expect the demand well I doesnít take a rocket scientist to look at all the forums out there and flicker to see how people were feeling about the release of the E5 between us we have spent some serious money on Olympus Tina Has the E5 I have the E3 the lenses are 11-22,12-60, 14-42, 40-150 & the 70-300 and we have owned the E410 & E510 also the EP1 (which although is a good camera is a complete waste of time if you have an E3 or An E5 ) so come on Olympus and I know I speak for a lot of users out there do something make it public either tell us your not going to support the standard 4/3rds or make some cast iron Assurances to the cause because if you donít Iím off to Canon
Sorry if it feels like a rant well it is

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

At least they were there. Canon was not. Nor was Samsung, Casio, Ricoh, and Leica.

Ian

petemii 7th March 2011 11:50 AM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
Ian I donít really consider two reps that were only there to sell the pen much really. Yes its a recession but come on Olympus every one knows you have the best glass out there so why leave us all in limbo. As for Canon not being there it really doesnít matter because they have so many lines out there that all the re-seller now that this was just a decision to save on the outlay for the event. I donít remember any of the other manufactures of lenses telling me they were going to stop making canon glass like they told me about Olympus standard 4/3 if you donít believe me try this link I for one
http://www.megapixel.co.il/english/archive/14631
donít now how true this is but very worrying for any one that has placed a large amount of money behind the E system suggest you change the name of the web site to the pen user.
Sorry to go on about this but I really feel for those of us that are high end Olympus users then we have no option other than to Jump Ship if we want to keep out to date with the market.

Ian 7th March 2011 12:38 PM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
On the Bright publishing stand (who publish Olympus User for Olympus UK) there was a regular E-5 studio demo with a model (Kellie) on a Triumph motorbike. Mark Thackara, head of marketing in the UK for Olympus is also on the stand all week. At least two other retailers had dedicated Olympus areas. Their job is to shift boxes and as there are no E-5s in stock at the moment, they were reluctant to give space and time to the E-5. So yes, the Pen - which seems to be selling well, got the limelight there.

Ian

petemii 7th March 2011 03:35 PM

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Very Party line Ian but the truth of the matter is
Olympus Bring out a new Camera launch it for Standard 4/3rds but donít service the standard 3/4rds system, and they seem to forget how much money customers have invested in this range this is not just about the E5 this is about Olympus not looking after there current Standard 4/3rds customer I Like many others will be very angry if we get dumped for the Micro range. I feel we are being swept under the carpet while they concentrate on the micro range.
Look I like Olympus products I like the fact that if I buy a E system Camera any lens that is designed to fit an E system Camera fits them all, not like other manufactures if you ask me Olympus could go the whole hog and really develop the E system into the `only system` (and if they use my saying in a logo i want a cut of the royalties lol)for a Profession or Amateur I really do feel Olympus is being very short sighted in this whole matter and while other companies are floundering in the recession lead a fight back for market share against the other big names Nikon & Canon in this recession. as for the reps selling the pen they really need to know what they are selling i have owned and ep1 and cont rid of the same in less than a couple of months really didnt like it sorry my opinion for the camera good effort but no cigar im afraid

Pete

Ian 7th March 2011 04:09 PM

Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging
 
Don't misundersatnd me, the situation is not at all ideal for E-System users. Maybe Olympus will produced more Four Thirds E-System bodies, maybe not. Some will feel too uncomfortable with this uncertainty and move to a different system. Canon users move to Nikon, Sony, and even Olympus and vice-versa.

The long term future Olympus is Micro Four Thirds. There is no escaping from this. But the excellence of Four Thirds lenses is not wasted. I am confident that we will eventually see a camera body from either Olympus or Panasonic, or both, that will be more like a conventional DSLR and enable Four Thirds lenses to be used as they were intended. Even now, I find using some Top Pro lenses like the 14-35 f/2 or 150 f/2 very satisfying to use on a Pen body.

It's not for everyone, and I accept that. Maybe the wait will be too long for yourself, I don't know. We'll just have to see.

But in the mean time, the gear that Olympus has produced to date doesn't suddenly become useless or difficult to use. Many e-group members demonstrate this every day.

Ian


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