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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!

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Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging

Will you be there keeping an eye on it??
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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.

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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

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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.

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Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging

No "announcements" expected then?
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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

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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
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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.
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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.
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Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging

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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

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

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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.
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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.

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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

Let me know how much you want for the E-5?,
But seriously people have been knocking the system since day one but it didn't stop me buying two E-1's, and I still have one, the other was sold to help fund the purchase of an E-3,and the lenses are a match for anyones
make no mistake this is a superb system and I believe it will continue to be so,
Sorry if this sounds like a rant well it is, [nothing personal petemii]

Best Regards to all and long live Olympus

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Re: Olympus presence at Focus on Imaging

I used to work (10 years ago) for a very well know Japanese company, not Olympus & nothing to do with photography.

I think that gives me an insight to how they work:

Someone “high up” makes a decision and once it’s made no one dare raise any objection even if you can see the company hurtling towards a cliff edge, you just follow the other lemmings. A bad decision is unlikely ever to be overturned as loosing face is the worst thing that can happen.

To do otherwise sees your career shrivel up. Anything less than full enthusiasm for “the party line” can set you back years. Bear in mind in Japan, people are far less likely to change employer and most vacancies are internal promotion, you work is secondary to your loyalty.

Our only hope is the new Brit CEO sees all these complaints and thinks we might have a point and challenges “the decision” to dump DSLR.
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