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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

2 Wants really

1. Much improved High ISO Noise
2. Video

Nice to haves

1. More frames in the buffer

All the rest I can live without

The second would make it a very hard not to have for me the 1st will be when it gets cheap enought to switch to.

The reason for saying I would really like video is to expand my creative side - I do AV work and see many things that would really be good if I could get some movement and tend to end up taking multiple shots, but being able to get the noise of waterfalls to interleave with some close up detailed shots would be really fun.

All the rest to be honest I don't need / want

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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

Maybe this wouldn't be for the E-3's successor but I would love to see Olympus move into the Full Frame market, alongside the Four Thirds and micro Four Thirds lines.

Obviously a new range of FF lenses would have to be developed but then the Canikons already have these. With Full Frame bodies and their renowned superior lens quality Olympus would be way ahead of the competition.

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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

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Maybe this wouldn't be for the E-3's successor but I would love to see Olympus move into the Full Frame market, alongside the Four Thirds and micro Four Thirds lines.

Obviously a new range of FF lenses would have to be developed but then the Canikons already have these. With Full Frame bodies and their renowned superior lens quality Olympus would be way ahead of the competition.

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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

Sorry but I disagree and don't think Olympus should create a third product line.

As it is, micro 4/3 is distracting development from the DSLR 4/3 market to the point that there are consistent rumours that Olympus is abandoning DSLR. If there were 3 major product lines the situation would only get worse and would certainly result in the death of the 4/3 DSLR line.

From a selfish point of view I've now invested in a couple of nice lenses, I'd like there to be an opertunity to update my body in a few years time.

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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

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Maybe this wouldn't be for the E-3's successor but I would love to see Olympus move into the Full Frame market, alongside the Four Thirds and micro Four Thirds lines.

Obviously a new range of FF lenses would have to be developed but then the Canikons already have these. With Full Frame bodies and their renowned superior lens quality Olympus would be way ahead of the competition.

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Ain't never gonna happen! Full frame is a niche market upon which Nikon and Canon already have a strangle hold. The development costs would be extremely high and breaking into this market in any meaningful way would be nigh on impossible. Olympus wouldn't just have to match what Canikon are already doing extremely well, they would have to significantly beat them and even then it is unlikely that pros with a lot invested in current glass would be tempted to switch.

The strength of Olympus is providing an alternative format which has many inherent advantages over full frame and APS-C size sensors and all I ask is that they continue to develop the E-System in line with technology improvements generally available within the industry.
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Ain't never gonna happen! Full frame is a niche market upon which Nikon and Canon already have a strangle hold. The development costs would be extremely high and breaking into this market in any meaningful way would be nigh on impossible. Olympus wouldn't just have to match what Canikon are already doing extremely well, they would have to significantly beat them and even then it is unlikely that pros with a lot invested in current glass would be tempted to switch.

The strength of Olympus is providing an alternative format which has many inherent advantages over full frame and APS-C size sensors and all I ask is that they continue to develop the E-System in line with technology improvements generally available within the industry.
Sony is struggling to make Full Frame pay and they have the most affordable FF cameras on the market.

Anyway, I'm sure the waiting will be over soon.

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Anyway, I'm sure the waiting will be over soon.

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But

Remember when you were eight and in the car.

"are we there yet, Mummy"

"Not yet. Marmeduke darling poppykins"

"When will we be there Daddy"

"Soon, Soon, so stay still my little man Marmie"

But soon was an awfull-l----lly, awful---------ll-----ly long time. Especially when you were small enough to tell your whole life story and just about everything in the gap between the minute hand and the hour.

So you had to ask again. And of course you got spanked. So then the day was ruined and you didn't want icecream and rides on Daddy's shoulders, and the sand was all gritty and anyway the harbour, well didn't it just stink of awful old fish?.

Who wants 49 silly focus points and what kind of locomotive is an IS 'o' 64xx anyway, does it have pannier tanks?

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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

To my earlier list I would now add USB 3 support.
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

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But

Remember when you were eight and in the car.

"are we there yet, Mummy"

"Not yet. Marmeduke darling poppykins"

"When will we be there Daddy"

"Soon, Soon, so stay still my little man Marmie"

But soon was an awfull-l----lly, awful---------ll-----ly long time. Especially when you were small enough to tell your whole life story and just about everything in the gap between the minute hand and the hour.

So you had to ask again. And of course you got spanked. So then the day was ruined and you didn't want icecream and rides on Daddy's shoulders, and the sand was all gritty and anyway the harbour, well didn't it just stink of awful old fish?.

Who wants 49 silly focus points and what kind of locomotive is an IS 'o' 64xx anyway, does it have pannier tanks?

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But

Remember when you were eight and in the car.

"are we there yet, Mummy"

"Not yet. Marmeduke darling poppykins"

"When will we be there Daddy"

"Soon, Soon, so stay still my little man Marmie"

But soon was an awfull-l----lly, awful---------ll-----ly long time. Especially when you were small enough to tell your whole life story and just about everything in the gap between the minute hand and the hour.

So you had to ask again. And of course you got spanked. So then the day was ruined and you didn't want icecream and rides on Daddy's shoulders, and the sand was all gritty and anyway the harbour, well didn't it just stink of awful old fish?.

Who wants 49 silly focus points and what kind of locomotive is an IS 'o' 64xx anyway, does it have pannier tanks?

Nick
Nick, I worry about your childhood. Did your parents really call you "Marmaduke darling poppykins?" I always thought "Nick" was your real name but now I'm starting to wonder if it's really just a nick-name!

On the other hand I guess we've all been there. I just hope the harbour doesn't stink of fish when the SS Olympus finally docks with it's cargo of E-5s

I really enjoyed this post, Marmie.
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

For any complex camera , E-**, P-**, or whatever:-

A control (on the camera or each lens) that will focus the lens on infinity, and leave it there. Just like in the old days when you could just turn the focus round to the infinity stop and you were OK for most of the time out of doors.

I suppose, ideally, for the up market models, you would have a readout giving the minimum in focus distance for that lens at that F-number.

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For any complex camera , E-**, P-**, or whatever:-

A control (on the camera or each lens) that will focus the lens on infinity, and leave it there. Just like in the old days when you could just turn the focus round to the infinity stop and you were OK for most of the time out of doors.

I suppose, ideally, for the up market models, you would have a readout giving the minimum in focus distance for that lens at that F-number.

David
Sounds more like a feature for a lower range point and shoot type camera.
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