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Re: Olympus confirms new camera body for Four Thirds lenses

Okay here's a beginner's perspective. I have an E450 with some kit lenses and a new 35mm macro (Thanks Ian!).

I love my camera for it's compact size and handling. But since it was released, sensor technology has come a long way. Mine has the 10Mp sensor and it's fine for most things but an upgrade would be really good.

Perhaps an E450-HD or something, would give a wider ISO range and better noise cancelling abilities. As well as more pixels. I'd be very happy with that. The professional end of the Olympus 4/3rds range is very well served already, but those of us beggining and perhaps on a budget, deserve some consideration too!

I don't want a camera that costs 1000+, there's already lots of those about and they are all out of reach for me. I want a good / compact DSLR that will work with the E-system lenses at a reasonable price.

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Okay here's a beginner's perspective. I have an E450 with some kit lenses and a new 35mm macro (Thanks Ian!).

I love my camera for it's compact size and handling. But since it was released, sensor technology has come a long way. Mine has the 10Mp sensor and it's fine for most things but an upgrade would be really good.

Perhaps an E450-HD or something, would give a wider ISO range and better noise cancelling abilities. As well as more pixels. I'd be very happy with that. The professional end of the Olympus 4/3rds range is very well served already, but those of us beggining and perhaps on a budget, deserve some consideration too!

I don't want a camera that costs 1000+, there's already lots of those about and they are all out of reach for me. I want a good / compact DSLR that will work with the E-system lenses at a reasonable price.

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The message has been quite clear on this one I'm afraid. Olympus says that if you have one of the smaller Olympus DSLRs the upgrade path for you will be a Pen or OM-D (although not necessarily an E-M5).

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I think the 70-300 lens works pretty good on the E-M5 (on mine it does most of the time) considering it is a slow focussing lens anyhow & with the grip, would feel close to what an E620 may have felt like (I'm guessing a little here).
Yes, I agree. The 70-300 works relatively well on Pens and the E-M5 because it was equipped with live view focus in mind, although it's not a super-fast focus lens like the latest MSC lenses.

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The message has been quite clear on this one I'm afraid. Olympus says that if you have one of the smaller Olympus DSLRs the upgrade path for you will be a Pen or OM-D (although not necessarily an E-M5).

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Perhaps that's why so many people's 'upgrade path' has been Canon or Nikon? With a vast array of cheap lenses on the second hand market who can blame them?


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This is promising news. Can we expect to see a professional level camera to match that of the top pro lenses?
I hope.
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Re: Olympus confirms new camera body for Four Thirds lenses

Olympus don't need to be average, you've got Canon 'L' glass for that.
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Re: Olympus confirms new camera body for Four Thirds lenses

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Yes, I agree. The 70-300 works relatively well on Pens and the E-M5 because it was equipped with live view focus in mind, although it's not a super-fast focus lens like the latest MSC lenses.

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That's why the Panasonic 100-300 is on my wish list (BTW, it's slower sequence shots with smaller apertures is what happens on the Oly 12-50 too. Try it!).
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This is promising news. Can we expect to see a professional level camera to match that of the top pro lenses?
I hope.
That's what the announcement is all about

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I would actually appreciate them simplifying the body, to just produce the highest quality RAW images. All the "effects" can be done far better in post-processing.

I personally don't use the video capability and while there are many that do, it would make a lot of sense to have that capability on the PENs and keep the full size FT body for pure photography. I know that the top pro lenses are used for pro video work, but the PDAF system implementation will not be used in a video mode, so is the video really appropriate on a "Top Pro" body.

Certainly interesting, speculating on what it will be like
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Re: Olympus confirms new camera body for Four Thirds lenses

For the body to appeal to the none Oly user the video of GH2(+) will have to be onboard otherwise the Canikons will have an edge for units sold.
the body has to become a must have item as well as an E-5 upgrade...
Wonder what we will be offered
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Re: Olympus confirms new camera body for Four Thirds lenses

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Well that has put my plan of getting an E5 on hold.
Hope it works well with all the other 4/3rds lenses as well.
The 300mm worked O.K. on my 520 so should be more awesome on a complimentary body.

Hope it will stop the looks of pity on the canikon users faces if I turn up with one.....

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So it looks like all the conventional users are to be s*** on again then......how can it be so hard for the Oly Techies to get the Canikon bodies and actually LOOK at how they do what they do and then make something that might even get somewhere near them......everyone says the Oly glass is best so why bother making it if has to be either stuck on the end of a tiny matchbox or a full sized Noise machine.......

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I would actually appreciate them simplifying the body, to just produce the highest quality RAW images. All the "effects" can be done far better in post-processing.

I personally don't use the video capability and while there are many that do, it would make a lot of sense to have that capability on the PENs and keep the full size FT body for pure photography. I know that the top pro lenses are used for pro video work, but the PDAF system implementation will not be used in a video mode, so is the video really appropriate on a "Top Pro" body.

Certainly interesting, speculating on what it will be like
Many professional photographers are now including video services and using 'still' cameras. It's essential for video to be included and it makes no difference to anyone who has no need for video. There is next to no hardware cost.

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So it looks like all the conventional users are to be s*** on again then......how can it be so hard for the Oly Techies to get the Canikon bodies and actually LOOK at how they do what they do and then make something that might even get somewhere near them......everyone says the Oly glass is best so why bother making it if has to be either stuck on the end of a tiny matchbox or a full sized Noise machine.......

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Olympus can't compete in the conventional DSLR mass market. Pens and future OM-D models offer a wide range of cameras to upgrade from smaller and older E-System bodies. Olympus is already attracting many Canon an Nikon users to Micro Four Thirds and the logic that attracts them to Micro Four Thirds applies to many Olympus E-System camera users but with the added advantage of at least a degree of compatibility with lenses.

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Re: Olympus confirms new camera body for Four Thirds lenses

O.K. then why can't THEY stick all the micro "wonderstuff" in a full sized box.

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Re: Olympus confirms new camera body for Four Thirds lenses

More and more we are seeing video photographers who use the Big Hoose as a film location using DSLRs alongside mainstream video cameras, usually for the more agile aspects of filming. I personally do not use video at all, but if it costs nowt to include the ability, then manufacturers would be fools to omit the function.
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