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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

Impressive as it may appear, I'm keeping calm. It still may not be for me unless the AF is as good or better for small, fast subjects as my 7D. The 81 point focusing does hold out some genuine hope though, the Canon has only 19. However it can still lock focus on a single Swallow at 100 metres and hold while I pan - no Olympus ever did that!

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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

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Impressive as it may appear, I'm keeping calm. It still may not be for me unless the AF is as good or better for small, fast subjects as my 7D. The 81 point focusing does hold out some genuine hope though, the Canon has only 19. However it can still lock focus on a single Swallow at 100 metres and hold while I pan - no Olympus ever did that!

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I think you are wise to be cautious, David, we don't have enough information yet to make any real judgement, especially regarding focus.
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

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Impressive as it may appear, I'm keeping calm. It still may not be for me unless the AF is as good or better for small, fast subjects as my 7D. The 81 point focusing does hold out some genuine hope though, the Canon has only 19. However it can still lock focus on a single Swallow at 100 metres and hold while I pan - no Olympus ever did that!

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Simple answer: Olympus (and Pentax too) has long been behind CaNikon on PDAF. They've both invested a lot of money in improving/refining this, for their monster cameras, and this has been trickling down to the mid range models.

If you're one of the minority of users who really do take full advantage of that kind of performance, I think the runes don't read too well for you. I'd speculate that PDAF AF performance will as good as, or slightly better than, the E-30/E-5. In other words, more than good enough for most. Sorry, I know that doesn't help .
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I really hope they don't forget to update the Olympus Viewer software to take advantage of the WiFi functionality.

It would be like having "Studio" back again but without the trailing lead.
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

At least it wasn't 'tethered' to an iPad so my scummy android tablet ought to support the app.
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

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Ffordes are advertising that they will have the 'new PEN camera' at their Olympus event on September 18th
Hi Iain, sorry but for me a PEN would be retrograde step
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Well I am not so sure. I did pick up on the fast AF:

"The focusing on this camera is superb I think a lot of our four thirds customers will be very very happy... almost as fast on FT as it is on the mFT"

I will have to see what the customers verdict is.
That's almost like saying you will get the same performance that you now get on MFT, so does that mean SAF is improved to MFT standards but the CAF is still the same as it is on MFT...unacceptable for BIF and other applications?
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

The big question is of course whether Olympus has a camera that will just not appeal to current Oly users, but will want to attract other buyers from Canikon....that's the business ploy I believe, otherwise you are not gaining anything. You need new customers to survive in this very competitive market place....

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It does surprise me that folk can get excited about a new product with such little info and from a dubious source. We should wait and see. I am not in a rush but do want to upgrade. From the one promo we have seen for one model it does not look good for me. If Oly want to be competitive in this market there will have to be several cameras on offer. I have even started looking at the Nikon 1 V2 for BIF because I really do think Oly have dropped FT, and if they can do that after 5/6 years they could do the same with mFT. Iam sorry to say this but I will not buy into mFT for that reason.
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I'm amazed at how people are speculating about various aspects of the new camera to the point of dismissing it already on some aspects. The fact is we have no idea how the pdaf will perform with 4/3 lenses so there's no point in making blind assumptions. Its going to be a completely new concept for oly using the sensor to focus pdaf lenses and for all we know it may turn out to be a great system and good for bif etc.

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It does surprise me that folk can get excited about a new product with such little info and from a dubious source.
Exactly. Whilst it might be fun speculating, decisions should be made after the truth is known.
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That's almost like saying you will get the same performance that you now get on MFT, so does that mean SAF is improved to MFT standards but the CAF is still the same as it is on MFT...unacceptable for BIF and other applications?
Paul, this "barbed wire fence" of Nik on - Nik off is cutting into my pants ...

I wonder when it shall be available ...


Product manufacturers are STUPID DOING THIS - "Peter in & Peter out " they should have done the BIG WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM HERE IT IS


its stuipid games ... infact I am getting so very frustrated I may go Canon now with a HUGE heavy lens because I have been practicing with Tripod like a Machine Gunner in a Spitfire ...
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

MY BIG QUESTION is Will Olympus Cameras have substantial sales from their small range of higher priced camera bodies & lenses to go the "Distance" ?

It seems that Olympus are threatening to empty the bath if this goes belly up maybe selling it off ... soon so perhaps I would be better off elsewhere Canon Cameras have a massive "cushion" of security for their high end bodies and glass ...
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

Chevvy, I thought you said in an earlier post you'd already bought into Nikon?
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MY BIG QUESTION is Will Olympus Cameras have substantial sales from their small range of higher priced camera bodies & lenses to go the "Distance" ?

It seems that Olympus are threatening to empty the bath if this goes belly up maybe selling it off ... soon so perhaps I would be better off elsewhere Cannon have a massive "cushion" of security for their high end bodies and glass ...
Small range = E-PM2, E-PL5, E-P5, E-M5, E-M1, with hints that there might soon also be a budget/entry level model in the OM-D range?
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