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Old 17th February 2010
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Re: What is on the horizon for Olympus

I would love to see a 'professional' grade body similar in size to the 600 series. By professional I mean weather sealed and metal bodied. Would it really add much to its size to include the gasket seals?

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Re: What is on the horizon for Olympus

It looks as if we may have to wait until Feb 28 at 4pm for an announcement

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Indeed, watch that space, wonder what we will "evolve" into? The tension is killing me.

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Indeed, watch that space, wonder what we will "evolve" into? The tension is killing me.

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If it means anything more than marketing hype the word evolve seems to imply a new class of camera, here are two suggestions:

1. A mirror less full sized fourthirds camera - that would open up endless possibilities as how to use the freed up space

2. A sensor with most of the 4/3 image circle populated with pixels - the Pany GF1 has gone part of this way already so who knows what is on the horizon.

Any more suggestions?

As all the usual suspects have gone extraordinarily quiet perhaps we ought to start a sweepstake

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Re: What is on the horizon for Olympus

Seems bit odd as its a Sunday and a week after the big PMA show!

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Re: What is on the horizon for Olympus

Its 1am Monday morning in Japan then which is a fairly sensible moment to lift an embargo, however I do agree with you about just after PMA

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I'm not holding my breath about an E5 but be nice if it is.

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The suspense
Sounds very interesting, could 'evolve' mean a prismless, mirrorless flagship? Or perhaps more likely some big step in sensor technology? Here's hoping
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I know one thing, it'll probably cost me money!

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The suspense
Sounds very interesting, could 'evolve' mean a prismless, mirrorless flagship? Or perhaps more likely some big step in sensor technology? Here's hoping
Well so this could mean a dip into the pocket again Huw, all those lenses you sold and now you will have to buy them all again.
I know you have had withdrawal symptoms when you sold your Oly gear.
Lets hope you wishes come true and you get your perfect camera.
Best of luck.
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Re: What is on the horizon for Olympus

I just want to see a full frame chip camera and new set of lenses. Keep current 4/3rds for entry level and pro-sumer and FF for pro.

The competition have them.

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Well so this could mean a dip into the pocket again Huw, all those lenses you sold and now you will have to buy them all again.
I know you have had withdrawal symptoms when you sold your Oly gear.
Lets hope you wishes come true and you get your perfect camera.
Best of luck.
Thanks Richard, as you know I always keep a very close eye on developments from Olympus.
If this new camera does happen to be a successor to the E-3 and if it ticks more boxes than my current Pentax K-7 I would very seriously consider a move back. If I'm honest I really do miss my 12-60, 50-200 and 50 f/2 lenses
Having said that it would have to be killer body to prise the K-7 from my grip
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Re: What is on the horizon for Olympus

Might just be an upgraded 25mm pancake lens, lol

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Might just be an upgraded 25mm pancake lens, lol

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