Ex-Olympus chief questioned payments - FT.com There appears to be a scandal brewing in the management of Olympus. Personally, I don't get to vote on Oylmpus' board of directors nor managers. I do however get to vote with my wallet and I hope other consumers start learning to do the same. There's a lot of protests recently about managers and companies' practices etc. As a consumer, if we don't like it, we get to vote against them with our wallets. (And if you don't vote with your wallet, then you don't get to complain as you're fueling the problem.) I've been an olympus fan for a long time now but, the authenticity and the response to this matter will absolutely 100% determine whether I buy anymore olympus equipment and the camera which I will be shooting with in a couple of years time. I do my best not to support corrupt companies and corrupt practices. Lets be honest, there's plenty more manufacturers out there and the equipment is not so special that consumers don't have a choice. You can split hairs about which camera or lens is better, but at the end of the day it's splitting hairs. The way I see this issue is no different than buying equipment from child or slave labour v.s. regular honest paid labour. Olympus, make your response a good one.