I honestly feel it's ridiculous that people are claiming that anything Olympus says can't be trusted (because the said the imaging division isn't for sale etc.). Well, how's that different from any other brand in any other line of business? The people in charge say what they need to say. Or don't say anything at all - which is another story too. There are even laws against revealing certain information before business deals so even if Olympus executives would like to tell everything they simply can't. And is Olympus the only company in the world to say something that didn't turn out to be true? I think we all know the answer to that one.
And the "I trust rumor sites more than anything the folks at Olympus" is as ridiculous (sorry if I'm offending anyone here). Trust rumor sites? LOL. Oh come on! The BS they spread just to get the clicks? Source for the rumor? No need for a source. Just type it in and you have a source. "Well, it was said in the OnlyBigSensorsMatter.com so it must be true!" "They lied to me so I will never believe anything they say." Well guess what... Everybody lies.
I'm losing count on the days that I have read new topics on this subject in a row now. Whether it's FB groups, rumor sites or forums. It's like nothing else matters any more. Who cares about taking photos and discussing photography when you can SPECULATE on rumors about rumors about Olympus's rumored sale (which is not even a sale). Come on. How ridiculous is that? Sorry for using that word three times in this post but how else would you describe this nonsense?
Take a deep breath. And another. Then go out and take some photos. Let's get back to the subject in November or December when the discussions are based on something else than 43rumors.com's made up (so-called) rumors.
You can twist and turn the statements how you like. E.g. you can interpret the "This is why we believe JIP is an optimal partner." meaning that Olympus people are staying aboard because of the word "partner" instead of "buyer". Only your imagination is the limit on how you want things to look like. And we all know what generates more clicks on rumor sites: praising or bashing.
PS. Not attacking anyone personally and not trying to offend anyone but this has gone waaaaay out of portion already.
So, you don’t want to attack anyone but you quote someone multiple times in your post and call their opinion ridiculous...multiple times! Right. You have your opinion and I respect it and agree with a lot of what you say even if it seems more like a fanboy opinion and I personally hate fanboys. Could you please share your opinions without quoting other people and saying their option is ridiculous (multiple times)?
That would help keeping the conversation polite
And because I want to keep this conversation healthy, I want to explain why I said that. I recently trust more rumor sites than CEO’s and Managers because it happens that in the recent past, rumor sites have been way more accurate than “official” information with sources.
And the reason for that is (surprise), exactly what you said. CEO’s and Managers cannot say what they want or answer some questions as they have their company internal rules to follow. They need to protect their job and their business.
Rumor sites, in the other hand, have no filter. Have no rules to follow. They can come with any information they want without being penalized. Off course, incorrect or fake info will be shared but some real info is there also and the “source” that everyone screams for all the time, most of the time cannot be shared, because most of the info sources have direct connections to the manufacturer and can be penalized if identified. Most companies have very strict rules.
So yes, even if rumor sites are full of clickbait, fake info, etc, if we apply our own filters, we can find information that is not available officially anywhere. That‘s the purpose of rumor sites, sharing rumors. When info is official it becomes an announcement.
M43 rumors has been very accurate regarding Olympus gear. New cameras coming and expected specs, new lenses soon (except when Olympus decides to delay their release), Olympus camera division for sale, etc, etc, etc
As an Olympus enthusiast (not fanboy) I want to keep up to date with info regarding Olympus gear and from my past experience, rumor sites have been a good source of info.
How do I measure that? That info becomes true.