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Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by JamieW, Jan 28, 2014.
Interesting to note that Kodak was one of the founders of Four Thirds along with Olympus....:smile:
too bad is not the old Kodak, now is just in name only.
The 12-45mm kit lens is somewhat interesting.
Yeah, it is. F/6.3 is a bit slow on the long end. But 12mm as opposed to 14mm at the wide end is very useful. How many of us would buy this camera if it cost, say, $399 with lens - just out of curiosity?
I suppose they just buy the whole IBIS/SSWF assembly from Olympus.
cant spot any dials or control wheels... looks like theyre targeting a very full consumer-end of the market... interesting strategy??? these guys made sensors for the previous full-frame Leica you'd think they'd find a high-end niche position
The old Kodak made sensors for Leica as well as some of the earliest professional dslr's. These guys (JK Imaging LTD) bought the right to use the name on photo equipment.
A January 7 press release from JK Imaging said MSRP single lens kit is $499 and two lens kit is $599.
True, but we will probably see sales and price reductions off of MSRP fairly quickly.
We really need to wait for reviews on both the body and the lenses before knowing if any of them are worth buying. I actually have higher hopes for the body than the lens, the electronics don't require the same quality control and engineering to be decent that lenses do.
And if marketed right, Kodak could be a new entry point for people into the MFT system. So I'm hoping that various forums don't mock the camera and people who use it too much...
Most likely. They probably have 2 axis, 3 axis and 5 axis IBIS options available
The more the merrier I say, if it gets more people on board and increases choice its all good. I have seen a lot of brands like Kodaks drop in price quite fast, it may be so that a lot of retailers like having something on their shelves that say RRP 500 our price 350, makes people think they are getting a bargain.
Is it Kodak Alaris or the Kodak (JK ltd) brand? And who has the lens patents? Kodak has a stellar line up of lenses should they decide to leverage that.
...if it was Kodak colors I'd probably buy it. just because I'm a sucker.
It's JK Imaging LTD
Everything about it looks like a rebadged and tweaked E-PL5 to me. I would not be surprised if they licensed the basic platform from Oly and then added in the WiFi support. Even the lens could be derived off the 14-42. Would be interesting to see how the UI turns out.
There's also the manual focus no electronic contact 400mm f/6.7 lens (for $255 according to this page in Chinese: http://www.dcfever.com/news/readnews.php?id=10301)
PIXPRO SF 400mm F6.7 Fieldscope Lens