Olympus OM-D coming on Feb 8th??

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Bhupinder2002, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  2. mqavila

    mqavila Mu-43 Regular

    When the OM-D is released, will there be a price drop for the other PENs?
  3. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2010
    yes you are little late on the news :p
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Why would it? This is not a PEN camera... There are always price drops here and there on PEN cameras, but for totally unrelated reasons.
  5. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    Picture up at photorumors.com, interesting to say the least.
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Maybe a small one, but probable a pretty big one on the used market. If this'll do iso 3200 well and 6400 acceptably (and isn't too big or too DSLR-ish in appearance), it'll probably become the companion body to my epl3. I've been holding out to check this out and will likely get either it or a used EP3 body once it shows up.

  7. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
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    now this one's gonna be exciting! looking forward to what olympus has it in it's sleeves!
  8. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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    That's an OM1 that's been Photoshopped. It still has the mirror lock-up switch and the strobe/bulb (x/fp remember those?) flash switch on it. I don't think either of those will be necessary.

  9. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
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    And that 45/1.8 is looking a bit bloated too :smile:

  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    Sadly, there is no way to really tell if that image is faked or not. IMHO, the grip side looks pretty ugly from the front, real or not.
  11. AdamThirtle

    AdamThirtle Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 10, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    It's 100% not a real image. No doubt about it.
  12. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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    It would be ....interesting..... to have mirror lock-up on a mirrorless camera! :biggrin:
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  13. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Well, if they're creative enough, they could keep all the original buttons and levers from the OM cameras and turn them into electronic functions that match the original. The mirror lock-up button could serve as an image magnification function, for example.
  14. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 29, 2011
    Miami, FL
    I'm actually going to sell my entire Canon system and switch fully to either m43 or the NEX7. I'm really excited to see this new Olympus. If its as good as I'm hoping I'll be shooting the majority of my jobs and personal work with an m43 system.

    Been thinking about it for a while now just gotta get past a few fears of not having my Canon.
  15. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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    I've been debating the same thing for a while (though not switching to Sony), but now with a baby on the way and the prospect of having years worth of opportunities to photograph a fast moving child, I'm hesitant to ditch my 5DII. I love the idea of going all m43 though. In addition to the smaller size, I just find the system more enjoyable to use.
  16. SZRimaging

    SZRimaging Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 16, 2011
    I've been thinking about that also. The only problem I have is that the Oly currently lacks in a few areas (AF tracking, Video, Low Light) that the Nikon doesn't. Plus some of the glass on my Nikon is just gorgeous.....

    That said, I am considering going to m4/3 and the Fuji X1-Pro, just the AF is still an issue....
  17. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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    The Fuji X1-Pro looks beautiful to me, but I'm not looking to buy into another system, but instead consolidate into a single one. When I initially saw it I thought - 'wow, I want that!', but that wore off after a few days. The OM-D will be tempting though, since I already have a couple m43 lenses plus several lenses from my OM-1 MD system.
  18. SZRimaging

    SZRimaging Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 16, 2011
    I love m43 for it's compactness and all around versatility, but sometimes I just want a bigger sensor. Especially with portraits and architecture. The Fuji just seems to hit a nice sweet spot. Who knows, maybe the X-Pro becomes my go to system. I know that sensor and it's layout is making me more than just curious.
  19. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    It is obviously faked.