Eventually....Damn, does this mean my E-M1.1 and lenses are all going to stop working?
Not that I’m saying I buy the rumor, but if they released it recently, they’ve been working on it for 18 months at least. Samsung released a flagship camera and pro lenses and then bailed..If they were going to shut down in 8 months, they probably wouldn't have bothered releasing the E-M5 III
Peter is very quick to state his opinion & put down anyone that doesn't agree with him, with a threat of labelling the poster a troll & what follows. I came close recently.
And here I thought you were going to ask me about which politicians have blocked me!! (George Christensen, Fraser Anning and Malcolm Roberts are probably the biggest ones, Mark Latham and Pauline Hanson have flatout stopped responding to me... For a while I also had an account called Smokin' Joe Hockey which was a parody of Joe Hockey, but it took up too much time to keep running).Peter is very quick to state his opinion & put down anyone that doesn't agree with him, with a threat of labelling the poster a troll & what follows. I came close recently.
Thanks. I liked that blog (I didn't get to read it all but several sections so far).I became so frustrated by all the rumors, absolute crazy statements people make based on hearsay or this weird "Aperture" report saying Olympus is closing in less than 8 months that I went and sat down to study Olympus past 10 years history and to write an article about it on my blog. Anybody is welcome to head over there, get a cup of coffee and enjoy. I believe its how you look at life that is important and doing that I did not find anything that out of line that made me sit upright and say run. It is clear the imaging division had a history of high costs, R&D plus seem the global structure was never really cost conscious prior 2012. From 2012 Olympus implemented 3 major company programs to implement change. A lot depends on the new product launches expected for the remainder of 2019 and 2020. If they do it right I think they have a good chance turning the ship by 2021, their target year to go positive....
You will find my article here
While I applaud you for wanting to debunk what is reasonably believed to be a myth, I am reminded of the old adage about never mud wrestling with a pig. You end up with mud on you, and the pig enjoys the attention.Why? A rumour was posted and then debunked.
No infighting here.
Isn't that true of virtually every system that has ever existed? There are not many systems and mounts that have survived indefinitely (in terms of photography timelines).f it turns out to be true then I will be forced to buy all new gear in some other system. Sometime.
Hopefully the 150-400mm is out soon so I can salvage one at a good price.Why do you need to replace the gear if all is going OK & Olympus Workspace won't stop working? Should you salvage money? If the worst happens then I hope I can salvage someones 300 f4 lens at a quarter of normal price then.
Agreed. Which is why I said "sometime." By which I mean, when the critical pieces start failing one after another, or when Windows or MacOS won't run Workspace any more. If they announced they were shutting down (which I don't expect at this time), I would keep my eyes open for bargains in the shorter term and otherwise stick with what I have.Why do you need to replace the gear if all is going OK & Olympus Workspace won't stop working? Should you salvage money? If the worst happens then I hope I can salvage someones 300 f4 lens at a quarter of normal price then.
Why? Will someone put a gun to your head?If it turns out to be true then I will be forced to buy all new gear in some other system. Sometime.