So why don't Olympus just.....

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by flash, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
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    make one of these between 4/3 and m4/3.

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    Wouldn't that solve all the 4/3 legacy lens issues? It's less than a 1/2 of a stop of light loss with PDAF focusing. I think the SHG lens owners would be all over this. No?

  2. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
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    They will simply add on-sensor PDAF to the next OM-D.

    BTW, there was some speculation that Olympus may do exactly that (i.e. make an adapter with some sort of beam splitter) back in 2011, but everybody said it was not a practical solution because their sensors at the time were quite awful.
  3. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
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    We'll see next month, if the rumors are accurate.
  4. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Their sensors have never been awful, just "less good" than the competition. :biggrin:
  5. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    Even Sony is apparently going away from the transparent mirror technology. On-sensor PDAF makes it obsolete. I assume that's what we'll see on the new OM-D.