Why not a Leica sized m43

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Chow Monkey, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    People want to have builtin EVF and flash. Why wouldn't Olympus create a m43 cam in the size of the Leica M8/M9.. They would have extra space to integrate these things and the body would still be smaller than a big dslr.. With some weathersealing imo it could be the pro m43 cam from Olympus..

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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Chow,
    It's my dream too. I'm not waiting for it but I'd love it if it happened.
    Put a RF in a Pen and it's all over.
     
  3. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    782
    Feb 2, 2010
    Worcestershire
    Where do I put my name down?

    Where do I put my name down?
     
  4. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    I'm not a cam manufacturer or scientist but with the extra size, keeping the same form it should be not such a big issue to develop it I guess..
     
  5. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Real Name:
    Ray, not Oz
    I don't think they need to go anywhere near as large as the Leica to provide an built-in viewfinder. Remember, the viewfinder of the Leica takes up quite a bit of space and the body was designed to effectively be a dgital replica of the M7.

    Olympus will very likely bring out a body that encompasses a built-in viewfinder, yet retain as much of the small size as practicable. Hmmm? The M9 doesn't have a pop-up flash, yet no one complains. I just hope they retain the retro look of the Pen 1/2.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  6. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Leica is Leica and will always be Leica

    please gargle with mouth wash - "wash your mouth out"

    and bow down to Solms

    (no dumbing down please!)

    just look at the two images - they should not even be on the same page
     
  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Bill,
    I used to feel that way for real until my M8 episodes....
    The Pen 1 is it.
     
  8. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    I was only mentioning size..
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Could you imagine,
    Pen 1, drop the AF...put in a RF.....
    Man O' man
     
  10. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    Or just put a good EFV in it... Would work for me also.. If therefore the cam would be a little bit bigger (Leica size) I wouldn't mind.. As long as they keep the same formfactor..
     
  11. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    ignore me -just my meditations

    "size is everything" - as the actress said to the Bishop

    but I could wax lyrical all night about Leica - it's like turning, (Barbara Streisand - my taste - substitute yours), down

    My therapy is to get my M6 out

    Porsche - Ferrari and Alfa produce works of art (and cars) - Toyota, Ford etc produce cars

    Panasonic produce TVs and (cameras)

    Leica produce (works of art) and cameras

    a proper RF would be really really good - even from Oly and Pan - but I want an M8 or M9
     
  12. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    I consider the E-P1 a work of art also.. When I first saw it I was in love. The first time I could touch it I was even more in love...
    Cams come and go. My 300D, 350D, 20D, 30D are all gone. The 5D will go some day also. But I never will sell the E-P1. Even when not used anymore I will put it somewhere so I can enjoy the design..
    I don't have this emotion with the E-P2, E-PL1 and the GF1 to be honest..
     
  13. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    but cameras are about something more that taking photos arn't they?

    (has the spell check stopped working?)
     
  14. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    No 99% of the time cams are tools. And once in a while a cam is a bit more than that :wink:
     
  15. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Your'e dutch so you don't have any feelings, except for guilders!

    I'm an emotional englishman who loves the germans, (!)
     
  16. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    No I'm a Dutch guy who is building a future in South America. Makes me a bit more passionate than the typical Dutch guy:smile:
     
  17. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    remember I'm joking most of the time, but the dutch love to sun bath and S America is hot

    but we, (I,m), getting off topic

    what are you doing in S America - sounds interesting?
     
  18. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    It's hot in many aspects :smile:

    Building a house there.. Going to move in a year from now.. I'm in Holland this month but will return in 3 weeks..
     
  19. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Chow, you nailed it mate... I feel exactly the same way. The E-P1 is the classic as far as I'm concerned.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  20. Chow Monkey

    Chow Monkey Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    And today I received the half case and leather strap which indeed fits with the 20mm.. In combination with the retro bag I'm a happy person..

    But we're getting off topic :rolleyes: