Why not a Leica sized m43

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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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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.
 

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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.

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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
 

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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..
 

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I was only mentioning size..
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
 

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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..
 

BillN

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but cameras are about something more that taking photos arn't they?

(has the spell check stopped working?)
 

BillN

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Your'e dutch so you don't have any feelings, except for guilders!

I'm an emotional englishman who loves the germans, (!)
 

BillN

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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:
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?
 

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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..
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
 

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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:
 

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