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Old Thursday 3rd April 2014, 03:21   #1
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new Olympus OM G could it be an April fool

Hello everyone. what do you think of this one.

a full frame camera form Olympus, will that might change everything about Olympus.
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Old Thursday 3rd April 2014, 04:18   #2
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http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/04...w-olympus-om-g

You're right, at the bottom it says it's a joke.
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You're right, at the bottom it says it's a joke.
I think Olympus has been a rather sad joke for many years now.

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Hello everyone. what do you think of this one.

a full frame camera form Olympus, will that might change everything about Olympus.
Don't worry, I fell for the April fools joke on 43rumours. Of course, I saw it while my time still said March 31

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Old Friday 4th April 2014, 05:28   #5
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I think Olympus has been a rather sad joke for many years now.

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Old Friday 4th April 2014, 08:53   #6
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It was quite a 'clever' April Fool' from DPReview - though rather poorly executed (in one shot, the lens is tilted upwards at a different angle to the body!).

'Clever' because they recognised from numerous posts in various 4/3rds forums the desire for a full-frame Olympus body to take all those 'wonderful' Zuiko 'legacy' lenses that everyone seems to have stashed away somwhere. To be honest, apart from a few of the later, very expensive designs, I'm not sure that they'd stand up to close scrutiny on a modern high megapixel digital body.

It's easy enough to try them out on something like a Canon full frame body, say, via an inexpensive adapter anyway. You have to use manual focus and manual aperture control - a bit slower than regular auto lenses, but easy enough if you're not in a hurry and there'd be plenty of examples around the internet if they produced outstanding results
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Gurrrrrr now you made the Olympus girl made.
If the second "made" = "mad" then let me explain;

I am old enough to have owned an OM-1 - a brilliant camera.

I own an E400 - bought just as Olympus quietly abandoned 4/3.

Years of financial skulduggery and incompetence.

Need I say more?

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It's easy enough to try them out on something like a Canon full frame body, say, via an inexpensive adapter anyway. You have to use manual focus and manual aperture control - a bit slower than regular auto lenses, but easy enough if you're not in a hurry and there'd be plenty of examples around the internet if they produced outstanding results
Can you get an adapter for Canon for Olympus lenses? I thought the flange distance was too high in most cameras other than 4/3 and M4/3.
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Can you get an adapter for Canon for Olympus lenses? I thought the flange distance was too high in most cameras other than 4/3 and M4/3.
You can indeed - I've got one of these: http://srb-photographic.co.uk/canon-...tor-2452-p.asp

They're made in China and should be available anywhere (SRB import them and machine them up if they're looking a bit rough!)
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