(FT2) Questionable rumor: Olympus working on a new Full-frame camera with 4:3 aspect ratio


Image on top. The “Full Frame” OM-1 film camera.

I got this very strange rumor from a unkown source:

Full-frame Olympus with 4:3 aspect ratio awaiting approval from Panasonic & Sony.

I think it’s unlikely to be true. But at the same time I do wonder if such a camera would actually make sense. It would be nice to see Olympus doing “something different” to explore new market possibilities. After all it’s the High End segment that is the one not suffering the camera market collapse.

Off brand announcements: Tamron 18-400mm and Milvus 35mm

Tamron and Zeiss will launch two new lenses very soon. While those will not be MFT lenses both lenses can still be used via adapter on any MFT camera

1) Zeiss will launch the Milvus 35mm f/1.4 manual focusing lens
2) Tamron will launch a super travel zoom lens: 18-400mm for Canon/Sony/Nikon mount

You might forgot about it but Tamron made a 14-150mm MFT lens you can find on Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here). Would be nice if Tamron could make more of such MFT lenses…

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(FT4) Olympus will slow down the release cycle of their cameras

A trusted source told me that Olympus pans to slow down the release cycle of their cameras. This is a measure to control costs. The focus will be on firmware updates and on lens releases.


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(FT5) Recap of what to expect next from Panasonic/Olympus

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2017 will be obviously a slow year for the MFT world. We just got the GH5 and E-M1II and in 2017 we will only get some “minor” stuff. This is what to expect:

  1. Olympus E-M10III in July (4K, 20MP sensor, improved AF and improved 5 axis stabilization)
  2. New Panasonic MFT camera in late summer-early fall
  3. New Olympus lenses during the second half of 2017
  4. New Leica 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 in late Summer early Autumn

Hope to get some more info on the Panasonic camera and Olympus lenses soon!


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