We already wrote a post over that but today we got one more confirmation from a very reliable source. Leica seems to be interested in the micro four thirds standard but they will wait before making any decision of joining the adventure. They are focusing now on the new M9 (and of course the S2 system).
We have some doubts concerning their plans with the R-System. We know they want create a new R-System which in fact is a cheaper M-system. But we don’t know if that R-System will use the micro four thirds standard or not. We will see…
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I finally have the probable focal lenths of all four primes. These are all Olympus Zuiko four thirds lenses. They could be released at the end of the year, but I dont have any explicit information on their release date.
In short Olympus plans to release the following lenses:
1) 100mm macro
2) 14mm (f2.0?)
These lenses are highly desired by Olympus DSLR owners. Primes are very attractive because normally they are very high quality, big aperture lenses which are more portable than zooms. I am still hoping Olympus could surprise us and release these lenses with faster apertures (maybe the 35mm will be f1.4?). Do YOU have any suggestions for Olympus? I’m sure they know our blog very well. So please, comment and tell them what you want!
Feel free to share this information in your blogs and forums but it would be nice if you post a link to our article. Thank you!
UPDATE: I (Alejandro) want to share you some feelings. A friend of mine who works as photographer for a BIG agency had the chance to try out some new unknown Nikon lenses. He told me he don’t know which kind of lenses Nikon will effectively release on market. That story should remind you that may Olympus has some options in his hands. And MAY they will choose to get faster with the lenses. I am relatively sure that the focal lenght we gave you should be the right one. But like you I hope (and see a good chance) that Olympus can make this lens faster than we expect.
Olympus america is offering a newsletter service. As reported by 43rumors the exact release date for the micro four thirds camera should be June 16th. I really hope they will give us more infos soon. I am getting tired to wait and wait and wait…
We receive daily emails from 43rumors readers asking us very interesting questions regarding shutter, EVF and other possible characteristics of the Olympus micro four thirds camera. We are trying hard to get this info from our sources. But sometimes they do not answer and sometimes they don’t want to answer. So a message for everyone, if we get answers we will post here on 43rumors. So keep asking qeustions, but don’t blame us if we don’t get answers.
Sometimes things can be surprising. Yesterday we wrote the “Itâ€™s all quiet on this frontâ€¦” post. And we predicted that something will happen soon. But we havn’t expected that soon! Olympus marketing is learning and came out with first signal using a new social communication form….twitter!
1001noisycamera discovered this tweet post.
In short the message from Florian (getolympus) is “What Olympus plans is pure speculation at this time, but it’s common knowledge that we & Panasonic jointly created Micro Four Thirds….Some good things are worth waiting for, like the Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera….”
Florian posted a link to gizmodo.com
We repeat, ous sources are really excited over that micro four thirds camera. I can say you the same sources were not so happy with the Olympus E-450 release.