Olympus clarifies: it is about 4/3 lenses, not a new 4/3 body

Started Aug 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
BJL
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4/3 lens backward compatibility is transitional, I expect
In reply to Franka T.L., Aug 26, 2012

Franka T.L. wrote:

... does that mean we cannot realistically expect SHG grade M4/3 lens ( lens that deliver sterling optical performance, build solid, and perform 1st grade ) Yes the recent 45mm shown what Olympus can deliver ( and so do the 75 )

I expect that any support for 4/3 lenses on m4/3 bodies is transitional, to encourage people who already have expensive 4/3 lenses to buy m4/3 bodies and to help sell the remaining inventory of those lenses. The next phase is Olympus moving towards offering higher level m4/3 lenses. Indeed, this year's 75/1.8 and 60/2.8 macro, along with the launch of the OM-D line, look like steps in that upward expansion of the Olympus m4/3 product range.
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Smaller lenses, better in low light, more telephoto reach:
you can have any two at one time.

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