Official: No More 4/3 Bodies (lenses)

Started Dec 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
Kevdog
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Re: Official: No More 4/3 Bodies (lenses)
In reply to whoodle, Dec 20, 2012

whoodle wrote:

http://www.43rumors.com/olympus-surprise-we-will-do-the-hybrid-ft-and-mft-camera-by-end-2013-no-classic-ft-e-7-camera-anymore/

4/3 Lenses will certainly be usable, but this kind of is the death knell for the format, in that you will probby not see any new lenses manufactured (much less developed) in this mount.

I'm guessing that we'll see 2 new bodies in m4/3 format next year.  An E-M6 with the PDAF on sensor and an E-MX Pro (probably E620 sized or so) for serious use of the larger lenses like the 50-200 or the SHG series.

I doubt any new 4/3 lenses will be made as the lineup is pretty complete and anything new they would probably make in m4/3 native format.  But they'll continue to manufacture the great glass they have.  (Maybe that's why they haven't come out with the high-end zooms in m4/3 yet?)

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