E-P5 images leaked

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
Hen3ry
Hen3ry Forum Pro • Posts: 15,069
Re: What's it over the EOM-D

DjarumBlack wrote:

If Olympus put an EVF in their PEN line, they'd be shunning customers like me who don't need or want the EVF. What would make more sense is a new rangefinder line with a built in EVF.

Well no they would not. They also have he E-PL5 and E-PM2. And in any case, what bars you from ignoring an EVF if you don’t want to use it?

The joke is that this designation "rangefinder" is nonsense. This is not a rangefinder camera, never was, never will be. In fact, the top of the PEN line back in the day after which the body shape of the E-Px line is modeled, was the PEN F, an SLR with the viewfinder in the top left-hand corner.

It was a half frame camera with a horizontal mirror movement and mirrors rather than a pentaprism to bring the image to the viewfinder. Hence its shape.

Hence an E-P5 with EVF in the upper left hand corner would actually be a genuine successor to the PEN F.

I believe there never was a PEN rangefinder -- I can’t remember one. The little PENs I remember had OVFs but no rangefinder. They were scale or zone focused and relied on DoF to overcome focusing errors.

Cheers, geoff

 Hen3ry's gear list:Hen3ry's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 +5 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow