Swarbs: I owned the Olympus E-300 and E-3 and a number of lenses, flash unit, ect. The store where I purchased all of my equipment, Henry's, the major photographic retailer in Canada, stopped carrying any Olympus supplies, such as batteries or anything else. I felt betrayed by Olympus, so I brought back all of my equipment and traded them in for Canon (7D).This is a shame as I really liked Olympus, but due to their lack of interest in the DSLR formate, I didn't want to wait till I couldn't have parts replaced or upgrade the equipment when new technologies are developed. I can't understand why a company would throw it's customers under a truck like that!
When my UK supplier (Jessops) refused to even put an E-5 on order, despite still carrying Olympus compacts, I went to another supplier who would and did. Simples!
Well, the new version can't rotate thumbnails properly; it doesn't detect camera auto-rotate codes, and if you rotate a thumbnail, the full-size view is 90 degrees out of line; rotate that, and your thumbnails are wrong. Batch file rename doesn't work properly; the application can hang with most of the images renumbered, but then you can't complete the editing without shutting the application down and re-starting it, as it isn't handing off files back to the OS properly. Image import is very uncertain. These are just the problems I've found.
This is nowhere near as good as iView Media Pro v.1 was. They've had a year to develop this application since buying it off Microsoft. I thought these people were supposed to be producers of quality professional tools; increasingly, this is looking like a cheap rip-off produced by a bunch of charlatans. I was an enthusiastic user of the original Media Pro; I am rapidly becoming very disenchanted with what Phase One have done with it.