BJN: I expect Olympus to put a 600mm 4.0 price on this 300mm lens. Or at least a ridiculously high price for a 300mm f/4 lens with a small image circle.
Nope, included with their pro lenses. Only $500 when you loose it.
Be nice if the lens mount on that 300 is removable. Wonder if it will need a focus limiter? Drop in filters? Maybe not necessary with the smaller front optic.
SHood: "Both new lenses are scheduled to be released from 2015 onwards."
I am a little concerned that we may not see one or both of these lenses until 2016.
The Olympus America press release is a little different
"Both Olympus lenses deliver first-of-its kind performance to the M.ZUIKO PRO series and are scheduled to launch in 2015."
Where are the cup holders?
That's a killer shot.
Neodp: OK, look guys(and gals). If you don't like my opinion, then stop right now.
Finally improvements, and these are G R E A T. So go ahead, and call me all negative; but things are rarely all, or nothing, and the devils in the details.
m43 is still lacking in sensor competitiveness. This is a great platform, for the future; when M43 sensors are better, and yes that's a high standard. Wake me when that day comes. Right now, APS size, offers a better photographic value. But alas, we are not seeing a total balance, in new mirror-less APS based cams yet, either.
I'm waiting. If the camera industry can not get its head, out of its collective rear; then I will stay, with my old gear, and take better pictures anyway, until it does.
Your opinion does not encompass everyone's needs. That's why there are different cameras and not just one camera for everyone.
Mirrorless _ user: By far this is the best m43 camera for shots. Solved the great problem of continuous AF. OK its CAF it is not 10 point, BUT it sure is 8.5 or 9 . Good for the 1º m43 camera with a usable CAF. Keep going Oly !!
Do you have a critically sharp images shot in CAF to share? I have not seen one I would call sharp.
daqk: 1. Too Expensive!2. No Flash?
Oly E5 pop up flash and weatherproof
I wish Olympus would roll out new cameras at a faster rate just so I could read the comments.
olyflyer: So, is this like an official announcement of the end of FT? No more mirrored DSLR from Olympus.
Another thing... Why wait until end of 2014? Come on, is Olympus really so busy? Haven´t we seen similar lens "release notes" before? What's the point in fooling people to wait for something which may never come, like the Olympus 90mm macro lens? Or was it 100mm? I don't remember any more. OK, I know what the point is... to make them buy the products and wait... and wait... and wait...
Well yes but then it's gong to act like a 180mm lens. Not sure you would want that.
John Crawley: By the way, if you need a Photoshop-like program, check out GIMP. Runs on Windows, OSX, Linux and others.
Also, FREE! Link: http://www.gimp.org/
8 bit comment was based on the stable version for Mac OSX. I downloaded from the link that said download and imported a 16bit tiff image. It said, Gimp does not work in 16 bit and your image will be converted to 8. I'll try again when there is a stable 16 bit version.
Only 8bit :-(
Petka: Simple remedy: stop manipulating your photographs. Just use out-of-camera JPEGs or use the converter supplied by the camera maker. Back to basics.
It is also possible and even probable that there will be PS replacements form other companies quite soon, if Adobe really goes through this. Market will decide.
Basics included image manipulation.
And while your at it, contact NAPP and let them know that your subscription will not be renewed. Contact the makers of your plugins too.
Start a dialog after you already made the announcement... Yeah, your listening.
ceaiu: Currently you have to choose between a zoom (which gives multiple focal lengths but it's slow) and primes (which are fast but offer single focal lenghts).I was wondering why there aren't compromises, like very short (1.5x or 2x) zooms faster than 2.8.I would have liked to see a 24-35mm (or 35-50), a 85-135mm, a 200-300mm ... zoom or with some sort of integrated TC - faster and with better iq than a zoom, and a little more versatile than a prime.Sigma might know something about D400 and 7D2 arrivals, as without them there won't be to much of a market.Bravo Sigma!!!
Yes for APS-C
I really have mixed feelings about seeing this sort of thing covered by DPR. I can see why you did it, but it makes me feel like I am reading some kind of gossip rag.
With 11 employees any layoff is a major layoff.
This is why I still have my 300f2.8
Clint Dunn: Ahh what a cute tiny little sensor. Yawn.
Clint, yes people are happy with a tiny little sensor.