BSweeney: With an Olympus product, wait a year for a 40% price drop. 2 years, 70% price drop. They need to price the camera at a reasonable price, recover NRE over more sales, and lower product turn-over rate. My lesson learned with the EP2.
If you have money to burn, love u43, go for it.
The new VF-4 has twice the pixels of the VF-2, meaning that a new version of the OM-D will be coming out soon. Reading the Olympus information on the VF-4, it works with "reduced resolution" on models prior to the EP-5.
I think that's the problem with Olympus turning over their product line so quickly- they are relying on the same customers buying the new camera everytime one comes out, they need that "high-margin markup". Unsold stock of "yesterday's model" gets dumped at deep discounts. They would be better off introducing new cameras at a slower rate, and at a lower margin. I've lost track of how many Olympus and Panasonic u43 cameras have been introduced after the EP2 and EPL1. My two continue to work and takes great pictures.
Can't complain about Leica. Bought the M9 and M Monochrom by selling off duplicates of lenses. Once upon a time you could buy a Leica Summicron, Nikkor 5cm F1.4, Canon 50/1.5, or Zeiss Sonnar for under $100. I did.
I bought the EP2 when it first came out, and bought an EPL1 for $130 last year. Lesson Learned.
With an Olympus product, wait a year for a 40% price drop. 2 years, 70% price drop. They need to price the camera at a reasonable price, recover NRE over more sales, and lower product turn-over rate. My lesson learned with the EP2.
Right now, my biggest concern is that Corel did not implement linear DNG mode in their photo processing software.
How about a poll of what Corel needs to add to their Photo processing suite?
I downloaded the Trial of Corel yesterday.
It has been almost 20 years since I loaded up image processing software aside from Adobe. Photoshop 3.0 was bundled with my first Digital SLR.
This is the best news that Adobe's competition could hope for.
Maybe Photostyler will make a comeback...
cluening: Nikon has launched the V2 - as a German I ask myself whether the Japanese copy cats got hold of the old plans...Fruitless attempt, somebody please tell them. ;-)
It does not look a thing like the German V2. Poor choice of names on Nikon's part- naming them after vengeance weapons.
This camera looks like a Nikon N8008 from the late 1980s. So if you meant Nikon copying Nikon, you would be right. If you meant "Launching a V2" - most people may not get the reference.
The middle ground for rangefinder users wanting to shoot digital is an M8 or an Epson RD-1. Both get a good price on the used market. The M9 is the only Full-Frame digital rangefinder camera available.
So it's a simple choice. Far more choices of lenses for the M9. I use Leica, Zeiss, Zeiss Jena, Canon, Nikkor, Tanar, Schneider, Simlar, Jupiter, Industar, and Argus on the M9. I can use the same lenses on the EP2, but not in the manner that they were intended: full frame and RF coupled. Worth the price? I sold off spare lenses to pay for the M9. Prices of lenses are way up.
Well, Argus is not going to come out with a full frame digital rangefinder.
So I'll just have to settle for an M9 to use my Cintar.
And other vintage rangefinder lenses as they were intended to be used.