Mike FL: "12.3% increase in net sales year-on-year" is almost having NO increasing "year-on-year".
Olympus reported in Yen, but Yen lost 14% "year-on-year" as seem from below:
In the other words, if Olympus is using USD for reporting, it will be "2% *decrease* in net sales year-on-year".
Yes, that's right, decreasing instead of increasing.
All the results are in billions of Yen. You are talking out of the wrong end of your body.
Caerolle: Well, they did have a lot of fire sales. I expect that moved a lot of volume. However, if they still made a profit even with the lower prices, awesome! I want to see Olympus do well and continue to make camera equipment!
They launched a new version of their most popular camera, too.
SimenO1: At the widest focal lengths it probably will barely cover APS-C, but i wonder if it covers more at other focal lengths? Does it cover a 35mm full frame at some focal lenghts? If it covers and performs decent at 35-200 at FF it could be usefull for FF users as well.
As long as you mean 50mm equivalent, then I can get on board. A 50mm on APS-C is a short telephoto and that sucks as an only lens.
Serious Sam: They should have included the VC since day 1. It was something that doesn't make sense....good fix
and the price and weight is good too. Pair this with d3300 or d5500 and you have a really light travel kit.
I would worry about focusing issue though especially for user has body without micro adjustment.
The first Tamron 18-200 came out when almost no lenses had stabilization, save for a few high end telephotos. A lot has changed in 10 years.
OrdinarilyInordinate: Super attractive price. I wish their m43 version were that cheap.
The current 14-150 is very good, but it is priced higher than the Olympus and Panasonic brand lenses of its type. And it doesn't include the VC, which means a lot of Panasonic owners have to pass on it.
Now were it $250 and had VC......
Archer66: 5.6 or 6.3 ?
"Updated Tamron 18-200mm F3.5-5.6"
"The 18-200mm F3.5-6.3"
"Maximum aperture F3.5 - F5.6"
f6.3 is only 1/3 stop down. Rarely a deal-breaker.
And had VC!
Looking at the pictures, I think it says 6.3 on the front ring.
Very low price! Should be a nice kit lens substitute.
brumd: Not what I was hoping for I'm afraid. Looks like my EM5-mark1 still isn't seriously overclassed in terms of IQ, or high ISO performance.That means I can keep my money in my pocket, but I would like to see the m4/3 system to keep up with its competitors. I am a bit disappointed.
It certainly does keep up if these crops are any indication. Sensor size math would say 3/4 a stop vs the APS-C guys and I'm seeing maybe 1/3 a stop at best.
Even if it isn't a huge improvement vs 16MP, the APS-C hasn't had a major breakthrough either. It's still really close.
Whoa, that 24-70 is a big mama!
Here's the problem with this from my point of view. Say you are Joe-Iphonographer. You want to get a bit more serious and add some flexibility in terms of lens options. So what does Sony offer you (Assuming APS-C dies)?
-A $1000 compact camera-A $1200 chunky compact camera with a bigger zoom-A FF system where you are going to have to drop $2000-5000 to get started.
Hard for a newbie to swallow, I think.
ttran88: How many times have you heard someone say, I want to upgrade to APSC? LoL
9/10 of people choosing their first system camera say that.
rrccad: let's see .. sony did a remeasurement of SME's Orchard Media Inc for 151 million USD, they also sold buildings and premises Gotenyama TechnologyCenter (100 million or so), they sold more shares of Olympus (385 million USD)
So seems the operating income is still being propped up by the sale of Sony assets to me.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!!!
Sony seems to change focus every 3 years, doesn't it?
ecka84: So, why would I choose this over FF 135L or my 150/2.8 APO Macro?
Maybe because you have a camera with a Fuji X mount?
Canon hating is apparently a hobby for many.
belle100: 1/2.3-inch. Big in Phone, but small in compact.
And, well, since this is a phone.....
Looks like about what you'd expect from a 1/2.3" sensor.
razadaz: Many people are very angry at this, and we have the usual pro and anti cc arguments going on. I feel sad that Adobe have gone this way. For people like me who use several CS6 applications it is probably more worrying because the writing is on the wall for them all now.
If they were on the old model, CS7 would be out by now anyway and it would be the same story. Fork out $500 for each app or lose support. $1500-2000 for "several" CS6 apps or $50 a month and you are pretty much at the same outlay.