Its official. Oly AF sucks!

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Discussions thread Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: I disagree with you here ..

Sergey_Green wrote:

TrapperJohn wrote:

I hear it has interesting AF characteristics.

Plus an in camera shutter/sensor oiling system. That's a feature no one else has.

And then, there's the N1 system... Nikon announcing to the world that because it didn't sell, mirrorless must be a dead end. And then the EM1 came out to rave reviews and massive pre-orders.

Just because Nikon and Canon can't make a decent CSC, doesn't mean it can't be done. Or that it won't draw the interest of a lot of people.

As funny as you try to make it sound, it is not really so. OM-D has not been making money for Olympus for some time now, and so because they made the camera does not mean they are standing on a solid foot in this business today. They still need to sell enough of them to cover the costs. And hey, how do you like this (average in EU),

Olympus OM-D E-M1 (EVIL) Gehäuse schwarz (V207010BE000) ab €1499,--

Nikon D600 (SLR) Gehäuse (VBA340AE) ab €1449,99

In all seriousness, which one do you think looks more attractive to most potential shooters?

Glass houses and stones...

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- sergey

That's funny. From the 2013 financial report, Oly said that

"Full year mirrorless sales up 15% and 4Q sales up 25% due to strong sales of OM-D"

And if we look at the Q1, 2014 report we can see that while sales have decreased 14%, operating income has increased, presumably because Olympus is selling more, higher end cameras, and fewer compacts and cheapies.

What are you basing this claim on?'s gear's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ +7 more
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