Olympus situation - my opinion

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Okapi001 Senior Member • Posts: 5,091
Re: Olympus situation - my opinion
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Richie S wrote:

Yes our gear will still work, but you only have to look at the original four-thirds system to see what happens when the product line stops coming. Four thirds camera still work but everything has moved on dramatically.

What really happend to the 4/3? It organically evolved to m4/3, which is a good thing, not a bad thing.  All 4/3 lenses still work on newer cameras. What would be the point of  having two parallel systems?

And in case Olympus will stop developing new cameras, there still is Panasonic, who will, hopefully, continue to do so.

Of course, there is a danger Panasonic will also stop making new m4/3 cameras, in which case in something like 5 years a situation from the early '90s will probably repeat. Back then Olympus stop developing new SLRs and photographers, using OM System, were left without a proper AF camera (not counting failed attemps with OM-30 and 707), while all others (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Minolta, Leica...) successfully advanced to the world of auto-focus cameras.

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