Getting an Olympus camera , is it worth due to the situation?

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unhappymeal Contributing Member • Posts: 804
Re: do you own many lenses?

linux99 wrote:

Do you have many lenses?

if you have a lot of money already spent for additional lenses then get a new Oly body.

It will work well for a long time and you have postponed the decision to upgrade or not until some future time when the future of Oly will be clear.

If you dont have much in the way of additional lenses and especially if you're not the sort of person to buy many more then be a nomad. Buy whatever system suits your needs at the moment.

I don't think it's that simple. I think the there are multiple questions that need to be asked when evaluating if one continues to spend money on m4/3:

1. Do you have additional lenses and do they suit your current and/or future needs at prices you can afford?

2. Does Olympus or Panasonic offer a body that will address your upgrade needs today?

If the answer to either question is 'no', then you need to ask a third question: are you confident that Olympus under JIP and/or Panasonic will develop the lenses and/or bodies you need in the future?

If the answer to the third question is 'no', then it's time to eat the cost of moving on to a new system. Note, these questions could be used for any system.

Edit: Fixed some grammatical errors.

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