Saturday, July 02, 2011

Olympus Debuts Dazzling New Micro 4/3 Gear

Olympus Debuts Dazzling New Micro 4/3 Gear, article.

I must admit I didn't have high hopes for Olympus introducing anything exciting in the Micro-Four-Thirds arena, since they've been so... middle-of-the-road for so long now. But these new releases really peak my interest. A few highlights:

  • Markedly faster focusing
  • A new super-compact model
  • A real, fast, portrait lens

... all things I have been verbal about the want of, in these pages.

Maybe I'll finally get to take advantage of one of the purported advantages of the 4/3 (and Micro Four Thirds) system: cross-vendor compatibility. Olympus lenses should work on my Panasonic cameras. Well, except sadly without image stabilization since Olympus has it in the body and Pana has it in the lenses (when they do). Ah well, there are many combination possibilities.


Rich said...

I think you mean image stabilization rather than auto focus - as that'll work on either platform. I have both the Oly EPL2 and Panasonic GF2. Everything they say about the Olympus Jpegs is true, really pretty colors! Exciting they're coming out with some desirable lenses.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Right you are, image stabilization. Thanks.