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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:16 pm 
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The high price of the GH1 is "supposedly" due to the lens and its ability to allow for AF while in film mode. I suppose it's worth it IF someone really cares about the film mode in their SLR(like) camera.

I hope the Oly m4/3 isn't that expensive though. Most important feature for me is having built-in IS. It would be great to have a swivel LCD too.


That is what is frustrating about the GH1. It's not just a HD video recorder, it's also a better photo camera than the G1 was. It would make sense to have the option to buy body only for the latter reason alone. I mean, It would be the same option as the DSLR's it competes with.


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The bayimg.com site published a picture of the controls on the back.

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Not short on buttons at least :) The white thing looks like a roller. I can't tell if the D-button might also be rotateable too.

If all this is confirmed at announcement, I think it'll be very high up on my future spending list.

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Another day, another set of ever firming up rumours. 43rumours reports they are confident previous specs are correct by their sources.

Also there is now a tiny pic of the camera, two lenses and a hotshoe viewfinder. As mentioned before, I suspected there would be a hotshoe viewfinder for the prime, but I'm not so sure it'll be useful with a zoom.

The lens fitted to the body looks like the already seen 17mm pancake. Presumably the bigger black lens is the zoom. Hard to tell from the pic but the external distance (mount to front) looks maybe less than double the pancake.

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I had a good look at the image, and it looks promising. But the second lens looks more like a voigtlander lens, then any of the other m4/3 and 4/3 lenses.
Is olympus teaming up with Voigtlander, for there m4/3 lenses ?????


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I think that is pure coincidence. There's only so many ways you can make a small black lens.

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Well it's not so much the build of the lens. But more the look of the zoom ring (if it is a zoom lens)

This is the pic at 4/3 rumors.com:
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And now compare it with the focus ring on this Voigtlander lens (cameraquest.com):
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THey look very much the same to me. and this is most of the time a cosmetical thing. But it's not really common for a company to chance to general look of a lens serie.


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How can you tell anything from the tiny leaked pic? The black lens is almost certainly the kit zoom. While I can see bands on that lens, it's hardly a rare thing. Compare with this (much bigger) Tamron for example.

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Well it's not so much the build of the lens. But more the look of the zoom ring (if it is a zoom lens)

This is the pic at 4/3 rumors.com:
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And now compare it with the focus ring on this Voigtlander lens (cameraquest.com):
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THey look very much the same to me. and this is most of the time a cosmetical thing. But it's not really common for a company to chance to general look of a lens serie.



That Voigt lens isnt even a zoom, thats the focus ring silly!


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Bigger version of the pic is now up on 43rumours. I wont repost here as the size is rather big.

The zoom ring certanily looks like alternating regions of flat and ridged surfaces. I'm not sure I like the positioning of the zoom lock as I think that's where my thumb might end up during zoom.

I'm also a little confused by the zoom scale. Note the red dot is at the top of the 18mm lens when mounted on body and compare with the zoom. However the zoom scale doesn't start at that point, but quite a bit of rotation is needed to reach 14mm and then go beyond. My only specualtion for now is have they implemented a setting for storage which is ultra compact? Therefore may extend a lot in normal use.

A quick question - anyone know if mFT also use the focus by wire system of FT?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:23 am 
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This looks awesome!!

and theres a zoom lock, very interesting.


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Image too big! Doesn't fit on my work monitor when in forums and breaks the forum windows.

Any comments on my speculation on the zoom? Wondering if I missed anything...

43rumours have also updated with rumoured prices. I'm not sure they add up yet but it isn't cheap. Announcement expected tomorrow afternoon JP time so with a little luck we should have the details in time for breakfast (Eurozone) tomorrow.

Trying to decide if I like the colour scheme or not. Silver on white isn't working for me at all. I'd defnitely prefer an all black one.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:21 pm 
This looks just awesome. My father wanted to buy a Panasonic G1 but I convinced him to wait for the Olympus m4/3 camera. I think he won't regrett it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:29 pm 
Well I think that looks really nice. IMO, a camera to supplement a DSLR would need to be pocketable to make up for the DSLR's greatest weakness but if I were moving up from a compact I would give that some serious consideration. Here's hoping that the images look as good as the camera itself. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:14 pm 
awesome for street, hopefully there is black version.


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