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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:32 pm 
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I'd just like highlight the core topic again: Why does all the progress have to imply larger, bulkier, heavier camera-bodies?
Electronics: they become smaller all the time. So why is there not enough space in an ancient OM-body to put away with the electronics and the battery? There is more than an equal amount of two film-rolls on both sides of the shutter - quite some volume would I say!

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I think it was nailed on the head when someone mentioned earlier about ergonomics/balance. I'd love to see you hand-hold a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens on one of the older "boxy" SLRs from the earlier days for more than 30 minutes. People bicker about which camera brand feels more ergonomically-correct... ergonomics wasn't really an issue back then, either out of lack of research or that it was simply a "fairweather" concern. As the technological progressions reached the limits, efforts in R&D could shift to the user experience, not just the technical details. Just my two cents mind you, but I like it when a piece of technology feels a bit more organic than mechanical...

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I was running around qith a Tokina 50-250mm zoom of some proportions on the OM-body and had no probs. But the real beauty of such a diminutive body shows when combined with a pancake or other short FL prime: You just look so much less intrusive than with those big black blocks of FF-bodies you have today that people are simply less intimidated while being aimed at.

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Hi Thomas,

Do you think we'll get a chance to trade in our OM cameras for an upgrade?
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That is a piece of VERY juicy news Bob!

Can't wait to see what Olympus has rumbling within their closed doors now :D

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Hmm, why isn't it OM-G :twisted:
Well I know, because it is only fourthirds and I cannot make full use of my old lenses.
Weeeell :(

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