Hi all, i just read an article on the olympus 4/3 system from here.
I've got a few queries after reading that article.
It is said that "If Nikon and Canon join the group, it will allow us the flexibility of using whatever lens with whatever camera system we choose.". Well, i was thinking, then why didn't the world joined Canon and produced all lens in EF style? Or Nikon with their Nikkor Lens? And so the arguement was that the individual companies had wanted to produce a proprietry system.
Then that defeats the 4/3 system right?
Also, is the image sensor of the 4/3 system able to capture full-frame?
Oh i read that the new 4/3 system is designed with digital in mind, with the over-coming the cropping factor and wide angle problems. But i don't get it.. Don't the 4/3 system use a smaller imaging chip as compared to the standard 24x35 film? How come there isn't a cropping factor? someone Enlighten me on this please..
Then i was thinking, if Canon and Nikon were to adopt the 4/3 system, what happens to all our EF and Nikkor lenses?!?!?!?!?!?
Finally, i do agree with the author that "I really think that this is going to be the next big thing in imaging and I fear that once it really takes hold, all of our old stuff won’t be worth much on the used market.". Unless they are able to create a modifier for EF and Nikkor mounts..
If i had interpreted the article wrongly in anyway, please do enlighten me.
Hell, somebody enlighten me on the 4/3 system please! It's so interesting!! A standard camera mount!! So exciting!!!