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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    Not to you. To Blu-By-U post #51. He asked me a question previously in post #32 and reminded me in post #46, to answer. I replied in post #47, telling the answer was already stated in post #5. Oh, well.
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    Oh, I am telling you what the market collectively has decided. (by 98% worldwide sales rejecting in 2019) It would be much worse in Covid-19 pandemic affected 2020 if the company had not folded. And which finally, Olympus parent company has acknowledged - that Olympus MFT has FAILED and needs to...
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    Sony ZV-1 Wide Lens adaptor wanted

    Sony intentionally made it without a filter thread. It would have been simple for Sony to do so if it wanted to. There must be a commercial reason or design reason why Sony made this decision. The third party offerings are based on using double sided tape to stick the adapter ring with a filter...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    It may be a scam. Japan has some of the top camera and sensor manufacturers. You know how it is. The good old boys network is called a CARTEL. In US, the top dog in any industry to over-powers everybody else and almost control the market is usually taken down by Anti-Trust Laws. Theoretically...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    He was not paid to say nice things. See post #5. Already stated. Not counting my Olympus FILM cameras and lenses, which I like and will keep. Plus some Olympus digital compacts that have no resale value. I don't care. Personally, I feel Olympus Camera Division CEO has let down his employees...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    Olympus Camera Division died (a business death) and JIP is the undertaker who was called in to clean up the mess. The MOA is a process by which big corporations save face. Hence the argument that "Olympus did not die". It was simply MOAed away. Such arrangements are a legal loop hole to allow...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    Here. https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/reviews/olympus-mzuiko-100-400mm-f50-63-is-review#section-key-features Maybe you read wrongly. I said Made for Olympics. Made for Olympics is my guess. Not read anywhere. Original start date of Tokyo 2020 Olympics is last week of July 2020. A long...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    100 - 400 has been described by reviewer as "could be sharper" meaning not sharp. It is variable aperture from 5 to 6.3. It does have 4 ED elements but the lens name never mentioned ED. It does not have built in teleconverter. It has focus range delimiter. Appearance wise it is black. Closest...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    The years 2019 + 2020 are Covid-19 affected. Many businesses closed. Many retrenched. Many have no extra money to spend on hobbies like photography. Expensive cameras and lenses are a luxury. More so in Covid-19 season. At least one camera division/company has collapsed. Due to Covid-19...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    Do appreciate those who buy big MP cameras 45MP to 61MP and beyond. They help to encourage camera manufacturers to make big MP cameras. This pushes the envelope and consumers see progress. It would be a failure if a manufacturer made cameras that 98% of the market refuses to buy. Which is...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    Similarly I reduce the record shot sizes when archiving. But not to cloud. A small sensor achieving higher resolution due to technology advance. Well, that same technology advance would be applicable to APS-C, full frame sensors and medium format sensors. Hence the gaps in performance between...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    That is why Sony made the A6600 in Sep 2019. Canon made the M6 Mk 2 in Sep 2019 and M50 in Feb 2018 Small and light APS-C. Especially for video bloggers. Aimed at GH5. To eat MFT's lunch. Panasonic may drop MFT and make an APS-C with L mount, to bring users into the L mount. When Olympus was...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    They all forgot something. The problem for MFT is that it has a close neighbour named APS-C, that will eat its lunch.
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    A feel good thread does no harm. Particularly for users already committed with much equipment. As far as we know - Hasselblad, Alpa, Canon, Pentax, Nikon, Leica and Fuji have not announced plans to join MFT after 24 Jun 2020. Panasonic is now forced by Olympus MFT collapse to re-assess the...
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    Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?

    The conditions laid down at beginning of the thread - is simply don't say what one does not want to hear. Something like : We just want to hear praise down here. AKA online echo chamber. I will keep my very small set of MFT - 99% of the reason is simply because it has ZERO or near ZERO resale...
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    Sony A5 - Anyone excited

    If true then it is great wisdom to ease entry into Sony full frame system. This helps to lock down a buyer's loyalty to this brand and minimise other brands getting his attention. The youngster who buys an A5 today may be promoted 3 years later, then 6 years later and may become a department...
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    Live stream internet strength - Beach wedding

    Is the client rich, like as in money no object? If the beach is remote and he is asking for the moon, then he must be prepared to pay astronomical prices. Did you give him an indication of the $$$ that you will charge for this? Maybe he is only willing to pay much less and will drop the idea...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    When a film format dies, there is a market momentum that drags on for a while until the pretentious facade of "business as usual" eventually crumbles. Kodak stopped making 110 format films in 1982 and stopped making 110 format cameras in 1994. The same will happen with MFT. It will die. In...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Panasonic previously said this: Panasonic: “we will never give up on MFT because 70% of the system camera market is NOT Full Frame” - 5 Oct 2018 Panasonic confirms MFT is high on their priority list and they will not make APS-C L-mount cameras - 17 March 2020 Out of that 70%, how much belonged...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Just giving opinion to MFT owners - especially if the lens is made in Vietnam. (it has no brand image value). But I have advised friends NOT to sell their Leica M lenses and Leica R lenses when the film era ended. Digital camera bodies will usually fall in value due to technology advances...