Friday, 17 August 2012

Olympus announces working on new body for E-series lenses


Olympus has today issued a statement saying it intends to continue to support the DSLR based (retrofocus) Four Thirds lenses with a new body, presumably aimed at semi-professionals like the E-5 and E-3 before it. Although this statement is understandably brief, reading between the lines, I think we'll see a departure from the current E-5 body (some kind of hybrid mirrorless camera, perhaps).


Press Release

Olympus working on new body for top-pro lenses

Akira Watenabe, manager of Olympus Imaging's SLR planning department, confirmed today that the company is definitely working on a body to deliver the focusing performance expected by users of the Top Pro (aka Super High Grade) lens series like the ground breaking 90-250mm f2.8 fixed aperture zoom.

Watenabe has been delighted with the success of the OM-D which has pushed the boundaries of performance for system cameras but acknowledged that it did not deliver with the legacy high end lenses from the E-System. Whilst further information wasn't forthcoming, he was keen to emphasise that Olympus is actively developing a solution and will announce more details in due course.


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