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Originally posted by BearairCactus BearairCactus wrote:

I wonder how many people remember that when Olympus went mirrorless many click bait wonders predicted the end of Olympus, that mirrorless would never equal DSLR's blah blah blah!

I use two dead systems - A-mount and μ43. While I don't see many other A-mount users in the wild, I can't say the same for μ43; in one group I meet with, over half of the shooters are using Olympus cameras. In that group it is Nikon that looks like the dead system.

However, in that group, Olympus has already peaked and it is now E-mount that is the growing system.
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Originally posted by Atom Ant Oz Atom Ant Oz wrote:

Originally posted by BearairCactus BearairCactus wrote:

I wonder how many people remember that when Olympus went mirrorless many click bait wonders predicted the end of Olympus, that mirrorless would never equal DSLR's blah blah blah!

I use two dead systems - A-mount and μ43. While I don't see many other A-mount users in the wild, I can't say the same for μ43; in one group I meet with, over half of the shooters are using Olympus cameras. In that group it is Nikon that looks like the dead system.

However, in that group, Olympus has already peaked and it is now E-mount that is the growing system.


I am waiting to see what the 100th Year brings for Olympus, if A Mount is really dead then I will decide next year which system to go for, I always used Olympus in the past.
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I remember all to well. I was and still am a 4:3 shooter with an E-3 and E-5. M4:3 is my last mount and the reason I will not be joining E-mount or FE-mount (I don't like it). My original Olympus Kit at a cost of less than $500.00 in 1980 served me reliably for over 20 years and was dragged reluctantly into the digital era when the technology proved superior. I bought the LP's and VHS, CD's and DVD's; I'm DONE.

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Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:

I remember all to well. I was and still am a 4:3 shooter with an E-3 and E-5. M4:3 is my last mount...


Olympus does make some nice equipment for sure. I like their microscopes

Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:

..and the reason I will not be joining E-mount or FE-mount (I don't like it).


There is no FE-mount to not like. There is E-mount, and there are E and FE lenses. FE designates that the lens covers a full frame sensor

Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:

My original Olympus Kit at a cost of less than $500.00 in 1980 served me reliably for over 20 years and was dragged reluctantly into the digital era when the technology proved superior. I bought the LP's and VHS, CD's and DVD's; I'm DONE.


Me too, I'm streaming most things these days     

Edited by Jonas A-R - 05 November 2018 at 15:42
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