Olympus OM-D as a reaction to cookie-cutter DSLR "look" or Oly fan nostalgia?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    It's no secret Olympus fans have been agitating for years for an OM
    digital. In my case, I thought it would be good to be able to access
    the sensor by swinging the back open like on the film OM-1n, but I
    know they will not include that as a feature because it is too risky
    and there are issues with long lead or cable runs from the sensor to
    the process electronics. But it is clear that cameras like the M9
    Leica, the Fuji X100/X10/XPro1 and possibly this new Olympus are
    responses to people who are sick of the current DSLR market
    offerings. These are not for P&S migrators like the cheap m4/3rd
    cameras are. And no pro is going to ditch their Nikon D3 or D700 for
    one of these nostalgia cameras, because people expect those cameras to
    show up at pro photo shoots, but pros may very well buy one anyway.
    P.S. If this thing does come out, and it is like an OM, expect prices
    for used OM-1n's to rise the way silver rises when the gold price
    increases.
    RichA, Jan 18, 2012
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