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That if Olympus does get it right with the promised Four Thirds lens users' solution camera - that second hand FT lens prices might be on the rise? Think about it...

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Re: Have you considered...

The ZD 50-200mm with an EC-20 would give you a 100 to 400mm ~f5.5-6.9 zoom which might be a better telephoto solution than the m43rds 75-300mm ~f4.8-6.7 zoom.

Something to think about.
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The ZD 50-200mm with an EC-20 would give you a 100 to 400mm ~f5.5-6.9 zoom which might be a better telephoto solution than the m43rds 75-300mm ~f4.8-6.7 zoom.

Something to think about.
Ooh, I'm thinking about it all right...

Not to mention use of the old standard primes.
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That if Olympus does get it right with the promised Four Thirds lens users' solution camera - that second hand FT lens prices might be on the rise? Think about it...

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But FT Body prices will then fall... Which is good, so I can then get a spare E-5
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But FT Body prices will then fall... Which is good, so I can then get a spare E-5
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That if Olympus does get it right with the promised Four Thirds lens users' solution camera - that second hand FT lens prices might be on the rise? Think about it...

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Yes, I've definitely thought about it. A good "solution" would make my FT lenses more valueable to myself and to others. If I like the new camera(s), I may buy it and happily keep using the great 12-60 and 50-200 lenses. And if Olympus ever make comparable MFT lenses, I may replace the FT lenses with native FT versions. It's all very exciting and promising. I hope they come through with a line of cameras that will please us all!

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Re: Have you considered...

For me - I hope our extensive stock of Four Thirds lenses becomes even more popular for hiring here in the UK and Europe

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For me - I hope our extensive stock of Four Thirds lenses becomes even more popular for hiring here in the UK and Europe

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That sounds encouraging for what you can't tell us. As an E-M5 user with a couple of useful 4/3's lenses (& others), I will just read about it & drool because I keep getting reminded I need to save up more for retirement (I'm pretty much that already while my wife slaves away at work). If there will be a better adapter solution for existing M4/3's bodies then I would want to get that, but another body...? I can't justify that for a while.
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That sounds encouraging for what you can't tell us. As an E-M5 user with a couple of useful 4/3's lenses (& others), I will just read about it & drool because I keep getting reminded I need to save up more for retirement (I'm pretty much that already while my wife slaves away at work). If there will be a better adapter solution for existing M4/3's bodies then I would want to get that, but another body...? I can't justify that for a while.
I'm in the same boat, Ross, but I'll be thrilled if Olympus do deliver, for the overall health of the system. And in 3 years time today's premium priced camera will be tomorrow's bargain second-hand buy!
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Re: Have you considered...

I think for me it will be a weight, size, price consideration factor and if this is the case it will herald the end of the 4/3 era and make it exclusively a Mu43 choice factor.

Not a bad thing I think as 4/3 never had the fame and take up it deserved.
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