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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    I am sure I read somewhere that Olympus's philosophy with respect to camera churn is that they plan on the EM1.2 having a five year cycle, to benefit the cost of ownership. If I recall this statement correctly you may have to wait another 3-4 years for the next evolution of the product.

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    Wow - a five year cycle ? I'd thought three years already quite an elongated time period for a digital camera replacement.
    But really five years ? What will they be doing all those years ?
    Time enough for me anyway to switch to another brand and back again ...
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Wow - a five year cycle ? I'd thought three years already quite an elongated time period for a digital camera replacement.
    But really five years ? What will they be doing all those years ?
    Time enough for me anyway to switch to another brand and back again ...
    Or add another brand?

    I like the AF progress Olympus has made with the E-M1 Mark II.
    In their next camera they ought to go for a silent global shutter with 1/300 s sensor read out time. That's the ticket for me.

    Olympus has superb lenses and is adding fast primes after their Pro zooms.
    My favorite long tele primes are the 300/4 Pro and the FTs 150/2 and 300/2.8.
    It would make sense IMHO to update the FTs to state of the Art Pro MFTs.
    They should be compatible with the MC-14, turning an MFT 300/2.8 into a 420/4.

    With regards to MFT zooms, I would find a 150-400/4 Pro very attractive, continuing the path of the 40-150/2.8 Pro.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Or add another brand?

    I like the AF progress Olympus has made with the E-M1 Mark II.
    In their next camera they ought to go for a silent global shutter with 1/300 s sensor read out time. That's the ticket for me.

    Olympus has superb lenses and is adding fast primes after their Pro zooms.
    My favorite long tele primes are the 300/4 Pro and the FTs 150/2 and 300/2.8.
    It would make sense IMHO to update the FTs to state of the Art Pro MFTs.
    They should be compatible with the MC-14, turning an MFT 300/2.8 into a 420/4.

    With regards to MFT zooms, I would find a 150-400/4 Pro very attractive, continuing the path of the 40-150/2.8 Pro.
    It would be simple - bring redesigned m43 PRO versions of the FT 2/150, 2.8/300 and 2.8/90-250

    And then a 4/75-400 PRO
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

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    Olympus E-M1MarkII + Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:2.8 @ ISO 800, FOCAL LENGTH 300.0 mm, APERTURE f/4, EXPOSURE TIME 0.0005s (1/2000).




    Olympus E-M1MarkII + Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:2.8 @ ISO 640, FOCAL LENGTH 300.0 mm, APERTURE f/4, EXPOSURE TIME 0.0005s (1/2000).
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    Olympus E-M1MarkII + Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:2.8 @ ISO 640 or 500, FOCAL LENGTH 300.0 mm, APERTURE f/3.2, EXPOSURE TIME 0.00063s (1/1600).
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Some more from today with the wonderful 3/400 PRO ...

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    Again the moon with some more crop - of course all handheld ....

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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Today i had the chance to work a bit more with my new 4/300 Pro lens. Although this is a very speciality type of lens it is quickly becoming one of my favourite lenses. Stunning IQ, stunning dual IS and it really forces to view the world in a different and unusual way. I love it.

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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Thanks Peter for your terrific images. The 300/4 Pro prime is such a blast to use, especially on the E-M1 II and E-M5 II. Am I mistaken when I compare the Oly 300/4 Pro to the Leica-R 280/4 and find them of similar stunning optical excellence.

    Of course the Leica is FF and the Oly MFT, so, of course, there is a difference. But when I use both lenses on my MFT cameras, they both can deliver optically stunning images. The Oly I can shoot with AF handheld, the Leica on a tripod with manual focus.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Thanks Peter for your terrific images. The 300/4 Pro prime is such a blast to use, especially on the E-M1 II and E-M5 II. Am I mistaken when I compare the Oly 300/4 Pro to the Leica-R 280/4 and find them of similar stunning optical excellence.

    Of course the Leica is FF and the Oly MFT, so, of course, there is a difference. But when I use both lenses on my MFT cameras, they both can deliver optically stunning images. The Oly I can shoot with AF handheld, the Leica on a tripod with manual focus.
    K-H,

    thanks for your kind words!

    While I never shot the Leica 4/280, I can understand what you mean as I shot the 105-280 some 10 years ago on the R9/DMR combo and this was a stunning lens by itself, although a bit on the very heavy side. The Only 4/300 Pro is much lighter and easier to handle, hold and carry around without almost any time limit because of getting tired, so for me this is a clear winner. But I fully get what you mean when you talk about liking this Leica glass, especially as I made this experience when using some of my M lenses on the EM1.2 lately, like the wonderful Summilux 1.4/50.

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    WRT FF versus MFT - well I meanwhile reached the point where MFT is my new FF and as all the MFT lenses are specifically designed for this sensor format this makes even more a winning system, that hardly can be beaten

    With the new 1.2 primes - especially the 45 and the 17 I am no longer sure if I ever would return to the "old" 35mm-FF, especially as we can expect that next generation MFT sensors will even beat the current already stunning EM1.2 sensor by far in resolution, DR and readout speed.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    FOV (1200 mm = 120 cm = 1.2 m in 35mm)


    EC-20 2x TC + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:2.8 @ ISO 500, FOCAL LENGTH 600.0 mm (600.0 mm in 35mm), FOV (1200.0 mm = 120 cm = 1.2 m in 35mm), APERTURE f/6.3, EXPOSURE TIME 0.00156s (1/640).
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    FOV (1200 mm = 120 cm = 1.2 m in 35mm)


    EC-20 2x TC + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:2.8 @ ISO 200, FOCAL LENGTH 600.0 mm (600.0 mm in 35mm), FOV (1200.0 mm = 120 cm = 1.2 m in 35mm), APERTURE f/6.3, EXPOSURE TIME 0.00156s (1/640).
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    FOV (1200 mm = 120 cm = 1.2 m in 35mm)


    EC-20 2x TC + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:2.8 @ ISO 320, FOCAL LENGTH 600.0 mm (600.0 mm in 35mm), FOV (1200.0 mm = 120 cm = 1.2 m in 35mm), APERTURE f/6.3, EXPOSURE TIME 0.00156s (1/640).
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    FOV (850.0 mm = 85 cm = 0.85 m in 35mm)


    Olympus E-M1MarkII + EC-14 1.4x TC + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:2.8 @ ISO 400, FOCAL LENGTH 425.0 mm (425.0 mm in 35mm), FOV (850.0 mm = 85 cm = 0.85 m in 35mm), APERTURE f/4.5, EXPOSURE TIME 0.001s (1/1000).
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    FOV (850.0 mm = 85 cm = 0.85 m in 35mm)


    Olympus E-M1MarkII + EC-14 1.4x TC + ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:2.8 @ ISO 320, FOCAL LENGTH 425.0 mm (425.0 mm in 35mm), FOV (850.0 mm = 85 cm = 0.85 m in 35mm), APERTURE f/4.5, EXPOSURE TIME 0.001s (1/1000).
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    You really must be living in the Land of Enchantment, K-H !
    How else do you get at 425mm ?

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    Did I say I envy you for living in such a place with such wonderful birds ?

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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    You really must be living in the Land of Enchantment, K-H !
    How else do you get at 425mm ?


    Indeed Bart I am.
    That number 425mm is taken directly from C1Pro.
    Who am I to argue with them.
    Also with the EC-20, the widest aperture I get is f/5.7 and not f/5.6.
    Go figure!

    Well, I take the sharp pictures!
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Did I say I envy you for living in such a place with such wonderful birds ?

    Thank you Bart. Indeed, I am blessed to live in such an enchanting place. There is no better word for it.
    BTW, except for the buzzards, i.e. Turkey Vultures, all other birds, that I take pictures of, visit our backyard!
    Even the Sandhill cranes occasionally fly directly high above our house.
    Deer, Elk, Coyotes, Mountain Lions, and last Summer even a Bear visited our area. Lots of excitement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Indeed Bart I am.
    That number 425mm is taken directly from C1Pro.
    Who am I to argue with them.
    Also with the EC-20, the widest aperture I get is f/5.7 and not f/5.6.
    Go figure!

    Well, I take the sharp pictures!
    Well, that's weird. Must be the heat then ...
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Well, that's weird. Must be the heat then ...
    No heat, it's freezing now.

    For my 300/4 Pro with MC-14 it says 420mm and f/5.6.
    For the 300/2.8 with EC-20 and FT adapter it reads 425mm and f/5.7.

    I can live with that.
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    A 1988x1988 crop from 5184x3888.



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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    Evening Grosbeak












    Olympus E-M1MarkII + MC-14 1.4x TC + M.300mm F4.0 @ ISO 400, FOCAL LENGTH 420.0 mm, APERTURE f/5.6, EXPOSURE TIME 0.00156s (1/640).
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    Some more with the 4/300 Pro lens...

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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    I'll stick with my Olympus gear. Here is a shot from my backyard.



    Olympus E-M1MarkII + M.300mm F4.0 + MC-14 @ ISO 200, FOCAL LENGTH 420.0 mm, APERTURE f/7.1, EXPOSURE TIME 0.00063s (1/1600).
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    I'll also stick with my Olympus gear, far too heavy invested right now in order to do a switch. AND .... in not so long time Olympus will have their EM1.3 and I am sure it will top a G9 in all sections again. So what is the benefit of switching?
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    Itchy!










    Olympus E-M1MarkII + M.300mm F4.0 + MC-14
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    Olympus E-M1MarkII + M.300mm F4.0 + MC-14
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    Olympus E-M1MarkII + M.300mm F4.0
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    Re: E-M1, E-M5, E-M5.2, etc. ... Peculiarities

    EM1.2 with 4/300 Pro

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    It got winter here in Austria - was a beautiful walk in the forests this morning with the EM1.2 and 4/300 Pro

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    these are magnificent shots and they clearly show the superior quality of this lens combo!
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    K-H

    these are magnificent shots and they clearly show the superior quality of this lens combo!
    Many thanks Peter for your feedback, much appreciated.

    I agree the 300/4 Pro lens with MC-14 on E-M1 Mark II can deliver stunning performance. I am shooting handheld, IBIS on, AF-C, and with electronic shutter low speed, as I don't have to worry about rolling shutter effects for birds perched on a tree.

    Shutter speed is low enough so as not to drive ISO too high. But not high enough to eliminate all subject motion blur of the birds. Nevertheless I get plenty of shots in sharp focus by shooting short bursts of images. I then can select images based on sharpness and content, like the bird's eye clearly visible and in focus, an interesting posture or activity, etc.

    For me this lens is special and among the best one can buy, regardless of format, whether MFT, APS-C, or FF. I think this lens will also excel on future more capable sensors and cameras. It's certainly living up to its high price IMHO.
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    For me this lens is special and among the best one can buy, regardless of format, whether MFT, APS-C, or FF. I think this lens will also excel on future more capable sensors and cameras. It's certainly living up to its high price IMHO.
    Definitely this is a very special lens. I first was not too much intrigued when it appeared some 2 years ago, as I was kind of fixed on zoom lenses and thought it would limit my flexibilities too much. But since I own it I see that one can easily get used to it and its focal length and once you start seeing as required by this lens it becomes something special - I think even on Safari!

    On an African Safari I would use it in combination with the 2.8/40-150 which is another stellar performer and I would then use 2 camera bodies with 2 lenses.

    WRT future sensors - I am pretty confident that m43 will see soon sensors with even higher DR and resolution above what is currently available in EN1.2 or Panasonic G9 - my guess is the next step will be either 24MP or even 30MP at least if Panasonic is going to introduce 8k video in their next generation high end cameras. Once we are there for me exists no longer the need for more resolution - not for what I am shooting and will ever shoot
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    Thank you Bart. Indeed, I am blessed to live in such an enchanting place. There is no better word for it.
    BTW, except for the buzzards, i.e. Turkey Vultures, all other birds, that I take pictures of, visit our backyard!
    Even the Sandhill cranes occasionally fly directly high above our house.
    Deer, Elk, Coyotes, Mountain Lions, and last Summer even a Bear visited our area. Lots of excitement.
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    American Bushtits ingesting energy-rich Food!















    The last image looks really funny when displayed in reduced size. Sorry about that.
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    Awesome shots, K-H
    Just my observation: I think your 43-gear beats your Sony's ...

    for a moment I really thought I read "American Bullshit" ...
    Bart ...
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    Awesome shots, K-H
    Just my observation: I think your 43-gear beats your Sony's ...

    for a moment I really thought I read "American Bullshit" ...
    Personally, Im not so sure that the Olympus is beating the 100-500 but I will say that both are impressive in their own right.
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    K-H,

    really awesome photos! Shows clearly for me that I should not be nervous of switching to G9 and 2.8/200!

    I will stay with Olympus - at least for now

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    Many thanks for your feedback Bart, Tre, and Peter, much appreciated. I take it as a vote of confidence.

    Isn’t it wonderful to have more than one fabulous option for handheld tele shots with the Olympus MFT and Sony FF mirrorless gear, and hopefully also with the new PL cameras and lenses.

    For shots like those above of the bushtits I can and do use the electronic shutter of the E-M1 Mark II. For hummingbirds in flight only the electronic shutter of the A9 has a fast enough sensor readout time to effectively avoid rolling shutter artifacts. Of course one could use the noisy mechanical shutter of the E-M1.2 for that. Autofocus IMHO is sufficiently good for both systems. It’s fast and finally not focus hunting.

    Overall I consider the A9 with its much faster silent shutter and blackout free EVF the superior camera. What I really want is an A9r with more pixels. Olympus needs to meet Sony’s camera advances.

    With regards to optics the MFT camp has excellent lenses, no doubt about it. Sony has come up with great tele lenses as well. I really like the FE 90/2.8 MACRO G OSS, 70-300/4.5-5.6 G OSS, and the 100-400/4.5-5.6 GM OSS with both its teleconverters, that also will work with the new FE 400/2.8 lens announced for later this year. That lens will certainly be too heavy for me to shoot handheld, but I hope a monopod will be all I need.

    So Bart raised a great question, which system beats the other? Thanks for that.
    Dunno, I will keep an open mind and continue to use both, as both seem to have advantages in different areas. However, there is no doubt in my mind that both the Olympus and Sony systems are capable of delivering stunning image quality pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Awesome shots, K-H
    Just my observation: I think your 43-gear beats your Sony's ...

    for a moment I really thought I read "American Bullshit" ...

    Well Bart, I have to agree with you that the detail in the bushtit images seems exquisite. Sometimes I get lucky. Better lucky than smart I guess.


    I will see how far I can push the FE 100-400 by itself on either my A9 or A7r.2? I also could try that lens on my A7r or a6300.
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    Well Bart, I have to agree with you that the detail in the bushtit images seems exquisite. Sometimes I get lucky. Better lucky than smart I guess.


    I will see how far I can push the FE 100-400 by itself on either my A9 or A7r.2? I also could try that lens on my A7r or a6300.
    Comparing your shots (at websize) it seems like your Sony 100-400 with 2X converter at f/11 are about equal to the EM1 with the 300/4 at f/4.5. The Sony looks a lot sharper without the teleconverter but this can all be classified as pixel peeping. They're both impressive IMO. On a side note I'll be interested in seeing how the Fujifilm 200/2 will compare once released to both as well. Peter's Africa shots with the 100-400 on his X-T2 were pretty impressive as well.
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    Comparing your shots (at websize) it seems like your Sony 100-400 with 2X converter at f/11 are about equal to the EM1 with the 300/4 at f/4.5. The Sony looks a lot sharper without the teleconverter but this can all be classified as pixel peeping. They're both impressive IMO. On a side note I'll be interested in seeing how the Fujifilm 200/2 will compare once released to both as well. Peter's Africa shots with the 100-400 on his X-T2 were pretty impressive as well.
    Thanks for the nice words - the XT2 with the 100-400 was indeed and impressive combo, fast AF, pretty lightweight for the reach and resolution, and above all very sharp when it nailed focus, which it mostly did. I assume that with the latest FW update on the XT2 it should be even more accurate and fast!

    The main reason I sold Fuji was that I wanted to stay for now in only one system and when the EM1.2 came out and I tried it it was immediately clear that this was the go-to camera and system for me - and this is maybe very subjective! Anyway I am more than happy with Olympus m43, especially with the 4/300 and the 2.8/40-150 and also the TC1.4.
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    Thanks for the nice words - the XT2 with the 100-400 was indeed and impressive combo, fast AF, pretty lightweight for the reach and resolution, and above all very sharp when it nailed focus, which it mostly did. I assume that with the latest FW update on the XT2 it should be even more accurate and fast!

    The main reason I sold Fuji was that I wanted to stay for now in only one system and when the EM1.2 came out and I tried it it was immediately clear that this was the go-to camera and system for me - and this is maybe very subjective! Anyway I am more than happy with Olympus m43, especially with the 4/300 and the 2.8/40-150 and also the TC1.4.
    No worries and I agree that Micro 4/3 is good enough for most things now. I do prefer the 4:3 aspect ratio compared to the 3:2 aspect ratio. I do see advantages with larger sensors as well for certain applications like portrait work and a more unique look in video production as evident with more cinema cameras going to larger sensors. The GH5 can do 6K anamorphic and that's certainly a really unique feature in cameras in this price range.

    Now I tend to agree that I'd like to stay with a single system or ecosystem hence why I'm looking at Fuji X and G of course.
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    I am for now staying with m43 and there with Olympus. But I am sitting first row and watching what Nikon, Canon and Leica are doing with FF mirrorless as when I can identify a valid mirrorless FF solution (vendor) for me I am very open to add this ecosystem.

    Especially for the Nikon FF mirrorless I have high hopes, because I think they will start with a complete new mount and new lenses and that they will take video VERY serious (speaking of 4k FF usage). Add to that the very plausible possibility that they will also offer adapters for their F mount and G mount lenses and this immediately becomes a huge and very appealing ecosystem. Add on top of that that I was a Nikon shooter over decades and it shows how affin I would be to such a Nikon mirrorless FF.

    And it would make for a perfect complement to m43 as well!

    A new Leica SL would be another option, but then this means Leica prices and that is definitely far too expensive for me - sigh ...

    And Canon - you never know but I cannot see them going this route very seriously.

    Time will tell and for Nikon I am pretty sure we will already find out this year.

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