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    Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    Sorry, but it's a spanish website doing the coverage:
    No details, only a confirmation that the camera will be available in June.

    http://www.quesabesde.com/noticias/o...ma-2009,1_5078

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    Believe it when I see it and please believe me that I want it to happen!
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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    ooohoooo.more Rangefinder Heaven

    Looks pocketable...tres cool..maybe a playmate for my M2 /m8
    is that an adapter ?
    Is this a digital answer to the famous xa....

    Can't Wait
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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    Thanks for the info.
    But aren't those just the photos from Photokina last year ?. . . . and hasn't it been accepted that the camera won't look like that?

    Pretty though

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    can everyone calm down

    1) its not a rangefinder... it doesn't even seem to have a viewfinder optical or otherwise

    2) It looks exactly the same as the thing they showed at Photokina last year

    I want there to be a nice oly micro 4/3rds and maybe it will be here in June then again they do seems to being very quiet and cagey about this

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    Jono, I'd read that too... but the same tobacco tin prototype featured in a 'behind the scenes' publication at Focus on Imaging which I think may have predicted a June release.

    All rumour and speculation at the moment - Panasonic's announcement of the GH1, 14-140 and 7-14... plus the 45mm f2.8 macro all put the pressure on for Olympus to take m4/3rds much more seriously imho.

    Can't wait to see what they're working on!

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    june seems an odd time to launch a camera...are there any photo/consumer electronic shows around then?

    I mean a june launch is late for catching the summer trade and too early to fit in with the christmas buying season.

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    june seems an odd time to launch a camera...are there any photo/consumer electronic shows around then?

    I mean a june launch is late for catching the summer trade and too early to fit in with the christmas buying season.

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    Maybe odd - but it's actually very common - both Nikon and Olympus do it. In fact, I think most manufacturers keep their important announcements away from the trade shows so that they don't get lost in the rush.

    June is good, as you can get the camera out and reviewed and in the stores before Christmas.

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    jono

    thanks for clarifying that... makes some kind of sense...

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    "Rangefinder" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    Sorry, but it's a spanish website doing the coverage:
    No details, only a confirmation that the camera will be available in June.
    I wish people stopped using the word Rangefinder about non rangefinder cameras. It's not like a lot of all P&S cameras suddenly have became rangefinder cameras just because Oly showed a style experiment.

    I know, a boring post, and I'm even not pedantic normally.

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    Re: "Rangefinder" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    I wish people stopped using the word Rangefinder about non rangefinder cameras. It's not like a lot of all P&S cameras suddenly have became rangefinder cameras just because Oly showed a style experiment.

    I know, a boring post, and I'm even not pedantic normally.

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    Hi Jonas
    I quite agree - nothing to do with rangfinders - that isn't pedantic!

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    Re: "Rangefinder" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    I wish people stopped using the word Rangefinder about non rangefinder cameras. It's not like a lot of all P&S cameras suddenly have became rangefinder cameras just because Oly showed a style experiment.

    I know, a boring post, and I'm even not pedantic normally.

    Cheers, /Jonas
    Sorry, man, but even though everybody knows it's not an actual rangefinder that is the way people are addressing this particular Oly's camera. Besides I don't think "Oly's micro four thirds camera that looks like a rangefinder even though it's not one will be available on June" would fit on the thread title.

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    Re: "Rangefinder" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    Sorry, man, but even though everybody knows it's not an actual rangefinder that is the way people are addressing this particular Oly's camera. Besides I don't think "Oly's micro four thirds camera that looks like a rangefinder even though it's not one will be available on June" would fit on the thread title.


    How about:
    Tobacco Tin Coming In June

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    All those old Oly stuff. Old Mockup from wood...no new infos... Oly marketing is so worse... only rumors rumors rumors....
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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    Yeah I wish they would show a prototype or at at least some potential model specs to raise some idea of if it'll be worth the wait. The e620 sounds nice but I'm more interested in m4/3 should I decide to add a 4/3 type camera. Right now it look like PAnasonic is the only one with their head on straight in that arena. Olympus has great lenses though at any price.
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    Re: "Rangefinder" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    Sorry, man, but even though everybody knows it's not an actual rangefinder that is the way people are addressing this particular Oly's camera. Besides I don't think "Oly's micro four thirds camera that looks like a rangefinder even though it's not one will be available on June" would fit on the thread title.
    That's a little like saying, "People know that Joe's not a pedophile, but we still call him 'Joe the Pedophile.'" It can raise some awkward misconceptions if overheard by someone who's not in the know.

    Besides, the sardine can doesn't even look like a rangefinder camera. It just looks like a point-and-shoot with a non-collapsible lens.

    How about calling it "Oly's interchangeable-lens P&S"?

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    I think I prefer to call it simply a 'concept' or a 'mockup.'

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    Re: "Rangefinder" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 9 View Post
    That's a little like saying, "People know that Joe's not a pedophile, but we still call him 'Joe the Pedophile.'" It can raise some awkward misconceptions if overheard by someone who's not in the know.

    Besides, the sardine can doesn't even look like a rangefinder camera. It just looks like a point-and-shoot with a non-collapsible lens.

    How about calling it "Oly's interchangeable-lens P&S"?
    Jesus H Christ, I really hope Joe ends up alright...I think an Oly digital rangefinder would do him wonders hehehe

    Just kidding. I wouldn't want to upset someone who can come up with such bone chilling analogies. So from now on I'll call it "God's lil' old tuna pocket cam".

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    Rather than an Olympus rangefinder of any sort, how about a digital Olympus PEN?

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    Actually, the mockup is pretty close conceptually to the original Olympus Pen, which was a fixed-lens, half-frame, scale-focusing pocket camera -- fairly simplistic by the standards of the day, in other words.

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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    The one argument which I like about an Oly is the in-body stabilization, which would also work with any third party lens. Or am I wrong about that?
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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    How about a new term, CLIC ?

    Compact, Lens-Interchangeable, Camera.

    Okay... just a thought

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    Re: "Rangefinder" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    Sorry, man, but even though everybody knows it's not an actual rangefinder that is the way people are addressing this particular Oly's camera. (...)
    Well, some do and they shouldn't...

    What about just saying The Oly micro 4/3 mockup? Too boring perhaps.

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    Re: "Rangefinder" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    What about just saying The Oly micro 4/3 mockup? Too boring perhaps.
    sardine tin mockup

    seems more appropriate to me

    BTW, how do you get colored text, the combo does not work for me, I had to copy and edit your text
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    Re: Oly Rangefinder in June!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 9 View Post
    Actually, the mockup is pretty close conceptually to the original Olympus Pen, which was a fixed-lens, half-frame, scale-focusing pocket camera -- fairly simplistic by the standards of the day, in other words.
    I speak of the Pen FT. We have yet to see a small format digital with it's design philosophy. And EVF would make it so possible.

    To paraphase Cato, Nos postulo PEN.

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    Re: "Rangefinder" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by petermcwerner View Post
    sardine tin mockup
    seems more appropriate to me
    Whatever, but not something meaning anything else, like tuna fish...

    BTW, how do you get colored text, the combo does not work for me, I had to copy and edit your text
    I just clicked on the underlined A among the tools above the text box that opens when replying. That gave me the code with the word black as color. So, I tried something else but black.

    Cheers, / Jonas

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    Re: "Rangefinder" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    Whatever, but not something meaning anything else, like tuna fish...
    Cheers, / Jonas
    but tuna fish tins are usually round, sardine tins look more like the mockup

    Thank you for the tip, I tried it, but on my brower that button gives me only black or black

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    Re: "Rangefinder" ?

    but tuna fish tins are usually round, sardine tins look more like the mockup

    OK, I think I get the point. Hopefully people stop calling a camera with an LCD finder for rangefinder.

    Thank you for the tip, I tried it, but on my brower that button gives me only black or black
    Doesn't it give you a code in the textbox looking like this:
    [ COLOR="black"]xxx[/COLOR ] (spaces added to make the code visible)


    Now exchange black with, for example, yellow and you get any text written inside the tags displayed in yellow.

    Cheers, /Jonas

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