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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI Riley
    I do agree, mind you, the mju 830 is nothing new!

    mju830

    Still, maybe they took the picture with a very old prototype.

    I do believe in the picture though - it just looks real
    yeah but it means the image was sourced from the Olympus R&D lab
    those cameras are strictly held, you couldnt leave there with it without someone knowing about it

    seems like a sanctioned leak

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    hehe




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    DOA. No flash is nice but no nice evf tucked in to the side (no hump) just killed it for me. I'll stick with my GR-DII the best small camera still, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    DOA. No flash is nice but no nice evf tucked in to the side (no hump) just killed it for me. I'll stick with my GR-DII the best small camera still, IMHO.
    Even if it has a nice plug in evf in the hotshoe? (I know nothing, but I've heard that there will be accessory viewfinder(s))

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    I would rather it be build into the body on the left side. Those little periscopes that Ricoh has doesn't to me make a satisfactory solution.
    Maybe something in the form of a Leica Frankenfinder might make me a little less harsh.

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    The nice thing about a plug in EVF, is that the EVF module can be upgraded independantly...

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    I'm not to keen on external finders either, they make a pocket camera not so pocketable. I tried the C/V mini finder on GRD2 and it stayed there all of ten minutes.

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    Re: Olympus picture leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathon Delacour View Post
    But, but... everyone knows that 40mm (EFoV) is the perfect focal length.

    And the 17/2.8 is one and a half stops slower!

    I will take that over any zoom. BTW, f/2.8 isn't slow in practice.

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    Interestingly enough, I was just reading Online Photographer and he had a short note about the web being awash in the Oly m4/3rds pics--and added an addendum to a viewfinder for the 17 f/2.8. It was the Voigtlander 35mm that I already own LOL (which is big, bright--but still an external).

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    I own a Ricoh GRDII and I use the external viewfinder all the time. In fact, I always leave it on the camera. Maybe it is just me, but I do not find it annoying at all and it still fits in my pocket with the finder on.

    If this is what the Olympus camera looks like and it will have interchangeable lenses, and if I can put an external viewfinder on it and if it can deliver decent shots at higher ISO's, then I will be the first in line to buy this. You know, that front shot of the camera looks a lot like a Contax G1 rangefinder camera, which I used to own.

    If this is what the Olympus camera will look like, it is one beautiful camera!

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    corrected distortions [mostly]
    what do you think is going on there on the back below the flash hotshoe ?

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    Re: Olympus picture leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I will take that over any zoom. BTW, f/2.8 isn't slow in practice.
    I wasn't comparing the 17/2.8 to a zoom but rather to the (promised) Panasonic 20/1.7. And, while f/2.8 may not be slow in practice, it's still one and a half stops slower than f/1.7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    corrected distortions [mostly]
    what do you think is going on there on the back below the flash hotshoe ?
    Good question... either signs of an EVF contact plate, or something that flips out and up (sights?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Good question... either signs of an EVF contact plate, or something that flips out and up (sights?)

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    Well, I was told that it definitely had stereo microphones, so could it be that (yawn)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Well, I was told that it definitely had stereo microphones, so could it be that (yawn)
    what, rearward facing?
    all you would hear from me is something like 'get out of the way you tosser'

    two holes at the front around the script OLYMPUS
    could be just screws though...

    is it me or
    does that top deck look removable

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    how about you press down on the hotshoe and the evf pops up... press it down and it goes away? Don't know if there is enough room for that but the top view does show some gaps around the hotshoe area.

    Also price if correct is high compared to G1 which does have evf

    just a thought... we will all know in a week. From long and hard experience shiny new things always deliver less than ones dreams

    still it does look gorgeous

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    how about you press down on the hotshoe and the evf pops up... press it down and it goes away? Don't know if there is enough room for that but the top view does show some gaps around the hotshoe area.
    Like a sort of bellows?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    Also price if correct is high compared to G1 which does have evf
    It's obviously aimed at a 'smarter' marketplace, so perhaps they'll get away with the price. Perhaps not though. Small is not necessarily cheap though.

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    just a thought... we will all know in a week. From long and hard experience shiny new things always deliver less than ones dreams

    still it does look gorgeous
    Yes, it's almost bound to be a disappointment after this build up!

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    Re: Olympus picture leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathon Delacour View Post
    I wasn't comparing the 17/2.8 to a zoom but rather to the (promised) Panasonic 20/1.7. And, while f/2.8 may not be slow in practice, it's still one and a half stops slower than f/1.7.
    Yes, the mythical Pansonic 20/1.7 is faster.

    With many choices for the 25mm FL in c-mount (much faster as well), the 17/2.8, to me is more useful to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Yes, the mythical Pansonic 20/1.7 is faster.

    With many choices for the 25mm FL in c-mount (much faster as well), the 17/2.8, to me is more useful to have.
    Either is fine by me. I'll work with whichever lens is available first, I suspect!

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    Re: Olympus picture leak

    I'm not expecting an external EVF, or at least not one like the G1. Looking at the diagrams of it when it was released it seems fairly large and complicated compared to the GX200's external viewfinder. Even without an EVF it looks like a tempting replacement for my GRD. I'm worried about the manual controls. It doesn't look like it will be as easy to control as the GRD. I hope they have another prime or two available at release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjlacz View Post
    I'm not expecting an external EVF, or at least not one like the G1. Looking at the diagrams of it when it was released it seems fairly large and complicated compared to the GX200's external viewfinder. Even without an EVF it looks like a tempting replacement for my GRD. I'm worried about the manual controls. It doesn't look like it will be as easy to control as the GRD. I hope they have another prime or two available at release.
    Hi Charles
    I don't think anything is as well organised as those Ricoh compacts, from point and shoots to MF, they really did a grand job.
    I think there may be another prime available, let's hope it's a wide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Interestingly enough, I was just reading Online Photographer and he had a short note about the web being awash in the Oly m4/3rds pics--and added an addendum to a viewfinder for the 17 f/2.8. It was the Voigtlander 35mm that I already own LOL (which is big, bright--but still an external).

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    Does voigtlander make one in 4:3 my voigtlanders are all 3:2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Does voigtlander make one in 4:3 my voigtlanders are all 3:2.
    No they don't, but framelines are never that accurate, so I guess one can get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    No they don't, but framelines are never that accurate, so I guess one can get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Does voigtlander make one in 4:3 my voigtlanders are all 3:2.
    I used the top and side bright lines to set up the composition--and knew that it extended below the bottom bright line into the 'outside'. After awhile I adapted pretty well.

    Someone above suggested just use the 3:2 format--but we don't know if it will have one (we assume)--and there really isn't a need once you shoot with it awhile.

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    unless Oly goes for the larger multi-format sensor going 3:2 throws away precious pixels by cropping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    No delayed until 8:30 NY time which means arrival at a really stupid time like 1AM SF time. My confernce call at 6AM should be delightful.

    oh I'm sure it will be delicious!!! :sleep006::sleep006::sleep006:

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    Looks good but I certainly hope that Olympus uses a weaker AA filter than they've been using in some of their other cameras. One also would hope they use the EVF and/or the screen from the G1. Looks like it would make a good second body for my "extra M 4/3" lenses
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    Re: Olympus picture leak

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Charles
    I don't think anything is as well organised as those Ricoh compacts, from point and shoots to MF, they really did a grand job.
    I think there may be another prime available, let's hope it's a wide!
    We just need to get Ricoh on the m4/3s boat.

    17mm isn't bad, but I'd much prefer at 12-14mm prime (2.8, or even a bit slower is probably fine) and a faster medium telephoto, 42-70mm) I've found those two suit my shooting style much more then a normal prime or zooms. It's also part of the reason I'm become more frustrated with Oly's selection of primes for 4/3s.

    Low light CDAF seems directly related to the max aperture of the lens, so I'm hoping we don't see anything too slow, or rather I hope we see at least one fast lens.
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    what do you think is going on there on the back below the flash hotshoe ?
    I think that the camera is sitting on a plastic display base, and that people are getting 'WAAAAY too excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiredArm View Post
    One also would hope they use the EVF and/or the screen from the G1.
    Yes, I can just hear the Panasonic staff meeting: "I've got an idea! Let's sell our gold-standard proprietary component to our only competitor so they can cannibalize sales from us with a smaller camera having exactly the same features." [SFX: Japanese crickets...]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 9 View Post
    I think that the camera is sitting on a plastic display base, and that people are getting 'WAAAAY too excited.
    not that


    im interested in the moulding at A
    like why does it roll off underneath
    and the two grey surfaces at B

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    C = the sensor plane indicator
    D = stereo mics?

    A camera without a viewfinder is nothing new, btw.


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    [SFX: Japanese crickets...]

    Now why doesn't somebody implement that as a forum feature? classic!

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    Re: Olympus picture leak

    C is where the focal plane is (a 0 with a line through it).

    Those who were wondering about the exact camera registry of the m4/3rds failed to look at this (the G1 also has this mark, btw).

    When is the release date, btw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    C is where the focal plane is (a 0 with a line through it).

    Those who were wondering about the exact camera registry of the m4/3rds failed to look at this (the G1 also has this mark, btw).

    When is the release date, btw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    C = the sensor plane indicator
    D = stereo mics?

    A camera without a viewfinder is nothing new, btw.

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    Re: Olympus picture leak

    something is definately over elaborate in the hotshoe area... why is there a gap on the left and not the right.

    maybe the hotshoe slips off to reveal the contacts for the EVF?

    hey...this is almost as fun as Apple leaks and rumor used to be :-)

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    A = styling crease, much like the ones outlining the tapered area on the right.
    B = plastic pads to avoid shorting out and damaging dedication pins when flash is slid into place. (Note that center portion is still metal, so flash will fire when slid in. Great attention-getting feature at parties!)
    C = sensor-plane mark as previously identified by Vivek.
    D = screws that hold the top cover on.

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    I would doubt that D are screws, Oly would probably make screws less visible than the front of the camera.

    Who wants to wager on whether Oly has a removable EVF for the shoe?

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    I will stay with the M8 and a real viewfinder and fast lenses.

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    real as in different framing for all lenses, hence a lack of capacity with zooms and without much in the way to implement information overlays

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    Re: Olympus picture leak

    Riley, Thanks.

    I think I have enough cash for this and perhaps a small flash that I would expect to accompany this camera. Not sure what else Olympus will come up with. If there is a "better" version, I will be buying that as well, along with any other primes they may be offering......

    Hmm.. perhaps it is time to let go of my Canon 50/0.95?

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    the word is, that there is a GN14 flash to suit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger 9 View Post
    Yes, I can just hear the Panasonic staff meeting: "I've got an idea! Let's sell our gold-standard proprietary component to our only competitor so they can cannibalize sales from us with a smaller camera having exactly the same features." [SFX: Japanese crickets...]
    Many companies "share" technology so it's not that far fetched to be honest. It's not like they're giving it away free. They stand to make money off of multiple products and it's cheaper on both companies in most cases.

    I don't see the reall problem though, it's not like 4/3 is actually some kind of consortium... [/sarcasm off]
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    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    I would doubt that D are screws, Oly would probably make screws less visible than the front of the camera.
    Remember, though, this is a retro/homage camera. They might be wanting to evoke the era when cameras were made of metal and held together with screws.

    Meanwhile, I was planning on trying to float a rumor that in a further homage to the Pen FT, the new camera's meter system would consist of a virtual needle on the LCD that would read out against a scale numbered 0 through 7, giving a number that you'd then set on a virtual aperture ring via menu buttons -- with the option of stick-on numbered scales for non-Olympus lenses. But I thought that might be too much of an inside joke for anyone except all us ex-Pen FT owners...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Riley, Thanks.

    I think I have enough cash for this and perhaps a small flash that I would expect to accompany this camera. Not sure what else Olympus will come up with. If there is a "better" version, I will be buying that as well, along with any other primes they may be offering......

    Hmm.. perhaps it is time to let go of my Canon 50/0.95?
    Ha! There will always be a "better" version. It's called the next one.... (sometimes best to put the money away and wait).

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