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| p.2 #11 · Official: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless announced! |
I just read Ming Thein's review and he's definitely more positive about its phase detect AF, so yes, time will tell.
Spyro P. wrote:
they need to find a niche of people who value absolute competitiveness less than the lack of back aches
those teles are friggin heavy...
Well, when you factor in all this 'equivalency' stuff, a ~200/2 is going to be similar in size and weight to a 300/2.8 on APS-C and the E-M1 with grip will probably be similar in size. It'll definitely be smaller and lighter than a 1D series and 400 (and a lot less expensive, at least ignoring the used market)...
From my experience in the sports market, it'll be a tough nut to crack for Olympus, assuming they're even interested in doing so. It's quite a specialized and small segment already extremely well served by Canikon's halo products. Sure, that gear is all very expensive, but it also delivers top results. It is reassuring, though, that Olympus is making progress with AF tracking performance and have delivered a camera that should be competitive in many situations.