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New Oly M4/3 camera + housing coming!

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by nikitich, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. shaker

    shaker Nassau Grouper

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    They will support the 50mm f2.0 macro as announced, it's a larger lens that needs a new port and probably a new mount.
     
  2. terson

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    Shaker,
    Where was it announced that 'They' (Olympus??) will support the 50mm f2.0 macro?
    The 50 can be fitted to the micro4/3 with the Olympus adaptor, but why bother when they are going to release a brand new lens in the 60mm??
    Bruce
     
  3. shaker

    shaker Nassau Grouper

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    Olympus will support the 50mm macro but also the 8mm fisheye:

    "When an optional port adapter is used, an underwater lens port compliant with the Four Thirds System standard can be attached on it. This design is expected to make the two lenses, the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f3.5 Fisheye and ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm f2.0 Macro, usable with the underwater case."

    Here the link:
    The Beginning of the New: OM-D Create Your Own World | Olympus Imaging Australia
     
  4. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    Shaker,

    What Bruce is saying is that an adapter has been around since E-PL1 that allows the Olympus 4/3 lenses (for DSLR's) like the 50 macro, 8mm fisheye and any other 4/3 lens to be used on the M4/3 systems. The latest adapter being released with the E-M5 is the first to be weather sealed but it does not speed up auto focus much and that is the problem using these adapters with M43 and NEX cameras. Sony NEX has come out with an adapter that has a mirror in it to speed up A/F but it will not fit in any of the current NEX housings.

    An adapter to allow current Olympus style (DSLR) ports from Athena, Inon and Olympus has also been out for some time from Athena. This adapter would allow ports to be used that would range from the 50 macro with the 1.4 and 2 X tele converters, Sigma 105 macro and all zoom and prime W/A lenses.

    The problem is that new gears would need to be made for all of the lenses that would allow the zoom and manual focus to be used since AF is not all that good.

    Olympus is just now releasing this adapter so that you won't need to go to an after market dealer for the part.

    The part and how it is used is near the top of the attached page.

    Phil Rudin
     
  5. dna77054

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    Somebody please help me understand the following.

    The panasonic 45mm macro lens requires a shorter port that the 14-42mm kit lens, so it is a shorter lens in terms of physical dimensions. Will the upcoming Oly 60mm macro for the M4/3 be longer, shorter, or in between the the two aforementioned lenses. Any chance it will fit, AND WORK WELL, behind the standard Oly port or the Zen minidome for the 9-18mm? Not having to buy ANOTHER port would be really great. Are zoom lenses more flexible in terms of dimensions than prime lenses. Will a 60mm prime always be physically longer than a 45mm prime? Please help me understand.
     
  6. terson

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    Hi Phil,
    You always say it sooo much betterer than me. . . :wink:
    Bruce
     
  7. sentlon

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    do not piss off olympus current user~!

    Amen....................................


     
  8. PHIL RUDIN

    PHIL RUDIN Scuba Media & Publications

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    I see now from a larger photo from a different angle than Shaker's posted above that this is the proto-type housing but with the port removed. In the image I posted it looks like the end of the port has the "bumps" but in fact I think thry are on the port mount. Still looks like the same port is being used. I also read today that Olympus is considering a port for the 60 macro lens coming at the end of 2012.

    Phil Rudin
     
  9. billmackbarnes

    billmackbarnes Nassau Grouper

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    Any updates on the PT-EP08 housing yet?
    Thanks
    Bill
     
  10. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Olympus told me that the cameras will ship in April, but the housings won't be available in the US until July or August.

    I think this camera continues the 4/3rds line nicely and is the logical upgrade choice for users shooting 620s or 520s (or older!) that have a lot of legacy ports and lenses. Besides Olympus and Zen remember that Athena makes a wide range of ports and accessories for Olympus.

    It's great to see all the excitement here and I look forward to seeing this puppy in the water - but do temper that excitement in the knowlege that we are several months out.

    Jack
     

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