Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] .....Olympus 35 OM cameras cease production.....
From: "Skip Williams" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 23:34:25 +0000

Olympus is due to introduce a completely new digital, interchangable-lens 
SLR at PMA.  The formal announcement of the end of the OM system is just 
Public Relations caca.  The OM system (of which I'm a 25+ year user) has 
been dead for about 5-6 years.  Olympus just doubled the prices on the OM 
gear to keep it "alive" until their new system was available.

The new system is supposed to be 1/12000 sec, use a new 5Mg Kodak CCD, sport 
a new designed-for-digital lens mount, be a true SLR, etc.... It should be 
interesting if Olympus can shake up the camera market in 2002 the way it did 
30 years ago in 1972 when the OM-System was introduced.  Hopefully the new 
camera system will be a ground-breaking system designed with a new compact, 
digital philosophy in mind.  I'll be in the market for a digital SLR in 2-3 
years, it's good news for me.

Meanwhile I'll keep using my OM-4Ti's and Leica M's.


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From: "TMLee" <>
To: <>
Subject: [Leica] .....Olympus 35 OM cameras cease production.....
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 13:32:52 +0800

i AM SO SAD......

Have to go into mourning.....

My OM4Ti sits next to my Leica R7(just to get back on topic)

Its really a wonderful camera (the OM I mean.....) Small and compact, can
carry alot more lenses compared to the R7 + lenses...... It even flash syncs
to 1/2000......! Quite a useful feature despite the limiting subject



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