When Olympus released the OM-D E-M1X, there were some complaints that it was too big and heavy for a Micro Four Thirds camera body. Those complaints came from people who appeared to misunderstand the target market for the X. It is aimed at professional wildlife, bird, and sports photographers. I own three X bodies and absolutely love them. The ergonomics are perfect for me and the IQ, processing speed, AF, are all top-notch. Not heavy or too big for me at all.
That said, I do understand the concerns from those who don’t want a larger, heavier camera body. And so does Olympus.
Enter the OM-D E-M1 Mark III.
I just found out that five Olympus PRO lenses will have price increases as of February 1, 2020. To beat the increase, call Hunt’s Photo and my pal Alan, at 781-462-2383 to place your order now. Orders are limited to stock on hand. The following lenses are also on special through January 31:
The Olympus team has confirmed to me that they have no plans to close their imaging business or consider sale of their business at this time.
As an Olympus Visionary, I have been given the privilege of working with some of the fine people at Olympus. They are all very hard-working and dedicated to the notion that they want to make the best products they can possibly make.
The Olympus Tough TG-6 (Available at B&H or on Amazon) is the little camera that could. I’ve had the previous two versions and enjoyed them. My TG-5 has been a real trooper. I’ve taken it to the Arctic where I stood on the bow of a boat, in 12 foot seas…I’ve taken it to the swamps of Florida where it was hot, humid and wet…I’ve taken it to the concrete jungles of Hong Kong to the tops of some of the tallest buildings in the world and I’ve taken it to the cobblestone streets of central Kiev – no matter where I have been, I always have the Tough camera with me and it is WAY better than you would expect it to be. It’s versatile, rugged but most importantly fun.
Olympus is well-known for making some of the best glass available. That’s why at different times in my career I have relied on Olympus to help me make great photographs.
Olympus also updates firmware in the OM-D E-M1 X (https://bhpho.to/2CJufEE) and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Lens (https://bhpho.to/2Cak6AN) and the
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens. (https://bhpho.to/2OBohdZ)