Friday, August 15, 2008

Micro Four Thirds Reactions Part II

The Micro Four Thirds announcement generated a lot of buzz, more than people anticipated for sure, and we have already covered some initial reactions. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. The reactions continued, and here we try to spotlight some of the most recent reactions. [permalink]

Reactions in the blogosphere
We probably won't see f1.0 lenses from Micro Four Thirds, but the f1.0 blog opines on IR's MFT analysis.

The Online Photographer has written a couple of recent posts on M43s, one taking a detailed look at telecentricity which is something that will come up over and over in debates, and another one covering the hysteria over M43s.

Bob Atkins takes a look as well and opines on what we know so far. He also has an early verdict.

Wired's Gadget Lab podcast trio talks Micro Four Thirds. No to read, just press play! In the war between pictures vs words, there is a third option: audio!

In case you missed it, Let's Go Digital has a couple of pictures of mock-up M43s lenses next to current 4/3rds lenses.

Directly from the horse's mouth, there is an Olympus global page on M43s. Did you notice the url? If you speed-read, you may have read Microsoft! OMG! Well, it's not, it's Microft :)

If you want to ask Olympus Japan any questions, they do provide an email address.

Olympus, we are waiting, please don't keep us waiting!

Reactions in the forums
Leica users ponder in the dpreview forums, will this redefine the rangefinder?

Excuse me, but where is the viewfinder?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what is a dSLR after all? What if M43rds used a pellicle mirror? "But is there enough room for a mirror?" points out another forum member.

And if the 100+ post threads are intimidating to read and participate, consider this new small thread on Four Threads ;-)

Not about Micro 4/3rds, but definitely related, this is an on-going thread on the EVIL Project.

And now we leave the dpreview forums, and fly across the photo-forum-sphere! "The future has been announced" exclaims one Serious Compacts flickr user. A 30+ thread discussion ensues.

The radio forum users are debating, is this the digital rangefinder? We blog, they debate, you decide!

OMG! They called them "digicams"! Those reflex-elitists! The Luminous forum users are discussing the Micro Four Thirds.

The announcement has generated a 20-post discussion at PhotoNET. Also there, discussing it are, the Pentax users. Bad Yoda-speak?


Anonymous said...

If you speed-read the URL also sounds like Sherlock's brother.

+1 to off-topic

1001 noisy cameras said...

Great point! Meet Mycroft Holmes, an unwilling proponent of MicroFT :-)