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Destiny of m43 mount cameras, how soon production will stop
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  • Predicting the future is a fool's game. Lot's of it going on at personal-view! Clickbait topic titles also don't inspire confidence in this "personal view".

  • Azo, why do you think everyone need more low light performance, or a bigger sensor just for the heck of it? Obviously any format will die at some point but I'm damn tired of hearing know-it-alls predicting the end of m43, as they have been wrong every year since it came out.

  • Personally, I think it is just a matter of time before the M/43 format goes away. Although I am mainly into photography it still doesn't change the fact that you get better lowlight performance and image quality with FF or APSC sized sensors. There is only so much you can squeeze out of a lemon and they squeezed this particular lemon M/43 to the max IMO. People can say full frame is so much bigger etc and while this may be true it does have some benefits as well e.g not carrying around a bunch of lighting gear so they kinda offset each other to a certain degree.

    The real problem that I see is people don't like the idea that they have invested money into a system that will eventually just fade away. Well this is progress and just like the Nikon F mount the Canon EOS mount etc everything eventually changes with progress so you just have to eat it and except it.

    I have a bad habit of buying new cars every 3 or 4 years was there something wrong with my older cars? No technology improved and I wanted the latest and greatest so I bought it. This is the same thing with camera gear it's just happening a lot faster. I still have my Nikon F mount gear but only because I did not see anything that makes me want to jump ship yet. Having said that the L=Mount looks really good and if I am going to jump ship into mirrorless I will eventually need new lenses anyways so the Panasonic FF Mirrorless with L-Mount looks like something I might want to get into. Progress people nothing stays the same ;-)

  • As how you can be sure in the company that makes such booth?

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  • Logically, though… the full frame cameras and lenses are enormous. IMHO there will be a lot of M43 users who don't want to "upgrade" to that format. Yes, I know they all want the big margins, but in business a buck is a buck, so you take what you can get.

  • Vitaliy in the inside likes clickbate and yellow news

  • I was hoping clickbait titles would be limited to YouTubers ;)

  • @brudney

    It is clickbait title :-)

    Do not worry so much, despite my sources tell that we will have trouble with good new m43 cameras they assured that both cameras and lenses will be developed and released.

  • Guy at the center is Uematsu Michiharu, he is like farther of m43 stuff in Panasonic.

    technical adviser with actually bigger role.

  • Yeah, not sure why the sudden doom and gloom, but let's see the interview.

  • Japanese English communicating with Russian English should be enlightening... Who are the people in the pic anyway? Both Olympus and Panasonic has clearly reaffirmed their commitment to m43.

  • @tubefingers

    Recording quality sucks, as we had been asked to turn off and not use proper microphone.

  • Ok cool - I wait to read the transcription, thanks

  • We need to transcribe around 30 minutes of interview (not so easy with Japanese speakers), so, please understand.

  • Just seen announcement of 10-25m 1.7 M43 lens - surely not the sign of a dying format? M43 seems very popular with video people (I don't know about photography) - what makes you believe its dying? https://www.dpreview.com/news/9248867492/panasonic-is-developing-a-10-25mm-f1-7-lens-for-micro-four-thirds

  • Team too tired, so wait a little more until text will be finished.

  • @tosvus

    It's not April 1st ;)

    Exactly, it is not April 1st, it makes it all much worse.

  • It's not April 1st ;)