I agree with Cem. Unless Olympus starts showing things like true 14 or 16-bit dynamic range, this remains marketing speak to mask the limitations of a small sensor array. It reminds me of the Nikon claim that they would never require a full (24x36mm) frame sensor array (actual reason: because they couldn't make one for a reasonable price/performance ratio).Sorry folks but besides the fact that this particular news has been discussed to death in various fora, I fully disagree. Yes, the 8MP may be enough for many purposes but the stance taken by Olympus here has nothing to do with philosophical thinking but entirely driven by their inability to produce a better functioning higher resolution sensor for their 4/3 format. So they use the marketingspeak to pretend that they care about such philosophical things.
That's pretty much what you would have to do.On 4/3 12Mp probably is enough. Diffraction is going to start being a major issue at fairly low apertures I would imagine
Welcome Benjamin!hi, first time to participate in this forum...
No need to bend the laws of physics. There are other sensors being built. The sensels will be the tiniest ever do not collect charge! They are either charged or not. Designs that are either on or off. With layers of silicon filters, each addressing a further step in DR, massive dynamic range can be built and the noise will be very low. In the meanwhile, things will get gradually better. For a start, if Fuji would license their novel silicon technology that gives 14 stops of Dynamic Range, Olympus would have a sensor to gloat about!How can they create better low-light enhancement in a 4/3 system?
I'm an olympus user and IMHO, 4/3 system is a boundary that limits olympus to go full blast with Mega pixels. (unless some einstein would bend laws of physics.)
I agree with you, and to the point of relaxing the system consraint... There is almost no equivalent to this lens on any system whatsoever. The closest match is the Nikkor 14-24, but it's much larger, and has more substantial barrel distortion than the (more rectilinear) 7-14. Nikon's other ultrawide zoom (the 16-35mm f/4.0) was clearly designed by a summer intern by comparison - a very weak attempt.Currently there is no WA-lens on µFT that compares to the FT 7-14 from Olympus.