Lest you forget to be excited, allow me to remind you that on Tuesday evening at 5:30, at the Weston Pavilion of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Olympus will be announcing its E-3 in the U.S. (Please don't crash it—it's invitation only*.) Journalists attending will sign NDAs, as the official announcement is the next day.
A significant introduction for several reasons: it's been so long since the E-1 that Oly skipped right over E-2; it's going to be the only pro or near-pro camera in an SLR line recently revitalized by the E-410 and E-510; and, Olympus is the most adventurous and risk-taking of the major camera companies. Well, of the minor ones, too.
In addition, Olympus is probably the top lensmaking company in the world right now, purely in terms of optical quality and design magnificence. I don't know about you, but I'm hoping for a couple of lens announcements, too. (Please, won't somebody throw this poor photo-dawg a made-for-digital moderate-wide prime?
But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Watch your favorite camera news sites on Wednesday for the new E-3. More fun in store for what is already a top-notch new-camera season!
*Mine got lost in the mail, probably.