We—and by we I mean "a bunch of us"—have been asking for it for years. How many times have you read it on forums and photo site comments sections? "I'm waiting for a digital FM3a." "Why can't they just give us a digital Pentax MX? That's all I need." (Substitute small, metal, mechanical SLR of your choice from the Age of Silver.)
I had no idea if it would ever happen.
But now Olympus is teasing exactly that—threatening to do for the OM-series what they did for the Pen cameras with the digital Pens. Check out the ad.
Got us watching.
More news as it happens.
Photo: Martin Taylor
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Featured Comment by El Inglés: "It seems to be a 4/3 camera, albeit a well-made one, in 1970s clothes. Nevertheless, let's hope it sells like hotcakes and encourages Nikon to put the D700 sensor, or the D3s sensor, in something as close to the old FE/FM body as possible. If there's no room for all the electronics, let it shoot only RAW, drop 95% of the menu-hidden functions no-one uses, and even the LCD. And please let it have an OVF. Modernists are well-served elsewhere. Something for the Luddites, please."
Featured Comment by Jer Rashwatan: "Unfortunately all it can be is another crappy camera without mirror, with too small a sensor and pathetic electronic finder. And that's the digital 'OM'? I think not."
Featured Comment by Jeffrey Goggin: "I bought a GX1 last month, so of course the new Olympus will be practically perfect in every way...."