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Olympus Announces Work on Successor to E-5

Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5

On Friday, Olympus UK posted on their Facebook page an announcement that Akira Watanabe, manager of Olympus Imaging’s SLR planning department, has confirmed that, after being “delighted with the success of the OM-D,” they are now turning their sight on developing a new body to take full advantage of the top pro lenses from the E-System, such as the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90-250mm F2.8 (180-500mm equiv. with a F2.8 aperture over the entire zoom range). The blogosphere is buzzing with rumors — and Olympus fans hopes — it may be the long-awaited successor to the E-5 DSLR.


Olympus working on new body for top-pro lenses

Akira Watanabe, manager of Olympus Imaging’s SLR planning department, confirmed today that the company is definitely working on a body to deliver the focusing performance expected by users of the Top Pro lens series like the ground breaking 90-250 f2.8 fixed aperture zoom.

Watanabe has been delighted with the success of the OM-D which has pushed the boundaries of performance for system cameras but acknowledged that it did not deliver with the legacy high end lenses from the E-System. Whilst further information wasn’t forthcoming, he was keen to emphasise that Olympus is actively developing a solution and will announce more details in due course.

Read it on the Olympus Facebook page.