Panasonic ending m43 support?!

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Terry O Leary

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Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostMon Mar 31, 2014 10:34 pm

http://noamkroll.com/the-death-of-micro ... e-cameras/

This is crazy if it's true, anyone know if this is an april fools joke or not?
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostMon Mar 31, 2014 10:55 pm

Having recently purchased a BMCC and gone the M43/speedbooster route, I was not initially worried. However, I do wonder how this will affect the price/availability of sensors going forward and BMD's commitment to future development of the BMCC.
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostMon Mar 31, 2014 11:12 pm

Until you hear it from Panasonic, don't worry about it.
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostMon Mar 31, 2014 11:19 pm

Even if true, which I doubt because everything I've read said the GH2 and GH3 were very solid sellers for Panasonic, formats come and go. It's not the end of the world.

Let's face it, there is only so much you can push out of a sensor that small. I think the GH4 and BMCC/pocket are getting the maximum out of that tiny pixel size.

I really don't believe this though!
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostTue Apr 01, 2014 3:43 am

edit*** A lame April's fools joke apparently.
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostTue Apr 01, 2014 3:57 am

I don't necessarily see this as a problem, seeing that pretty much any full frame lens can be adapted to m43 currently (Nikon F, EF, PL)
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostTue Apr 01, 2014 5:27 am

It ain't the lens, it's the DoF characteristics still phot folks love. As well as other things, weatherization, autofocus, ect ect. The demands of many photographers are beyond the pale of what a Panasonic can provide.
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostTue Apr 01, 2014 5:35 am

april fools, pretty lame.
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostTue Apr 01, 2014 9:50 am

Every year...like clock work :)
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostTue Apr 01, 2014 3:25 pm

"Panasonic ending m43 support?!" Rumor has nothing to do here in BM forum.. please take it to their forum. :D
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostTue Apr 01, 2014 4:31 pm

Looks like the people responsible for this April Fools joke have been working on it for a while, check this out.
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Re: Panasonic ending m43 support?!

PostWed Apr 02, 2014 12:01 am

AdrianSierkowski wrote:It ain't the lens, it's the DoF characteristics still phot folks love. As well as other things, weatherization, autofocus, ect ect. The demands of many photographers are beyond the pale of what a Panasonic can provide.


I put my Pocket Cinema Camera through the same sort of abuse as my Sony Nex-7... makes me wish that they were both truly weatherproof, but at least the Pocket has a cage on it. :)
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