I too dropped by the Olympus booth and spent a fair amount of time fondling
all the expensive glass. The Olympus sales person looked bored but was
patient during my relapse of Zuikoholism. Several people came by and
inquired about the differences between the OM 4Ti and 3Ti models on display.
When the salesperson could not answer, I had to chime in and give them the
lowdown. He also was giving out list prices to the shocked potential
customers and I was forced to once again interject with actual "street"
prices. The experience left me feeling a little sad as I wandered over to
the N*k*n booth to chat with the very knowledgeable sales people. Boy, that
F100 sure is an interesting techno wonder, but I still love my OM1n and
proudly snapped away with my excellent 16mm fisheye lens. At least I -know-
I go my money's worth.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Skip Williams" <skipwilliams@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2000 4:56 PM
Subject: [OM] Olympus at PhotoExpo East
> I went to the Photo Expo today in NYC for a few hours, and it was pretty
> nice. Pretty much like the other years, with an increasing contingent of
> digital imaging and printing vendors.
> The Olympus booth was abuzz with lots of life, 990f it around the
> cameras. The OM cabinet was pretty calm; as usual. No news on any line
> extensions. I've given up, but I still ask. (As a confession, I've begun
> to think about replacing my OM system with a Contax (N1 or manual focus)
> Leica-R SLR system, but it will probably take me several years to get up
> the courage, rationale, or cash to make this happen.)
> I saw the E-10. Very nice. But I thought the lens extensions that they
> put on that camera were ludicrous! There must have been 24" of lens
> elements out in front of the camera. It looked silly. Maybe this is the
> final step before Olympus delivers an interchangable lens digital camera?
> I also looked at the 400mm Zuiko. Does anyone use this lens? I thought
> was too long and unbalanced. They also had a 350/2.8, but I didn't ask to
> see it (been there, done that). No other interesting stuff other than the
> 24 shift.
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