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Old Aug 21, 2013, 9:56 AM   #1
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Default Should Olympus Micro Four Thirds and dSLR forums be merged?

In light of the announcement... ehem I mean leak of the EM-1 is it time to merge the two forums into one called "Olympus Mirror-less/dSLR" or just "Olympus Interchangeable Lens Cameras"?

Going to post this in the Olympus dSLR forum as well.

I in no way mean this to be a declaration of the death of the Olympus dSLR as that remains to be seen. I am more coming at this from the point that the two lines share the same sensor size and now share the same lens line although micro is not backwards compatible obviously.
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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Yeah, I agree. Heck, I'd like to see the Olympus and Panasonic combined into a "Fourthirds/Micro43" forum too. They are similar enough to have a look of good combined discussion, I think. And if fakeKodak and other companies ever get their acts together those camera could be a part too.
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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It is too soon to be merging the two at the present time IMO. While M43 is the growing type, there are still a lot of us who only use 4/3 equipment, and it is good to interact among those users. Most of us visit the m4/3 forums from time to time, and I can foresee the time for merger in the future, but I believe it is currently too soon for that now.
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Agree with Steven.
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I don't post much but read regularly (both forums) so feel the need to chime in here:

Agree with Steven and Greg. While the sensor may be the same size, the two systems are different enough to warrant separate forums, imho.
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I too agree with Steven, Greg and Bob.
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