Reports State That the Olympus OMD EM5 Successor May be Coming in January

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It’s been a while since the original OMD camera has been released. But reports are now stating that the camera’s successor may be coming next month in January. According to 43Rumors, the camera’s successor will be known as the low end OMD within the series–which only really makes sense when you think about it. Olympus released the OMD EM1–with a gap in between the one and five.

Olympus is also said to be putting the same sensor as the OMD EM5 and the processor of the OMD EM1 in the camera. Once again, this also sounds viable as they used the same 12MP LiveMOS sensor for years in many of their Pen model cameras and the entire line of Pen cameras now have the same sensor as the OMD EM5. We just really, really hope that Olympus decides to use their partnership with Sony in a smarter way and develop new sensors. Their lenses are already wonderful and a strong argument can be made that they’re the best in the mirrorless camera industry.

Of course, nothing is set in stone at the moment despite the reports being very strong. The OMD EM5 was already a hit with lots of enthusiasts, but we’re also wondering how this camera will be placed amongst the entire mirrorless camera industry. Sony and Fujifilm are giving Olympus quite the run for their money at the moment with better sensors, a lineup of lenses that keep growing, and affordable prices. That isn’t to say that Olympus’s cameras are bad–they’re actually incredible. But with the way that modern day marketing works in the consumer tech world, it seems that only the most savvy amongst us may understand.

Tokina’s AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 PRO DX Type-II Is Now Available in Sony Alpha Mount

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In January 2014, Tokina will start shipping the Sony Alpha mount version of their 11-16mm f2.8 lens. The lens has been available for both Canon and Nikon mounts for a while, but it only makes sense that the third largest (or in some cases second) camera manufacturer was going to receive some support.

The lens has two Super-Low Dispersion and aspheric elements along with the snap back manual focusing ring that is on many of their other lenses.

We’re still working on reviewing more of Tokina’s lenses–but many of you already love them a lot.

Tech specs are after the jump. No word yet on pricing.

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