If you were to ask us what our favourite camera ever was, we’d have the answer in a jiffy: the Olympus OM2n.
Beautifully built, tough, elegant, light, fast and compact, the Olympus OM2 was first introduced in 1975 after the success of the 1972 Olympus OM-1 camera.
Sporting a then-revolutionary metering system, the camera proved hugely popular with amateurs and professionals, with its superb handling and intuitive lens mounted shutter speed ring making it a pleasure to use.
We’ve been looking for the digital equivalent of this SLR ever since.
OM-D on the way
Olympus have now embarked on a teaser campaign entitled Oh My Goodness, promising a new camera that will “become the latest Olympus masterpiece in a long range of design classics.”
Apart from that, there’s no other information, but some are speculating that the new OM-D line will directly compete with the Fujifilm X Pro1, and feature similar glorious retro styling with interchangeable lenses.
The camera is set to be shown off at the Focus [on Imaging]” photographic trade show that takes place in the NEC, Birmingham during 4-7th March.
There’s also rumours that it may be shown off a month earlier at the CP+ photography show, taking place in Japan, the home of Olympus.