Bruceleeon Posted August 4, 2003 Report Share Posted August 4, 2003 Olympus E-1 Digital SLR On June 24th, 2003 Olympus announced the introduction of the world's first digital interchangeable lens SLR system. Some may be asking, "So what is so important about that?". It is so important because nothing like this has been done before. Imagine the ability to exchange lenses to suit your specific photographic needs, all in digital format. The other reason this announcement is significant is the introduction of the 4/3 standard. The "4/3" refers to the CCD sensor and the lens mount. You can trace the history of the 4/3 system back to February 2001 and another announcement by Olympus and Kodak, jointly, to develop the digital camera technology. The definition of the standard mean that you should be able to use any 4/3 lens on any 4/3 camera, whether it's from Olympus or any other manufacturer. Read More Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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