yeah its ultra wierd huh!
All I know about the Ily 4/3 system is that it has some special kingd of dust control.
Other than that, I have to agree super high priced lenses.
Mind you in the last few days of the Oly OM system they put the 50/1.4 lens price up to about £600 new. And the OM3Ti was about £1400 body only. Leica Money. I mean even the NIkon FM-3a is way lowering in price than that!
Good luck Oly. What they need is for Sigma to launch a 4/3 camera. But is there a market?
If their dust control worked as advertised, I'd probably be tempted to buy it, and even then, only
if I didn't use the 7D. I've yet to see CCD dust show up on more than a few of my images. It's the AS that keeps it off, I'd imagine.
Apparently, the CCD is capable of shaking all its dust off, and comes equipped with some kind of changeable adhesive strip that collects the dust (if memory serves...). Seems attractive... but I'd rather invest in a camera system that has a sufficiently large lens line and is mostly backward-compatible.
I seriously doubt Sigma will launch a 4/3 camera, unless Foveon designs a sensor in that format. Olympus has only made it harder on itself by creating an entirely new lens line.
Good luck to Oly. They'll probably need it.