Last August, there was an announcement that Olympus was selling a part of their organization to another Japanese finance company and that the cameras would move to the new company while Olympus put their emphasis in medical instrumentation. Clearly there have been a few negotiations since we last had any solid news and I just read their last public announcement and it sounds to me like they are merged with another company and are keeping their cameras and lenses. The thing is, the announcements are written in such a way that when you are done reading it, you can’t figure out if they said anything or there’s something wrong with you.
Since Olympus offers not so much as a hint there’s an end in sight for the camera division, I have to think they are planning on keeping and possibly expanding their cameras while also expanding their reach in med tech.
That would be a big relief. I hated the idea of these cameras moving into the hands of a company that has no understanding of the industry. Very bad cameras are created by companies like that. So, if they aren’t selling off the camera division and this is less a takeover and more of a “merger,” this a way to raise enough money to do more with the medical devices division?
It’s a huge mystery to me. The whole corporate world is a mystery. I’m just hoping Olympus keeps producing wonderful cameras and excellent lenses.