Are Long-time Olympus users like Leica Zealots?

Started Jan 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
mujana
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In reply to Thomas Kachadurian, Jan 3, 2013

Thomas Kachadurian wrote:

Years ago I used Leica cameras for making photos and while I did I learned that about half of the people buying Leicas were more like followers of a religion than photographers. I don't personally understand it, but in many ways I can see where the craftsmanship of Leica cameras, particularly the older ones, does make them objects beyond their function.

But I'm starting to get the impression that there might be just the same level of zealotry for Olympus cameras with a certain segment. I've owned various Olympus cameras over the years (RC, Stylus Epic, E-10, and now EM5) but they've never struck me as things to love for their form or that inspire allegiance. But there are few few threads here now, and I've noticed them in the past where the posters are clearly not asking about M43 cameras or lenses, but about Olympus only.

Things like "which Zuiko lens to buy" As if there are no Panasonic lenses that are native to Olympus M43. Where which option to get is limited not by what is needed, but by what specifically Olympus offers. Or other comments to questions about the EM5 menu where the writer responds that Olympus menus have always worked this way as if the only people who might buy Olympus cameras were part of a club.

Is this just that some people don't realize the universal compatibility of M43 stuff? Is it a new thing fostered by the lovely retro look of the early Pens and now EM-5? Or, has there been this subculture of Olympuphiles for a long time and I've just swerved into their world by virtue of using M43?

Tom

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Call me crazy. I happen to like photos of cats.

The fact that Panasonic en Olympus share the m4/3, doesn't mean they are the same. I go for Olympus because of :

- Longtime history in camera making (Olympus has proven itself)

- superb lenses

- personal experiences with E3/E5/OM-D/Zuiko

Beside that, I like to swim against the flow...ehm...climb a mountain....think different.... Is Olympus becoming a major flow? Hm...might take a look at Fuji. BTW, I don't like cats.

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