Interview with Tereda and other Olympus staff

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Sergey_Green
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It is that last touch that makes all the difference ..
In reply to erichK, Sep 27, 2013

erichK wrote:

Sergey_Green wrote: That is, what comes out of FF with 135/2 on it (or pretty much any other lens) can not be touched with smaller formats anyway you turn it. Landscapes, closeups, sports, portraits, you name it.

There are indeed some special uses for which so-called "full frame" is outstanding. Extremely detailed landscapes are one, though MF is better, and a view camera with a scanning digital back is better still.

What is the fastest lens you can get for MF? Just curious.

For portraits in which one wants a really shallow plane of sharpness, I suppose your example of the 135 f2 may be relevant. However, I have yet to need anything "shallower" than my 150f2, the bouquet of which I'll gladly compare to any other lens in any other format,

You shoot portraits with 300mm f/4 equivalent lens, wow! I mean, of course, you can do it, but it is just wow ..

or even the mFT 75f1.8, which is almost as good, and very discrete and compact (unlike either aforementioned two lenses!).

This one is better. Probably the best you can have.

For closeups, the greater depth-of-sharpness of FT and mFT is usually an advantage,

No, not really. You just stop the lens down, even you really need it.

especially as one moves into the near macro and macro realm and the image quality that the Zuiko 50f2 and 60mm f2.8 produces is excellent. And there is also a Panasonic-Leica macro lens that may be even better.

This is in fact where I would rather use longer lens, than the shorter one. Unless it is some kind of a lens-reverse combination. Mostly for perspective, but also for distance. But if it works for you, there is just no advantage in smaller format.

For sports, the acknowledged champion is the Canon 1D with its 27.9 x 18.6 millimeter rather than "full frame" (36 x 24 milimeter) sensor, probably because a flipping mirror that size can move faster.

Whatever it is is, we usually see larger cameras with larger lenses in sports arenas, then the ones that are carried in purses. We all know there is a good reason for it.

For the rest of us - and this includes a great many pros - the image-pipeline quality, mechanical features and lenses mFt offers should do just fine for 90-95% of our photography.

Which is good enough, I agree. I am thinking of getting a 20mpx Sony for it, Easy to carry .. My threshold of good enough is not that high really.

Our necks, backs and shoulders and our bank accounts will appreciate the break! And our marriages may last longer.

So that's how it is for you, I am sorry to hear that.

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