Professional photographers using M43 - two examples

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NZ Scott
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Professional photographers using M43 - two examples
Apr 26, 2012

Amos is a friend I met through his sister, a journalist I used to work with at the New Zealand Herald. He took these shots for the Guardian using a GH2, 20/1.7, 25/1.4, 45/1.8 and 7-14.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/iran-blog/gallery/2012/apr/16/iran-kurdistan-palangan-village-amos-chapple

This guy is not a friend of mine. I found his website via a link from 43rumours (dot) com, but it's an interesting insight into the fears that a pro had in moving to m43:

http://blog.giuliosciorio.com/?p=550

Can anybody else link to some pros using M43?

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Re: Professional photographers using M43 - two examples
In reply to NZ Scott, Apr 26, 2012

I can't believe no one has commented yet. Are we too hung up on pixel-peeping corner sharpness at ISO3200?

Nice photos.

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I had already pointed out the Guardian use of GH2 images in an earlier thread though I wasn't aware then that it was a whole set of GH2 images that The Guardian have used and not just one image.

The other article is interesting indeed.

I guess not much can detract from OM-D fever at the moment - this forum is mainly a gear oriented one after all.

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Re: Professional photographers using M43 - two examples
In reply to NZ Scott, Apr 26, 2012

Damian McGillicuddy seems to get bandied about here every now and then.

NSFW, as it's glamour and some nudes. He's pretty vocal about using M43 and professes his love for the OM-D along with other Oly M43. Seems to have some inside scoops with Oly (new lenses, etc.)

http://www.damianmcgillicuddy.com/journal/

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Re: Professional photographers using M43 - two examples
In reply to NZ Scott, Apr 26, 2012

Wow I think they are fantastic! As always it's not only e camera and lens it's the talent behind them!

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In reply to NZ Scott, Apr 26, 2012

Not to burst your bubble but you give 2 examples out of how many thousands of professional photographers? Do a search of the top professional photographers and let us know how many use four thirds. Anyone can call themselves a professional but I bet if you look at the statistics by and large most photographers that earn a living at it use Canon or Nikon full frame cameras

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I think you miss the point. To me it would seem to be that 4/3 CAN deliver professional quality results, not that thousands of pro snappers are reaching for the latest oly or panny.

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Calm down dear!
In reply to Robertj_298, Apr 26, 2012

I don't think anyone is suggesting that all pros use M43. I think the reason these links are interesting is because most people would not normally expect pros to use M43. It's a nice illustration of how capable the little cameras are in the right hands.

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exactly

don_van_vliet wrote:

I don't think anyone is suggesting that all pros use M43. I think the reason these links are interesting is because most people would not normally expect pros to use M43. It's a nice illustration of how capable the little cameras are in the right hands.

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Robertj_298 wrote:

Not to burst your bubble but you give 2 examples out of how many thousands of professional photographers? Do a search of the top professional photographers and let us know how many use four thirds. Anyone can call themselves a professional but I bet if you look at the statistics by and large most photographers that earn a living at it use Canon or Nikon full frame cameras

::Why don't you do a search yourself? There's a good boy.

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NZ Scott wrote:

Robertj_298 wrote:

Not to burst your bubble but you give 2 examples out of how many thousands of professional photographers? Do a search of the top professional photographers and let us know how many use four thirds. Anyone can call themselves a professional but I bet if you look at the statistics by and large most photographers that earn a living at it use Canon or Nikon full frame cameras

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Scott, great post! The shots from Kurdistan are terrific and the article is very enlightening and I think makes the point well that M43 cameras can produce results that are appropriate for professional applications, PP fearks not withstanding. Output at 240dpi works reguardless of how you get to it, FF or M43. When kit size matters it would seem M43 wins hands down.
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People were using 43 DSLRs in professional capacities before, so i dont see what the big deal is.

NZ Scott wrote:

Amos is a friend I met through his sister, a journalist I used to work with at the New Zealand Herald. He took these shots for the Guardian using a GH2, 20/1.7, 25/1.4, 45/1.8 and 7-14.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/iran-blog/gallery/2012/apr/16/iran-kurdistan-palangan-village-amos-chapple

This guy is not a friend of mine. I found his website via a link from 43rumours (dot) com, but it's an interesting insight into the fears that a pro had in moving to m43:

http://blog.giuliosciorio.com/?p=550

Can anybody else link to some pros using M43?

Cheers,
S

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Nice strawman there / Master of the obvious
In reply to Robertj_298, Apr 26, 2012

I don't think anyone has claimed (or that anyone serious would claim or think) that the majority of pros use m43.

Jack of all strawmen, master of the obvious...

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In reply to NZ Scott, Apr 26, 2012

The GH2 and now EM5 are good enough for a lot of applications. More or less the IQ differences are small between comparable systems to where features and ergo matter more. M43 (or crop dslr) are fine for many types of "pro" shoots. Of course they are not always the best tools, and that gets lost on some trolls here and they go off... Final output size and format also plays a role in gear choice. Anyways M43 has come of age.

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Completely blew my mind those shots from The Guardian. Definitively worthy cameras and lenses that can provide enough quality for professional needs.

NZ Scott wrote:

Amos is a friend I met through his sister, a journalist I used to work with at the New Zealand Herald. He took these shots for the Guardian using a GH2, 20/1.7, 25/1.4, 45/1.8 and 7-14.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/iran-blog/gallery/2012/apr/16/iran-kurdistan-palangan-village-amos-chapple

This guy is not a friend of mine. I found his website via a link from 43rumours (dot) com, but it's an interesting insight into the fears that a pro had in moving to m43:

http://blog.giuliosciorio.com/?p=550

Can anybody else link to some pros using M43?

Cheers,
S

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http://www.davidhwells.com/

David is a stock photographer and educator I'm pretty sure he uses Olympus M4/3 exclusively now.
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In reply to Marco Cinnirella, Apr 26, 2012

LOL I'm calm as could be. Seems like you've taken this the wrong way. I'm not putting down the system I'm just saying in the right hands just about any camera could be used professionally. Its not the camera but the person behind the camera

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NZ Scott wrote:

Amos is a friend I met through his sister, a journalist I used to work with at the New Zealand Herald. He took these shots for the Guardian using a GH2, 20/1.7, 25/1.4, 45/1.8 and 7-14.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/iran-blog/gallery/2012/apr/16/iran-kurdistan-palangan-village-amos-chapple

Thanks for the link. Good to see Amos getting the exposure he deserves.

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In reply to Robertj_298, Apr 26, 2012

Yes, but especially today the difference between "professional" and other equipment is rather thin, having in mind that Pen has resolution and overall image quality that matches top of the line professional 35mm dSLR of a few years ago. So if image quality alone is the requirement, m43 will do just fine.

Of course, m43 is still one trick pony, sort of, and it would not be very wise to rely on it as your only camera for professional work.

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