bdcolen: Hey, folks, the issue really isn't 4/3, M4/3, or anything else having to do with photography. For longer than most of you have been alive, the photographic side of Olympus has been the tail perceived as wagging the dog. Olympus makes its money from it's non-photographic business - medical and scientific instruments, including, especially, microscopes and various medical scopes. The photography business is what most people know, but it is essentially a drag on the bottom line, not the bottom line.
Yes, Olympus makes some really terrific lenses, but the particularly good ones also are particularly expensive - the 7-14 f 2 4/3 zoom, the 14-35 f2 4/3 zoom, the 35-100 f 2 zoom, the 150 f 2, the 300 2.8. No one - period - makes anything that even tries to compete with Olympus in that all-inclusive 28-200 zoom range. Unfortunately, however, Olympus does not make a modern, competitive body on which to mount the lenses and fully utilize them. And probably never will.
The 11-22, 50 and 50-200 were all old when I bought them in 2007 and each is the best of it's type that I have ever used, mostly compared to Nikkors and Schneiders.
Nice photo, but exactly in the Weston/Adams style- who hated pictorialism.
To those who do it, woodworking is the process and woodwork is the result. So I interpret this, along with the host's instructions, to mean pictures of woodworkers at work. But I don't make the rules.
if it was unposterized. Wonderful composition and decisive moment. However the postprocessing is particularly inappropriate for this subject as it ends up resembling the propaganda posters used by the oppressors of Tibet and other totalitarians. 3.0
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