Terrance13

Terrance13

Lives in United States Forest Grove, OR, United States
Works as a retired
Has a website at http://www.orange-papers.org
Joined on Aug 14, 2007
About me:

To have fun.

Canon 5D

Legacy lenses:
Asanuma 100-300mm F5.
Sears 300mm F5.6 prime
Kiron 70-210mm F4.0
Kiron 80-200mm F4.5
J.C.Penney 80-200 F3.9
Vivitar/Komine 135mm F2.8 prime
Soligor 135mm F3.5 prime
Vivitar/Kino 28mm F2.5 prime
Sears 55mm F1.4 prime
Vivitar/Komine 28mm F2.8 prime

Samigon Super-wide Semi-fish-eye
Marexar ultra-wider

Canon EOS Rebel 2000 film camera +
Canon 28-80mm F3.5-5.6
Tamron 80-210mm F4.5-5.8

So many lenses, and so little time to photograph the whole world...

Comments

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On Olympus executive dismissed amidst loss revelations article (98 comments in total)
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Terrance13: Good riddance to bad rubbish. Olympus is a very dishonest corporation. I'll be happy to see that corporation go under.

This is the company that sold the E-510 as "the internal image stabilization stabilizes any existing lens", and then they turned off the internal image stabilization when you mounted an old film lens with an adapter. It took me six months of arguing and posting all over the Internet to get them to turn it on. Then they still refused to turn on the Focus Confirmation. And they still haven't, and probably never will.

To Hell with them. I've switched to using Canon.

That is a couple of very illogical responses. Is that all that Olympus defenders have?

@Zvonimir: I am sure that there are some very hardworking wage-slaves in the Olympus factory in China, and they are sweating and fretting day and night to crank out their quota of inferior cameras for us. They do not, however, make Olympus The Corporation into a good organization. The top executives still set a corporate policy that cheats everybody from the customers to the stockholders.

@David: Olympus was out to get my money by selling an overpriced piece of junk as a "semi-professional" camera, and they succeeded. They also succeeded with a bunch of other people. But then the word got out, and sales dropped so low that Olympus had to discontinue the E-Volt line of DSLRs. I never even hinted that Olympus would send agents to attack me. Does Olympus pay shills to post such ridiculous things in forums?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2011 at 22:54 UTC
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tobias2003: Sony bought the Konica-Minolta camera business. Maybe some other electronics company that doesn't have cameras yet can buy Olympus, and hopefully keep the brand name. Or the camera business could be spun off and bought by some investor or fund.

Excuse me, but the whole Four-Thirds sensor line is not worth buying. Olympus made a fatal mistake -- the classic semiconductor industry fatal mistake -- of assuming that silicon will always stay expensive. Everybody who ever assumed that died. Remember Moore's Law. Well Olympus ignored that and got married to the smallest, noisiest sensor in the industry, one that blows highlights all of the time. There is nothing there worth buying. There is no profit in buying someone else's mistakes.

The only part of the company that is really good is Zuiko lenses. Sell them to somebody who will make better use of the manufacturing capacity, and trash-can the rest.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2011 at 00:42 UTC
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Plakanina: if Olympus is/was so successful with it's medical and camera divisions like everyone thinks why did they have to hide their losses? it seems they were not making a profit at all !!!

Yes, but isn't that like a gambler who says, "I did really well at Blackjack, won $2000. Let's ignore the fact that I bet my house and lost it at the roulette table. Overall, I won most of the time."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2011 at 00:37 UTC
On Olympus executive dismissed amidst loss revelations article (98 comments in total)

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Olympus is a very dishonest corporation. I'll be happy to see that corporation go under.

This is the company that sold the E-510 as "the internal image stabilization stabilizes any existing lens", and then they turned off the internal image stabilization when you mounted an old film lens with an adapter. It took me six months of arguing and posting all over the Internet to get them to turn it on. Then they still refused to turn on the Focus Confirmation. And they still haven't, and probably never will.

To Hell with them. I've switched to using Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 23:34 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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