On putting money into 4:3 gear ...

Started May 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP veroman Veteran Member • Posts: 4,861
Re: Adding another 4 cents to the discussion ...

Stacey_K wrote:

veroman wrote:

 The long-term future of 4:3 is somewhat irrelevant when it comes to getting this kind of value in the here and now
The problem with this isn't that the camera body costs $375. The future is important to me if I am going to be spending thousands on some nice lenses. At the very least you would need to drop another grand in a used 14-54 and a 50-200 to use on this $375 body. Buy a flash and you are at $1500+ in a system that could be "As good as it will ever get" with no upgrade path, at least not now. And this is the reason for the low prices. And if speculation is correct, any possible future upgrades will be via expensive "Pro" models if at all. I don't think anyone is saying this is a bad camera or a bad system, just there doesn't appear to be any future in it.
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Now how did I know you'd be the first one to respond?  LOL

There is no "problem." No hardware upgrade path is needed if the E-3 satisfies one's requirements as a photographic tool. You don't seem to understand that. No sure why. The one "upgrade path" that could very well be applied to the E-3 ... and as I've already mentioned ... is improved processing software. And it's very likely that those kinds of improvements will continue to be routine.

When the day comes that digital photography in general provides a quantum leap in IQ and everything else that matters in a camera, then maybe it would be time for just about everyone to move on and upward. In the meantime, "old" beauties like the E-3 and/or E-5, Canon 1Ds II, Nikon D200 and D2x, Epson RD-1s, etc. will continue to come down in price and bring much satisfaction to those who learn how to use them.

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