Another suggestion for forum direction

Started Sep 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
R2elk Senior Member • Posts: 1,188
Re: Another suggestion for forum direction

TrapperJohn wrote:

Since Olympus has come up with a new line of M43 lenses called the PRO series... map for four of them right now... and they don't necessarily replace HG/SHG lenses as much as fill in gaps between HG and SHG... (that 100-350 sounds very nice)

Right there is the first error in your thought process. They are m43 specific lenses. They will not work on any of the Olympus SLRs. This is still the Olympus SLR forum so the m43 lenses do not belong here.

Since these lenses appear to be at least in the vicinity of HG ZD in quality, aperture, and price...

It doesn't matter, they will not work on an Olympus SLR. This still is the Olympus SLR forum.

Since just about anyone who is using 4/3 gear today is using HG and/or SHG glass...

There are a lot of Olympus users that bought the E-XXX series with the dual lens kit. They still shoot with those cameras and lenses and have never bought any HG or SHG lenses. They also typically do not post in this forum. But just one more of your false assumptions.

Since the IQ of the ZD lenses is the reason most of us have stayed with the 4/3 system...

Since the person who would come up with the hefty price for a PRO lens is probably more interested in photo technique and beautiful images than technobabble, just like the average 1022 resident...

How about renaming this the Olympus DSLR and PRO forum?

This is the Olympus SLR forum and there is no need to rename it.

Certainly, the type of person interested in the expensive PRO lenses would fit in quite nicely, and they would be delighted to find a group that shared a common interest. Plus, the PRO lens buyer would also be very interested in the IQ that they can get on an EM1 by using HG and SHG glass.

You have already decided for yourself that the EM-1 is part of this forum. Wrong. The EM-1 is an m43 camera, it is not an SLR. Just because Olympus proclaimed the EM-1 the successor to the E-5, it did not suddenly make the DSLRs stop existing and did not make them stop working.

And because this is a rather genteel group, who didn't explode into fanboy wars when Panasonic brought out the L1, L10, and PL lens series, I would expect it to welcome owners of the high end Panasonic glass as well. The upcoming 150 F2.8 looks interesting.

How quickly you have forgotten how nasty it used to get in this forum. We were very happy to see a select group head over to the m43 forum.

Sounds like a win all around.

Sounds like you feel that the people with SLRs no longer deserve to have a forum and wish to claim our forum for yourself and other m43 fanboys. Sounds like a huge loss for the people who use Olympus SLRs.

This forum draws in some new members who share the same common passion for exquisite optics and beautiful photographs as most of the current members, so it doesn't fade into obscurity like the Kodak DSLR and Minolta forums.

Better that than having to put up with the m43 fanboys.

The M43 owners interested in very high image quality and beautiful compositions get a place where their discussions aren't swamped by fanboy wars and techno-spats. Tedious, very tedious...

Plus, current 4/3 owners get to see what this new EM1 and the PRO lenses can do. Tell me you aren't interested in that. This might not be such a bad direction, after all.

I personally have no interest in the EM-1 and definitely have no interest in any m43 lens because they will not work on my Olympus DSLRs.

Or, we could be gauche and call it the 'one beautiful forum'...

If you want your own special forum, lobby the Dpreview management to create a forum for "Pro m43" where all your OMD, pro style Panasonics and pro style m43 lenses can be discussed. Stop trying to steal this forum for m43.

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