"Patience is Bitter...

Started Jan 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
mapgraphs Senior Member • Posts: 1,093
Re: "Patience is Bitter...

Doctor Lecter wrote:

...but its fruit is sweet." —Aristotle

I keep thinking of all these poor saps who are cutting their line and running into the hands of Canikon. BAD move, IMHO.

Yes, we were all saddened by the lack of the hoped-for E-7... but Olympus did not abandon us. I haven't tried the EM-1 yet, but it does work, and work well, with 4/3 lenses.. and the next generation will likely be seamless.

Photography is changing in MAJOR ways right now. It's almost like the early days when film was first getting stomped on by digital, and hold-outs (like me) said, "digital will never be as good as film.." well, we know what happened there.

Yes, photography is changing, yet again.

KEH has started selling film. The output quality of consumer desktop film scanners today is very, very impressive. The entry cost for a pro level Medium Format kit is less than the cost of a new m.z 12-40. One can pick up a 500C body for $300 USD. One can also pick up a new, with full one year warranty e-pm1 for $114.95 USD.

I'd say film is holding it's own. I'm not so sure m4/3 is, outside of the Pacific Rim. Unfortunate perhaps because m4/3 does have something to offer, for what it is. But it is not Medium Format, Full Frame nor DSLR. Canon and Nikon obviously realize that. They're the only ones making money on all this, and KEH.

I like my E1 and E30 thank you. I like my E-PL1 too, even with my shutter-shock hands (the VF2 helped eliminate that). And I like my EVO, internet connected, audio recorder, picture and movie enabled as it is, it just isn't a camera.

Now it's the end of the DSLR... the mirror is soon to be a relic. Why, why, why would you dump your Oly gear and buy into another DSLR system?

Olympus and m4/3 seem to be the cutting edge of ILCs... rave reviews. We've got great lenses and a path forward.

Just my 2 cents.

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