Everyone Using MFT

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Re: Everyone Using MFT

New Day Rising wrote:

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Colin Smith1 wrote:

larsbc wrote:

Colin Smith1 wrote:

I have just returned from a photo trip to Nome, Alaska. Everyone on the trip, including the guide, was using Olympus EM-1X and one Panasonic MFT. There was only one guy on the trip still using a huge Nikon body and 600MM lens. In talking with him it seemed the reason he hadn't shifted to MFT was he didn't think he could master the controls. At every photo stop we had to wait for him to remove his tripod and set it up. I felt sorry for him, watching him struggle. I guess I should also mention he was 84 years old. Good photographer also.

So how many people were on the trip? You, the guide, and the old guy?

Was it a mostly wildlife trip? On boats or?


50% - a pretty good average.

True, but in most situations (including the kinds of tourist areas you and I encounter) the prevalence of any mirrorless ILC is going to more like 1% or less, and E-M1Xs more like 0.05%.

Myself also that is why 50% E-M1x is extraordinary.  I have yet to see one in the flesh “anywhere”.  The situation is that tourist photo hardware retailers are big city oriented or cluster around the most popular tourist destinations / duty free shops.  Therefore finding a country retailer with stock out of the popular ordinary pap is hard and when they do stock it then it is so slow moving that it is priced out of contention.  Therefore there is a death wish surrounding all product that pushes the boundaries and all the sales efforts are concentrated on moving the average product to the average buyer.

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