Olympus situation - my opinion

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Gary from Seattle Veteran Member • Posts: 4,770
Re: Olympus situation - my opinion
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CharlesB58 wrote:

The 8-25 has really grabbed my attention as well.

I think on new gear you either have to recognize a limitation in your current gear (lenses or cameras) or become somehow aware of something that will noticeably improve your photography.

What I see is the conflict between people who always feel driven to have the latest technology to "improve" their images and those who want gear they have come to trust and learned to optimize. (What I find a bit amusing is some of the people making the most negative noise have struck me as the ones who should have switched systems long ago anyway.)

Even if Olympus new bodies are no longer developed, what the EM1.2 and EM1.3 are capable of is suitable for my needs now, and the foreseeable future. Sure, if a year from now it's obvious that no future Olympus products will be released (other than those under current development) I'll probably start putting together a kit from another manufacturer. But I won't rush out to do it. No need. It's not like the day that the deal with JIP is finalized my gear will stop working.

Again, you have to consider those options, but then also consider your own objectivity before making decisions.

For me it is easier because in hiking/backpacking the weight I carry is a crucial part of my photography and choice of equipment.

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