People Who Shoot Micro 4/3 Are the Luckiest People

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People Who Shoot Micro 4/3 Are the Luckiest People
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This might be of interest to M43 users.

It is the current post on TOP one of the better photo blogs, and about the only one I bother to follow.

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Carrie Underwood's husband shoots m43?

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Who is Carrie Underwood?

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A popular American singer .. her husband is Mike Fisher a popular Canadian professional hockey player who has just retired

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Albert Valentino Veteran Member • Posts: 7,973
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I wouldn’t say lucky but I love the format. I consider it the swiss army knife of cameras because it basically can do anything and is small enough to take anywhere 🤗

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PhotoguyCanada wrote:

A popular American singer .. her husband is Mike Fisher a popular Canadian professional hockey player who has just retired

If she was my spouse, I'd have retired after 16 seasons in the NHL.

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daleeight Senior Member • Posts: 2,318
Really?
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If lucky means we need over $3000 for that trifecta of glass goodness, then I guess so.

More lucky would mean that we can AFFORD to pay over $3000 for that trifecta.

it is "lucky" to have all the options that there are for those focal lengths is more like it. Each of those focal lengths has multiple options available in Olympus or Panasonic badges, and a few others too. That is lucky.

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Mike is lucky having met Joni Mitchell. I agree m4/3rds is the photographic sweet spot.

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FrankS009 wrote:

Mike is lucky having met Joni Mitchell. I agree m4/3rds is the photographic sweet spot.

F.

That was a great post too about one of my favourite artists.

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daleeight wrote:

If lucky means we need over $3000 for that trifecta of glass goodness, then I guess so.

More lucky would mean that we can AFFORD to pay over $3000 for that trifecta.

it is "lucky" to have all the options that there are for those focal lengths is more like it. Each of those focal lengths has multiple options available in Olympus or Panasonic badges, and a few others too. That is lucky.

I think the "lucky" in the article is about the choice of M43 gear.

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They're great releases of superb optics and features, but I can't afford it and feel unlucky.

Best to you if you can.

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MOD Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 38,902
The philosophy of luck
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Lucky and having luck can get quite philosphical in meaning and is not gamblers-luck but more associated to actual happiness as opposed to longing for happiness.

Sometimes it is grounded in “lucky to be alive” just as wishing for the unobtainable level of good fortune and endless toys seems to be foolish no matter how wealthy one might be.  Wishing and achieving what you can reasonably expect to obtain by ones own efforts seems more practical.  Such of those with that philosophical turn of mind may routinely think that they are very lucky indeed.

The OP obviously has plenty of of the very necessary opinionated ideas on life in general which makes his article interesting if not precise.  I think music is a personal taste and famous singers do not get famous unless they are well regarded by quite a lot of people even if I don’t like their music personally, but there is no fault to be had in having one’s opinion. This is simply not always followed in photographic gear forums where some think that as they like the product they bought half way to death then every one else must like it also.

I guess I also must be guilty as charged, but then we almost all must be opinionated to post to the wide world audience

That others can be sympathetic and put up with the product ravings of the near possessed is one of the better traits of human nature.

In this case I am sure that the creme de la creme of Olympus gear is very good indeed and I have had cause to appreciate it but his sideways swipe at Panasonic lenses by wondering why Leica lend their name to some of them is a little over opinionated, even partisan, and perhaps uncalled for.

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I read that this morning and tried to comment, but the form had the response buttons greyed out.

I disagree with his implied comment that m4/3 is just for amateurs and hobbyists.

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OzRay wrote:

I read that this morning and tried to comment, but the form had the response buttons greyed out.

I disagree with his implied comment that m4/3 is just for amateurs and hobbyists.

I read his blog Ray, but he is even more opinionated than I am  ...

But people with opinions are usually more interesting than those who have no opinions and insist upon talking about them

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Bokeh? What bokeh?

The picture of the lady has a caption about bokeh. I only see an out of focus background. No bokeh.

Do I need to go to Specsavers? [an optician chain store]

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NCV wrote:

This might be of interest to M43 users.

It is the current post on TOP one of the better photo blogs, and about the only one I bother to follow.

Read that sight regularly.  i guess I'm not lucky as I can't afford even one of those lenses.

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Agreed. Myself, I had to stop reading his blog ages ago, he is way too wrong, way too often.

Edit: Although...He's pretty honest and thats a quality to value, IMO. I should restate the above to say, I stopped reading his blog because I found his opinions quite annoying/off putting.

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NCV wrote:

This might be of interest to M43 users.

It is the current post on TOP one of the better photo blogs, and about the only one I bother to follow.

Why this stupid brand/Mount  territorialism is supposed to describe the group in any atttibute that simply bought with cash or credit card a particular photographic tool?

The luckiest is the group that bought what they use for their needs and wants- and are happy  - don’t need this constant pats in the back

Just  just my two cents of course

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Aberaeron wrote:

The picture of the lady has a caption about bokeh. I only see an out of focus background. No bokeh.

Do I need to go to Specsavers? [an optician chain store]

Errmm... you do know what bokeh is, right? From Google: "the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens."

Bokeh is not a quantifiable figure, unlike depth of field. Bokeh is an adjective used to describe the quality of the out-of-focus rendering. So you can have creamy/smooth bokeh, but you can't have a lot of bokeh, as "a lot of" is not an adjective describing the quality of the out-of-focus areas of the image.

And yes, the f/1.2 PRO primes are designed with bokeh in mind, as they deliver a much smoother bokeh than lenses like the Voigtlander Nokton lenses.

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I don't know...I think the 'pats on the back' types (as you call them, not my words), are less of an issue here, compared to the 'troll' types (those are my words).

Jan

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