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On article No more Olympus OM 35mm (1 comment in total)

A sad day for photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:42 UTC as 1st comment
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Nikonandmore: It's quite remarkable psychological fetish that most discussions about large format photography are invariably dominated by people that have NEVER shot a single photo with anything else than a consumer camera. But I am yet to see ONCE anyone that does professional & larger format photography jumping into discussions about consumer mainstream gear without actually knowing what they are saying or extensively having used it. Worse, professionals openly accept input & new ideas, & have interested in being educated about all matters of photography while others are just stuck in defending their gear against stuff they've never seen, used or tried.

Ignorance is painful & even more the lack of its awareness. And Im the first to admit my own in many areas & to insist on learning & listening more than I talk.

Ultimately all photography is about who takes the photo & what it's about, NOT about gear used. But using the better gear (because you understand & respect it) means you deserved it!

You mean medium format, rather than large format. Large format is larger still (though the lenses tend to be slow and quite svelte) and the "sensor" is still mostly film.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 21:54 UTC

My one fear is that a slightly inebriated customer will drink his fixer and fix his prints in Scotch!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' (334 comments in total)

It is sad when the camera I would most drool over is an April fools joke! I would absolutely love a digital OM5 with an OM lens mount, manual focus and all!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 20:41 UTC as 112th comment
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (466 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Judging by the mix of cameras on the list, the "enthusiast camera" moniker meaning less and less.

Inclusion of the Pentax on the list is rather unexpected. Sad to see system sliding into obsolescence. But IMO in 2013 and forward, with such limited lens catalog, having just lost 3rd party lens manuf support, and no video, the Pentax simply has no place on the list among the mainstream cameras today. Sad, but true.

NEX-7 and Fuji X-Pro1 are also oddballs on the list. IMO they are not proper "enthusiast cameras", but "enthusiast's second cameras". And that deserves its own category. Many own two systems this days, and choice of second system is important too. I think "Best enthusiast cam to go with your Canon/Nikon DSLR" might be two interesting topics (one for Canon, one for Nikon).

Research the Pentax system before posting. Pentax has the largest selection of APSc oriented prime lenses of any system and is a great camera to use. It also definitely has video.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 13:23 UTC

It would be dissapointing if the Olympus OM-D was a m4/3rds body. I have always been hankering for an OM5-D continuing the OM line of lenses and bodies and remaining manual focus only:


Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:26 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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policeman0077: a low price version without hybrid viewfinder and more compact body would be interesting

Without hybrid viewfinder??? Why??? For most users the main attraction is the window finder. Now if only they had added a real rangefinder and used a manual helical in the lens instead of manual focus by wire it would have been perfect.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:26 UTC
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