Paul Richman

Paul Richman

Lives in United States Boulder, CO, United States
Works as a Photographer - mostly retired
Has a website at http://PixelsByPaul.COM
Joined on Apr 29, 2005
About me:

I sell my fine art photography mostly through my permanent gallery at the Millennium Hotel in Boulder, Colorado. Most of my clients want 24"x36" or larger, so I use high MP, FF cameras (Nikon D810's).

Update: In 2017, as I approach 75, I am jumping back into photography after a year or so of respite. I’ve sold my Nikon kit and replaced it with an Olympus EM-1 Mark II kit.

For years, I had been looking for a high quality, compact interchangeable-lens system, and I think this one will do nicely. All metal body and lenses, weather and dust sealing, very VERY sharp AND close-focusing lenses, incredible IBIS and lens IS combined, all with what I’m told is an excellent sensor-shake dust-removal system. And yet with prices far less than what I was used to with full-frame pro gear.

I can see that I’ve given some on IQ coming from the world-class D810, and that follow focus while quite good for mirrorless, is also a step back. All systems involve tradeoffs. Nevertheless, I can still print my half-frame 20MP images at 30 x 40” as the lenses are that good. But there is less leeway in cropping and I’m not thrilled with ISO above 400, although it’s usable up to 3200 if need be, for me.

Sony has great compact full frame bodies, but their lenses are still huge, expensive, and don’t really measure up in key areas.

Instead of carrying two huge D810 bodies with large 24-70 and 70-200 lenses, I can just carry one small EM-1 Mark ii with the incredible Oly 12-100 (24-200). I couldn’t resist a 2nd body with the incredible Oly 7-14 (14-28). The Oly f2.8 fisheye is excellent, way better than Nikon’s. And that Oly 300 (600) f4 is the icing on the cake, at a fraction of the size and cost of Nikon’s 600mm f4, and with similar incredible quality! (And that Pana Leica 100-400 is so tempting!) I’m pumped!

Comments

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On article Cinetics Axis360 review (69 comments in total)

How does this compare to similar products from Edelkrone?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Review (45 comments in total)

The Leica comparison in the Introduction is dated. Leica now offers the X Vario at basically the same price point, but with a zoom. I prefer it, from the little testing and comparing I've done.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 14:28 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Preview (119 comments in total)

Why not compare this to the Leica X Vario? I've looked closely at the output from both, and the Vario is hands down a better camera, and at the same price point. The Vario offers a 24 - 70mm (35mm equiv) lens for much more versatility, and in nearly the same size and weight package. The Vario produces much sharper images, and the images are tack sharp corner to corner, even wide open. Much better than the RX1 or RX1R. Further, you get the rich colors Leica is known for, again better than the Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 11:29 UTC as 11th comment
On article App Portfolio - Your App, Your Portfolio, Your $$$ (5 comments in total)

Thanks, Ed! This is certainly an avenue you could go down. If you do, good luck!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 03:44 UTC as 4th comment
On article App Portfolio - Your App, Your Portfolio, Your $$$ (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

deepiReview: Thanks for the write up. I am surprised that no one has commented on this article yet. As a full-time software developer and part time amateur photographer I found this very interesting and useful. I have bookmarked and printed it out for reference.

Thanks! I'm surprised too, but I guess there are few of us out there with interest and skill in both areas.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 04:27 UTC
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