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!

Recent activity

Showing:
Forums:

Snapshot of threads updated recently in which you have recently participated.

Subject Forum Last post
E-M1II - Is there a way to.... Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 min ago
Barcelona and Madrid Dangers - Advice needed Micro Four Thirds Talk 31 min ago
I Love my 100-400 Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 hour ago
Just want to share some of the pics from this morning in Plano TX Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 hour ago
Geese are common and boring, except... Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 days ago
Was Duck Tai Chi, now Pelican Tai Chi (pics) Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 days ago
BIF (pics) Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 days ago
Slave Godox 860ii O won't fire Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
FL-900R + E-M1II or Godox 860ii O in Focus Bracketing Mode Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
The good old Pelican always obliges Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
1st Fill Flash with Godox 860ii o on E-M1ii Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
FL-900R + E-M1II - flash does not fire in Focus Bracketing Mode Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Olympus E-M1 Mark II for Wildlife Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Flash for E-M1II Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Lightroom Mobile + iPad Pro 10.5 + Apple Pencil - I'm impressed! Mac Talk 3 weeks ago
olympus 4/3 150mm 2.0 Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
E-M1II goes to RMNP - Pen-F to Pearl St Mall (pics) Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Owls with 40-150mm F2.8 Pro and 300mm F4 Pro Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Little Tuna - AF Adjust - Some questions ... and a bug Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Macro photography Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Working with brown bears Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Flash can make almost anything look interesting Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
FIF – Flycatchers in Fight Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Lewis Nutcracker Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Olympus CGB-12 System Backpack Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Eclipse w/ Panny 12mm-f/1.4 Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Can you identify these 2 birds (little tuna shots)? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Little Tuna plus ec25 and ec14 questions Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Baby Tuna - 1st shots Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Starter FT Lens? Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Olympus CBG 12 system bag Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Help setting hr mode? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Bug ID's needed Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Buyer beware! Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Laowa 7.5mm review at Ephotozine Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Love Lady Bugs (pics) Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Olympus Baby Tuna Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO HSM IF Macro Lens for MFT? Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
E-M1ii and Pen-F go to the mountains (lots of pics) Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
E-M1II Goes to Santa Fe Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Oly 12-100mm f/4 for bird portraits? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Review Olympus 150 f/2 Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO HSM IF Macro Lens for MFT? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
From MIT to the Eiger, Switzerland (warning: lots of pix) Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
PL 12-60 f2.8-4 or Oly 12-100 f4? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Mother Wasp - Beauty Bee - The Joker ... *Macro Pictures Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
What is 'Microcontrast' please? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Voigtlander F0.95 M43 lenses Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Stellar lens Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Hss on olympus omd em1 mk2 Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago