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!

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Anyone have experience with the Olympus macro Flash STF-8? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 hours ago
### June 2017 G&F Thread ### Abstract Flowers Olympus SLR Talk 8 hours ago
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II - First Month Impressions Micro Four Thirds Talk 8 hours ago
Tough talk - m4/3 limitations Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 day ago
Fell in love with my Zuiko 40-150mm Pro lens yesterday Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 days ago
Closeup Shootout Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 days ago
Birds Fly Upside Down Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 days ago
Laowa 7.5mm review by Richard Wong Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 days ago
Dragonflies in Flight Pt III (e-m1 mk ii + 300mm f4 pro) Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 days ago
Olympus 40-150 f2.8 is fantastic Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 days ago
Can you identify this flower? Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 days ago
Nicer Remote for E-M1II Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
3 wide angle lenses comparison:【LEICA DG 8-18,Lumix 7-14,MZD7-14Pro】 Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Sold my 7-14.... Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Which macro Flash? Camera, Lens and System Buying Advice 1 week ago
Hi-Res IQ vs Full Frame Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
A few more from the G80 in Texas Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
EM1ii remote shutter control for movies Olympus SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Wireless Remote for OMD EM1-II Olympus SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Milan(Italy): Basilica of the Corpus Domini Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Manual focus clutch Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Mode lock - I thought my EM1ii was broken Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
40 - 150 mm Pro arrives - question Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Can you see the plane? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Wonderful Lens but a little heavy Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Dot? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
More Barn Owls Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Great Blue Winged Water Walk Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
So what are the best micro four thirds lenses, the top tier Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Has anyone here bought from ... Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Springtime with the E-M1 MKII/100-400mm Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
### The Continuation of May 2017 Flower and Close Up Thread ### Olympus SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
Pelican Fluff and Pelican Yawn Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
E-M1 II is #1 pick for bird and wildlife by Mirrorlessons Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Olympus 75mm f1.8 or Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 for an E-M1II? Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
BIFs – Barn Swallows and a Cliff and Bank Swallow. Olympus E-M1.2+MC14+300mm Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
1st portrait with Pana Leica 42.5mm f1.2 lens Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Pana Leica 42.5mm f1.2 Lens - some questions Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
The Sunday BIRD Vol. 12 Issue 41: May 21st, 2017 Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Can you identify this bird? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
E-M1II Limitations - Please tell me I'm wrong Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
New to mFT: Nikon D810 to Oly E-M1II Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Our baby owls have fledged (except for one)! Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #501 May 21, 2017 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
E-M1II battery life and 1st BIF shooting Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
E-M1II Goes to Santa Fe Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
E-M1II + 300mm f4 Pro + tc1.4 GIF Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
New to Olympus (from Nikon D810) Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
OMD Cameras and lenses for Iceland Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Olympus EM -1 MkII . Settings for shooting Motorsport Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago