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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Best 360 HDR pano head / system Pro Digital Talk 3 days ago
Perfect bag or holster for e-m1 Mark II Plus 40 - 150 mm Pro F 2.8 lens? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Panasonic G9 issues topic Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Panasonic Leica 100-400 On Olympus Any Issues Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Any E-M1 Mk II owners getting a G9 Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II slow motion video capability Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 months ago
400mm f5.6 prime with 1.25 or 1.4 TC Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 months ago
If G9 and EM1 MkII had been announced at the same time... Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 months ago
G9 L-plate? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 months ago
Studio Reptiles, a different subject for me. Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 months ago
Big Tuna + EC-20 Test Shots Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 months ago
Your 5 NIGHT photos Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 months ago
long lens rabbit hole? Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 months ago
Pany 100-400mm,.....Live and Learn! Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 months ago
G9 AF-S MF equivalent? Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 months ago
See the focus point and other settings in PP? Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
1200mm (equiv) shots Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Big Tuna - first outing in the real world with EC-20... Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX HSM for Olympus? Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Big Tuna and PL 100-400 have been busy... (pics) Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Pana 100-400 - Any advantage on Panasonic cameras (e.g. G9)? Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Big Tuna - First Sample Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Welcome to the family....Big Tuna Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
G9 delivery telegraph Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Godox X1T-O user Manual? Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Opinions or Experience: Tamron 150-600 on Em1 mkii Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
E-M1ii + Big Tuna + EC20 1st Pictures @1200mm Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Big Tuna questions.... Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Big Tuna Users .... Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Big Tuna 1200mm shots anyone? Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Panasonic DFD AF Flutter?! Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
DPR Review of the Panasonic G9 posted. Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Canon F2.8 IS Lens + 2xTC + E-M1ii ? Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
O-MD E-M1 ii + 4/3 300 f/2.8 Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Big Tuna 1200mm shots anyone? Olympus SLR Talk 5 months ago
Higher ISO Birding with E-M1 mk ii & 100% crops Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Best MFT body for birding (for PL 100-400 lens) ? Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
Twelve from 2017 Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
First BIF (gulls) test with the Pana G9 Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 months ago
G9 Burst Shooting Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 months ago
G9 review Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 months ago
Pany 100-400mm, Where to Buy? Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 months ago
G9 with Leica 100-400mm instead of EM1ii? Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 months ago
Oly 300mm F4+ MC-14 vrs Panasonic 100–400? Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 months ago
PL 100-400 great detail I think Micro Four Thirds Talk 7 months ago
my Panasonic G9 and Leica 200 f/2.8 review Micro Four Thirds Talk 7 months ago
Some birds and reflections Micro Four Thirds Talk 7 months ago
Face detection with birds? Micro Four Thirds Talk 7 months ago
Pany 100-400 Buying Options Micro Four Thirds Talk 7 months ago
BIF (pics) Micro Four Thirds Talk 7 months ago