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My Fuji vs. Olympus catch-22

Regular readers of this blog would know that I use both Olympus and Fuji cameras. I may happen to occasionally use another brand, but it will probably be for testing/review purposes. Although I started shooting Olympus m43 cameras exclusively more than 3 years ago, during the last year or so I also entered the X-System and, today, use is practically equally divided between the two.

Dominance and Submission: Sony delivers the ultimate mirrorless political statement

I hate to say "I told you so".

But I told you so, a while back. Sony is poised on becoming the digital-era Kodak.

Sony announced the next logical step in their a7 line. All data can be found over their dedicated minisite, and, frankly, all over the Internets. More so than just a new exciting technological achievement, the a7Rii is, in my view, a remarkable political statement.  And let's not forget that Politics is just War by other means.

Mirrorless cross-dressers (and why there is a problem with that)

Regular readers of this blog, are already aware that we take a “militant” pro-mirrorless stance. Nice word this: Militant . Most often used by people annoyed that you have arguments to support your position and insist on using them. No worries though; history teaches that yesterday’s “terrorists” become today’s “freedom fighters”, and vice versa. So we will continue to support mirrorless as the current and future photographic technology of choice, regardless.

In that vein, please consider this article, as well as others to follow, as part of my personal “mirrorless manifesto”.

Mighty IBIS

We are so used to using acronyms in our daily lives, that we perhaps sometimes miss some quite interesting free form associations they might imply. Consider, for example, the In Body Image Stabilization system for digital cameras, also known as I.B.I.S.

Olympus E-M5 Mark ii: The Brave Shall Inherit Everything

It was almost three years ago that I decided to throw photographic equipment security out the window. Despite my friends’ and colleagues’ objections and warnings, I chose a newly introduced camera, from a nearly bankrupt company, smeared with economic scandal, and technology nowhere near tested and proved. Everybody I knew frowned and shook their head with disapproval. “These are not pro cameras!”, said they.” Small sensor”, “where are the lenses”, blah, blah, blah

The devil you know: thoughts about switching to a new system

Why is that, there is so much difficulty among photographers switching to a different camera system? Why do we find it so crucial sticking to “our investment” in one system and resist so much even the idea of investigating an alternative?

It might be that, especially for professional use, getting accustomed with a new system is, in fact, trading time for money (see a relevant discussion on that). But is it so difficult, with today’s cameras, at least?