I remember those 100% marginal tax rates on investment income in the UK in
the late 1960s !
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From: "Ken Norton" <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Olympus Camera Discussion" <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [OM] 5D2 - onwership update no 3
>> I can't believe I am so much fussier than you guys but I find the
>> focussing screen bright in the clear circle but quite dark over the rest
>> which gives me difficulty framing indoors it is definitely no OM3
>> screen, I will test more over the Easter weekend.
> Each of us have our own tolerances of acceptability. Which drives one
> bonkers is a non-issue to someone else. For me, viewfinder quality is HUGE
> and a make/break.
> I still like the look and colours which coupled with the depth of field
>> give me closest look to film but I am beginning to regret my decision as
>> the E-3 is not that far behind it or the E-1 ;-) which I wish I had kept
>> and much easier to use with the digital zuikos, so now I guess I either
>> sell the 5D2 and buy a small micro four thirds body OR sell some zuiko
>> glass and buy a couple of canyon AF lenses and hope katzeye do a screen
>> for it soon.
> So, I'm not TOTALLY out to lunch because I still prefer using my E-1?
> I'm finding it fascinating that in 2010 we have to build up custom one-off
> solutions to get a decent focus screen, but then you lose accurate
> metering. THIS 2010, NOT 1965!
> As much as I want/need to get a new digital camera, it is so disappointing
> to find that not a single one (other than the M9) offers the basic quality
> and utility of the cameras from the '80s and '90s.
> It's a form/function thing. The viewfinders have gotten horrid because you
> don't need to manually focus because of auto-focus. But you need
> because the viewfinders are so horrid that you can't manually focus.
> Less you think I'm picking on Canon, trust me, I'm not. Olympus has, other
> than the E-3, made simply the worst viewfinders in the digital age.
> Appalling viewfinders. Shameful. I may never buy another Olympus again
> torrid. The E-3 is the best of the FourThirds cameras, but that's not
> much. You still can't manually focus any lens with any sense of speed. And
> given Olympus track-record of preserving good things, they'll probably
> the viewfinder in the E-3 replacement. I'm hoping that I'm wrong and
> they'll pleasantly surprise me, but I'm not expecting much from them.
> Saying that the 5D2 has other features which helped my reasoning when I
>> bought it i.e. video which as yet remains unexplored.
> I do two or three video projects a year and this is definitely on my
> short-list of features to consider. Do I see new opportunities open up?
> Nope. Seriously doubt it. By this point in my life if video hasn't totally
> captured me, it probably never will. My chosen field of artistic
> is different. But video is one of those things I do on occasion (actually
> do it every week, but that's another story), but has specific
> The disciplines of video and still photography are totally different.
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