Re: [OM] Need new camera? G3 or ?

Subject: Re: [OM] Need new camera? G3 or ?
From: WayneS <olympus@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2011 21:28:26 -0500
I'm starting to feel like Rip Van Winkle, having turned off my photo juices for 
so long, trying to just get a job and make money in this economy, to now, 
actually getting back to even thinking about photography. I don't even 
recognize the landscape any more. But good to have rational and irrational 
beings to listen to on this list. I really appreciate that.

There is even an Olympux E-P3 boasting the fastest auto-focus... I must have 
fallen into a deep Canyon. Last I looked, I never though Oly would ever 
recover, but there must be some visionaries left at Oly not associated with the 
board of directors. Micro 4/3's and small cameras, finally some worthy OM 
digital replacements. I never would have guessed it was possible.

Looking at the NEX lenses for APS-C, though, with 49mm filter threads, lot's of 
memories - I just went digging in my closet to see if I still had any 49mm 
polarizers. I thought those were relics of the ancient past. With my Canyon, a 
72mm polarizer is barely useable, 77mm more likely required. And the price of a 
77mm Hoya circular polarizer ...

My head is spinning. I remember Provia 400 asa film as being fast. What does 
12800 iso really mean, counting photons? I like low light photography, but that 
used to mean fast lenses, accurate long exposure. So, waking from a deep sleep, 
the photo world is an interesting place.

I will likely make some random choice for my next camera. Thanks to all who 
shared their thoughts.


At 11/6/2011 05:57 PM, you wrote:
>Don't listen to any of them, Wayne...:)
>I would recommend any of the Sony SLT series cameras, because are a lot more 
>useful than the HEX.
>Once I move, I will be shooting more often, currently the Sony A55 is just a 
>steal.  Thats what I am getting.  Tiny, with articulated LCD (don't 
>underestimate the versatility of this tool, once you use it, it becomes 
>addictive), but the best feature of all Sony cameras is the "Live View" 
>implementation.  Set the camera in Manual mode, start playing with the 
>controls and watch in real time how the picture would turn out.  Perfect 
>exposure 100% of the time, not to mention the fact that you nail the high/low 
>key thingie the first time around. There is no one else in the industry at 
>present that really knows how to do this right.

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