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[OM] A Post About Something; Was: A Post About Nothing

Subject: [OM] A Post About Something; Was: A Post About Nothing
From: John Lind <j-a-lind@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 15:13:57 -0400
Hijacking the thread - which was bound to occur eventually

I am finally diving into digital beyond the casual cell phone grab shots. 
Wanted a pocket compact first - small enough to easily fit into a cycling 
jersey pocket - and ended up with a Sony DSC-RX100. The images from it have 
stunning clarity, contrast and resolution - finally a digital compact that 
rivals what I could get from my Rollei 35S in the same form factor.

The RX100 is phenomenal with an enormous 1" sensor and Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 
glass, but it is a compact with some limitation similar to my Rollei 35S. Now 
for a larger digital. After using the OM system for so long - along with a ZI 
RF - the DSLRs are too heavy and bulky.  After some deliberation I'm going 
mirror-less as the current state of EVF technology is making optical 
viewfinders, prisms and mirrors all but obsolescent. 

Ask 10 folks and you'd get 10 different preferences (OK maybe 7-8) for a 
mirror-less with interchangeable lenses, an excellent EVF and a hot shoe. The 
choice for me is the NEX-7 which can use all of my fast OM glass with an 
inexpensive adapter (akin to a "dumb" extension tube). Yes, the OM-D was on the 
short list. Fortunately I outfitted myself with a fair amount of Metz SCA 3xx / 
3xxx flash gear some years ago and it's *all* usable with the proper SCA 3xx2 
adapter and remote / connecting cords, nearly all of which I already have.

Been a long time in coming - digital finally achieving what I was able to get 
from the 35mm films I used.

John

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 1, 2012, at 10:56 AM, Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> A very controversial posting, not really sure where I stand on this issue.
> 
> Way to take a stand, Wayne.
> 
> We haven't had Dr. No weigh in yet.
> 
> AG
> 
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