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Old Oct 5, 2006, 2:24 PM   #61
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Thanks my friend

Yep sure ... all the comparisons have been made allready.

Won't be discussing cameras anymore ... but definitely will
discuss photography.

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Old Oct 7, 2006, 4:29 AM   #62
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Gaggu:

Congratulations.

Just to make clear, about the earlier questions about the future of the 4/3 and whether it will keep up with larger sensors. I believe it will because it is a better design for most people. Full frame sensors are only the size they are because that size worked well for film; Olympus started from scratch and picked a design that would work well for the future as digital technology develops.

Yes, the larger sensor has less noise, and can either fit more MP or get better quality for the same number of MP. Though we see more MP and less noise every year, with each generation, the larger size will still always have some advantage there. So how is the smaller sensor better?

Because a very big part of image quality is in the lens. A smaller sensor also means, for any given equivalent focal length, a smaller and lighter lens. This means that they can make higher quality lenses at a more reasonable cost.

I suspect you chose the Olympus in part because of the value and quality of the kit lenses. You may have not realized that this is not simply a matter of a couple of lenses that happen to be good, but that it is in good part a result of the system design. As more lenses are becoming available, I think the advantages on the lens side will become more clear. If "the lens is the camera", then I think there's a good chance that this system will do quite well in the future.

This is still a new system, and the selection of lenses is a bit limited, but the quality is impressive. Check out the ratings of the Olympus lenses in the photozone survey, and compare prices on comparably rated lenses from Canon or Nikon, and it becomes clear:

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Old Oct 8, 2006, 5:16 AM   #63
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Thanks Ken.

Well ... the price point worked out really well for me.

But other than that I fully agree that even if I had to pay more,
I wouldn't have been dissappointed with the "kit" lenses.

I could've got the Nikon D50 twin lense for the same price but
I just somehow didnt like the feel of Nikkor kit lenses.

And ... just yesterday I did a walkabout around Winchester. Took
some shots. Mostly with the 14-45 lense ... and I am quite happy.
Some people might call it a pedestrian lense ... but ... Its just so
much better than the 18-55 kit lense which came EOS350d ... and
I am so so lucky to have been able to return that camera for a full
refund.

I didn't get the chance of using 40-150 lense quite a lot yesterday ...
but I have seen some of the pics people posted with that lense.
They are no way of lesser quality than what Canon and Nikon can
do.

I'll be posting some of the pics I took yesterday ... El Criticado


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Old Oct 8, 2006, 5:33 AM   #64
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congratulations gaggu

when youve got thru the happy hour period of shooting everything that moves and a lot of the things that dont, you might like to talk to us about why the Oly over the Canon

have fun !

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Old Oct 8, 2006, 8:45 AM   #65
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:G

Thats pretty much hows it gonna be like ...

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