Olympus E-system, one person's opinion

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by RichA, May 28, 2005.

  1. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    Nonsense, the best photographer will make more use of a camera with less
    limitations. While a bad photographer can't get the best out of the
    best camera; the best photographer in the world can't make a limited
    camera do more than those limits impose.

    Alan Browne, Jun 1, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Well, sort of but with imagination, one could do marvelous things with a
    limited tool. Play with the limitations, find the strengths and
    emphasize that.
    Paul Furman, Jun 1, 2005
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    Stacey Guest

    Alan Browne wrote:

    Actually it's more a good photographer can see the good and bad points of a
    specific tool and use it's good points to their advantage while working
    around the bad ones. No camera ever made is perfect. What some consider
    important to their photography needs, may be totally meaningless to
    another. That's why you can't say "X is the best camera"..
    Stacey, Jun 1, 2005
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    JPS Guest

    In message <>,
    What a bizarre statement ... the conversation was about image quality at
    low light levels, and you conveniently switch it by talking about
    "interesting images", and subjectively eliminate any possibility.
    JPS, Jun 1, 2005
  5. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    Of course, that is really the point. However there is no way to use a
    hampered tool for work that covers a lot of range. When you get into
    full featured cameras with ever diminishing differences, there is less
    and less that can't be done.

    Alan Browne, Jun 1, 2005
  6. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    Stacey wrote:

    I generally agree. It's a runaway point. I had added pretty much what
    you said and then cut it out. In general "recognize limitations, work
    within or around the limitations"

    I think most photographers (amateur) learn the limitations of their
    equipment pretty quick; it's learning the clever tricks to get around
    them that take a long time to acquire (if the drive is there).

    Alan Browne, Jun 1, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest

    An analogy is learning to ski, most start out with bad equiptment and
    that can be good for learning because you confront the problems & learn
    to compensate. Then after a couple years, get some long sharp skis &
    stiff boots and wow, it's a whole 'nuther world. The pro equiptment can
    be too agressive for a beginner to handle.

    I'm probably wandering a bit into the abstract here, sorry <g>.
    Paul Furman, Jun 1, 2005
  8. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    I still haven't given up my 210 skinnies. I've been told I'll be
    laughed off the hills if I do much more (didn't ski this past year even
    once). I tried a pair of parabolics (a friend and I had the exact same
    sole size), but the conditions (ice in the shaddows, porridge in the
    sun) didn't favour them much. For cruising fast, nothing like my 210's.
    The thought of skiing on 185's or whatever seems freaky.

    The parabolics encourage new skiers to carve tighter and slalom more.
    Like the old surfboards, long skis are soon to be a thing of the past.

    Alan Browne, Jun 1, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I haven't down-hill skied since leaving Colorado in '88 and only
    telemarked in CA a couple times since then. Talk about skis with
    limitations!! But it's possible to leave some beautiful tracks in virgin
    snow that way.
    Paul Furman, Jun 1, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    But in skiing, the tight books and bindings will break you legs
    if you get tangled up, whereas in photograpy, it's not quite as
    bad. :)
    RichA, Jun 2, 2005
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