Chris T wrote:
Seems they had a good thing going with that EM-1 II -
but, now … I dunno … seems like they've screwed up
more stuff, than the things they improved on. What do
YOU think? … Do you have either one? … What's your
take? - Should Olympus have left things alone? … Like
Hollywood - you're only as good as your last pic!
It's not their only model. And it's useful to have
a flagship model to "raise the bar," cuz whatever
proves successful is soon enuf fitted into smaller
models. You asked "should they have left things
alone ?" Well really, there's no "things" to leave
alone. Hardware seems like "things" but is really
a material expression of ideas. Ideas will always
just keep on keepin on !
Personally I think a huge small format body is a
rather weird idea. Not all users think about size
of format. Some think only of capabilities ... and
that is verrrrrry rational. I'm olde skoole. Can't
help but laff a bit when I see that huge body in
a lensless state with a tiny m4/3 sensor peeking
out at me. Little green postage stamp, in a hole
in a huge machine ... looks silly to me.
But OTOH I'm participating, to some degree, in
the thing I laff at. I've been doing it since back
in the film days. I always thought big 35mm SLR
bodies with their tiny film gates were freakishly
out of proportion. A Rollei or Blad was hardly any
bigger than a Nikon F but the roll fim format size
was considerably bigger.
And I'm still participating in what I laff at. I don't
have that giant Olympus m4/3, but it took me a
while to convince myself a Lumix G9 was not so
ludicrous. So I bought it and it's amazing. I just
ignore the body-size vs format-size craziness and
see it only for its astounding capabilities. I'm sure
that would also be true for whoever makes use of
the new giant Olympus as well. It's the size it is,
and it does what it does. And costs what it costs !
For certain users, that all makes sense. I know
that deal [at MY level] thru my G9. It's an m4/3
and it's as big as my FF Sonys ! But, in use
Sonys seem rather crude by comparison.