As for the subject at hand, simply put, I'm not a pro, and I've already wasted a shameful amount of money on this hobby. I do enjoy the recreation of it, and I'm satisfied with the results and get good feedback. Upgrading my kit would just be more money down the drain. I have a hard enough time settling on my preferred lens lineup to change formats. Sometime in the last few years, I went off the rails on gear. Instead, I should be squeezing the most I can out of what I have. I could have bought a new set of golf clubs by now with that money and really been reminded that it's me who sucks and not my equipment!
Care to share the different pics so we can judge the quality difference (if it's there)?The need to upgrade. Not quite yet. Off to the eye hospital, I have a macular hole, pincushion and jaggies. However. Just been photographing a pair of tree fellers tackling a dead willow tree. Started with the iPhone, then FZ82 bridge camera, because it was there. Moved on to the GX80 with P100-300, above 250mm. Got some good photos. Just weighed both contraptions. GX80 and P100-300. 1141gms. FZ82. 735gms. Quite a weight difference, noticable just in the hand. What a FF would weigh and feel like?
1266 A.D.?So a quick question for the computer buffs - in what year would a dozen iPhones glued together have been the biggest computer in the world?
In what way Biggest?So a quick question for the computer buffs - in what year would a dozen iPhones glued together have been the biggest computer in the world? I'm going to think it would be in the 60's perhaps?
"PICNIC"Indeed, I always find that when I'm let down by my gear it's because of a loose nut. But when I check the cameras and lenses looking for the fault, they're just perfect. What I've discovered is that the loose nut behind the camera is the problem!
Some months ago I upgraded from Olympus C-7070WZ to E-M1 mk2 + 12-100mm F4 and recently I started to wonder how much my photography has really improved since then. Maybe it's actually gotten worse. I think if I posted my C-7070WZ photos on this forum, people would actually prefer them over my E-M1 mk2 stuff.
bua-ha-ha-ha, how about a 200-ton musical synthesizer from 120 years ago ? I wonder how many voices of additive synthesis an iPhone can play at any time... and once upon a time I though what digital miniature marvel the Yamaha QY20 was...it weighed about 8 tons
I was going to ask whether you were also among the folks gone mad.
I wanted to see what that old camera was actually capable of, so I googled for samples.
I came upon a picture gallery on dpreview by someone named "doady".
What a way to prove me wrong!
That is a beautiful collection, with great variety. No doubt that camera has served you well, and you have really learnt how to use it.
Certainly the E-M1.2 has its own perks, of great technical prowess and resolution.
But those pictures from the old C-7070WZ have their own aesthetic, each very pretty in their own right. Despite the lower technical spec, they have some fidelity for sure.
How did you post-process them?
The National Trust for Scotland was quite happy to use some of my MFT shots for a calendar last year so who needs FF?
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My Lumix gear does everything I need it to do. Enough said.