Re: The story of first love-a message for Olympians
btw, satu lagi yg kangen ama si 'iwan', kali ini Om Garrett...
"I've just been thinking a little bit about something lately, and I'm curious as to your views. I have already had an E-1 with 11-22 and 50-200. Lots of things I loved about the camera--tonality, color, white balance, weather sealing, dust cleaner, etc. Some things I didn't like--buffer size, FPS, High ISO noise, etc. So, I switched to Canon 1D Mark II. For the things that I made money with, the Canon was the better camera. However, I do miss the Olympus in a lot of ways.
So, I've been debating on whether or not to sell the Canon 1D Mark II before it's value drops too much with the intro of the new 1D Mark IIn, and use that money to get another E-1, 14-54, and either the 150mm or one of the new F2 zooms which I've been lusting over for the last several months. Then, I would wait to get the new body in the spring (hopefully) and use the E-1 as a back-up, but enjoy it in the meantime. The rub is that I haven't heard squat about what Olympus plans to introduce in the way of an E-1 replacement, and Canon is bringing out right now the 5D which gives me a more compact body that I want for hiking/backpacking (ala E-1) and more MP for larger prints and better detail (i.e. landscapes).
That said, here's a couple of qualifiers...If I did make this jump back, I would certainly not be happy if Olympus did not provide at least the following on the new body: Much better 800 ISO noise level, Bigger Buffer, 5 FPS, and at least 10 MP (since cropping 35mm aspect to 4x5 printing is about the same). As much as I loved the E-1, I wasn't satisfied with some things, and if the new E-model doesn't fix them, then I would be really be stuck.
So, knowing that, what would you do? Would you make the jump back to Oly with your fingers crossed hoping they're going to do right with the next model, or would you just go ahead and get the Canon 5D? Remember the hurry factor of getting out of the 1D Mark II now while the value is still relatively high.
Again, no need to sell me on Olympus. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. Just wondering what you would do in my shoes...Thanks!!
Garrett Lucas "