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Cool Olympus in the National Geographic

Two Olympus cameras are listed by National Geographic's Director of Photography: Dan Westergren in

Top 10 compact travel cameras
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Re: Olympus in the National Geographic

They're waxing lyrical about the E-M1 aren't they? I wouldn't have called it a "Compact" travel camera though. I think they used the wrong word there.
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Re: Olympus in the National Geographic

I think the Pens better fit the Compact Travel category. Still, the EM-1 with 12-40 isn't eactly huge, and will be as much as most travellers need.
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Re: Olympus in the National Geographic

A great endorsement for the m4/3 system from the perspective of professional travel photographers.

The openining statement in the Fuji X-T1 review show that to this group of users E-M1 is a "compact travel camera".

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Most photographers working on assignment for National Geographic use full-frame digital cameras and fast zoom lenses that prepare them for almost any photographic problem they may encounter in the field. The problem with that setup is the weight and expense of the gear. A few years ago Olympus and Panasonic partnered to create a new format that promised smaller cameras and lenses while maintaining great image quality. To make this new system work it was necessary to remove the reflex-viewing mirror. Now many of these cameras incorporate eye-level electronic viewfinders (EVFs) that finally make them feel like real photographic tools. Fujifilm and Sony have joined Olympus and Panasonic with similar mirrorless cameras that have now matured into full-featured small camera systems that don't have to apologize for their performance.

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Re: Olympus in the National Geographic

I can sort of understand the argument for full frame. There is still an appetite for photos with very shallow depth of field. With Four Thirds, this can be a bit of a losing game, especially at wider focal length. This has never been a problem for me. I get unlimited DoF (which I need), most of the time, and separation using in/out or focus area when I want (most of the time).
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