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Forum: Announcements 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,864
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

Yes because smartphones didn't exist back then, therefore the 'masses' bought compacts 'on mass' and that's where the real money came from, now 'the masses' use a phone. We enthusiasts have always (...
Forum: Announcements 1 Day Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,864
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

True neither do I. Problem is the 'consumer masses' are not interested in either and those who are ( enthusiast/Pro ) are a very small percentage. So for now I predict that development in high end...
Forum: Announcements 1 Day Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,864
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

Yes I agree Nigel, the market is saturated, ordinary folk have less and less disposable income and are making do with what they have or as in my case come to realise what they already have is more...
Forum: Announcements 1 Day Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,864
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

Hi Roger,

That P25 back is excellent and of course you can swap it out for the film back too, so the best of both worlds. What L/F are you using? I have been thinking about an Ebony, actually I'm...
Forum: Announcements 4 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,864
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

Hi Roger, hope you are shooting lots of film on that H1 :)
Those are good points though I wasn't 'joking' when I said similar a few posts back. I'm afraid it's just a matter of 'who's first to go...
Forum: Announcements 5 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,864
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Rumors: Olympus to shut down camera division in less than 8 months

I believe the modern commercial world is facing huge challenges and no business is immune from these challenges. If true it will be very sad though not entirely unexpected, it is my opinion that...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 23rd September 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Want to shoot film but think there's not much choice? ...

Contax compact .... likely runs on CR2 or CR123A which are still readily available. Plenty of film choice too so it definitely deserves to used if only occasionally ;)

Kind regards,
Simon
Forum: E-group equipment hire 20th September 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Proposing a completely new hire offering

Hi Ian,
One way to help with the cost of procurement is to possibly consider looking at purchasing some second-hand stock. I am sure it would not matter to anyone wishing to hire a lens whether it...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 20th September 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Want to shoot film but think there's not much choice? ...

No Henry you have not, digital has a latitude similar to slide film whereas negative film can be under and over exposed by some margin and still get acceptable results.

Kind regards, Simon.
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 20th September 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Want to shoot film but think there's not much choice? ...

Yes Nigel, some of the latest film stock is quite stunning especially in medium and large format. The tonal range is incredible as is the level of detail in a film such as Ektar 100. I really like...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 20th September 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Want to shoot film but think there's not much choice? ...

Good idea Henry, they were and remain very good cameras with a superb lens.

Kind regards, Simon.
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 20th September 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Want to shoot film but think there's not much choice? ...

Henry, I completely understand your rationale. Film photography isn't for everyone, some have never tried and never will while others like yourself have 'moved on' but for anyone wanting to continue...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 19th September 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Want to shoot film but think there's not much choice? ...

And this is the other "beauty" I alluded to in the above post. My M3 is now 58 years old and still capturing 'memories', smooth as silk and Leica will still service it should one be needed. I doubt...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 19th September 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Want to shoot film but think there's not much choice? ...

Hi Henry,
I appreciate and understand your viewpoint, but it's horses for courses IMO. I love my PEN-F and my 'ancient' E-1 however neither 'float my boat' to the same degree as my analog beauties,...
Forum: Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion 18th September 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Simon Bee
Want to shoot film but think there's not much choice? ...

..... think again,

there is SO MUCH choice these days it's hard to know where to start :eek:

Still got my favourites and so much new stock to choose from. I know film is not for everyone but...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 10th September 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Olympus E-1 plus 14-54, lenses and some accessories

Nope ... that's "depreciation" for you:(

Even though I mostly use my PEN-F these days I still LOVE my E-1 and it's still a better camera than I am a photographer;)

I refuse to get caught in the...
Forum: Introduce yourself 6th August 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Hi from South Wales

Welcome from another South Walian *chr

It's a great forum which I am sure you will soon find
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 22nd July 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4,928
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Olympus Zuiko mft 17mm f1.8 in black

No need to worry Conor, you had packed it so well I think it could have travelled to the moon and back without a scratch :D

Anyway such attention to packaging was much appreciated, I have seen the...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 22nd July 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4,928
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Olympus Zuiko mft 17mm f1.8 in black

Lens arrived today, thank you Conor.
Perfect condition and I look forward to using it soon.
Kind regards,
Simon.
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 17th July 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4,928
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Olympus Zuiko mft 17mm f1.8 in black

Hi Conor,

PM on its way, Kind regards,
Simon
Forum: Dealers' Den 6th July 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,401
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: LCE em1x

I totally agree Paul. I am more than happy with the results I get from the PEN-F but when a 4/3 sensor camera is as large as a PRO DSLR, Larger than a mirrorless 35mm format, and even larger than a...
Forum: Dealers' Den 6th July 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,401
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: LCE em1x

I agree Andy and I was going to use the D5 for comparison but it is an 'SLR' and not mirrorless so went with the Z6 instead.

I have seen the D5, it's a "bloody monster" therefore when we compare...
Forum: Dealers' Den 6th July 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2,401
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: LCE em1x

Got to agree with you Paul and when you look at the comparison link below I know which I would go with, not that I have either as I love my PEN-F.

Simon

https://camerasize.com/compare/#812,795
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 6th July 2019
Replies: 11
WANTED Olympus E5
Views: 919
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Olympus E5

Ffordes :)

https://www.ffordes.com/p/SH-18-021061/digital-slr-olympus-e/e5-body-hld4-grip


EDIT..... I meant to quote the original post, apologies to "090657"
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 23rd June 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Simon Bee
Re: Amazon price 1040

Not personally interested but took a look all the same and then saw this which IMO is an incredibly good deal and by far even better value :eek: .............
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