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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

I like looking at good photographs taken by capable photographers, irrespective of the camera used. I would welcome the relaxation and think a sub-forum based on other camera systems would be a positive move. Clearly we don't want a flood of images that vastly out number those taken with Olympus kit, but I doubt that will happen.
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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

I have just stuck my head up in the Foto Fair forum with a Sony image but it is mainly about the lens and the subject.

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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

I agree with the previous comments, it's a shame not to see a picture of interest occasionally whatever it was taken on. My iPhone photo got picked by BBC Weather this week, so the "wrong" camera shouldn't be excluded, but good to know what camera lens was used.
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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

The members of this group are generally speaking a very reasonable bunch of folks and seem to make sensible judgements when submitting "non Olympus" photos. The points made by Gwyver and OM USer are a good reminder of things to be considered when submitting such photos and this seems to be working well.We are also fortunate in having thoughful moderators who moderate with a "light touch".

These factors collectively make the group the friendly one it is rather than, to use Harold Gough's words "just another photography forum".

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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

Thanks to you all for the helpful feedback -much appreciated

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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

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This is a forum for people whose main camera gear is Olympus... but we all occasionally use the camera to hand which may well not be Olympus (camera, lens, or flash). I think its a case of just don't do it too often, mark the picture accordingly, and only do it when there is a reason to. Of course M43 users may mix and match their gear from many suppliers (one of the benefits) but so as long as Olympus is represented I can't see an issue.
I agree that "This is a forum for people whose main camera gear is Olympus... " in the UK & I am grateful that I from 'downunder' am also able to participate as well. From where I see it I would also agree with all of the above, however, as much as we may have an opinion I think it is the Forum's site owner, Ian that may do as he sees fit here as far as I would be concerned. I personally wouldn't like it to turn into just another photography forum as I value being able to show & discuss aspects of Olympus E-System gear, but I have also added photos from my Stylus 1 as it uses much of the E System Menu & Functions & there is nowhere else they can be discussed. Maybe a separate section in Foto Fair might be appropriate just for photos from other gear, but I think that should be Ian's call (IMO).

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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

I would have thought that the forum members of Olympus E System Talk would all be Olympus owners, plus some through freedom of choice might also own another brand as well. I have a variety of Olympus / Panasonic bodies and lenses all interchangeable of course. I don't think it's necessary to create a separate section within Foto Fair for images that are taken on cameras other than Olympus.

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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

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I would have thought that the forum members of Olympus E System Talk would all be Olympus owners, plus some through freedom of choice might also own another brand as well. I have a variety of Olympus / Panasonic bodies and lenses all interchangeable of course. I don't think it's necessary to create a separate section within Foto Fair for images that are taken on cameras other than Olympus.

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Many of us here still own and use Olympus film cameras Tom, which are phenomenal picture making machines, so it would be good if there was an outlet for images taken on these.

And quite a few of us also use medium format cameras of various types, so if this is the only photographic forum that we use should we refrain from posting our MF images here?

The forum would get boring if we all did the same thing.
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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

In the most part, people joining the forum will have done so because they own and shoot using Olympus kit. Very few Canon, Nikon or other brand-loyal photographers are unlikely to stumble upon the site and think, oh this looks great, just what I want, Olympus talk.

Lots of us have more than one camera, and possibly different brands too, so if your loyalty is to Olympus and its because of this that you were first attracted here, I don't see any harm in adding a few shots taken with other systems, but it's all a matter of judgement, not too many to flood the site and with careful consideration to others with a more conservative view.
Personally I would love to see some medium format images, if only to get an appreciation of what's possible with the kit.

In the end it's down to Ian and his moderators to decide on whether it's acceptable or not, and that's fine.
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Personally I would love to see some medium format images, if only to get an appreciation of what's possible with the kit.
I doubt that you would get much appreciation of the difference in quality after down-sizing of the images.

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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

Yes indeed, but if linked to Flickr, and with appropriate viewing kit, it would. Having said that I could just as easily search for such a group. The thing you miss out on is the commentary. On Flickr it's just the usual back slapping nonsense to encourage following.
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I doubt that you would get much appreciation of the difference in quality after down-sizing of the images.

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The differences are difficult to describe in words, but even when downsized I would say there is a visible difference in image quality between 35 mm and medium format.
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The differences are difficult to describe in words, but even when downsized I would say there is a visible difference in image quality between 35 mm and medium format.
Maybe as with my X-Pan and OM4 images (transparencies, not resized) on the same film stock?

Could you see extra quality in my FF 36.4m MP orchid images through the Laowa 15mm (Foto Fair)?

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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

This is always going to be a sensitive issue because we don't want to be swamped with non-Olympus pictures but it would be a shame to miss out on some excellent photos just because they were produced by a camera of a different brand. My advice would be to post such pictures but do so sparingly and on an occasional basis. It always works well if other brand pictures are posted as part of a comparison with Olympus cameras. The members on this forum always seem to exercise good sense and restraint and I don't perceive we have a problem.

However, for those who would like to post other brand images on a more regular and prolific basis, I would like to remind you that Ian does have an excellent general, non-brand specific forum at http://dpnow.com/

For film enthusiasts we already have the Nostalgia Nexus board, where you are welcome to post as many film images as you wish.
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Re: Just a Forum "Etiquette" question....

John,

Thanks for the link.

A thought: When it comes to Sony digital and Olympus digital, they share a lot of their DNA.

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