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    Wow, it's very quiet these days.. I guess I'm not the only one who stopped following Olympus 4/3 so closely once any prospect of a real E-5 upgrade faded away. I come back to admit that with all this awesome glass I'm actually finally considering the micro 4/3 body in desperation and it's like crickets in here! discus..
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    Yeah, things have really died down!

    On my part, I recently became a father. So my photographing priorities have changed, I've gone from travel and outdoor sports to basically just portraits, and for that I bought into the Fuji X system. I'll be back to using Olympus when I get out of the house a bit more
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    Well congratulations on daddy-hood!

    I can relate, my oldest is now 5 and his little brother is 3. I haven't bought any new equipment since the first baby haha. But that new micro pro body is looking tempting. I must have over 150k clicks on my E-5 already...
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    My guess it that most people have migrated to m4/3 or something else. I have two E-M1 bodies, but for the most part am using all my old 4/3 glass. I still have my e-1, e-3, and e-30, but none of them see much use. The m4/3 forums are very active.

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    Congratulations Edmunds! My youngest grand child is 4, but I remember the thrill and awe of being a dad very well.
    The em1 is a wonderful camera, but mine came a cropper so I am back to my e5, which is a grand old work horse. The mkii is somewhat expensive if speed is not your thing, but other manufacturers have followed suit so it seems to be the way cameras are trending.

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    I have migrated to -4/3 too, but do use my E-30 from time to time.

    This site has suited my -4/3 needs, so that is not the reason for me posting so little. I think it has more to do with that forusm are generally in decline and people use Facebook etc instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsi42 View Post
    I have migrated to -4/3 too, but do use my E-30 from time to time.

    This site has suited my -4/3 needs, so that is not the reason for me posting so little. I think it has more to do with that forusm are generally in decline and people use Facebook etc instead.
    So true, phone pics on Facebook are dominating the digital society these days. My quick snaps of the children in trade for what you ate for dinner tonight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsi42 View Post
    I have migrated to -4/3 too, but do use my E-30 from time to time.

    This site has suited my -4/3 needs, so that is not the reason for me posting so little. I think it has more to do with that forusm are generally in decline and people use Facebook etc instead.
    I agree that Facebook has taken over a lot of the functions that forums used to have. I don't come to this forum much any more because there is so little activity. However, there is a lot of activity on m43 forums. I visit one particular one at least once-per-day, and there is constant activity.

    I tried to get used to Facebook's arrangement and even joined a private "Patreon-supported" group that was related to photography, but it drove me crazy in the way there are no categories, lousy searchability, etc. The top-to-bottom streaming of everyone's entries is dreadful, I think, although perhaps as a social interaction it works OK.
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    I still check in every once in a while. And yes, I am still using the trusty E-5 and full set of SHGs. So, not a lot of interest in downgrading to micro 4/3. I suppose I will have to eventually upgrade to a [hopefully] EM-1 MkIII (the MkII specs are getting close but not yet there for my purposes). Oh yeah, a year ago I snagged what I believe to be the last new Stylus 1s in the wild (with the Tele and WA lens converters), and that's been an awesome lightweight rig for me on my hiking and ski trips

    I suppose I can be blunt about why I left. I just got sick and tired of the whole Godfrey thing, and the fact that whenever I got involved in a dispute with him, my posts were censored and removed, but Godfrey's never seemed to get removed.

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    It's sad when good things end, but 4/3's day is past its twilight. I still use all my 4/3's cameras because I have great love for the lenses, but a Sony A7r-ii and all my old film lenses occupy more of my shooting time as they give me vastly greater low-light options which fits with a lot of what I like to shoot. The E-M1-ii looks like a great way to extend the life of my lenses and I'll grab one some day, but not at the current crazy prices. Possibly by the time I'm ready, Olympus will have moved some of the phase detection tech into lower models and that'll create a situation I can't refuse. It's always been nice to stop by here and have a peek; pity that the posting has faded to black.

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    Wow! I poked my nose into this forum for the first time in a year or two and this was the top thread! I guess that's a statement that the four-thirds system, which contributed so much to modern photography, has had its day (at least in the big scheme, not at all for many individuals!). I still have an as-new, barely used, Panasonic L1, a camera I lusted after a decade ago and ended up getting given. Because it is so tidy I don't use it in a practical sense but do like it. I have a handful of lenses still but, oddly, the only one that gets regular use is my 35mm macro, on an EM1. That lens still has the wow factor!

    Nowadays, even though I have a decent micro four thirds kit, most of my photography is done with a smaller sensor (Panasonic FZ1000), while my artistic side has been satisfied with a Leica T and an oddball handful of older, adapted lenses. A long way from when my E3 was earning me money as we churned through thousands of photos together...

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