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  1. Olympus has just announced they are leaving the camera equipment business completely. They are selling to a Japanese investment group. No way to know what this will mean for sure, but given how investment groups destroyed G I'm sad to hear this news. My very first SLR, a gift from my dad when I was a junior in college back in the late 1970s, was an Olympus OM-1, which my daughter used when she took photography in college. In fact, I still use the collection of lenses I got for that camera on my OMD E-1 and on my Sony mirrorless. To my surprise, even after buying my Sony full frame, I still use my Oly a lot, and before Covid hit I was planning to buy a travel zoom for that wonderful light little mirrorless for a trip to Europe which we have put off indefinitely. I hope that this doesn't mean the new owners will pare down the business so much in an attempt to appeal to consumers, but if they are focusing on the OMD and Zuiko brands, perhaps those of us who love our Oly's will be lucky and it will mean that they'll focus on pros and their higher end cameras and lenses. Panasonic is now working with Leica more and seems to have turned away from micro 4/3 and while micro 4/3 may not be the highest resolution, it is a perfect compromise for those of us who want high quality super light camera equipment. Here's the link: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/24/21301460/olympus-selling-camera-division-jip-vaio It's from an investment site, my hubby just sent it to me. I'm going to see what other info is out there and will add new links when I find additional info.
  2. I'm sure this must have been discussed before, but new kit comes out .. I was wondering what bags / cases people use when they're out an about. In the past I had a rucksack type affair, which was good for the big lenses, but not much good on the beach, when you had to take it off, put it down, get sand everywhere etc when changing lenses. At the moment I have a Vanguard Heralder 33 which has some great features - rain cover, pockets for cards, money, built in tripod holder, top access. If it had some kind of dual straps so could wear it round the back as well as over the shoulder would be great. When it's fully loaded - DSLR, 3 lenses, laptop, tripod it doesn't half make a groove in your shoulder. regards Simon
  3. As a new Alamy contributor, I have a number of questions and I am learning as I go so let me thank each and every person who responded to my first query about discoverability. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a solid consensus. One would think that it would be to everyone's advantage to be able to understand "the system." Here's another conundrum. When I submitted my first sets of images, I got the distinct impression that several of my photos were declined because of the camera used to capture the image. In my book a good photo is a good photo whether or not the equipment was high end. I don't think that QC liked the fact that some of my shots were taken with a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS (bridge camera). Listed in their FAQ/Guidelines is the following statement: "We only accept images from DSLRs or equivalent. We don’t accept images from mobile phones." Wouldn't it seem that if all other technical qualities were met, that a shot taken with a bridge camera would be acceptable? Once I submitted those taken with my Nikon D3300 and Fuji X-T2, my images were approved. Have other contributors had similar experiences? Any thoughts?
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