Camera Musings by Petteri Sulonen at

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Amin Sabet, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I have long enjoyed the camera and lens musings of Petteri Sulonen and today came across a piece on his blog which I thought might resonate with some of our readers and members:

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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    Amin, now I have another photographer's blog to keep tabs on - thank you. I enjoyed reading Petteri Sulonen's musings and am glad I read them. So many cameras to think about...but it does help to really think hard and consider what makes us tick, individually, when considering our means to the end.
  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    That was interesting read, thanks for sharing. I'm having similar thoughts these days. There are a lot of cameras, but none quite fit. I am done with FTs and mFTs, selling that gear off (DR is important to me for B&W work), the Sigma DPs are great, but frustrating, Leica M9, which I had a chance to demo, is great, but too expensive. Optical viewfinders are becoming very important to me and the way I like to work. On a relative whim I decided to order the Pentax K-5, a relatively compact DSLR with a great OVF, very good DR and convenient weather sealing. Today, my always reliable and enjoyable GRD3 and GXR/A12 are my cameras of choice; they only lack OVFs. (And add-on EVFs look really lumpy to me. They throw the camera design off in ugly ways.)

    I long for not too expensive large sensor serious compacts with built-in OFVs. The Fuji X100 looks interesting but will remain an unknown for some time to come.
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  4. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    His reasoning is exactly why I went with a Panasonic GF1. The GF2 will be less to his liking than the GF1 was.
  5. Petteri Sulonen

    Petteri Sulonen New to SC

    Nov 12, 2010
    Helsinki, Finland
    Well hello there...

    Nice place you've got here.

    You're right, I wasn't thrilled about the GF2 as described anyway, although I'm certainly giving it the benefit of the doubt. I haven't bought anything yet, but I probably will soon.

    In case you're interested, my shortlist currently includes all Panasonic µ4/3 models except the G10; I'm seeing if I'll happen on a bargain on one of the outgoing models, or perhaps cave and go with the GH2 for the somewhat better sensor. All in all, the more I look at the Pannies, the better I like them—they seem to have a very photographer-centric design ethic, much like Minolta in its prime.

    I checked out the Samsung EX100 the other day. It looks like Samsung will be a serious contender in another couple of years, but it's not quite there yet. Lovely OLED screen and innovative design, but a few serious-enough rough edges to get it dropped from my shortlist. The Sony NEX's are rather too innovative for my blood, and there's no bright compact prime.

    (Oh, and, ignore the Zen stuff on my blog if you're not into it. I'll try to write some more camera and photography stuff from time to time, if there's interest in it.)
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Petteri, thanks for stopping over to say hi, and welcome!

    For anyone unfamiliar with it, Petteri's photography website is highly recommended for the essays, tutorials, and reviews. Tons of great material to pore over.