If one is to believe the discussions in photography chat rooms these days, the assumption would be that full frame cameras are the only choice of professional photographers. This is simply not true. This article provides some links to information about why some pros are switching to Olympus and the micro four thirds system. Interestingly, some have left full frame cameras behind.
As my articles have stated many times… the decision to buy camera gear is an intensely personal choice that is fully dependent on the needs of an individual photographer. The intent of this article is not to suggest that you buy Olympus gear and ditch what you currently own. It is simply to provide a counterbalance to all of the hype and assumptive thinking that is rampant in photography chat rooms today.
As a photographer you should examine your equipment needs carefully and choose the format and brand of gear that best meets your needs. That could be medium format. Or full frame. Or cropped sensor APS-C. Or micro four thirds. Or even a smaller sensor camera. The key is to buy whatever camera equipment is the best fit for your particular needs.
So, here are some links to articles and videos produced by various professional photographers. You can read and watch their explanations about why switching to Olympus and the micro four thirds format made sense for them. Whether this is something you want to consider… or not… is your decision.
Since some of these links provide samples of the work of many professional photographers, we did not add any photographs to this article. If you find some of the work of these professional photographers of interest, you can always investigate them and their work further.
Why I Switched to Olympus
Olympus for Wildlife Photography – Reasons to my Switch
Kelley L. Cox
Why I Switched to Olympus
Professional Photo interview with Andy Rouse
Switching to Olympus, or to any other camera brand, from what you currently own is a big decision. It is one that should not be taken lightly. Before making any switch, define your needs carefully and do your homework. You’ll then make a decision you won’t regret.
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