Why Olympus or M43 users should keep their gear?


JW73

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"If you are a non-believer of M43, your feedback is still welcomed "

If the idea is to have a closed loop mentality and only listen to one point of view, then that is precisely why Olympus Camera Division failed so miserably.
This is not bashing.
This is presenting to readers the historical facts of the market share which is documented.

The thread is:
"why-olympus-or-m43-users-should-keep-their-gear"

The view expressed is that it being a small market share format, and with one of two big manufacturers giving up, chances are the value of MFT equipment will fall steeply in resale value over time. That one should be aware of that.
Of course, if the owner does not need the money, then resale is a moot point.
Otherwise, need to reconsider in order to recoup monetary losses.

Pls quote the entire thread starter message. He / she already stated don‘t compare the things that you kept mentioning for the entire thread. Are u a photography investor or shooter? Everyone who is interested in photography knew what is going on with m43 & there’s no need to harp on it. Don’t take things in your own context please. I am getting on with my life. Last message here. Good night!
 

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ricohflex

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Very strangely, the discussion has taken a personal attack theme.
The discussion is about cameras, markets and concepts.
But has now become vituperative against anyone who does not praise MFT.
Apparently this reveals the heightening anxiety of those who like MFT very much or who are in possession of much MFT equipment worrying about its steep drop in value.
Hoping to stop further comments.
 

ricohflex

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The intention was probably a trick to bait and divert one to an unnecessary & unwholesome online quarrel.
Thus will not reply directly to posters of this recent new line of attack dog posts.

In this way frustrating the attempt to control the direction of comments; such that members only dare to post comments praising Olympus MFT and MFT in general.

One can choose not to read the posts if they do not like the content.

What they fear most is that OTHERS will read the comments and draw their conclusions about Olympus MFT and MFT in general.

Thus WILL continue to add comments.

Such as the following:

Consumer education is important. Clients and Client Organisations have rights too, as consumers.

As consumers, Clients and Client Organisations can specify in the Quotation or Tender documents to hire a professional photographer that they do not permit nor accept MFT equipment or below (meaning mobile phones and compact cameras) being used. The professional photographer must use APS-C or Full Frame or Medium Format.

Now what if a professional photographer insists on using MFT for the event assignment or product shot assignment?

Well, the Clients and Client Organisations can reject the offer.
And point out that many other professional photographers are more than happy to meet the equipment requirements.
In other words, goodbye and please do not call us again.

Both are free to choose.

The professional photographer can continue to insist on using MFT for PAID assignments. (if anyone wants to hire him).

The Clients and Client Organisations can specify a minimum standard of equipment used to cover their important event or used to photograph their important expensive product for commercials. And PAY the professional photographer accordingly.

So should Olympus MFT or MFT users keep their MFT equipment?

Maybe the answer is NO in the long term, if one is a professional photographer.

The Clients and Client Organisations can specify as described above, when they buy the services of a professional photographer.
 

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To everyone in this thread:
Please read the subject and then please verify with your contribution. Brand wars, format bashing and other forms of fanboy-ism can stay outside.
Off-topic postings are not welcome and any personal attacks will get special attention from moderators and admins.
 

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Octarine

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Very strangely, the discussion has taken a personal attack theme.
The discussion is about cameras, markets and concepts.
But has now become vituperative against anyone who does not praise MFT.
Apparently this reveals the heightening anxiety of those who like MFT very much or who are in possession of much MFT equipment worrying about its steep drop in value.
Hoping to stop further comments.
Please read the subject again and verify against your statement (highlighted). Thank you.