"Too Small, Photokina, Oktoberfest" - Digital Photography Podcast 343

I had a surprising number of conversations last week that were focused on my micro four thirds system. At the Photokina show, people wanted to know if my gear was serious enough for assignment work, and is this something they should be interested in. I realized that the general photography population in Europe and USA still hasn't fully grasped the value of CSC. I then spend some time talking about Photokina itself and a few of the things that caught my eye. And then I wrap up the show with my night at Oktoberfest in Munich - all of this recorded in Germany.

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All this podcast needs is some slurred speech to go with the pint sized beers and singing of Neil Diamond songs!:)

Couple of questions from Photokina. Was there any talk about a new version of the EP-3? Found it curious that they had the two little guys but left the bigger brother out.

Also haven't seen any news about the Canon M. Did they have one there to handle?

Hi Sean,

You're right, there was no talk by Olympus about an E-P4. They were totally focused on the new Pen Mini and the E-PL update. Maybe the OM-D has changed the top-end landscape for them.

As for the EOS-M, it was there. And my observation was that it was drawing a lot of attention. In the hands, it actually feels quite good. I think it will be popular among Canon shooters, but I'm not sure it's going to pull many away from Fuji, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, and Nikon who are a bit further down the road with their offerings.

Couldn't agree with you more. I don"t shoot professionally and when I started thinking about what DSLR to upgrade to, I also had a long and hard think what I use it for most of the time. For me the M43 is plenty of camera for what I need, especially for travel. It allows me to take images while on holiday, but still participate in all the activities with the family and kids, without having the big DSLR camera being in the way all the time.