Is this forum dying?

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby bakubo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:33 am

johnstra wrote:By the way, have you tried an Olympus OM_D? Micro 4/3rds, EVF, tiny, small light lenses and very nice. If I could afford a second system for days when I wanted to travel light I would have one and certainly not a NEX. They made the right decision. APSC is too big for this kind of camera.


There is at least one guy here who has been using an Olympus E-M5 since May 2012. He has made quite a few posts concerning it, usually mixed in other threads. You can find posts in these threads:

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:26 am

I haven't been on the forum much lately, so I can't comment on its current status or the trends (if there are any) in traffic. However, I can explain that my own absence has been because of my participation in the Flickr community. I appreciate the forums there because of the close integration with image hosting and sharing. However, Photo Club Alpha has much better topical organization than anything possible for a single group on Flickr. I have tried to use Flickr's discussion structures to make navigable indexes for specific discussions and it ain't easy, and the use of these indexes is not always obvious to those browsing in.

If we're just talking about the slowness of the forum at the moment, it could easily be the time of year. Late winter usually drags--it's been three or four months since any announcements of lust-worthy gear and its all been discussed and reviewed in gruesome detail, and then for those who would rather be out doing photography than talking about it, the weather is at its least cooperative.
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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby bakubo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:32 am

Wow, just since I started this thread posting has really picked up!

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:53 pm

bakubo wrote:Wow, just since I started this thread posting has really picked up!

So, we have to open such a topic once in a while... :wink:
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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby bossel » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:29 pm

I am still alive but in reading-mode, not posting too much on photography forums.

Just got an excellent deal on a NEX-6 and couldn't resist (anybody needs a 5N?), so still with Sony, but rather for everyday shooting and nothing really serious...

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:55 pm

bossel wrote:I am still alive but in reading-mode, not posting too much on photography forums.

Just got an excellent deal on a NEX-6 and couldn't resist (anybody needs a 5N?), so still with Sony, but rather for everyday shooting and nothing really serious...

Nice to hear from you again, Thomas. :D
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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby Dusty » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:35 pm

Gee Henry, you brought Kevin and Bossel back from the dead! Maybe you can start some new threads to bring back a few others!

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby bakubo » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:21 am

Dusty wrote:Gee Henry, you brought Kevin and Bossel back from the dead! Maybe you can start some new threads to bring back a few others!


It is good to see them back!

I suppose if we all decide to become only readers then we can all enjoy rereading all the old threads since by definition there will be no new threads or posts. :lol:

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby bakubo » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:58 pm

Now with word that the new A58 is coming that should perk people up and people will be posting.

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby mvanrheenen » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:55 pm

bakubo wrote:Now with word that the new A58 is coming that should perk people up and people will be posting.


Oh yes, as if we don't have enough negativity already :lol:

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby bakubo » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:06 am

mvanrheenen wrote:
bakubo wrote:Now with word that the new A58 is coming that should perk people up and people will be posting.


Oh yes, as if we don't have enough negativity already :lol:


Mark, you are a bad, bad man. :lol:

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:32 am

I'm dying to try out that new "engineering plastic" on the A58 :mrgreen:
Seriously a very easy model to update, but this is Sony so even simple things become complicated!

I'm waiting for Canon to downgrade their rebel line up so they sell less than they did last year :lol:

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby Birma » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:59 pm

We should have a competition for the worst received Sony model on this forum, A100 onward. Up to this point I think it was the A230, but now the A58 might just be pipping it at the post :)

If Sony were ever lucky enough to bring out a camera that everyone here liked then I think the Forum would close on its own :) . I think it needs the moans and counter-moans to keep going.
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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby Dusty » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:40 pm

mvanrheenen wrote:
bakubo wrote:Now with word that the new A58 is coming that should perk people up and people will be posting.


Oh yes, as if we don't have enough negativity already :lol:

Mark


If only Sony would once again give us all something to be proud of!

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Re: Is this forum dying?

Unread postby artington » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:42 pm

Dusty wrote:
mvanrheenen wrote:
bakubo wrote:Now with word that the new A58 is coming that should perk people up and people will be posting.


Oh yes, as if we don't have enough negativity already :lol:

Mark


If only Sony would once again give us all something to be proud of!

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They have - the RX100. Brilliant little machine.


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