On Visual Science Lab, Kirk Tuck enjoys his Olympus MFT cameras so much he sometimes waxes lyrically, ‘they’re good enough for commercial work’. When a client is writing the check, however, he dutifully brings full-frame Nikons, like the D810, D600 and lately the D750. I’d like to argue that if he really believed MFT was good enough he’d use them on shoots (and sell the Nikons).
Since I have a couple of nice Olympus lenses for the BMPCC (and GM1) I’ve been interested in the new Olympus OM-D EM5 Mark II. I love a large, light-sopping sensor, so find if difficult to trust MFT reviewers who believe full-frame sensors are over-rated. Kirk Tuck, at The Visual Science Lab shoots with the Nikon D800,
I’m going to take a photo as I write this with both my Ricoh GR and Samsung Note 4 cellphone.
Photographers will be able to tell the difference. The Ricoh has more detail (photo, right), blurs the background a bit (f 2.8), has more natural colors, etc. However, both photos would be deemed the same quality to most people.