This picture I ran across yesterday, by Cajetan Barretto, is telling. It's an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with a Panasonic 12–35mm ƒ/2.8 lens facing off with a Nikon D800 with the field-of-view-equivalent Nikkor 24–70mm ƒ/2.8 lens. The big differences are the 4/3"-type 18x13.5mm sensor vs. the same-as-35mm 24x36mm sensor, EVF vs. OVF, and...well, you can clearly the see the third "big" difference!
(Incidentally, that 12–35mm lens has been out of stock for months at most major retailers including mighty B&H Photo. Remember the old "pipeline" problems that plagued Panasonic when the LX3 was brand new? Months went by as frustrated would-be buyers awaited product. Maybe those headaches are not a thing of the past for Panasonic, but have merely assumed a lower profile.)
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Richard Alan Fox: "Next we will be reading magazines."
Mike replies: I know you're being tongue-in-cheek, but I'm personally rather shocked at the extent to which I've stopped reading paper magazines. I used to define myself as a "magazine guy"—wrote for them, and bought them by the bushel, as I'm reminded as we try to empty TOP World HQ for the move. Now I get a few for the tablet, but for the most part I read the newspaper (NYT) on the Web, and much of my other reading is a) books on the iPad or b) the Web on the computer screen. I generally don't even browse the photo magazine section at Barnes & Noble when I'm there, which is a BIG change of a very longstanding habit—I'd been haunting the photography sections of newsstands since the early 1980s.
I do subscribe to the two pool magazines, and one of my reading changes was purposeful: the stereo equipment magazines, which I used to consume as if they were necessities, finally just got too crazy for me and I deliberately gave them up. Otherwise, magazines have been a very big change for me in the digital age.
...Although TOP itself has been described as "a vertical photography magazine"....