Here is a quick CRAZY comparison, Jeremy was out shooting and ripped of these two shots from 2 different camera & film set ups.
- Olympus Mju ii & Hillvale Sunny 16 (35mm)
- Contax G2 & Kodak Gold (28mm lens)
So the Olumpus Mju ii is one HOT camera. It really is worth every cent. You could pick one up for about $60-$80 about a year ago, now expect to pay $150- $250. Still a hell of a lot cheaper than a Contax T2 or Nikon 28/35 Ti and with a razor sharp 35 f/2.8 lens in a weather sealed plastic clam-shell body, whats not to love (other than you need to switch the flash off every time you go to take a picture...how I love the Nion 28Ti). There is a lot to like about this camera. The image above proves it is a sharp little fella built to please.
Now the Contax G2 is like a DEMEGOD as far as I am concerned, lightning fast auto-focus razor sharp lenses which rival any of my Leica glass and one of the sexiest looking cameras evvvvver. I still have nightmares about "why did I sell my 4 lens kit and flash" chills seriously. Jeremy has provided a great example of the 28mm f/2.8's lens deadly sin 'direct sunlight' ..... ooouch. Jeremy scanned these using our newly acquired Fugi Frontier SP3000 scanner we could not be happier. We are feeling like 'BIG men on Campus' at the moment and are happy to add it to the clubs arsenal obviously. We love this scanner so expect to get more mindless and not so mindless random posts on scanning stuff over the next few months.
I realize this was a crazy comparison as one has a 35mm, the other a 28 buuuuut look at the capabilities of that little Olympus & Hillvale's Sunny 16... sweeeetttttttt.
Point and Shoot cameras all the way