At Olympus, what’s old should be new again – a retrospective look at the XA and LT1.

At Olympus, what’s old should be new again – a retrospective look at the XA and LT1.

Brand loyalty starts at an early age.  I was probably 9 years of age when my father brought home an Olympus light microscope he had bought from one of his grad students.   In 1980 I was thirteen and on vacation in Hong Kong, when my father picked up the brand new compact Olympus XA 35mm … Continue reading At Olympus, what’s old should be new again – a retrospective look at the XA and LT1.

How good (or how bad) is a brand new $250 Chinese soprano saxophone compared to a $3200 Yamaha instrument?

How good (or how bad) is a brand new $250 Chinese soprano saxophone compared to a $3200 Yamaha instrument?

Something very different on the blog today, a step into the world of music.  I have not been a professional musician for a very long time and then only as a pianist and not a saxophonist.  But I had to prepare a very short musical performance to spice up a ballroom dancing number that my … Continue reading How good (or how bad) is a brand new $250 Chinese soprano saxophone compared to a $3200 Yamaha instrument?