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Getting to grips with the OM-D/EM5

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315244 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 1:24 AM

Giving this group a quick Bump.

And added this thread for users of the OM-D/EM5

After a lot of thought I have just gone and got myself one.

Its quite a learning curve using the menu system so all tips are welcome Smile

I`ve already sussed a few things out, took me a while but I have now figured out how to set wireless flash.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 3:42 AM

I've also been on the fence for a while Paul, but will be getting the camera also - just can't make up my mind about a lens - what did you end up getting with your camera body?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315244 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:13 PM

So fare just the weather sealed 12-50, its a no brainer with the body.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:25 PM

Unless the weather sealing is important, IMO the 12-50mm is too big as a kit lens... but I already had the collapsible 14-42mm which I got with the E-PL2.

It can actually be cheaper to buy the OM-D as body only and add the 14-42mm II R.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:38 PM

Weather sealing is important - one of my reasons for wanting the OMD was so I could finally go out in the rain and shoot photos again! And I do wish the 12-50 was on the smaller side........
Maybe if I win the lotto, I'll get the 14-42 and the 12-50 Tongue

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315244 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:43 PM

The 12-50 is very small, looks long on the camera but the camera is tiny.

Added a picture here comparing the EM5`s size against the Fuji x10.

The lens has a few useful features as well.

http://www.ephotozine.com/groups/evil-csc-m4-3-users-and-meets-764/photos/om-d-e...

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:51 PM

Thanks Paul. I was initially looking at the 12-50 as it would be perfect to take to Norway - no other lenses (except the Lensbaby) would be necessary. The range is perfect for the kind of work I prefer, and the macro also sells me on it.

I just saw this a few minutes ago and would love this lens in addition.

Last Modified By AnneWorner at 2 Aug 2012 - 12:52 PM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 6:39 PM


Quote: Weather sealing is important - one of my reasons for wanting the OMD was so I could finally go out in the rain and shoot photos again!

Well there's no contest then.......... the 12-50mm it is.


Quote: The 12-50 is very small, looks long on the camera but the camera is tiny.

What I meant Paul, was the lens looks disproportionately large on the camera.......... as a walkaround lens that is.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315244 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 6:48 PM

Its probably about half the size of my 14-42 Pany width wise, lengths about the same.

The extra 4mm at the wide end comes in handy Smile

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 7:04 PM

It would not fit in the little pouch in which I carry the OM-D + 14-42mm. Wink

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315244 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 7:05 PM

What pouch is that Smile


Quote: What I meant Paul, was the lens looks disproportionately large on the camera

That`s what I thought before I bought the camera.

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 2 Aug 2012 - 7:06 PM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 7:12 PM


Quote: What pouch is that

A tiny one made from a kangaroo's pouch! Lol! Wink

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315244 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 7:36 PM

I went looking for a small bag today, most are made for dslr`s, and those made for smaller camera systems had no room for my flash system Sad

Ended up getting one of those Think tank Retrospectives and also come away with the 45mm, passed on the hood at 30, I`ve got a 37-49mm step up ring somewhere and a few 49mm hoods, I just need to dig them out.


Quote: I just saw this a few minutes ago and would love this lens in addition

Yeh its really good Smile

Just tried an old T20 flash, does it pretty good job considering its age Smile

p1000949.jpg

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 7:57 PM

OK, I'm sold Smile and now I've also decided to get the silver and black model - this way all the lenses will co-ordinate! One has to look good too Wink

Got any photos taken with the 45 yet Paul? How about the quality of files taken with the 12-50? Pretty good?

I'm sort of spoiled with the 12-60 ED that I have with my E-620 - that is a superb piece of glass.

smartwombat
2 Aug 2012 - 7:58 PM

Wow, I hadn't thought of using the old T20 flash because of the trigger voltage.
I have a couple in my old bag, with a couple of OM-10s.

I'm using a Metz mecablitz 58 AF-2 with all my four thirds cameras.

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