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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
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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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?
So fare just the weather sealed 12-50, its a no brainer with the body.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
It would not fit in the little pouch in which I carry the OM-D + 14-42mm.
What pouch is that
Quote: What I meant Paul, was the lens looks disproportionately large on the camera
That`s what I thought before I bought the camera.
Quote: What pouch is that
A tiny one made from a kangaroo's pouch! Lol!
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
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
Just tried an old T20 flash, does it pretty good job considering its age
OK, I'm sold 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
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.
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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