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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315393 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2014 - 7:18 PM

Forgot to add the link Chris, put a brew on and check out this and others from this channel.






Believe it or not I use a hacked GF2 far more for video than my EM5, its a sweet little camera, M4/3 opened a few extra windows for me.

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Chris_L
Chris_L e2 Member 937 forum postsChris_L vcard United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 - 7:18 PM

Great thing about photography is that when those geezers start waving charts everyone else lets their pictures do the talking. I always look at people's websites or portfolios before taking them too seriously with their recommends etc.

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014818 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2014 - 7:38 PM

As Paul mentioned above, even legacy lenses are stabilised on the Olympus bodies. That's fine for anyone who wants, or needs that, but many folk are not into long focal lengths, early morning, or late evening dim light photography. For me, it means the tripod gathers dust in the trunk of the car, although I do use the tripod once in awhile for a landscape, or if I have the opportunity to use it for some wildlife. I'm getting the Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro again, so I'll use the tripod occassionally with that lens. I'm going to have another crack at macro.Tongue

I'd purchase a Panasonic camera if it had IS built in the body, of course I would, but not without. It would be too limiting for my needs within the MFT system.

Chris_L
Chris_L e2 Member 937 forum postsChris_L vcard United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 - 9:09 PM

My Panny camera has got in-body image stabilisation and that's why I can't understand some of the comments. On one YouTube video, channel called gear talk or something like that, the guys are sitting at a cafe, they have a GX7 and an Olympus lens gets mentioned and they say how it's a non-IS lens unless it's on an Olympus body. Why don't they say it's a non-IS lens full stop. Or that if you put it on a body with in-body stabilization it will obviously be stabilized.

Last Modified By Chris_L at 26 Aug 2014 - 9:10 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315393 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2014 - 9:27 PM

Panasonic also make none IS lenses Smile

ChrisV
ChrisV  7786 forum posts United Kingdom26 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2014 - 9:33 PM

DP have their very exhaustive test criteria and they attempt to be as objective as possible, but they do state in the roundup there's very little to choose between most of the cameras on test - pretty much all of them are good. I suppose given that it's now hard to find a stinker, those tests only serve to show up a rare runt in the litter or flag this or that feature which you may hate, or perhaps be the one deciding factor that makes the camera for you.

As I said earlier in the group above their pick was the EM1 even though it itself came out one percentage point less than the D7100 - which is tacit admission that scores aren't everything.

I think I've said elsewhere I'd like a camera that has the strengths of both the GH3 and the EM1, but alas I fear even the GH4 doesn't tick all those boxes. There's still also if course the tiny bit of extra space needed for the GM1 - a camera not as good as either of the above, but insanely convenient and also tiny enough to persuade any eagle eyed steward it isn't the sort of 'serious' camera they should prevent me from using if I'm not there on a list.

I'd probably have a bit more money if there was one camera that was perfect for all my needs. Thank god there's a system that is (just about).

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