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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Discussion


Paul_Anthony 3 437 4 Wales
2 Jan 2014 5:05PM
Well I have done it... all my Nikon FF Gear is on Ebay and I will shortly be purchasing the EM1 to go with my EM5 Grin . I have the Pany 12-35, 35-100 and the Oly 14-150 (I have just sold the Oly 12-50 as I have not used it once since purchasing the kit), probably get a second FL600R too.

I'm thinking to take full advantage of the Olympus system I should really be using the amazing Olympus prime lenses. The 12mm, 17mm, 45mm, 60mm macro & 75mm primes would cover all my needs for both Wedding and Portrait work...

Probably need a third OMD body if I move to the primes completely though Grin

Anyone heard any rumors as to what the next offers may be from Olympus on the EM1 & EM5?

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brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2014 5:26PM
Welcome to the Dark Side Paul Grin

I'm also working with the EM-1 + EM-5 but have found that at the moment the EM-5 is languishing in the cupboard. Once the weather improves it will probably have the 9-18 bolted to the front to pop into my bag alongside the EM-1 with one of my longer "birding" lenses on

Have fun
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.6k 6 England
2 Jan 2014 7:14PM

Quote:Well I have done it... all my Nikon FF Gear is on Ebay and I will shortly be purchasing the EM1 to go with my EM5 Grin . I have the Pany 12-35, 35-100 and the Oly 14-150 (I have just sold the Oly 12-50 as I have not used it once since purchasing the kit), probably get a second FL600R too.

I'm thinking to take full advantage of the Olympus system I should really be using the amazing Olympus prime lenses. The 12mm, 17mm, 45mm, 60mm macro & 75mm primes would cover all my needs for both Wedding and Portrait work...

Probably need a third OMD body if I move to the primes completely though Grin

Anyone heard any rumors as to what the next offers may be from Olympus on the EM1 & EM5?



For portrait work you really need to be looking at the 45mm and the Sigma 60mm or Olympus 75mm. there all superb lenses.

I would love to add either the EP5 + 17mm or the Fuji X100s to my outfit Smile
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
2 Jan 2014 7:27PM

Quote:all my Nikon FF Gear is on Ebay and I will shortly be purchasing the EM1 to go with my EM5


Well done Paul - I'm sure you won't regret ditching the flapping mirror! Grin


Quote:Anyone heard any rumors as to what the next offers may be from Olympus on the EM1


Quite a few of us would like to know any rumours! Wink
Paul_Anthony 3 437 4 Wales
6 Jan 2014 12:41PM
All Nikon gear now gone.

I got myself an EM-1 + Grip and a second EM-5. So I now have:
- EM-1 + Grip
- EM-5 + Grip
- EM-5
- Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8
- Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8
- Olympus 14-150 F/4 - 5.6
- FL600R Flash

Just need to decide which couple primes to get, I'm thinking the:
- Olympus 60mm Macro
- Olympus 45mm Portrait Lens
to start with.

- Probably a second FL600R too, although I hardly ever use flash out of the studio.

Paul Smile
mikehit Plus
5 7.5k 11 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 12:48PM
My call would be the 60mm macro because it would be a good portrait lens as well.
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 2:17PM
I'm with Mike, its a cracking lens which covers macro through portrait to short telephoto use (I used it to shoot an 18 frame panoramic which has become one of my most successful sellers )
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
6 Jan 2014 2:21PM
I bought the 60mm but sold it and got the 45mm instead. If you intend to do a lot of macro, I would get the 60mm. But if it mainly for portraits, the wider-aperture 45mm may be more suitable.... and it is much cheaper. Smile
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
6 Jan 2014 2:23PM
Anyone had any dealings with this outfit? They seem to be UK-based, but I know things are not always what they seem! Wink
mikehit Plus
5 7.5k 11 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 2:43PM
I have heard only good things about them - I would certainly consider them for my next purchase.
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 3:11PM
they get 9.6 out of 10 on Trust Pilot reviews, may indicate they are quite good?
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 3:13PM
I've just received my 12-40 from SRS (traded a couple of now redundant lenses, thanks Matt and Doug)

Its early days but first indications are its as good as the reports Smile

Got a big studio shoot tonight so I will get a better feel for it then
6 Jan 2014 10:22PM

Quote:Anyone had any dealings with this outfit? They seem to be UK-based, but I know things are not always what they seem! Wink

I've bought a couple of lenses from them.....great service, and you can actually get to speak to them on a standard UK landline.
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
7 Jan 2014 12:10AM
Thanks chaps - temptation looms again...... will I be able to resist? Ah that is the question! Wink
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2014 12:39AM
three hours in the studio and some 600 shots later and I can officially say I love this lens. I've only had the chance for a very brief scan of the images but they all have a lovely clarity and detail before any processing

Any faults with the images produced by this combination will now, I fear, be down to me! Wink

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