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Paul_Anthony
2 Jan 2014 - 5:05 PM

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
brian1208 e2 Member 1110265 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 5:26 PM

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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315324 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 7:14 PM


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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139419 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 7:27 PM


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
6 Jan 2014 - 12:41 PM

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

Last Modified By Paul_Anthony at 6 Jan 2014 - 12:41 PM
mikehit
mikehit  56428 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 12:48 PM

My call would be the 60mm macro because it would be a good portrait lens as well.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110265 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 2:17 PM

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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139419 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 2:21 PM

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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139419 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 2:23 PM

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
mikehit  56428 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 2:43 PM

I have heard only good things about them - I would certainly consider them for my next purchase.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110265 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 3:11 PM

they get 9.6 out of 10 on Trust Pilot reviews, may indicate they are quite good?

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110265 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2014 - 3:13 PM

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

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8509 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 - 10:22 PM


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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139419 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 12:10 AM

Thanks chaps - temptation looms again...... will I be able to resist? Ah that is the question! Wink

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110265 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2014 - 12:39 AM

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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