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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 4:52PM
The light weight was the reason I went from Canon to the EM5.

Its a super system for all day hand-holding, I use the 75-300 and Denny (and others?) uses the panny 100-300.

The light weight can actually take some getting used to when you have been used to the inertial damping of a big L lens for example, so I tend to find it "waves in the breeze" a bit unless I really think about it. (you know how a big lens sort of rests in your left hand and lets you move it smoothly with the right hand as you pan, well the 75-300 doesn't, I find I have to deliberately hold it, which makes panning a two-handed co-ordination problem for me, as I'm not too well co-ordinated these days Smile )

If you are considering this move I strongly suggest you either borrow or hire one to see how you get on with it as it is very different from what it sounds as if you are used to

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mikehit e2
5 6.8k 11 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 4:56PM

Quote:but then its a smaller sensor


There is a sit that compares the OM-D with the 5DII and in some shots the OM-D looks better. I am not saying it will beat the D7000, but I bet you would be very hard puches to tell the differecne 'twixt OM-D and your Nikon, unless you print large.
B_Real 9 126 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 5:25PM

Quote:There is a sit that compares the OM-D with the 5DII and in some shots the OM-D looks better. I am not saying it will beat the D7000, but I bet you would be very hard puches to tell the differecne 'twixt OM-D and your Nikon, unless you print large.


Totally agree, I doubt I would be able to sport any differences, I'm not that good. I saw the DXO sensor reviews (not sure if that's the site you were referring to). The OMD got 71. The D7000 scored 80. Both a step up from current D80 score of 60. There were comments suggesting that Olympus overstate their ISO figures in camera, compared to the actual ISO rating. So a stated ISO6400 is actually measured more closely to ISO3200. So the OMD looks like its performing better at higher sensitivities.


Quote:If you are considering this move I strongly suggest you either borrow or hire one to see how you get on with it as it is very different from what it sounds as if you are used to


Would love to. I've only held one in the shops, and it didn't feel that right in my hand, hence I haven't already made the purchase. But I might get used to it easily, who knows. The hassle saved in hulking a dslr around all day is worth a bit of persistance!
B_Real 9 126 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 5:35PM

Quote:OM-D with the 5DII and in some shots the OM-D looks better


Just compared the two sensors on DXO. They gave the 5DII 79 overall (versus OMD 71). So it's interesting and encouraging that the OMD can still get better results from a smaller sensor. In the DXO sensor tests, the OMD slightly outperformed the 5DII on dynamic range, but underperformed on colour depth (slightly) and ISO (massively).

Apologies if all this has already been discussed on this thread before, it's too big to read back!
Paul_Anthony 2 369 4 Wales
12 Oct 2012 5:37PM
See, the more of this thread I read, the more I want one. Probably the most informative and helpful thread I have ever seen on EPZ. Well done guys, keep up the good work.

You do have a lot to answer for as I now need to find over a grand Smile

Paul
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
12 Oct 2012 5:38PM

Quote:Problem with OMD for me, is that if I'm spending 1k on a new camera, I may as well either go D7000 at half the price (and get something like an RX100 for street stuff) or fork out another 500 for a D600... my current lens set up is mostly FX compatible... but I like the size/weight of OMD... but then its a smaller sensor


Firstly I wouldn`t worry too much over the sensor size, the quality is right up there, unlike earlier 4/3 or M4/3 camera`s, the quality matches or exceeds many other crop framed dslr`s.

For Sports and action, in most cases it should be good, single focus point focus is very quick and it can handle up to 9fps, for birds in flight and focus tracking its not going to be as good, the in body IS is very good.

Street stuff, the touch screens a killer, very handy, and there`s now a good lens line up including some nice primes, from the 15th Olympus are throwing in the 45mm as a free gift.

Cost involved in switching system, not so good Sad
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
12 Oct 2012 6:11PM

Quote:See, the more of this thread I read, the more I want one. Probably the most informative and helpful thread I have ever seen on EPZ. Well done guys, keep up the good work


We try to please Smile

Damian McGillicuddy has a lot to say as well.

http://www.damianmcgillicuddy.com/journal
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 7:04PM

Quote:from the 15th Olympus are throwing in the 45mm as a free gift


don't keep reminding me, all I got was the useless B case (anybody out there interested in it a a VERY reasonable price - still in its box Smile )


Grin
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
12 Oct 2012 8:07PM
I didn`t even get a free case Brian Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 8:19PM
would you like one Paul?
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
12 Oct 2012 8:20PM
Nah, don`t think it would see any use Smile
AnneWorner e2
7 614 42 United States
12 Oct 2012 8:22PM
What exactly is a B case?
rogerfry e2
9 509 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 8:36PM

Quote:What exactly is a B case?

Ends in a y with double o in the middle.......I know because I've got one as well !
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 8:59PM
I do hope that Olympus make a longer version of this lens - it wouldn't even have to be a macro, just as sharp and fast focusing. 20mm f2.8 or even f4 at a pinch - please Mr Olympus San

60mm-swan-running-on-water.jpg

Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
12 Oct 2012 9:01PM
Sorry what lens Brian

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