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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 1:37AM
I'll still have to get down there Brian.Tongue

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AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
14 Oct 2012 1:46AM

Quote:I'll still have to get down there Brian.Tongue


Bring a collapsible stool Smile
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 2:07AM
Cocoa Tree;

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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 2:12AM
Natural Noose;

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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
14 Oct 2012 3:21AM
Just in case you don't all get these bullitins from Olympus; Learning Centre
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
14 Oct 2012 11:06AM
Thanks for the link Denny. When using Canon equipment I sometimes used to go to the Canon USA site - it seemed more informative than the UK effort. Looking like the same may be true for Olympus also.

Pretty much made my mind up now I won't bother with the Oly 45/f1.8, good as it is. I think I would use the 60 macro much more and, despite being double the price, would (for me) have a somewhat better 'cost/benefit ratio' so to speak. Smile

Macros, portraits and..................... BIF ! Tongue
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
14 Oct 2012 11:17AM
I use my 45mm more than any other lens. Will be interesting to see what I like best after I get the macro.

And thank you for that link Denny.
rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 11:36AM
Nice images Denny......(taken with the FL36?).....and thanks for the link.

As a relative newcomer to flash, I would appreciate any advice on what to get. Would I be better starting off with a second-hand FL36, or are there any big advantages to the 36R which make it worth finding the extra cash? Main use will be flower macros and insects.

(I've got the 60mm on order, so pennies are now a bit tight!)
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 12:31PM
Roger, the big benefit of the 36R is that you can control it off-camera in RC mode using the kit flash that comes with the EM-5, which is a real benefit for macro work.

If you can afford it I would strongly recommend you go for it (I made the mistake of getting the 36, which was soon replaced by the FL600R for the above reason)
rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 2:08PM
Thanks Brian......seems as if it may be time to start selling some of the Canon gear!
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
14 Oct 2012 2:43PM

Quote:seems as if it may be time to start selling some of the Canon gear!


Unless sports/fast action (or BIF Grin) is your speciality, I have to say, speaking as someone who got rid of a Canon 5D Mk II + 5 lenses (including L ones) over a period, I doubt you'll regret it Roger. Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Oct 2012 2:57PM

Quote:As a relative newcomer to flash, I would appreciate any advice on what to get. Would I be better starting off with a second-hand FL36, or are there any big advantages to the 36R which make it worth finding the extra cash? Main use will be flower macros and insects


There are definite advantages in picking the later RC designated units over the older units, the main reason being off camera flash control without the need of a leads that could get in the way.
rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 3:24PM

Quote:Unless sports/fast action (or BIF Grin) is your speciality, I have to say, speaking as someone who got rid of a Canon 5D Mk II + 5 lenses (including L ones) over a period, I doubt you'll regret it Roger. Smile

I'm sure you're right CB, it's just that I'm one of those awful people who refuse to get rid of anything, on the basis "..that I might use it one day".
I've still got pretty much every camera I've owned since my first 'serious' purchase....a Nikkormat FTn. I could probably start a second-hand camera shop and stay in business for a few years!

Anyone want to buy an Olympus camera case?! Tongue
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
14 Oct 2012 3:29PM

Quote:Unless sports/fast action


I had a bit of a play yesterday, no problems at all with sports or fast action, its not as if fast auto focus is needed, found it more of a case of fast shutter speeds matched to a usable dof, no complaints.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 3:55PM
I agree Paul but I think for some people who "Machine Gun" action then maybe faster focus is more important?

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