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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
19 Nov 2012 4:39PM
It wasn't the diopter, they just kept getting in the way. I wear varifocals too so that doesn't help.
The kit lens was on it.

If I could have a simple camera with just the basics and the fast focus and speed I'd snap it up, but I know I'll just get too frustrated with that menu.
It was very interesting to try something different though.

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mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 5:30PM
I have found the Panasonic GX1 menus so intuitive so maybe have a look at that - within half a day I was using the buttons without even taking the camera from my eye. I bought the kit with the add-on viewfinder and 14-42 powerzoom: the detachable VF gives the option of a very compact set-up but I wish I had got the normal zoom because I find the power zoom too slow for street photography (the normal zoom is much cheaper as well). The other main differences between the two cameras are that Panasonic uses in-lens IS and it is about one stop less noise performance than the OM-D. But compared to my 7D I am very happy with it.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
19 Nov 2012 5:56PM
Thanks Mike. I'll have a look.
Goggz e2
7 2.3k 72 Wales
19 Nov 2012 6:14PM
Jeez, 223 pages of OM-D info...

If I ever decide to get one I'll come here first Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
19 Nov 2012 6:29PM
It would be easier to keep up with if it wasn`t constantly flooded with pictures Sad
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
19 Nov 2012 6:41PM

Quote:It wasn't the diopter, they just kept getting in the way. I wear varifocals too so that doesn't help


Yeh I now need to wear glasses for both distance and reading, but I couldn`t be doing with varifocals they do my head in, I just set the diopter and use that.

The problem with trying cameras in shops is often that some clown has mest with the settings, and unless you already understand the system your stuffed.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
19 Nov 2012 8:32PM
Re pictures; when I have been researching camera equipment, one big complaint I have is that there are never enough pictures. Some people use cameras for photography, others get all tied up in useless techie stuff that means nothing when you're in the field. Maybe we should be posting copy and paste grafs, there are some who can sit and stare at them all day, certainly not my thing, I don't care how it works, just how to work it.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 8:44PM

Quote:I don't care how it works, just how to work it.


I'm with you Denny + how good the results are, (which is where the pictures come in Wink )
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
19 Nov 2012 10:14PM
Yes, but if you don't understand how to set it up and work it nothing's going to be how you want it. Sad
And if you make a mistake, if you don't understand how to work it you won't know how to fix it. Sad
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
19 Nov 2012 10:15PM

Quote:I'm with you Denny + how good the results are, (which is where the pictures come in


At 600 pixels, are you being serious.
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 10:54PM

Quote:At 600 pixels, are you being serious.


Not if you don't want me to be Paul Grin
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
20 Nov 2012 4:00AM

Quote:Yes, but if you don't understand how to set it up and work it nothing's going to be how you want it.
And if you make a mistake, if you don't understand how to work it you won't know how to fix it.



That's what we're talking about, isn't it? I'm saying I don't want to build one, I just want to learn how to use it. The menu system is not as complicated as you have made yourself believe, it's just different from systems you're accustomed to. We all go through that when we switch brands, because we all tend to resist change. I wouldn't want to have any Canon and any Olympus, Pentax, or any other brand and use them both equaly as much, it would be too confusing. Most of us in this thread have made a clean move to the OM-D, or at least are thinking about it. If you think about how much time you've spent using Canon kit, and the amount of time you spent in a shop with an OM-D, without any prior Olympus experience, what would you expect?Smile

As far as 600 pixel images, what would you suggest Paul, another huge argument with Pete? No, it's what we are limited to, and I accept it with no complaints. I say again; it's a hobby, and I don't take it too seriously. I'm not into quoting techie stuff from the web, it doesn't mean anything to me.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
20 Nov 2012 5:06AM
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Spider wrapping its tiny prey in a web.

Panasonic 100-300mm and Olympus FL36 flash.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
20 Nov 2012 5:15AM
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Rockhopper diving.

Olympus 14-42mm and FL36 flash 1600 ISO
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 6:28AM
excellent timing on the Rock Hopper Denny, the flash is better controlled as well

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