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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


rhol2 e2
3 319 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2012 7:09AM

Quote:They describe it as one of the best CSCs on the market. (But not THE best!)

Well it seems there is no single best but, other than resolution, the OM-D seems to be top dog. This is what WDC say:

"And while it may not offer the ultimate resolution of the NEX-7, there's plenty of this that the OM-D does better, which is backed-up by an excellent selection of lenses."



I was being tongue in cheek.
For me it is the best, I'm saving up for one!

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
7 Apr 2012 1:03PM
Just in case anyone is interested, I understand some UK retailers may not have supplies until early May. But this will not, in fact, affect being able to claim the free grip, which retails at about £230..... Wex seemed to think it would.

Below is Olympus's email to me.



Quote:Thank you for contacting Olympus.

As long as the invoice and serial number are being supplied by 31.05.2012 the date on the invoice does not matter.

Should you have any queries, please donít hesitate to contact our customer service team at: Olympus@sales-promotions.com or call us on 0207 659 1135

Best Wishes,
Tsvetelin Salutski
Olympus

Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
7 Apr 2012 4:50PM
As I thought CB Smile
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
7 Apr 2012 9:19PM
I'm confused; is this a 4/3 or micro 4/3 sensor camera.
losbarbados 5 236 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2012 9:23PM
m4/3
Olympus seemingly ditched 4/3 with the E5
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
7 Apr 2012 9:35PM

Quote:I'm confused; is this a 4/3 or micro 4/3 sensor camera.


Both 4/3 and Micro 4/3 have exactly the same size sensor. But M4/3 is mirrorless whereas 4/3 is conventional DSLR design.

The lenses for M4/3 can be, and are, physically smaller and lighter than 4/3 lenses for the same focal length..... just as, in a similar way, Leica rangefinder lenses are smaller than their SLR lenses.

Hope that helps. Smile
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
7 Apr 2012 9:35PM
Dpreview say 4/3 in the specs.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
7 Apr 2012 9:37PM
Ok, got it, micro 4/3 lenses and a 4/3 sensor.Tongue
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
7 Apr 2012 9:37PM

Quote:Dpreview say 4/3 in the specs.


Well that says a lot for DPR - they didn't notice the mirror was missing. Lol! Grin

It does look a bit like a small DSLR though.

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Camairish 9 1.3k Scotland
8 Apr 2012 1:09AM
It's a PEN with a built in EVF and better sensor - I want one.
AnneWorner e2
7 618 43 United States
8 Apr 2012 1:32AM
I don't just want one, I need one, and as soon as I get back from Europe I'm getting one as long as it's not sold out Tongue
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
8 Apr 2012 6:02PM

Quote:as long as it's not sold out


Retailers are saying the pre-orders are positively ........................... Olympian! (Sorry couldn't resist Wink). They've never seen anything like it.

So you'll have to be quick.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
9 Apr 2012 3:40PM
Looks like there might be an premium Oly lens or two in the pipeline. At a premium price no doubt! Wink

From Damian McGillicuddy's blog:


Quote:tested out some AMAZING Olympus optics on the shoot... but I really can't elaborate on that... just yet ;0) But the lens is super crisp and sharp, it takes a lot to impress me but this certainly did.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
9 Apr 2012 3:48PM

Quote:Looks like there might be an premium Oly lens or two in the pipeline. At a premium price no doubt!


There`s already a fair few nice primes and from what I understand there are two fast telphoto`s on the way from Pany, a 12-35 f2.8, and a 35-100 f2.8, both with constant apertures.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
9 Apr 2012 7:19PM
There are gaps in the Oly primes line-up.......... notably between the 12mm f2 and the 45mm f1.8 (FF equiv = 24 and 90mm). Their 17mm f2.8 lens does not impress (apparently). Also they don't have any really cracking zooms although their standard zooms are "good enough".

If Olympus are seeking to lure pro and semi-pro users over to cameras such as the OM-D, they will have to have a full range of top-notch lenses (primes and zooms), i.e. equivalent to the Canon L series.

Those Panny zooms sound interesting though! Smile

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