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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
9 Apr 2012 8:24PM

Quote:Those Panny zooms sound interesting though!


There not going to be cheap Smile

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StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
9 Apr 2012 8:44PM
The problem with all the m4/3 lenses is they're short. I seldom use a short lens, at least any shorter than 150mm. The only use I have for short lenses is shots of the grandchildren indoors. Even shots of the kids outdoors require long lenses. None of the manufacturers cater to wildlife enthusiasts.Tongue I was tempted, but I know it would lose it's lustre very quickly. They don't even make a decent focal length for shots of birds from my window.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
9 Apr 2012 9:37PM

Quote:The problem with all the m4/3 lenses is they're short


Short lenses are a + for most CSC users Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
9 Apr 2012 10:48PM

Quote:The problem with all the m4/3 lenses is they're short


????

The Olympus 75-300mm is the equivalent of using a 150-600mm on full frame. Long enough, for most wildlife stuff I would have thought.... even your grandchildren! Grin
StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
10 Apr 2012 12:11AM
I knew someone would mention that hugely overpriced piece of equipment, but I didn't think it would be you CB. You can get a lens of equivalent quality for most brands of DSLRs for $100.00.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
10 Apr 2012 12:12AM
Nobody said Olympus was cheap - indeed I commented on the "Olympus premium". Smile

Canon and Nikon don't even make a zoom which, on FF, can stretch as far as the Oly one.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
10 Apr 2012 1:03AM
I don`t think any one makes a 70-200mm equivalent constant f2 apart from Olympus.

I could fit mine to my G2 via an adapter but its big and heavy Sad
StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
10 Apr 2012 4:04AM
Would you buy the Oly 75-300mm for what they're asking CB?Smile

Don't be surprised if they invent a new format next year and leave everybody in the dust. It's been a great marketing ploy, hasn't it.
rhol2 e2
3 311 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 9:35AM

Quote:I knew someone would mention that hugely overpriced piece of equipment, but I didn't think it would be you CB. You can get a lens of equivalent quality for most brands of DSLRs for $100.00.


I would be interested to know what these equivalents are and exactly what they cost. A true equivalent for my Nikon at $100 sounds like a bargain!
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
10 Apr 2012 12:08PM

Quote:Would you buy the Oly 75-300mm for what they're asking CB?


Well it's half the price of the Canon nearest equivalent which would be the 100-400mm.......... which gives an equivalent angle of view of 160-640mm on a Canon crop DSLR. Even if you look at the straight focal length Canon equivalent you could be paying up to double, e.g. Canon's 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM.

So I guess the Oly is a bit of a bargain. Smile


Quote:Don't be surprised if they invent a new format next year and leave everybody in the dust.


There's far too much investment, by too many manufacturers, in the 4/3 format (Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, Sigma, Zeiss, Schneider, Cosina/Voigtlander etc) for it to be biting the dust any time soon. Maybe in a few decades time! Wink
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
10 Apr 2012 4:02PM
These two Oly lenses are expensive, 14-35, 35-100.

If Canon made equivalents would they be any cheaper, unlikely.
StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
10 Apr 2012 8:10PM
CB, just compare apples with apples; the Oly 75-300mm is a run of the mill, slow telezoom, which is expensive because it has no competition, whereas Nikon or Canon provide the same quality, and specs, for a little over 1/8 the cost. Olympus are taking people to the cleaners by creating a near monopoly for themselves. I don't like being taken for a fool.Wink
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
10 Apr 2012 8:14PM

Quote:whereas Nikon or Canon provide the same quality, and specs, for a little over 1/8 the cost


Get a Canon or Nikon lens and use it on the Olympus then. I use two Canon lenses on mine. You can see an Olympus/Canon combo here . Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
10 Apr 2012 8:52PM

Quote:CB, just compare apples with apples


I think you should, 1/8 the cost, lol your having a laugh, those cheapo lenses don`t have IS or silent motors.

Canon`s equivalent would be this, though I`m not to sure how quite the motors would be for video

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-canon-ef-70-300mm-f4-5-6-is-usm-lens/p1010309

and is priced about the same as this.

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-panasonic-100-300mm-f4-0-5-6-lumix-g-vario-lens-micro-four-thirds-fit/p1522632
rhol2 e2
3 311 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 9:21PM

Quote:whereas Nikon or Canon provide the same quality, and specs, for a little over 1/8 the cost

Sorry to repeat myself, but where can I get these fantastic bargains?


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