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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
10 Apr 2012 9:26PM
Denny likes pulling our legs. For 1/8th the price it would be like taking photos through the bottom of a Coke bottle. Wink

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rhol2 e2
3 320 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2012 9:30PM

Quote:Denny likes pulling our legs. For 1/8th the price it would be like taking photos through the bottom of a Coke bottle. Wink


Could that be an idea for a new Art Filter?
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
10 Apr 2012 9:34PM

Quote:Could that be an idea for a new Art Filter?


Some of them are a bit like that anyway! Grin
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
10 Apr 2012 10:46PM

Quote:where can I get these fantastic bargains


If we told you, we'd have to kill you.Sad
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
10 Apr 2012 11:25PM

Quote:If we told you, we'd have to kill you.


Ahhh............ dodgy gear - thought as much! Grin
Camairish 9 1.3k Scotland
11 Apr 2012 1:37PM
Coke-In filters.
ChrisV 8 886 26 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 2:05PM

Quote:

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



The Olympus does look like a slow, expensive lens, but the Panasonic above looks like a lot of bang for buck. Anyone used one - what's the optical quality like?
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Apr 2012 7:59PM
What are you using Olympus or Pany, optical quality I don`t think there`s a lot in it.

The Pany is cheaper, has in body IS, and its a little faster.

The Olympus focuses closer, is smaller and lighter and I think its better than the Pany for video.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
11 Apr 2012 9:00PM
Now that seems a fair price for that lens, considering it has ois built in, whereas Oly seems to add a premium to their lens prices because they have ois built into the camera. The only way to get them to be more reasonable is to by the competitions much more reasonable products.

Here's a user review of the Panny; Panasonic 100-300mm lens
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Apr 2012 9:38PM

Quote:whereas Oly seems to add a premium to their lens prices because they have ois built into the camera


Lol Smile
ChrisV 8 886 26 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2012 1:08PM

Quote:What are you using Olympus or Pany, optical quality I don`t think there`s a lot in it.

The Pany is cheaper, has in body IS, and its a little faster.

The Olympus focuses closer, is smaller and lighter and I think its better than the Pany for video.



At the moment I've just got an EPL2, but that was only purchased because I had the Panny 20mm f1.7 after I had my GF1 nicked.

I know it was a more expensive camera aimed at a different market, but I felt it was far superior to the Olympus.

To be honest - both are/were supplemental to my DSLR kit as a portable/innocuous alternative.

I'm thinking of maybe going for a GX1 if/when funds permit but I'm torn because it's not something I absolutely need.

The 20mm Panny is a lovely little lens - but not cheap.

Anyone had a go with the GX1 yet?
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
12 Apr 2012 2:31PM

Quote:I'm thinking of maybe going for a GX1 if/when funds permit but I'm torn because it's not something I absolutely need


It should be pretty good, read here about a firmware upgrade for both the camera and that 100-300.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/01/18/panasonic-pledges-firmware-for-gx1-body-100-300mm-lens

I`m using a G2 but prefer the Olympus lenses, I guess that makes me a little odd Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
27 Apr 2012 5:04PM
Well WEX have just informed me my Olympus OM-D EM-5 (in black, body only) will be arriving on Monday. The wait has been interminable! Grin

Will I be the first on EPZ (Pete/Josh apart) to get hold of one of these devices?
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
27 Apr 2012 5:24PM
ohhhhh.....nice one. do you want to swap it with EPL3? Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
27 Apr 2012 5:38PM

Quote:do you want to swap it with EPL3?


No thanks............ do you want to buy an E-PL2 as backup for your E-PL3 ?? Grin

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