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Olympus EM10 MKII????

cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
31 Aug 2016 12:11AM
I'm thinking of changing equipment as I'm finding my Nikon D3100 a little heavy due to an impairment to my right hand.

Have had a look (and feel) of the Olympus EM10 and wonder whether anyone out there has experience of this model? It gets a 5 star rating on the EPZ review page...which, of course, is just great.

Seems the body weighs 390grams (the D3100 = 505g).

Is there anything else I should be looking at?

I would prefer a viewfinder and my budget is around 450-600

Grateful for your always😀

Regards Jeff
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
31 Aug 2016 1:17AM
Its not the weight of the camera you should be looking at but the system as a whole, 115grams is nothing (going by body) but when you start factoring lenses as well all those grams start adding up.

For me the biggest saving is in bulk, unless I`m carrying flash units.

These are great little camera`s though, ideal if you want to travel small and light.

If you can find an extra 20 quid the twin lens kit would be a good deal.
Solveig 5 2 Australia
31 Aug 2016 1:46AM
I have the earlier model of the Olympus OMD EM 10 and just love it! It is light enough to carry all the time - which I really appreciated when hiking in the Pyrenees last year. It is also great for travel as the body plus 3 lenses weighed just over 1kg!

The image stabilisation works a treat and there is a live comp feature that builds the image on the screen for long exposures like star trails and light painting. The prime lenses are very sharp, particularly the 60mm macro, which is my favourite. The new model has focus bracketing, so you can do focus stacks, which my older camera lacks. Overall I think this camera would be a great choice.

NB I don't have any links to Olympus, but have used their cameras since the original OM1 film camera.
GazzaG2003 18 365 England
31 Aug 2016 7:56AM
I have the 5D mkIII with battery grip but wanted something lighter to take away on holiday so i bought this Olympus camera (silver) it came with a

14-42mm also bought the Oly 40-150mm lens and i can honestly say a great choice its an amazing camera imho.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
31 Aug 2016 8:37AM
Brilliant guys..Gazza, just been looking at the I currently use a 70-300...was hoping I wouldn't have to compromise too much. 😊

Sounds doable 😊
Solveig 5 2 Australia
31 Aug 2016 8:50AM
Yes, I also have the extra grip - if you have problems with your hand this makes it much easier to hold the camera.
DaveRyder Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2016 10:32AM
I've found the EM10 (Mk1) a great purchase - replaced a Stylus 1

I've the body, a Zuiko 14-42, 45-150 and a Lumix 25mm plus spare battery, memory card and a couple of filters in a small bag

I like the image quality and the menus give wide and varied set up choices while the controls are well situated.

Immediately before this I had a Stylus 1 and an E410 having to decide which I would take (sometime both).

This would be a good choice in my opinion. Mine has replaced both of the previous cameras and I miss neither in owning the EM10.

cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
31 Aug 2016 12:09PM
Hi Dave, Thanks for the info and link 😊
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
20 Sep 2016 5:43PM
Am excited to report back that I have made the decision to p/ex my D3100 & lens for an Olympus OM-D E-M1Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 14-42 lens.

Looks like my hand will need surgery (diagnosed as Dupuytren's contracture) so even if I get some relief it won't get much better.

Thanks to everyone for their help and advice.. 😁😁

Only downside is I may not get the camera until next week....looking forward to uploading 😁😁😁
Just Jas Plus
19 26.3k 1 England
20 Sep 2016 7:23PM
Well, good luck with your hand treatment and enjoy your E-M10


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