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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion

mdpontin 14 6.0k Scotland
17 Nov 2012 10:24PM

Quote:I get your point about candids, but they're not my sort of thing, or people of any kind for that matter. I have an uncanny ability to make a supermodel look like a relative of Quasimodo, so gave up on portraits (other than my son) a while ago.

I can recognise talent when I see it. I only ever take (family) people pictures if compelled, and I've never graduated beyond convict mug-shot level. Wink

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Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
17 Nov 2012 10:55PM
I like taking true candids, i.e. where the subject is completely unaware of your activity. Wink

But this is mainly for the challenge of it. My efforts are rarely worth sharing. The tilt-screen of the E-M5 is useful as you can use the camera at waist level. But I'd use a more discreet device in preference.

Whilst I really like the idea of the Oly 45/f1.8, I'm not sure I'd use it much. The Oly 60mm macro is such a great all-purpose lens that the need is just not there. It would be different if I did studio stuff, I guess.
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
17 Nov 2012 10:57PM
Your 60mm makes for a fine studio lens CB.
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
17 Nov 2012 11:03PM
I sometimes have slight doubts about the 60 macro's focusing on distant subjects..... speed and accuracy. But it's probably just me forgetting to set the focus dial properly! Lol! Wink
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
17 Nov 2012 11:10PM
I found similar things using the 45, the focus can be too sensitive at times, I tried to focus on the bottom of the garden through a glass window.

The lens kept focusing on the glass and nothing else, turned out the glass was not as clean as I thought it was and the lens was focusing on a small speck of grime Smile
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
17 Nov 2012 11:48PM
Its often claimed that M4/3 lenses are more expensive than the equ dslr lenses, think again.

This is x3 the price of the equ M4/3 lens Smile

rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 12:06AM
this is the equivalent of the 12-50, but it does have a constant aperture of f4 which equates to f2 on the 12-50. Smile
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
18 Nov 2012 2:04AM
Should have said what was the equ of that Canon, the Pany 12-35.

Guess this is the equ of the Pany 35-100

rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 2:26PM
Both those Panasonics have got great reviews Paul.....but Father Christmas says he's on an economy drive this year. Sad
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
18 Nov 2012 5:22PM
Yeh I wouldn`t mind the 12-35 myself Smile
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
18 Nov 2012 6:12PM



Despite my comment in our earlier PM Paul - I could be interested in that!

Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
18 Nov 2012 6:26PM
And its only about 1/3 of the price of the Canon version, now who said M4/3 was dearer Smile
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
18 Nov 2012 7:42PM
The Mk II version of the Canon 24-70mm seems grossly overpriced. The Mk I was around 900, I think, before it was superseded.
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
18 Nov 2012 8:40PM
I`ve got a feeling the price is already dropping, it was shown at 2300, one heck of a lot.
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
19 Nov 2012 2:23AM
Apparently there's a book on the E-M5 coming out, just after Christmas. I wonder if it will add to our knowledge of this camera at all? Smile

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