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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


Andy_Curtis 6 808 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2014 7:28PM
Oh even better! I read quite a few reviews and not one said it was RC TTL compatible.

Cheers Paul
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
6 Sep 2014 7:31PM
I`ve never been that familiar with the Metz units and I have to admit I did not know that either.

One thing they don`t allow is FP flash but the FL300 does not do this either.

For this price if you need TTL and RC flash I don`t suspect there is much else out there
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
15 Sep 2014 3:52PM
I've been looking for a camera which can replace both my E-M5 and my Panasonic LF1 compact. I was waiting for the Panasonic GM5. It was announced today - and I am disappointed to find that, despite strong pre-launch rumours, it does not have IBIS. A deal breaker for me as most of my M4/3 lenses don't have OIS. Also the GM5 with kit lens is to be launched at 769... and will be bigger than the GM1.

So I decided to pick up a bargain at a mere 250, instead: an Oly E-PM2 with the 14-42mm IIR collapsible lens. It was the last black one Wilkinsons had in stock. The camera is 2 years old now and it is rumoured (hmm!) it will not be replaced. It got an excellent review on here. The E-PM2 of course has the same sensor as the E-M5 and will be using the same lenses - so I expect the same quality but an increase in everyday portability.

I am going to see how I get on with the E-PM2. If (big if at this stage) all is well I may wave a tearful farewell to the E-M5 and the LF1, both of which I have enjoyed using but, sadly, neither of which ticks all the boxes although they are extremely capable cameras within their field.
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
15 Sep 2014 4:49PM
I would have thought the new Panasonic LX100 would be more up your street CB.
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
15 Sep 2014 5:22PM

Quote:I would have thought the new Panasonic LX100 would be more up your street CB.


800 for something limited to 24-75mm (FF equiv)? Erm, I think not Paul! Wink
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
15 Sep 2014 5:56PM
Very, very tempted to get one of these to make the Pen Mini more pocketable.

But I need a bit of a push! Wink
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
15 Sep 2014 6:08PM
Just do it. It does make it pocketable and it's a very good lens. The trouble is, although it's a better lens than the 14-42, is it 300 worth to save space.




Yes it is.
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
15 Sep 2014 6:30PM
Ok, that's decided then - I've ordered one from Amazon at 248. Smile

Thanks for stopping by, Mr H. thumbs-up-light.jpg
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
15 Sep 2014 6:59PM
And grab yourself a thumbs up grip CB, these improve handling no end.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/DSLRKIT-Thumbs-COOLPIX-Fujifilm-X-pro1/dp/B00D86UQWK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1410803869&sr=8-4&keywords=thumb+grip

One attached to my GF2
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Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
15 Sep 2014 7:20PM
Thanks Paul, I already have 3 universal grips and will give those a try. Smile
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
15 Sep 2014 7:21PM
Should have added, its a great little addition to the EPM2, I tried one on Mikes EPM2.
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
17 Sep 2014 5:57PM
The E-PM2 & Panny 12-32mm both arrived today (from different retailers). Looks a fun little package... and with what should be absolutely identical image quality as the E-M5. Smile

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Chris_L 6 5.5k United Kingdom
17 Sep 2014 6:17PM
Does it fit into your pocket?

I've finally succubmed to the bag, got one of these. I had been putting lenses in different pockets etc, but it has been too messy.

I will go out with just the camera and the 17 though as if it was a compact.

If too big for a pocket I think it could be possible to use a metal ring inside a coat or jacket and a dog clip type of affair to attach the camera to. With the right type of elastic could even be possible to pull it out for quick shots without unattaching?

What's the advantage of those thumb things Paul, I don't really get em, any good for my GX7? I still feel I need a hand-strap, feel I'm going to drop my camera despite wrist strap. Haven't attached the neck strap as hate camera bouncing around. I have an Opteka for 5D which puts it in the small of my back.
Carabosse 17 41.5k 270 England
17 Sep 2014 6:25PM
I have fitted the combo into the side pocket of a lightweight summer jacket. A bit of a bulge. Grin But I would do it if I didn't want to carry a bag.

Also tried it in a heavier weight coat: fits very easily... I would have no hesitation carrying it around in that.
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
17 Sep 2014 8:11PM
What's the advantage of those thumb things Paul, I don't really get em, any good for my GX7? I still feel I need a hand-strap, feel I'm going to drop my camera despite wrist strap. Haven't attached the neck strap as hate camera bouncing around. I have an Opteka for 5D which puts it in the small of my back.

The standard short ones don`t seem to sit right on the GX7 so some people think, the prefer the longer ones designed to fit the Fuji`s, its the placement of the hot shoe that causes all the problems, a lot of it is just a matter of taste.

Some people are fine with the standard one`s on the GX7

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tysonrobichaud/10732736113/

These grips make the smaller camera`s more stable in the hand when shooting one handed, often the smaller camera`s are more difficult to hold one handed without them.

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