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Old 1st of July 2012 (Sun)   #541
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Default Re: Olympus OM Micro Four Thirds camera!

In my Billingham Hadley Digital I can fit the EM5, Panasonic 7-14, Voigtlander 25 with hood, spare battery, pop up flash, a few filters and some memory cards and have plenty of room for my wallet, keys and phone.
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Old 1st of July 2012 (Sun)   #542
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If I could find one in stock, I think I'd be more willing to swap gear for it...as it stands, the thought of selling off my Canon gear to wait 1-3 months for the backorders to clear out makes me a bit nervous.
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If I could find one in stock, I think I'd be more willing to swap gear for it...as it stands, the thought of selling off my Canon gear to wait 1-3 months for the backorders to clear out makes me a bit nervous.

plenty of people are selling brand new kits on different forums.
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Amazon.com has the 14-42 kit in stock
There are plenty of good 3rd party battery in ebay. I happy with this brand.
Battery grip is in stock at Amazon as well
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Actually found the 12-50mm kit in stock locally today. Can't decide if I want to hold out for just a body, not super interested in a kit lens.
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Well after two weeks with this camera I can say I've enjoyed it very much but I can't afford to invest in both systems at the moment and I can't give up my 5D. I'm going to be posting up my silver body with kit lens shortly.
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I'd be interested to hear what you felt were the shortcomings of the body, foster.
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Actually found the 12-50mm kit in stock locally today. Can't decide if I want to hold out for just a body, not super interested in a kit lens.
I can understand if you wish to go to primes, but the 12-50 is not a bad lens for being considered "kit." It will do many things quite well, including a macro button, and the choice of manual or driven zoom. Weather-sealed to compliment the camera. However, not the fastest lens on the block, 3.5-6.3.
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I do like the thought of having a 12mm option without having to buy a 12mm lens, as those are around 700ish.
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I feel that the whole point of the m43 system is for the good IQ compact system without the bulk for everyday use. That's why I am sticking with primes (14mm, 20mm and 45mm) with my OM-D. I am not hauling couple lbs of gear anymore when I am just walking around or going to the park with my kid.
BTW, the silver 12-50 kit is also in stock from Cameraland. I bought mine from them last month and they are great.
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I'd be interested to hear what you felt were the shortcomings of the body, foster.
Well, I would say there is one shortcoming with the body and then not a shortcoming but a difference between the sensors that make me want to keep the 5D. The difference I am referencing is just a preference really but I like being able to achieve the shallow DOF very easily on the 5D. Sometimes is nice to have everything in focus without having to stop down on the OMD, but more often than not I was wishing for more background blur.

The only shortcoming for me which makes me hang on to the 5D is continuous AF. I know people knock the 5D for this but for kids, or animals I was having close to zero keepers with the OMD.

Ideally I would keep both because its really an amazing piece of equipment. But I was hoping for something to replace the DSLR. Depending on the type of shooting you do it definitely could. For me its close but not quite.

I will say though, the IBIS on this thing is insanely good.
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Cool, thanks for writing that out, very interesting.
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^ so hopefully you know why DSLR is huge , mostly contains AF modules that works .
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For moving objects you're probably best off selecting S-AF mode and using the touchscreen for focus point selection and shutter release.
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For moving objects you're probably best off selecting S-AF mode and using the touchscreen for focus point selection and shutter release.
The touchsceen AF is nice, but definitely not on the par with a good DSLR, say a 7D, 5D3, or 1Dx, but neither is the price. Probably not sutiable for BIF or other action/moving targets. However, there are other bells and whistles on the EM-5 while do not appear on a DSLR, such as the afore mentioned touchscreen. Also, some post-processing type "art" tricks, which one can tell the camera to do any or all at shot time and store them on the card. Combine this with different combinations and permutations of of multi-bracketing and you had best have a robust SD card in the camera. A dozen shots can turn into a couple hundred or more images on the card.
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