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Jan 12, 2013 14:54 |  #1111

dont hold it to your face and people will NEVER be scared of the OMD. Tilt the screen out and use it as a waist level finder with the 45mm and it's like being a ninja!!!


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Jan 12, 2013 16:52 |  #1112

Mookalafalas wrote in post #15479150external link
Sure, but it's all relative. I want the m4/3 so I don't scare people with a big camera. If you are going to use the omd, you might as well just use a 5d, IMO.

No way. I have both and the E-M5 is much smaller than the 5D. Look at Ben's comparison images from camerasize.com or go to the site and do the comparison yourself (great site btw). In terms of not scaring people with a big camera, the E-M5 wins hands down. The E-M5 is much, much closer in size to the E-PM2 and E-PL5 than it is to the 5D.




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Jan 12, 2013 18:03 |  #1113

yeah, almost everyone I know that has either bought an OMD or seriously looked at one, the first comment is always "it's so much smaller than I thought it'd be?!"... :lol:


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Jan 12, 2013 18:17 |  #1114

jacobsen1 wrote in post #15480209external link
yeah, almost everyone I know that has either bought an OMD or seriously looked at one, the first comment is always "it's so much smaller than I thought it'd be?!"... :lol:

For sure, after hefting around a 5DII. Gotta love both though. Each has their place.


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Jan 12, 2013 18:28 |  #1115

5D and E-M5 are so far apart in size it's hilarious to think otherwise!




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Jan 12, 2013 19:39 |  #1116

jacobsen1 wrote in post #15479686external link
dont hold it to your face and people will NEVER be scared of the OMD. Tilt the screen out and use it as a waist level finder with the 45mm and it's like being a ninja!!!

That's what I'm hoping for! The first Dslr I used was a Sony A550 with the flip screen, and I did just that. And with a neck strap for stabilization, you get nice clean shots.

Menelaus wrote in post #15480281external link
5D and E-M5 are so far apart in size it's hilarious to think otherwise!

Sure, of course the size is really different. But there is a psychological cut off point somewhere, I think, as to how people react to someone with a camera. When people are shooting with a cell phone or a tiny compact, I think they are often "below the radar" in a way, people notice, but they don't really care and hardly register it (at least here in Taiwan, where there is ALWAYS someone shooting with a phone or a compact). but a lumix 25 1.4 on an OMD pointing at someone, I think that has enough of the "big gun" feel that people are going to be just as conscious of you as if you are using a full Canon rig.
Of course I could just be talking through my hat. I've never even held an OMD or seen a Lumix 25 in the real world...


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Jan 12, 2013 20:21 as a reply to Mookalafalas's post |  #1117

Still debating what to buy. There are rumors the E-P5 may be announced at the end of the month at CP+ which doesn't make it an easier decision. So far my choices are:

1) OM-D, 12-50, 40-150, 14/2.5 (changed my mind), 45/1.8 = ~$1850

2) E-PL5, 14-42, 40-150, 14/2.5, 45/1.8 = ~$1300

3) Keep my current setup (NEX-5N, 18-55, 30/2.8, 5Dc, 40/2.8, 85/1.8)

I shot with my NEX-5N again tonight and started to think it's all I really need (after adding a Sigma 19 and Sony 50). But the fast AF/touch shutter and lens options of the Olys are making it a tough choice. I wonder if we'll be seeing better deals later this year or if the current promotions are as good as it'll get for a while.




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Jan 13, 2013 05:52 |  #1118

BTW how's your 17 f/1.8 treating you ?.

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Bah, 50mm equivalent--boring lens for boring people :D I keed, I keed. Very very nice lens, but just a tiny bit too bulky for me too. Having said that if I were a heavy 50mm user I'd get the 25mm f/1.4, no question.


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Jan 13, 2013 06:46 |  #1119

The E-M5 is dinky, and a lot of people mistake it for an 'old fashioned film camera'. Until they see the screen. Every time I pick up the 5DII (which I still love, but am using less and less) I'm again surprised by how huge and heavy it is.

Comfortable to hold, but huge.

As for choices, the 5 axis IBIS in the E-M5 and the good built-in EVF are major selling points that justify the cost over something like an E-PL5. That, and the better controls (dedicated dual wheels). Can't quite decide whether I prefer on-screen touch focus or EVF shooting, sort of depends on the mood and style, but having both is great.


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Jan 13, 2013 18:53 |  #1120

riotshield wrote in post #15480661external link
Still debating what to buy. There are rumors the E-P5 may be announced at the end of the month at CP+ which doesn't make it an easier decision. So far my choices are:

1) OM-D, 12-50, 40-150, 14/2.5 (changed my mind), 45/1.8 = ~$1850

2) E-PL5, 14-42, 40-150, 14/2.5, 45/1.8 = ~$1300

3) Keep my current setup (NEX-5N, 18-55, 30/2.8, 5Dc, 40/2.8, 85/1.8)

I shot with my NEX-5N again tonight and started to think it's all I really need (after adding a Sigma 19 and Sony 50). But the fast AF/touch shutter and lens options of the Olys are making it a tough choice. I wonder if we'll be seeing better deals later this year or if the current promotions are as good as it'll get for a while.

The E-M5 has a $100 discount going for the 12-50mm kit, and some Olympus lenses have a rebate up to $150 when buying with the E-M5. The 45mm is one of those lenses. If you're going to buy into m4/3 from scratch this is a great time to do it with the E-M5 combo rebates. I don't know how long the deals last, but if they don't overlap with CP+ then I'd buy the E-M5 and lenses while the deals are ongoing. Then if the E-P5 is more to your liking you won't lose much from selling the E-M5. Think of the depreciation as a rental while you wait for the E-P5 to become available.

Plus we don't know if there will be an E-P5 let alone what it will offer. Will it have 5-axis IBIS and built-in EVF? If it does both at a cheaper price than the E-M5 it could be an awesome camera, but that's all speculation.




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Jan 13, 2013 18:59 |  #1121

DarthVader wrote in post #15481841external link
BTW how's your 17 f/1.8 treating you ?.

I'm really liking it actually. It has become my go-to lens for most of my shooting. In short it's a really fun lens to use, and the usability more than makes up for the image quality it gives up wide open to the 20mm f/1.7. AF is extremely quick and accurate even in lighting situations where the 20mm would hunt and/or give up, and the image quality is good enough for how I use it (people pictures, often at high ISO). I've been a combination of busy and lazy in terms of putting more thoughts in writing, but that's still coming... eventually :D




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Jan 14, 2013 06:56 |  #1122

Thanks for the update, glad it works out for you. BTW I remember one time you're looking for a TTL wireless trigger, have you heard about this one ?

http://www.aokatec.com​/AK-TTL.htmlexternal link

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I'm really liking it actually. It has become my go-to lens for most of my shooting. In short it's a really fun lens to use, and the usability more than makes up for the image quality it gives up wide open to the 20mm f/1.7. AF is extremely quick and accurate even in lighting situations where the 20mm would hunt and/or give up, and the image quality is good enough for how I use it (people pictures, often at high ISO). I've been a combination of busy and lazy in terms of putting more thoughts in writing, but that's still coming... eventually :D


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Jan 14, 2013 09:27 |  #1123

DarthVader wrote in post #15486115external link
Thanks for the update, glad it works out for you. BTW I remember one time you're looking for a TTL wireless trigger, have you heard about this one ?

http://www.aokatec.com​/AK-TTL.htmlexternal link

No I haven't. Thanks for the heads-up. I can't remember the circumstances now, but probably what I was looking to do was trigger Canon flashes from my E-M5. I don't think you can get TTL in that configuration regardless of the trigger. I already have the Phottix Odin transmitter and receivers for my Canon kit, so if there were a way to just get a Phottix transmitter that works on an E-M5 with the Odin receivers that would be my preference. There might be one already in existence, just haven't had an urgent enough need to do the research legwork.




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Jan 15, 2013 18:16 |  #1124

I am going to a 3-week vacation in Bali next month. I am leaving my 5D3 at home and bringing om-d with 2 lenses (9-18 and 12-35) and fl-600r flash. I think I will enjoy traveling lighter this time. The whole setup fits into a hadley small bag with enough room to spare for an ipad and travel documents.


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Jan 15, 2013 19:23 |  #1125

^ have fun. I'd like to go there again one day.


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