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May 23, 2012 09:50 |  #361

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Its a subjective thing. While i am seeking something that isn't as cumbersome as a 5dII i felt that it was too small for my hands which are quite big. If i wanted a 'small camera' i'd just get a P&S. My nikon FM2 is the perfect size for me. But film is a big burden!

Im not looking for something to shove in my pocket, just something i can leave on my desk and grab whenever i go anywhere.

i told the lady i would come back in when they had a demo grip. I took some samples on my SD card though and the IQ was really good!

For most M43 users though, a P&S just doesn't offer the control or IQ. Even a Canon GX(X) series doesn't offer interchangeable lenses and has a smaller sensor.


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May 23, 2012 14:26 |  #362

tohara wrote in post #14472739 (external link)
Its a subjective thing. While i am seeking something that isn't as cumbersome as a 5dII i felt that it was too small for my hands which are quite big. If i wanted a 'small camera' i'd just get a P&S. My nikon FM2 is the perfect size for me. But film is a big burden!

Im not looking for something to shove in my pocket, just something i can leave on my desk and grab whenever i go anywhere.

i told the lady i would come back in when they had a demo grip. I took some samples on my SD card though and the IQ was really good!

A lot of users find that the optional grip vastly improves the ergonomics for them. Hopefully you'll have the same experience. Doesn't matter how good a camera is if it doesn't feel good in your hand.




  
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May 23, 2012 17:08 |  #363

I haven't tried out an EM-5 yet, but I can totally see how it being "too small" would be a big turn-off. My X100 feels fantastic in my hands, but only when I've got my Thumbs-Up grip in place. And my NEX-7's compact size often gets on my nerves thanks to there being nowhere for my right pinky finger (and sometimes even my ring finger) to go. That problem isn't limited to little mirrorless cameras, though...holding even a Rebel is annoying on the pinky finger front. And if I'm going to be uncomfortable, I'd rather be uncomfortable with a pocketable camera!

Still, I'm investigating building my own little mini-grip that just extends the handgrip down a few CM. It'll be annoying to cover the battery/card slot, though.


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May 23, 2012 18:52 |  #364

tohara wrote in post #14472739 (external link)
Its a subjective thing. While i am seeking something that isn't as cumbersome as a 5dII i felt that it was too small for my hands which are quite big. If i wanted a 'small camera' i'd just get a P&S. My nikon FM2 is the perfect size for me. But film is a big burden!

yeah, let's just say I'm not a small guy...

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it could use a bigger front grip. I'm hoping RRS makes something similar to what they did for the X100. But it's not all that bad, the back thumb rest helps a ton. The bigger issue is the small buttons really.

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I haven't tried out an EM-5 yet, but I can totally see how it being "too small" would be a big turn-off. My X100 feels fantastic in my hands, but only when I've got my Thumbs-Up grip in place.

the OMD beats the X100 when it comes to hand holding comfort, at least for me. I've got both here now and I used to have the thumbs up for mine a while back. the problem with the X100 is it's front is too slick and flat. The OMD is better in the front and comes with a nice rubber thumb rest.

yes it's small, but again, that's the point. You'll learn how to hold it if you want to. ;)


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May 23, 2012 19:12 |  #365

haha i didn't realise my comment would create such an uproar. Its a great camera don't get me wrong. But i wasn't sold on it in the first place.

I would only buy it with a panasonic 25 1.4 and in Aus that would cost upwards of $1800. That is a lot of money for something i don't need but want for convenience sake. I could get another great l lens for that money. So for me to buy it i would need to be 100% convinced that i would love it and use it all the time. And i wasn't. But having said that, i still really like the idea of a m4/3 so when the grips come in ill have another look with an open mind.


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May 23, 2012 23:09 |  #366

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I would only buy it with a panasonic 25 1.4 and in Aus that would cost upwards of $1800.
That is a lot of money for something i don't need but want for convenience sake.
I could get another great l lens for that money.
So for me to buy it i would need to be 100% convinced that i would love it and use it all the time.
And i wasn't.


It's funny how similar our decision-making process can be.... :D

I thought about buying a 70-200 II and in Canada that would cost upwards of $2500.
That is a lot of money for something I only need once a year.
So for me to buy it I would need to be 100% convinced that I would love it and use it all the time.
And I wasn't.

So I didn't -- I rented one instead when my brother got married.

Anyway, with that money saved, I could buy the OM-D E-M5 with 4-5 lenses and still have money left over.

(But I'm going to see how the E-M5, 12-50 and 45/1.8 work out on my upcoming trip before deciding if I want to invest more into the system....)

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May 24, 2012 15:21 |  #367

My Camera Shop called me today and informed me that my Silver body only OMD has arrived. Crappy thing is that I cant get in to pick it up for about a week.




  
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May 24, 2012 15:23 |  #368

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My Camera Shop called me today and informed me that my Silver body only OMD has arrived. Crappy thing is that I cant get in to pick it up for about a week.

Thanks, that's encouraging news. Maybe I'll end up with a silver body-only kit sometime this year after all :rolleyes:




  
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May 24, 2012 19:02 |  #369

Some more shots from last week with the EM5 and 12-50 kit lens

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May 24, 2012 19:38 |  #370

^- im unsure on the rules but i can kinda see through that womans bikini... Might want to remove it to be safe (Not that im complaining or anything just dont want you to get in trouble...)


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May 24, 2012 19:41 |  #371

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^- im unsure on the rules but i can kinda see through that womans bikini... Might want to remove it to be safe (Not that im complaining or anything just dont want you to get in trouble...)

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May 24, 2012 20:43 |  #372

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Done

Had a browse through your flickr gallery with the E-M5, looks great

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May 25, 2012 12:57 |  #373

Amazon finally sent me a delivery date on the silver body. It's to be delivered Jun 28-Jul 30. :D


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May 25, 2012 13:45 |  #374

Village_Idiot wrote in post #14484058 (external link)
Amazon finally sent me a delivery date on the silver body. It's to be delivered Jun 28-Jul 30. :D

Aaaaand thanks for bursting my bubble :lol:




  
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May 25, 2012 14:23 |  #375

my black body is out for delivery right now. right now....... aaaaaany minute now.....


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