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Oct 19, 2012 11:05 |  #946

My E-PL1 was not a bad cam but I've never liked it for outdoor shots when somewhat bright sky included. The Sony sensor inside OM-D does much better recovering highlights compare the any previous Olympus/Panasonic sensors.

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No doubt the OM-D is better, but crappy is way too strong. It's 12MP, like the 5Dc. Every camera has it's strengths and weaknesses. I've been looking at a lot of black and white stuff from the mid 20th century, and I love the grainy look. My 5D3 has bandy, unattractive grain when it has grain, but the old M4/3 have smooth, even noise. It's very nice for street work...

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Oct 19, 2012 11:13 |  #947

DarthVader wrote in post #15143059 (external link)
My E-PL1 was not a bad cam but I've never liked it for outdoor shots when somewhat bright sky included. The Sony sensor inside OM-D does much better recovering highlights compare the any previous Olympus/Panasonic sensors.

It will be interesting to see how the price of the E-M5 holds up. The last versions with the original 12MP saw serious price erosion. I'm thinking the first gen offerings with Sony sensors will do a little better.


  
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Oct 19, 2012 11:14 |  #948

DarthVader wrote in post #15143059 (external link)
My E-PL1 was not a bad cam but I've never liked it for outdoor shots when somewhat bright sky included. The Sony sensor inside OM-D does much better recovering highlights compare the any previous Olympus/Panasonic sensors.

I believe you that it's better, but I think it's all relative. I shot this a couple of days ago in bright sunlight at mid-day. Probably it's more contrasty than lots of folks would like, but I'm really happy with this shot, even the stuff that suggests the sensors weak points.

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Oct 19, 2012 11:18 |  #949

mpix345 wrote in post #15143094 (external link)
It will be interesting to see how the price of the E-M5 holds up. The last versions with the original 12MP saw serious price erosion. I'm thinking the first gen offerings with Sony sensors will do a little better.

Depends I guess if they are going to release a new OM-D pro version :).

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I believe you that it's better, but I think it's all relative. I shot this a couple of days ago in bright sunlight at mid-day. Probably it's more contrasty than lots of folks would like, but I'm really happy with this shot, even the stuff that suggests the sensors weak points.

20121015-P1020913-Edit.jpg (external link) by Mookalafalas (external link), on Flickr

Cameras have nothing to do with images unless some specific technical stuff is needed (clean high ISO, wide dynamic range, etc).


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Oct 19, 2012 12:09 |  #950

nice shot Al


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Oct 19, 2012 20:00 |  #951

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nice shot Al

Thanks. Actually, I hadn't used the M4/3 in months. Seems ridiculous to use a $300 kit when you're still paying off a 4K 5DK kit! However, took it for a spin the other day and came back with some nice stuff. Whatever M4/3 model you use, I really want to recommend the Pan 14mm as one of the great bargain lenses (that is, if you get it for about $150 on ebay).


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Oct 20, 2012 03:18 |  #952

Had my run with 4/3 rigs. Not really into it anymore with so much toys out there. *ahem* RX1


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Oct 20, 2012 13:42 |  #953

mpix345 wrote in post #15143094 (external link)
It will be interesting to see how the price of the E-M5 holds up. The last versions with the original 12MP saw serious price erosion. I'm thinking the first gen offerings with Sony sensors will do a little better.

I'm hoping for serious price erosion with EOS-M so I can have a mirrorless




  
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Oct 20, 2012 18:45 |  #954
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how many have switched from canon DLSR to one of these?


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Oct 20, 2012 21:55 |  #955

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how many have switched from canon DLSR to one of these?

Still have my DSLR, but I would have no regrets selling it. The only camera I take with me is the OMD.


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Oct 20, 2012 23:45 |  #956

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Still have my DSLR, but I would have no regrets selling it. The only camera I take with me is the OMD.

Serioulsy thinking to sell all my DSLR stuff... Just to sad to let go my 35L and 70-200 MK II... But well I guess i will do it...sooner or later.


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Oct 20, 2012 23:56 |  #957

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #15147876 (external link)
how many have switched from canon DLSR to one of these?

Actually, there is a whole thread based on this here at POTN.


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Oct 21, 2012 00:52 |  #958
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Mookalafalas wrote in post #15148714 (external link)
Actually, there is a whole thread based on this here at POTN.

were?


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Oct 21, 2012 02:47 |  #959

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were?

https://photography-on-the.net …28&highlight=MI​CRO+4%2F3S


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Oct 21, 2012 07:03 |  #960

The original 12MP Micro 4/3 sensors made by Panasonic were okay but weren't my favourites. The GH1 was better, particularly as far as dynamic range was concerned, although not quite up to the level of the E-M5.


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