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Oct 30, 2012 17:19 |  #991

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Me. I owned it for 2.5 months and I sold it. But I still think it was a good buy and I probably would buy one back if Fuji X1E don't work for me. I was about to invest more to the micro 43 system this September. But I was keep debating after XE1's annoucement. Plus I anticipated that I would be busy till late November. I don't want to let it sit at home while it's depreciating. I decided to sell it before the used price of OMD collapses.

thanks for the insight... technology these days depreciates so fast


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Nov 01, 2012 14:29 |  #992

He's selling them :)

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Look forward to seeing them. Did your 12-50 get much use? What's your opinion of the kit lens?


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Nov 01, 2012 17:02 |  #993

Well, I bought it for vacation, took the trip, and it has sat at home (as well as all my other cameras) ever since. I am far too busy at work to have two camera systems, especially one as was mentioned earlier that will depreciate as soon as a replacement is announced. That said, it was a 12 day trip, 10 of which on a cruise, and even though I brought my 5D and 7D, they only ever left the ship with me one time. The OMD did great, I put about 4,000 frames on it during the trip, and I have no regrets getting it, but I hate to have it just sitting around costing me money and collecting dust.

If they release an E-M7, or OMDpro or whatever that delivers good action photography performance, and a few high quality tele's like the new Panasonic 150mm (but longer), I could see it entering my kit permenantly. Also, the lenses I chose for the trip I did so for their lightness, compactness, and versatility. If I were keeping it, I would make different lens selections, such as the panalecia 25, oly 12mm, maybe the new 12-35 2.8. Ultimately I primarily bird, so I think I will put the money toward a 1DIV, or something like that, which I can use this winter.


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Nov 01, 2012 18:22 |  #994

Billginthekeys wrote in post #15196053 (external link)
Well, I bought it for vacation, took the trip, and it has sat at home (as well as all my other cameras) ever since. I am far too busy at work to have two camera systems, especially one as was mentioned earlier that will depreciate as soon as a replacement is announced. That said, it was a 12 day trip, 10 of which on a cruise, and even though I brought my 5D and 7D, they only ever left the ship with me one time. The OMD did great, I put about 4,000 frames on it during the trip, and I have no regrets getting it, but I hate to have it just sitting around costing me money and collecting dust.

If they release an E-M7, or OMDpro or whatever that delivers good action photography performance, and a few high quality tele's like the new Panasonic 150mm (but longer), I could see it entering my kit permenantly. Also, the lenses I chose for the trip I did so for their lightness, compactness, and versatility. If I were keeping it, I would make different lens selections, such as the panalecia 25, oly 12mm, maybe the new 12-35 2.8. Ultimately I primarily bird, so I think I will put the money toward a 1DIV, or something like that, which I can use this winter.

It just means you got to do some more traveling :)


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Nov 01, 2012 19:04 |  #995

^ now that's good feedback


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Nov 01, 2012 19:17 |  #996

The question, "Can I replace my DSLR/s with Micro 4/3?" has been asked a million times, but the answer always needs to be prefaced by, "What applications do you expect to use them for?"

They aren't going to work for everyone.


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Nov 01, 2012 20:08 |  #997

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It just means you got to do some more traveling :)

I like your style, dude.




  
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Nov 01, 2012 20:12 |  #998

theflyingkiwi wrote in post #15196262 (external link)
It just means you got to do some more traveling :)

If only :p


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Nov 02, 2012 16:57 |  #999

Well I sold everything on FM within 24 hours, so the OM-D definitely still seems to be the mirrorless to own at the moment.

I'll be back whenever the next one comes out.


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Nov 03, 2012 22:45 |  #1000

Had another visit to Hong Kong this weekend and bought myself the OM-D, very happy with the purchase so far, carried it around all day yesterday and didn't even notice that it was hanging around my neck to be honest.

I didn't bother with the kit lens, bought the silver & black body with 45mm f1.8, lens hood & grip, now waiting patiently for the 17.5mm f1.8, none of the stores in HK know about it yet.

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Nov 04, 2012 01:05 |  #1001

The 17mm is looking promising - rumor is that it'll go for $500 (external link).

It's interesting that in Hong Kong, pretty much every mainstream electronics shop (Broadway, Fortress, etc.) proudly touted it in their windows over the summer, yet back here in the Bay Area, none of the mainstream stores carry it at all.


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Nov 04, 2012 04:20 |  #1002

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The 17mm is looking promising - rumor is that it'll go for $500 (external link).

It's interesting that in Hong Kong, pretty much every mainstream electronics shop (Broadway, Fortress, etc.) proudly touted it in their windows over the summer, yet back here in the Bay Area, none of the mainstream stores carry it at all.

Everyone seems to be carrying it in HK, I bought mine in Stanley Street, Central, a few decent shops there and all pretty much around the same price, managed to get a few dollars off the package I bought.

They're also carrying the X-E1 and EOS-M, had a play with those also but had my mind set on the OM-D.


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Nov 04, 2012 13:06 |  #1003

Rex914 wrote in post #15204537 (external link)
The 17mm is looking promising - rumor is that it'll go for $500 (external link).

I'll be first in line if it's $500, but I very much doubt it will be. Build quality is supposed to be similar to the 12mm f/2 and 75mm f/1.8 which are both $899 MSRP. The 12mm has been out for a while and its street price has only dropped to $799. If the 17mm f/1.8 is even a penny less than $699 I'll be very pleasantly surprised, let alone $500.

Heck, who am I kidding. I'll probably be first in line at $899 :lol: This is the lens I've been waiting for to complete my essential set of lenses for m4/3.

It's interesting that in Hong Kong, pretty much every mainstream electronics shop (Broadway, Fortress, etc.) proudly touted it in their windows over the summer, yet back here in the Bay Area, none of the mainstream stores carry it at all.

m4/3 is huge in Asia. Not so much in the U.S. I've heard it's better in Europe but still not nearly as popular as in Asia. It'd be interesting to find out what factors are involved in that other than marketing or lack thereof.




  
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Nov 04, 2012 14:17 |  #1004

^^ I'm waiting for rebate :).


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Nov 04, 2012 21:09 |  #1005

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #15206003 (external link)
I'll be first in line if it's $500, but I very much doubt it will be. Build quality is supposed to be similar to the 12mm f/2 and 75mm f/1.8 which are both $899 MSRP. The 12mm has been out for a while and its street price has only dropped to $799. If the 17mm f/1.8 is even a penny less than $699 I'll be very pleasantly surprised, let alone $500.

I haven't been following this at all. However, I think there is plenty of room for hope that it will be cheaper. It's only 3mm off from the beloved 20mm 1.7, and is not even as bright. I for one wouldn't dream of paying $800 when the 20 is less than half that, and I think an awful lot of people will feel the same--and the camera companies will know that.


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