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May 30, 2012 09:46 |  #406

watt100 wrote in post #14504693 (external link)
nice pics, I thinking about getting a mirror-less system for the smaller size but with a zoom lens it seems almost as large as a DSLR

Very similar in size.


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May 30, 2012 09:48 |  #407

Higgs,

I'm as big a fan of m4/3 as anybody, but that's just cheating :D




  
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May 30, 2012 09:50 as a reply to  @ post 14505130 |  #408

5DII 24-70, 550D 18-135, E-M5 12-50

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May 30, 2012 12:45 |  #409

watt100 wrote in post #14504693 (external link)
nice pics, I thinking about getting a mirror-less system for the smaller size but with a zoom lens it seems almost as large as a DSLR

tdp_photos wrote in post #14505122 (external link)
I have a 5DII and 550D as well. The OM-D E-M5 with kit zoom lens is smaller than the 550D with a 18-135 zoom and it weighs a lot less.


I've been trying to get my GF (now wife) into interchangeable-lens photography for a while now. When I got my 7D, I paired my old Rebel XTi/400D with the 15-85IS, and tried to get her to use the combo instead of her Canon P&S w/ 4x zoom.

No go. She felt it was way too heavy and too big for her.

However, when I got the OM-D E-M5 with the 12-50 (and the Olympus 45/1.8 for shallow DOF, which is her main complaint about P&S compacts, including the S100), she fell in love with the m4/3 system instantly.

As tdp_photos said, the OM-D E-M5 combo looks a lot bigger in photos than when you handles it in person. I pre-ordered it thinking it'll be a bit more portable, but when I picked up the combo in store, I was really surprised by how small it really was.

Maybe it's the weight, or maybe the small diameter -- the 12-50 uses a 52mm filter, and the entire barrel is about the same width. The 15-85IS uses a 72mm filter, and the barrel is even "fatter".

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May 30, 2012 13:09 |  #410

smaller but not pocket size. maybe I'm looking for a mirror-less system with a "pancake" lens




  
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May 30, 2012 13:24 |  #411

an iphone is pocket size.
an S100 is pocket size.

an omd is street photography size.

a rebel is tiny hands dslr size.

a FF 5D is the size which all others are based upon. (i keed)


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May 30, 2012 15:06 |  #412

Higgs Boson wrote in post #14506708 (external link)
an iphone is pocket size.
an S100 is pocket size.

an omd is street photography size.

a rebel is tiny hands dslr size.

a FF 5D is the size which all others are based upon. (i keed)

OK, "street size" vs pocket size




  
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May 30, 2012 19:44 |  #413

Higgs Boson wrote in post #14506708 (external link)
an iphone is pocket size.
an S100 is pocket size.

an omd is street photography size.

a rebel is tiny hands dslr size.

a FF 5D is the size which all others are based upon. (i keed)


I love your classification system -- succinct but you nailed the most important point right on the head.
bw!


For me, I never had any illusions of squeezing any mirrorless into a pocket -- mirrorless is never supposed to compete for pocket-space with an iPhone or something like the S95/S100. It's a new species, ready to carve out its own niche inside serious photographers' camera bags....


Let's face it, as good as the S95/S100 may be, they are still MILES away in terms of IQ when compared to DSLR. Not to mention you are stuck with a fixed lens.
Want something wider than 24/28mm FOV? Sorry, can't do.
Want something longer than 105/120mm FOV? Forget it.
Want portraits with blurred background? Not gonna happen.
:mad:

So, up until now, I've always carried, happily I might add, my 7D with 3-4 lenses whenever I go on trips. However, the weight quickly adds up even with "travel lenses" like the 70-200/4L IS and 10-22 as the lighter-than-average UWA.

And the bulk -- there is usually not much room left for non-photography items after I stuff my 7D, 3-4 lenses, and 580EX into a carry-on-compliant backpack. In fact, often I'm forced to leave most lens hoods at home, and use a ghetto tri-fold rubber one instead. :sad:

But I put up with the weight and the bulk, because there were simply no alternative formats which could offer anything close in terms of IQ.

Well, the OM-D E-M5 is a game-changer.

As mentioned several times already, it's shockingly lighter than a DSLR system. While the 12-50 is still somewhat long, it's amazingly "thin" -- felt like a salt shaker at first. Then the 45/1.8 is simply tiny compared to my 85/1.8 (which is already one of the smallest/lightest Canon lenses with decent IQ). For those not familiar with m4/3, the Olympus 45/1.8 takes a 37mm filter and weighs only 116 g!! :shock:

And I haven't even explored the pancakes and folding power-zoom m4/3 lenses out there yet.

However, the main reason the OM-D E-M5 is a game changer for me is its IQ. I haven't done my own head-to-head comparison yet, but DPReview already showed the E-M5 has cleaner ISO3200 and more DR than my 7D. That was what sold me on the m4/3....

Going forward, I still see myself keeping the S95/S100 since one just can't beat that pocketability. Nor do I plan to get rid of my DSLR system -- there are still things even the best m4/3 can't quite do yet. However, the E-M5 will definitely see more and more action in the future.

Of course, YMMV.


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May 30, 2012 20:33 |  #414

I have a OMD all paid for and waiting at the store for me, I just cant seem to get back into the office ( I keep getting shuffled all over PA and NY the last 2 weeks) so I can go pick the damm thing up just chomping at the bit here Ughhhh




  
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May 30, 2012 22:09 |  #415

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May 31, 2012 02:18 |  #416

Mine finally arrived! I got the flash also, so I'm guessing us Aussies get the flash and 4/3 to m4/3 adaptor for free!
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May 31, 2012 04:40 |  #417

tupper wrote in post #14509924 (external link)
Mine finally arrived! I got the flash also, so I'm guessing us Aussies get the flash and 4/3 to m4/3 adaptor for free!

I thought the clip-on flash is included everywhere around the world, not just Australia :lol:

The lens adaptor is the promo product till 30th June. Pre-ordered customers apparently have a choice of this lens adaptor or bigger flash unit (a much better choices I reckon).


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May 31, 2012 04:57 |  #418

efoo wrote in post #14510121 (external link)
I thought the clip-on flash is included everywhere around the world, not just Australia :lol:

The lens adaptor is the promo product till 30th June. Pre-ordered customers apparently have a choice of this lens adaptor or bigger flash unit (a much better choices I reckon).

Yeah your probably right :lol:


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May 31, 2012 06:38 |  #419

Luckypenguin wrote in post #14509237 (external link)
^^ Nice looking half-case! What brand?

I ordered it from an online store here in Taiwan and it was dirt cheap. Got it, a black one, a brown leather wrist strap, battery case and lens case for 60 something US.

Helps a ton with holding the camera, just that added amount.


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May 31, 2012 08:11 |  #420

I had the option to get a lens adapter but I didn't. I'll never use it plus mail in rebates are annoying. If I was to ever buy a 4/3 lens I would just buy a FF lens instead. They aren't cheap.


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