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Jul 18, 2012 23:00 |  #616

I went to my local camera store and played with the EM5. I'm sold.

I couldn't believe how small it was. My next paycheck, I'm definitely buying.


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Jul 19, 2012 01:00 |  #617

pxchoi wrote in post #14737924 (external link)
I went to my local camera store and played with the EM5. I'm sold.

I couldn't believe how small it was. My next paycheck, I'm definitely buying.


If you've waited this long, you might as well wait another 8 days to see what the Canon mirrorless system will be like before handing over your paycheck....


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Jul 19, 2012 01:10 |  #618

pxchoi wrote in post #14737924 (external link)
I went to my local camera store and played with the EM5. I'm sold.

I couldn't believe how small it was. My next paycheck, I'm definitely buying.

Example of why better store presence would give m4/3 a chance. If it's not in stores then the general public don't know about it.

RetroBlader wrote in post #14738275 (external link)
If you've waited this long, you might as well wait another 8 days to see what the Canon mirrorless system will be like before handing over your paycheck....


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Ooh, is that 8 days for certain? I'm eager to see what Canon come up with, but I'm not holding my breath for it to beat m4/3 in terms of the sweet spot between performance and size.




  
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Jul 19, 2012 01:13 |  #619

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picked up the L-bracket and hand grip from "Jon" the other day. The grip is rad. I'm torn on the L-bracket because this isn't exactly a landscape camera for me, but it works VERY well with the spider holster...

Is "Jon" just a private seller, or someone making and/or distributing grips? If the latter can you please provide some contact info?

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Jul 19, 2012 01:28 |  #620

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14738292 (external link)
Example of why better store presence would give m4/3 a chance. If it's not in stores then the general public don't know about it.

Ooh, is that 8 days for certain? I'm eager to see what Canon come up with, but I'm not holding my breath for it to beat m4/3 in terms of the sweet spot between performance and size.

I agree. I think at the point, the only thing that can stray me away from the EM5 is something like the X Pro 1 but with better focusing.


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Jul 19, 2012 01:49 |  #621

pxchoi wrote in post #14738341 (external link)
I agree. I think at the point, the only thing that can stray me away from the EM5 is something like the X Pro 1 but with better focusing.

If the X-Pro1 had E-M5 level AF speed and accuracy I would probably already own one :) I'm happy to still be with m4/3 though. Image quality is finally what I would consider good enough even at high ISO, and I don't think any other format will manage to find such a sweet balance of camera and lens size vs. image quality. Took my full kit on vacation just last week and it was an absolute joy to use even after a full day of walking around with it. E-M5, E-P1 as backup, 2 pancakes, 2 other primes, 2 zooms, and accessories like extra batteries and SD cards--whole thing weighed less than a 5D + a couple L lenses.




  
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Jul 19, 2012 06:51 as a reply to  @ Yohan Pamudji's post |  #622

RetroBlader wrote in post #14738275 (external link)
If you've waited this long, you might as well wait another 8 days to see what the Canon mirrorless system will be like before handing over your paycheck....

what's coming in 8 days, and what makes you think it's in 8 days?

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Is "Jon" just a private seller, or someone making and/or distributing grips? If the latter can you please provide some contact info?

Thanks.

http://forum.getdpi.co​m …s/38229-oly-omd-grip.html (external link)

don't really know if he's got a business or if they're one off or what, but he's making them in QTYs > 1. :)


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Jul 19, 2012 07:23 |  #623

Thanks for the link.

How do you find the grip to fit over the existing grip on the camera? In the top view picture of it it looks like it might not sit firmly.

Thanks.


  
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Jul 19, 2012 08:43 |  #624

OK I asked this on another forum and got people not knowing what I was meaning (I know what FL I want I don't know anything about the actual lenses since I'm totally new to this system they kept trying to tell me which worked for them as far as FL goes.) So since so many here have the M43 I'm going to ask here.

I already think I'm going with the 25 over the 20. I'd prefer the 20FL but the banding really makes me a lot more nervous then the rattlesnaking since yes it can be heard in video, but it can't be seen in photos which is more important then video to me.

But I'm also interested in the 7-14 vs 9-18. I'd prefer the 7-14 since it seems quite sharp and has nice DR. But I can't get over not using a ND filter. I shoot waterfalls a lot and NEED a ND filter. I've seen some makeshift ones, but they still don't seem ideal. So is the 9-18 a great lens, or just ok? I haven't seen many photos taken with it compared to the 7-14. I'd rather spend less and have a lighter lens, but I need it to be as close to my old EF10-22 in terms of sharpness as I can get.

And for the longer range there seems to be nothing. No good primes yet, no good zooms yet. The 100-300 seems decent and is what I'm leaning towards. Should I just get that and not worry? This will be a while yet as money is an issue after spending most of it on the camera. I have enough for the prime, or one of the zooms, but not all three yet. Any other suggestions without having to get an adapter?


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Jul 19, 2012 09:08 |  #625

A few from my em-5 from a recent trip..

IMAGE: http://www.bongestrella.com/Trips/Coron-Day-1/i-RhjtR97/0/XL/P4280023CoronDay120120530Olymp-XL.jpg
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IMAGE: http://www.bongestrella.com/Trips/Coron-2012-Day-2/i-BBQHtCh/0/XL/P4280078CoronDay220120530Olymp-XL.jpg
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Jul 19, 2012 09:24 |  #626

jacobsen1 wrote in post #14738923 (external link)
what's coming in 8 days, and what makes you think it's in 8 days?


Oops, for some reason I thought the announcement date was July 27, 2012.

It's actually July 23, 2012, so only 4 more days!

http://www.canonrumors​.com …invites-for-july-23-2012/ (external link)
http://www.canonrumors​.com …ent-day-july-23-2012-cr2/ (external link)


There is no guarantee the Canon mirrorless will be announced that day, but something Canon will be announced that day.

If Patrick was ready to wait 8 days, I'm sure he wouldn't mind waiting 4 days.


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Jul 19, 2012 09:56 |  #627

Bong, you've got a great showcase of how versatile the 12-50 kit is! Beautiful.




  
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Jul 19, 2012 10:49 |  #628

Menelaus wrote in post #14739644 (external link)
Bong, you've got a great showcase of how versatile the 12-50 kit is! Beautiful.

Thanks! Shortly after the vacation though I traded it for a 45mm f1.8 and got myself a 14-150 (and sold my 40-150). Upcoming visit to the Niagara falls makes me wonder if I should have held on it a little bit longer for its weather sealing.


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Jul 19, 2012 11:36 |  #629

gardengirl13 wrote in post #14739307 (external link)
But I'm also interested in the 7-14 vs 9-18. I'd prefer the 7-14 since it seems quite sharp and has nice DR. But I can't get over not using a ND filter. I shoot waterfalls a lot and NEED a ND filter. I've seen some makeshift ones, but they still don't seem ideal. So is the 9-18 a great lens, or just ok? I haven't seen many photos taken with it compared to the 7-14. I'd rather spend less and have a lighter lens, but I need it to be as close to my old EF10-22 in terms of sharpness as I can get.

In terms of sharpness the 9-18mm isn't great. You can go to slrgear.com and compare the sharpness of the 7-14mm against the 9-18mm in the interactive graphs. There's also this comparison page for more info with sample pics (external link), albeit only corner crops.

Then again if you need an ND filter, would rather spend less, and have a light lens, the 9-18mm is your only choice in UWA zooms. How's that for not being helpful? :)

And for the longer range there seems to be nothing. No good primes yet, no good zooms yet. The 100-300 seems decent and is what I'm leaning towards. Should I just get that and not worry? This will be a while yet as money is an issue after spending most of it on the camera. I have enough for the prime, or one of the zooms, but not all three yet. Any other suggestions without having to get an adapter?

The Panasonic 100-300 is the only game in town since (I believe) the Olympus 75-300mm is pretty mediocre at the long end. The Panasonic is probably in the image quality ballpark of, say, a Canon 70-300mm--good but not great--but since it's the best way to get to 600mm equivalent on m4/3 and it's cheaper than the Olympus it's the only choice.

Here's a good discussion thread with sample images (external link). They seem pretty happy with it.




  
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Jul 19, 2012 13:10 |  #630

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14740103 (external link)
In terms of sharpness the 9-18mm isn't great. You can go to slrgear.com and compare the sharpness of the 7-14mm against the 9-18mm in the interactive graphs. There's also this comparison page for more info with sample pics (external link), albeit only corner crops.

Then again if you need an ND filter, would rather spend less, and have a light lens, the 9-18mm is your only choice in UWA zooms. How's that for not being helpful? :)

The Panasonic 100-300 is the only game in town since (I believe) the Olympus 75-300mm is pretty mediocre at the long end. The Panasonic is probably in the image quality ballpark of, say, a Canon 70-300mm--good but not great--but since it's the best way to get to 600mm equivalent on m4/3 and it's cheaper than the Olympus it's the only choice.

Here's a good discussion thread with sample images (external link). They seem pretty happy with it.

Ok not helpful at all! ha ha! I'd prefer the use of filters over weight. If the 7-14 could use them I wouldn't care about weight or price. OK I WOULD, but IQ is more important since a lot of my waterfall photos get blown up and framed, so I'd prefer them sharp with less CA and better corners.

As for the 100-300 aside from the back and forth about IQ the photos once you get a few pages in are nice! Yes one complaint was the price vs the IQ, saying $600 is too much for this lens. I do agree my cheap 55-250 has quite decent IQ at only $200. But I need this soon and can't wait for something cheaper to some along that may not be as good if it's cheaper.


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