The E-M5 cannot replace a DSLR.

Started Jun 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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JakJenner
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Re: The E-M5 cannot replace a DSLR.

Jeff Tokayer wrote:

I thought I finally bought the ideal camera. Small, light and with great IQ.
I rushed to sell my E-30 and all my 4/3 lenses.

To replace my 50-200, I bought the Lumix 100-300. What a mistake. The lens cannot keep up with fast paced air show. Focusing was a disaster when it came to the fast moving airplanes. I want my 50-200/EC14 back.

The following images were shot at CFB Borden, Ontario. The day was very hot. I had to quit early because of the focusing frustration, lack of spare battery, and heat.

The camera/lens should make a great static birding kit, but cannot replace a DSLR.

This isn't even a fair comparison. First, it isn't the camera. Second, the Zuiko 50-200 is both more than twice the price and 1.5x faster than the Lumix G 100-300. You should have kept the Zuiko lens and bought the 4/3-m4/3 adapter to continue using it.

 JakJenner's gear list:JakJenner's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm 1:2.8-3.5 SWD Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS +5 more
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