Why the OM-D is not a great camera!

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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FW Scharpf
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Re: Why the OM-D is not a great camera!
In reply to MadManAce, Feb 5, 2013

sadly, I have to agree with youf no. 1 complaint.

Setting a small and very accurate focus area is simply via the touch screen (but then you lose shadow-highlight control and for no obvious reason).

But that is just the beginning.

If you want to move the small focusing area to another part of the frame, it cannot practiclly be done with thew camera eye level (the arrow keys do not provide sufficient movement), and if you want to do it on the screen you have lost the scene you saw at eye level.

Moreover, and even more annoying, there seems to be no way to have the focising area (small or big) simply stay at the same place shot after shot. It changes its location with no apparent logic. This is a pity, because otherwise  the OMD with a 20 or 22mm lens cannot be used for street shooting just like a Leica M2 with a 35 or 50mm lens with a central rangefinder focusing point and considerable recompose.

In other words, the OM-D is great but frustratingly imperfect as well

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