Leaving DSLR - pros and cons of X-E1 vs OM-D EM-5

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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pavinder OP Regular Member • Posts: 253
Re: Leaving DSLR - pros and cons of X-E1 vs OM-D EM-5

Juergen_B wrote:

The bokeh argument w.r.t. Micro-Four-Thirds is certainly a topic if you are using shorter focal lengths. However, even the 45mm draws a beautiful bokeh:

Olympus OM-D E-M5, 45mm f/1.8

...the X-E1 is to be preferred because of "smaller" crop-factor...

Definitely helps, Jurgen. Thanks.

Yes, the crop factor was an issue and a major reason for not using my 20D, but with the far shorter focal lengths of some of these Micro-Four-Thirds and X lenses this seems well compensated unless one is looking for extreme wide angles.

Lovely shot you shared - for a 45mm it's surprisingly soft.

I think I need to check out more low-light samples and then should finally be able to make a decision.

Most low-light samples I have found seem to be taken at high ISO, where the main feature they're trying to show is the low noise at high ISO. However what I'm more interested in is the dynamic range and lack of noise in shadows at low ISO long-exposure night shots, for example in a forest at night with a 10 minute exposure at ISO 200.

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