Why I Prefer the E-5 over the OM-D

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Ah. So what you're saying is...

daddyo wrote:

Regarding the ND filter, your statement is only true if shooting in an 'auto' mode -- Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, or Shutter Priority.

The OP is a professional and I doubt that he is generally shooting outdoor portraits in anything other than Manual. In manual, a polarizing filter will reduce exposure by about one and a half stops which allows you to simply adjust shutter speed to control bright, sunny backgrounds when using flash. The flash sync speed for the E-5 and the E-M5 are both 1/250 Sec, so that is not an issue.

Shooting with an ND filter is a very viable solution to the ISO issue, and in fact the case could well be made that using a polarizing filter would likely result in better color and nicer looking skies -- if the sky is part of the background.

...that the OP wants to shoot at 1/250 or slower because of the flash synch?  Gotcha.  I wasn't think in terms of using ND filters to lower the shutter speed for the use of flash.

Thanks for pointing that out!

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