EM5 outdated tech

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rrr_hhh Veteran Member • Posts: 6,020
Re: Thinking EM-10 for now

Terry Breedlove wrote:

Looking at the EM-10 for now and then give it to my wife when the new EM-5 arrives.

Not a bad solution. I may have got one as a second body if it had the same E-VF as the E-M1. As is, I'm waiting to see whether the replacement of the E-M5 will have the new V-F4 equivalent or still the older one.

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Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 15,347
Re: EM5 outdated tech

Have you considered the Sony A99?

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String
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Re: So where is it
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Terry Breedlove wrote:

So where then is focus peaking, wifi, and the latest firmware that works to make our lenses that much better. I hear my favorite lens on my EM-5 the 17mm f1.8 performs much better on the EM-1 and 10 because of it. Must have been buried in the menus somewhere huh.

I guess if you need those features you're then better off spending more money and taking a hit on your EM-5. For me, I think weather sealing and 5 axis IBIS are much better options than focus peaking/wifi. I would have considered a EM-1 however they added the small focus box to the EM-5 with the last update and that was my only complaint with the EM-5.

Money is probably better spent on quality glass than "the latest & greatest" but hey, its your money!

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3 days ago...
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Terry Breedlove wrote:

I loved my em-5 with 17 mm f 1.8 bẻfore it was stolen a couple weeks ago- I would buy another one in a heart beat accept the technology is getting left behind. Even the new baby OMD EM10 has features its big brother EM5 doesn't. Yet I want the weather sealing of the EM5 so the EM10 isn't for me. Problem is i can't see Oly updating the EM5 with wifi and focus peaking etc until they also have a new imaging chip to put in it. I don't see them doing that until the EM-1 has been out for sometime. Maybe a year or more. I do not want the EM-1 because i can get the same iq with the much cheaper EM-5 plus it is ugly. I don't want the EM-10 because of no weather sealing. Any thoughts on the future of the EM-5 update?

You were buying a Fuji. What will it be 3 days from now?

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al_in_philly Regular Member • Posts: 478
What is "outdated tech?"
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You say you'd buy another E-M5 except that it's now no longer cutting edge.  If your previous E-M5 enabled you to do the photography which you wanted to do, why look any further?

Many of us get so caught up in having the best camera (or home, car, or spouse) that we lose sight of what having a meaningful experience is all about.  Of course we can be impeded by the limitations of our gear, and in those situations if a better alternative is available there's nothing wrong with trying for a better fit for one's needs.  But as you've found with the E-M5, photographic technology has advanced to the point where it's now easily possible to purchase a camera which poses virtually no serious limitations in achieving one's imaging goals, no matter what those goals may be.

Stop lamenting.

Stop wanting even more advanced technological devices.

Start photographing.

Almost all of the greatest photographs were taken by cameras and recording media woefully inferior to what is available today.

As long as you can find a "good" camera for you, embrace it and learn how to meld with it and let it become a true extension of your photographic eye.  Striving for that, instead of purchasing the latest and greatest camera will yield infinitely better photographs.

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Thomas Kachadurian
Thomas Kachadurian Veteran Member • Posts: 3,150
Re: EM5 outdated tech
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Terry Breedlove wrote:

I loved my em-5 with 17 mm f 1.8 bẻfore it was stolen a couple weeks ago- I would buy another one in a heart beat accept the technology is getting left behind. Even the new baby OMD EM10 has features its big brother EM5 doesn't. Yet I want the weather sealing of the EM5 so the EM10 isn't for me. Problem is i can't see Oly updating the EM5 with wifi and focus peaking etc until they also have a new imaging chip to put in it. I don't see them doing that until the EM-1 has been out for sometime. Maybe a year or more. I do not want the EM-1 because i can get the same iq with the much cheaper EM-5 plus it is ugly. I don't want the EM-10 because of no weather sealing. Any thoughts on the future of the EM-5 update?

Outdated? Hardly.

It's still the same great camera that is now LOTS cheaper and easy to get.

Do you need wifi? Did you say before, if I only had wifi I could make better photos. Was the AF so bad that you missed focus and peaking will make you a better photographer?

I doubt it.

Old tech is an EP-1 or G1, and both still can make pretty good photos.

If you ask me it's the perfect time to buy an EM5

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Ulric Senior Member • Posts: 3,585
Re: EM5 outdated tech

Ulric wrote:

Didn't they put peaking in the new firmware 2.0 for E-M5?

no, they have added the fake ISO 100 and the smaller AF target you can find in the E-Pl5. They didn't add focus peaking, nor the ability to affect some Mysets to the PASM wheel.

Anyway, I don't think the E-M5 is outdated. The IQ is right up there. And the price has come down to a very attractive level.

Neither do I. But it would be nice to get those two other features which you can find on the E-Pl5. Amother firmware update has been announced at 43rumors, but it may just be wishful thinking.

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That's disappointing. I thought they would have tossed in everything the hardware supports.

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DLBlack Forum Pro • Posts: 11,893
Re: Thinking EM-10 for now

Looking at the EM-10 for now and then give it to my wife when the new EM-5 arrives.

My local dealer just got in the E-M10 yesterday. I stopped by the store today and got a chance to play with it. It handles better than my E-M5. I still like my E-M1 better. Anyhow, the E-M10 is a very good handling camera and is very small.
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dv312
dv312 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,504
Photokina

with some luck we may see a new EM5 at Photokina this year

or perhaps a new EP5 like an EP7 with builtin EVF

but we're talking about Christmas time availability at the earliest

I chose the EM10 over the  EM5 (which I sold) mainly because it has builtin flash , better EVF/LCD,  better feel on the buttons/dials, smaller size (WIFI is a boon), same battery as EPL5/EP3

Lack of weatherproof I can live with

Yes, like someone suggested you can get the EM10 today and when the rain comes get the new EM5  and hand the EM10 to your spouse

Cheers

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Re: EM5 outdated tech
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Thomas Kachadurian wrote:

Terry Breedlove wrote:

I loved my em-5 with 17 mm f 1.8 bẻfore it was stolen a couple weeks ago- I would buy another one in a heart beat accept the technology is getting left behind. Even the new baby OMD EM10 has features its big brother EM5 doesn't. Yet I want the weather sealing of the EM5 so the EM10 isn't for me. Problem is i can't see Oly updating the EM5 with wifi and focus peaking etc until they also have a new imaging chip to put in it. I don't see them doing that until the EM-1 has been out for sometime. Maybe a year or more. I do not want the EM-1 because i can get the same iq with the much cheaper EM-5 plus it is ugly. I don't want the EM-10 because of no weather sealing. Any thoughts on the future of the EM-5 update?

Outdated? Hardly.

It's still the same great camera that is now LOTS cheaper and easy to get.

Do you need wifi? Did you say before, if I only had wifi I could make better photos. Was the AF so bad that you missed focus and peaking will make you a better photographer?

I doubt it.

Old tech is an EP-1 or G1, and both still can make pretty good photos.

If you ask me it's the perfect time to buy an EM5

Tom

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+1.  I don't consider wi-fi, focus peaking, lack of convenient mysets even marginally essential features.  If anything, most current cameras have way too many features for my taste.  I have both the E-M5 and the E-M1 along with an assortment of lenses that I have culled down to five.

I chose the E-M5 over the E-M1 for our recent 11 day trip to Merida, Mexico because it was smaller and blended in perfectly with the multitude of superzooms and point and shoots that most of the locals were using.  I didn't feel the least bit IQ deprived.  Just slightly less ergonomic and convenient to use vs the E-M1.

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Richie S Regular Member • Posts: 496
Re: EM5 outdated tech

EM5 is not cutting edge, this sector moves quickly, but you just have to decide what package you want. I've added an eyefi card to mine which allows easy transfer to a phone or tablet. Focus peaking is useful to some situations, but choosing a camera has always been about deciding what's important to you. Every manufacturer has overlap in their product Release cycles.

Terry Breedlove
Terry Breedlove OP Regular Member • Posts: 463
Re: EM5 outdated tech

I really do not like Sony. I just don't get the feeling they have strong photography roots like Olympus or Nikon etc.

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Terry Breedlove OP Regular Member • Posts: 463
Re: 3 days ago...

I want both. When i had my EM-5 i shot it along side my Nikon. I used the Oly more for street and hiking the nikon for weddings and portraits. I also still shoot film as well .

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Terry Breedlove OP Regular Member • Posts: 463
Re: What is "outdated tech?"

If it wasnt recently stolen i would still be shooting with it. I had no plans to replace it but now that i need to i want to spend my money wisely .

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Terry Breedlove OP Regular Member • Posts: 463
Re: EM5 outdated tech

My EM-5 was stolen i am being forced to buy a replacement. I want those new features and since i am being forced to spend the money i might as well get what i want. I also want the focus peaking because lately i have been enjoying shooting with my old Nikon glass. That is a recent development in my shooting. I want wifi because i like to share images when i am on the road or hiking trail. I am in Vietnam right now typing this on an iphone. Would be nice if i could easily share a few photos with you.

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Terry Breedlove OP Regular Member • Posts: 463
Re: Photokina

Yep i am thinking more and more the short term answer is the EM-10. I live in Forks Wa though we average over 120 inches of rain a year. I have lost a camera before when caught in the rain so weather sealing is important to me.

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Stolen in Vietnam?
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Was it stolen in Vietnam?  Will you buy a new camera in Vietnam?

For adapted old Nikon lenses you might also really like the Sony A7/A7r, A6000, etc.

I traveled in Vietnam in 2010 and 2000.  Good place for photos.  Tough to be without your camera.  I have photos in Galleries 1.

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Terry Breedlove OP Regular Member • Posts: 463
Re: Stolen in Vietnam?

Yep it was stolen by the taxi driver about 30 minutes after arriving. Along with the 17mm 1.8 that was on it. i still have my 45 and battery grip. I also have my Nikon F100 with me but i only brought ten rolls of Tri-x thinking that the little Oly would be my main camera. I shot the 10 rolls up and now i am using the Iphone 5s. I can not find film anywhere.

bluehighwayman Regular Member • Posts: 182
Re: EM5 outdated tech

My E-M5 is not outdated by a long shot!  Until a camera that fits in my pocket is flat with a 12-500mm f/1.4 zoom, impeccable resolution, waterproof down to 100 feet, shockproof, has IBIX stabilization capable of improving things by 5 stops and has incredible low light capabilities is on the market (:

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jwinberg1 Contributing Member • Posts: 692
Re: EM5 outdated tech
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Terry Breedlove wrote:

I loved my em-5 with 17 mm f 1.8 bẻfore it was stolen a couple weeks ago- I would buy another one in a heart beat accept the technology is getting left behind. Even the new baby OMD EM10 has features its big brother EM5 doesn't. Yet I want the weather sealing of the EM5 so the EM10 isn't for me. Problem is i can't see Oly updating the EM5 with wifi and focus peaking etc until they also have a new imaging chip to put in it. I don't see them doing that until the EM-1 has been out for sometime. Maybe a year or more. I do not want the EM-1 because i can get the same iq with the much cheaper EM-5 plus it is ugly. I don't want the EM-10 because of no weather sealing. Any thoughts on the future of the EM-5 update?

ARRRGGHHH - another "outdated" thread!

"OUTDATED" is a marketing term, used to denigrate perfectly good cameras with excellent IQ!  Many such cameras are far better than their owners ability to wring the last iota of quality out of them.

We get so hung up on "features" that the entire purpose of photography, to make good images, gets lost.

There, now I feel better!  (Rant off!)

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