OM mani padme hum

OM mani padme hum

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  • Bear in mind that E-M5 bodies are pretty cheap at present (~$499 AUD), so that might be another option. I'd be tempted to buy one if I was prepared to carry a second body, but I'm not. I'm ...
  • Even non weather resistant cameras usually do surprisingly well with a little splashing. I've only once had a minor problem (with an LF1), and that sorted itself out after drying out a bit. ...
  • I have an LF1 and the ultra-small EVF, while better than nothing, drives me nuts and is unusable for anything except basic framing. The GM5 might be a good option if the EVF is significantly ...
  • Flashes are the main reason why photography at gigs is frowned on, and why blanket bans are so common. As for stage lighting, that varies immensely, and can be extremely poor and/or uneven at ...
  • This is only likely to work if you know the powers that be well. The old saw about being granted forgiveness being easier than getting permission applies in spades here IMHO. Many smaller venues ...
  • ^ I've never dropped a lens, but lens caps are another matter; Olympus m43 caps fall off with very little provocation, and finding them amongst all the punters feet isn't so much fun. Haven't ...
  • Replied in "that guy"
    ^ Which is all very well as long as everyone else is prepared to be patient, and it is safe for that to happen. In very cold conditions, in dodgy terrain or snow conditions, or when needing to ...
  • IMHO warranties should be global, end of story. If I'm a good boy and buy all my lenses locally (which I have) why should that mean that I then cannot get warranty service if I travel elsewhere? ...
  • Good work - I especially like #3.  :-)
  • Replied in Olympus sale
    E-M5 bodies have dropped drastically here in Oz - there are some great deals on bodies ($499 AUD) and kits with 12-40 lenses at present; I saw an older stock body in a shop today for $799, ...
  • What a can of worms! FWIW, I have friends who are musicians, and often work in low light indoors. Moving around isn't always practical, and changing lenses in the dark isn't much fun either. Yes, ...
  • If one is attempting to capture things on stage, then fast lenses are often necessary due to low light; the f4+ zooms need silly ISOs to have a chance of stopping motion, and then noise is bad ...
  • Replied in Zoom or Prime
    Gulp! If I'm skiing the camera has to fit in a chest pocket or it's just too disruptive, but then the trips and people I ski with are mainly about skiing. This I agree with. Sometimes it's lighter, ...
  • [snip] Really like your pix!!! I've got a vaguely similar approach (tele more than wide) and am currently using micro 4/3. Ideally I'd like to use the Olympus 40-150 Pro lens but tend to agree with ...
  • Thanks for posting. I'm currently in the market, and am also interested in low light performance, but indoors at closer distance. Looks like the RX100 III doesn't lose out to the LX100 in IQ...  :-)
  • The first question you should ask yourself is: "what is the main purpose of the trip?" If it's primarily a walking trip where photos will be taken along the way, then I'd be inclined to go light, ...
  • Replied in 25mm examples
    I have the Olympus 25 f1.8 and have been very pleased with it - it's small, light, sharp, focuses quickly, and minimum focussing distance is pretty close too. If your new lens is primarily for use ...
  • Replied in DTC
    FWIW, I've used the Olympus DTC quite a bit in low light at music festivals and gigs, mostly with the 75 f1.8, to get more reach. Results have generally been very good, but note that I'm not ...
  • I tried the lens indoors at a demo day here in Sydney on both an E-M1 and E-M5, with and without the TC. Focus speed didn't seem to vary with/without, and was very fast, similar to 75 f1.8. The ...
  • Ali seems to make sense to me... I'll be in Europe from mid-March to early September, mostly cycling, and am debating what to take as well. Current plan is E-M5, 9 body cap, 9-18, 25z, 35-100 f2.8, ...
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