gunkan: For landscape use D800/1DX/5D Mark II or III. OR even medium format.
I tryed several M4/3 but at the end the IQ of Fuji APS-C was better and the bokeh too.
Perhaps at low ISO the EPL-5 can compete with Fuji X-A1, i really loved EPL-5. But at high iso or looking for bokeh, the X-A1 APS-C rules it.
M4/3 are really fun cameras, very convinient, lightweight and so on. But IQ can't compete with bigger sensors.
Top M4/3 cameras an lenses have insane prices. For those prices you can get some professional full frame stuff.
Sry but it looks like you don't have a clue what you're talking about. I suggest you should download some RAW image files from any modern m4/3 camera and take a look.
@Lassoniwell you must be born yesterday because just a few years ago resolution was much lower than 16MP and all the Pro's were still doing their job without any problem.. not only web prints
tkbslc: "A highly reliable metal mount is durable enough for repeated mounting of the lens."
I should hope so!! Every other lens in the history of changeable lenses has been durable enough for repeated mounting.
medic, need a pill for that headache of yours ?
audiobomber: The K-3 is a better photographic tool than the EM-1, with higher resolution, lower noise, broader dynamic range, switchable blur filter, -3EV sensitivity, three f2.8 AF points, dual card slots, more capable AF-C and tracking.
The EM-5 beat the D800E in this same poll. That says more about the number of m4/3 fanboys around here than it does about the cameras.
You're quick to point fingers, but slow with substance. Report back to the Pentax SLR forum and re-post what you posted here for further feedback on what to do next. You did it before.
@bluevelletLOL, that was really funny read, all of it.Some people just can't cope with the facts. They (OP and Heie2) just got what they deserved.Speaking about photographic tool - you never mentioned E-M1 has the whole sensor as AF points, not only 1/9 in the middle. You never mentioned 5-axis IBIS with every single lens attached which means every single MF lens on Earth has stabilized and magnified focus peaking in EVF. Awesome.
@Heie2 - see, it's not only IQ that matters; and looking in your galleries can't help thinking that the E-M1 IQ for your needs is overkill.
Better photographic tool ?Please answer one simple question with YES or NO
Have you ever handled E-M1 and K-3 ?
Btw this poll says exactly what is says - what people like more. Or do you really think there is more Olympus fanboys than Nikon's ?
techmine: I definitely want the Oly EM1. Its a very well loved camera and so was its predecessor. My D300s IQ is not astonishing but Very Good. I am sure EM1 will match it without the bulk. Switching systems is painful though.
You don't have a clue pal. Not a firkin clue.
PrakticaB: Same old story: SLR vs rangefinder. Todays "rangefinders "are smaller, sometimes nicely crafted, coming in brown good-smeling leather cases, with great but rather bulky lenses. Posh. Good pictures, nice to wear.
On the other side, K-3. Luxurious optical 100% viewfinder with a beatiful lenses line (Limited). Best for outdoor (goes well in rain) and more important, best for indoor: AF to -3EV. It will focus fast and precisely where the others have no chance. This is a machine to take pictures.
I think you should check the E-M1 specs & features (goes well in icy..), and then move on and check m4/3 lens line up (many "limited" primes and a few "limited" zooms that goes well in icy too).Or better, find one and try one. But beware, as someone else said: "Don't let anyone put an E-M1 in your hand unless you have the money in your wallet to take it home."
Corkcampbell: "The E-M1 takes the E-M5 and improves on it in almost every imaginable way."C'mon...it still has abysmal video capabilities, although Oly did add a mic port. Wonderful camera, but not improved in every way from its predecessor. Do appreciate the personal review, though, and this series.
hm my reply somehow went to wrong place..
it's easy to be smart almost 2 years after.. fyi EM5 also won GOLDhttp://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusem5/22
Fantastic read, thank you very much.
Having both Lr4 and DxO 7.5, and sometimes also using Olympus Viewer2 (for the OMD files) one thing is not clear and I would appreciate if someone could explain it to me.
Why the same WB color temperature value will result in more or less different colors in all three on them ?
G Sciorio: The OMD is quite an amazing camera. I shot a very large editorial assignment exclusively with the OMD - http://giuliosciorio.com/portfolio/miami-people/
Fantastic images ! Are these all taken with OMD ?
rhlpetrus: FF wins the day at DPR. Together, the 3 FF cameras get 45% of the vote, at the moment (6854 votes).
Lets count the mirrorless percentage at the end, what do you think about that
marike6: It's interesting that someone started a thread on the m43 calling for all to "do their duty by voting for the EM-5". No such request of questionable ethics on the Nikon forum, so you might view the current D800 votes as more organic and spontaneous. Just saying.
Much more people could afford EM5 than D800 so obviously EM5 has the bigger (satisfied) user base, and you really think that larger impact on the result has some kid calling people to vote for something ? Funny.Please forgive me if I'm wrong, but I see your post as a sign of envy from the Nikon/Panasonic mFT user.
On the first look it looks like a minor upgrade, not worth $100 for Elite version upgrade.But the biggest issue I have now is that I don't trust them any more.With DxO the whole meaning of fast, automatic workflow with minimum involvement and very good end results is based on modules. So when I bought v.7 more than one year ago the module for one of my favourite lens was almost out. Then it was postponed to 10/2012, and in 10/2012 was postponed again to 2013. That is more than one year delay for one of the most used mFT lens - the Panansonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake.So if modul for some of your equipment is on the planned list, don't take that too seriously. A shame but true.
samhain: Customers only stand to benefit from the merger. Sharing technologies is a good thing.Congratulations to Olympus & Sony. But mostly Olympus :)
kadardr: The IQ OM-D E-M5 is en par with the best APS-C sensors, may be beyond. The investment decision is whether to buy Oly OM-D E-M5 or the Pentax K-5 or Nikon D3200, D5100, D7000 or Canon 600D. OK, if you say it is about size, then let us add Nex-7. What I am trying to say here is that OM-D E-M5 opens a new horizon. I cannot think of it as another m43 camera, or another EVIL camera. It is another great camera.
This is getting pointless..I'm tired to watch marike6's bashing the EM5 or how's the DPR guys reviewed this thing in every single new message here. Any admin here that actually can give him time to cool down (ban him for 2 weeks) ?
There's never enough profit, right? What a disgusting move.
cesaregal: "Blooming (white disk) phenomena can be observed in EXR AUTO mode".Owners, have you seen blooming phenomena in PSAM modes too?
""It depends entirely on shooting style" -- this kind of wording seems to suggest the sole cause of the white discs is one's shooting style. My understanding is that the primary cause is faulty sensor technology, and not the user error."
Of course. But if your primary subject is dry leaf on the grass or dog/cat on a wooden terrace the chances that you would get an ORB are pretty slim. It looks like some, if not all of the X10 defenders uses similar subjects and then claim orb free pictures (only 4 in 2500 bs), but the truth is an "orb free-iso100-broad daylight-light source/reflective surface-full size picture" is very hard to find. For most of us with "take it everywhere & shoot everything" approach the X10 is more less useless..
Francis Carver: Okay, so the Japanese legal system is mighty slow.... but once the stones start grinding -- look out everyone!!!!
This company is going down the gurgler, one way or the other. It's only a matter of time. Too bad, maybe, but you can only get away with these sorts of high crimes for a limited time. Now, it's just about over for the once mighty Oly.
Francis how old are you, 12 ?