shutterbobby: Hi Andy--Did you happen to test with the 14-54 I lens? really would like to know if it can focus fairly quick on the E-M5
Hi, how goes? To answer your question, I have personally tested the OM-D with my 14-54mm Mark I during a preview event, and from my observation, there is practically no difference in AF speed with the PEN E-P3. In dim lighting, the AF is really slow, but in good light, it focuses alright (1-2 seconds, give or take). I had better luck with my ZD 25mm pancake, which focuses really quickly even in low light (around 1/2 to 1 second), which I believe is due to it being CDAF compatible.
I'm afraid to say that the OM-D not being able to focus my legacy ZD lenses even at reasonable speeds is the reason why I will be skipping this one out. If you take mostly stills, and have no issues taking your time in getting the pic, it should be no bother to you.
SeeRoy: "When is a camera more than a photographer’s tool? The answer is when it’s an object designed by Marc Newson..."
When is promotional drivel more than a load of old b0110x? See above.
Of course it must be acknowledged that most photographers' biggest desire has long been for a camera designed by Marc "Who He?" Newson. Preferably one without a viewfinder; in two-tone. Bliss.
I couldn't agree more with you man. Like Mescalamba, I personally felt like hurling when I saw this monstrosity (I am not joking, I really wanted to). Goes to show that some bloke who did work for museums and whatnot won't necessarily be able to design a half-decent looking camera. I wonder how Pentax could imagine trying to sell this lovely picture of ugliness (pun intended) just because it bears the name of a designer.
..........I could have fallen off my chair from laughing the moment I saw this. Pictures as wacky as this don't come everyday, and this now ranks as one of my all-time favorites. Cheers.