Advanced legacy lens user: What to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5 or Sony NEX-6?

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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paul1508 Regular Member • Posts: 404
Re: Advanced legacy lens user: What to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5 or Sony NEX-6?

The two main differences I see:

I would guess, with IBIS and fast legacy glass the OMD is a low-light-monster! The slightly better high ISO of the NEX won't change that...

But if you want the shallow DOF APS-C is your way to go...

For instance:

Use a 50 mm legacy lens on the OMD... It gets a 100 mm instead of the 75 mm equivalent on APS-C... (what could also be a positive effect if you are using tele a lot!)

Next thing is, if you want to shoot 50 mm equivalent, you need 25 mm, or rather 24 mm... There are cheaper f2.8 or expensive f2 lenses which result in a DOF of (for 2 m) 0.59 m or 0.42 m where you get (with 35 mm) on APS-C with the f1.8 or f2 (which some lenses have) 0.17 m or 0.19 m...

Sensor size really matters for DOF!

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