OM-D E-M5 a huge disappointment for me...

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
EarthQuake Senior Member • Posts: 2,499
Re: OM-D E-M5 a huge disappointment for me...

BrentR wrote:

I've concluded that the E-M5 is not the weapon of choice for low light shooting of moving objects. This is where the my big Nikon D3s still carry the day with instant autofocus and way better focus tracking. I also much prefer a full frame body for shooting wide. The 12mm Oly is a very nice lens but I don't always want the perspective of a 12mm to get the FOV of a 24mm lens.

Having said that, I can't understand why you would be "hugely disappointed" by the E-M5. I've had it at Mardi Gras parades the last two evenings and got some great results in low light with the 75mm Oly lens. It can deliver but is a bit trickier than the Nikon Pro bodies. Overall, what a great little camera; it delivers marvelous results in a wide range of conditions.

IMHO, the E-M5 is a pretty decent weapon but realize it's an assault rifle and not a tank.



Perspective is dependent on distance to subject, not focal length. A 12mm lens on M43 and a 24mm lens on FF gives the exact same perspective at the same distance to subject, which will also give the same angle of view.

A 12mm lens on FF will give a much more exaggerated perspective than a 24mm lens on FF, because you need to get much closer to match the same framing. The same is not true with M43, because the 2x crop means you have the same angle of view at half the focal length, and thus do not need to be at a different distance to your subject with a lens that has the same equivalent focal length.

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