OM-D - to sell or not to sell?

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
efg40 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,193
Re: OM-D - to sell or not to sell?

You've already gotten plenty of advice, but speaking as a former enthusiast zoom cam user, I too found it hard at first to give that up. It is so wonderful to have the versatility of a pocketable zoom!

But I was always wanting better speed and image quality. So that was the big compromise. I tried a Pentax and loved it too, but ended up never taking it anywhere because it was just too darned big and in the way of family action, which is my main subject.

The E-M5 is a great size and you just can't beat the speed. I used the kit 14-42 for a while and liked it, then got the Panny 14 2.5 and liked it too. Then the very nice 45 1.8, the best yet, but alittle long for family shots.

It wasn't until I bit the bullet and got the Panny 25 1.4 that I just finally felt happy again. It is a very versatile focal length, has a great color and depth, and I am getting more keepers with this combo than I ever got in a lifetime of cams. And while it's no pancake, it fits the E-M5 very well and and together they are similar in size to the larger high zoom P&S's.  Course for others it's the 20 or the 17 or a zoom, but for me this is the lens that made it fun.

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