Selling my OM-D and returning to 60D

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
texinwien Veteran Member • Posts: 3,326
Good Question

TORN wrote:

Provokative, but in it's core a valid question. I do own a full frame system and the E-M5 and I am in the same boat as you that there are areas I like better with my full frame DSLR. But DR and WB are none of them. DOF control is of course dependant on the combination of sensor size and lenses available and handling is surely a combination of interface, size and personal taste. The last two points are ok but not perfect for me with the E-M5 as well and as to be expected my full frame does a better job in both respects. I am especially ambivalent about the E-M5s ergonomics (buttons, dials, grip).

All in all this makes me wonder about two things

1. Are you really sure you use the E-M5 to the best of its abilities? There are quite some settings on the E-M5 having a massive impact on WB and highlight clipping.

2. Why don't you buy a full frame Nikon then? The difference in all 4 areas of your concern is much bigger between a Nikon full frame and the 60D than between the Canon and the Olympus.

Anyhow, unlike others who do not value a multitude of different opinions and experiences, I do appreciate input which differs from the "all is fabulous" norm. At least it carries the possibility to learn something new or to understand things better.

So have fun with your 60D but be aware that full frame would be a much larger step and the D600 did a lot to make it more of an option budgetwise.

By the way, I'd just like to point out that I don't personally have it in for anyone who doesn't like what happens to be my favorite camera. You've posted some well-communicated thoughts about why you have a conflicted relationship with the camera. Your reasons seem very sincere to me, as do you. Some other posters, in this thread and elsewhere, have also offered clear and understandable reasons why the E-M5 isn't the perfect camera for them.

And that's clear - no single camera will be perfect for everyone. Heck, it's likely that no single camera will be absolutely perfect for ANYone

What I don't like is people badmouthing something and making statements of fact that are simply not supported by the vast majority of user reports, third party reviews, expert test results, and not even by any photographic evidence provided by the poster! Especially when the unsupported statements come from a user whose very first post anywhere on is a 'goodbye' post.

If this user has, as he claims, been trying his hardest for months to get the most out of his E-M5, why didn't he ever come here for advice? By the way, he signed up for a DPReview account back in October, so it's not like he just found this place. He could have asked questions along the way, and many of us would have been happy to help out with tips.

After all, if he's blowing highlights, he obviously either has a bum model or else doesn't know how to use the camera to its fullest capabilities.

Either that, or he doesn't have the camera, at all, and is just here to stir up trouble


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