Leaving DSLR - pros and cons of X-E1 vs OM-D EM-5

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Juergen_B New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Leaving DSLR - pros and cons of X-E1 vs OM-D EM-5


I have both cameras, the X-E1 with the 18-55mm zoom lens and the OM-D with 12mm, 45mm and 75mm prime lenses.

Both are exceptional cameras.

The bokeh argument w.r.t. Micro-Four-Thirds is certainly a topic if you are using shorter focal lengths. However, even the 45mm draws a beautiful bokeh:

Olympus OM-D E-M5, 45mm f/1.8

I personally like the X-E1 because of its "Leica-M" like style. Plus, if you want to use Leica-M, Voigtländer or Zeiss ZM-lenses, the X-E1 is to be preferred because of "smaller" crop-factor, i.e. the 35mm becomes roughly a 50mm FF f.o.v. equivalent on the X-E1 rather than a 70mm FF f.o.v. equivalent on the OM-D.

I hope this helps!

Best regards


 Juergen_B's gear list:Juergen_B's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Fujifilm X-H1 Voigtlander 58mm F1.4 Nokton SL II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2 +2 more
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