Need advice...

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Questions thread
OP Adam D Perler Regular Member • Posts: 178
Re: Need advice...

alatchin wrote:

Hey Adam,

I think you already have a few good options in your original post. one would think that buying into a DSLR system we would have to look for the system with the lenses we want.

Also, while it seems taboo to have a brand of choice it is perfectly natural for many reasons, and is shown in many purchasing decisions, so no need to feel it is inappropriate. I enjoy Olympus equipment, the 12-60, 50-200, 50mm macro and 35mm macro serve as a superb set of lenses, and it is difficult to find their equal in many APSC systems, the 50mm is small, light and fast (aperture) making it flexible for a lot of uses, the 35mm is a real gem and dirt cheap while the two zooms are simply as close to perfect for their pricepoint as one could hope for.

Now, my personal advice to you would be to pick up the Olympus lenses you like now, they can be had for very little along with an EPL5, I have one and it is great fun to shoot with, maybe with one or two m43rds lenses such as the 25mm f1.4 and the 40-150 for a small, flexible two lens setup and wait out for the next Olympus body.

On the front of "will Olympus continue to release bodies", I dont know about you, but my need for newer bodies diminishes with each year that passes, and the sensor in the OMD, if only improved upon marginally, will be a long term camera for me, and I imagine many others.

Having said all that, do what works best for you, and try to avoid any regret


Here are some OMD samples (same as the EPL5):


These are stunning images and demonstrate the range of photography that I wanting out of my equipment.  I take it that you have had the e-5 and the OMD... which do you prefer at this point? It looks like you are getting stellar images with your OMD.  Also, I am intrigued by the epl5.  I am aware that it has similar IQ output as the OMD, but I am wondering when you favor one versus the other since you have both.  The ELP5 seemed a bit too small when I held it at a local shop, but then again my main experience was with a much heavier system.  Do you tend to favor one over the other?  Also, what lens setup do  you have for the u4/3rds?  I really like your 2nd and 4th images and am intrigued by the last 3 shots as well.  This shows a very broad range of techniques and would likely cover the type of things I like to shoot.

I really appreciate your feedback.


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