Olympus OM-D E-M5 Vs. Sony NEX-6 (or other APS-C mirrorless)

Started May 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Bassam Guy Regular Member • Posts: 342
Re: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Vs. Sony NEX-6 (or other APS-C mirrorless)

Honestly, I think you are focused too much on the body. Think system and think glass. I shoot today with lenses I bought over 30 years ago (when I can deal with manual focus :). Their original bodies are long long gone.

The plethora and quality of m43 lenses cannot be ignored. How many does Sony have now? 8, all from Sony?

Whichever body you buy, in six months you'll eye a newer one. How long do you honestly think you'll keep whichever body you choose? 1 year? Two?

I almost bought an OM-D but asked myself the same question. My honest answer led me to buy an E-PL5 for $500 + 2 lenses + FL-600R = $OM-D. Weather sealing! The OM-D is rugged and made to last far past when I'd put it up on ebay. But, of course, only you know how valuable its durability is to you.

My E-PL5 will last the year or two before I replace it but the lenses and flash will stay with me as will the VF-2 my friend gave to me.

I'm also a bit worried that if you couldn't get enough sharpness with the Nikon D7000 + 24mm f2.8D combo then a new body won't improve things. Do you shoot at 1/60 or faster, f4-f8, and use a steady pose?

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Olympus E-M5 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro +2 more
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