OM-D E-M5 vs E-5 (build quality)

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rriley Forum Pro • Posts: 21,846
Re: Oh, here we go again...

windsprite wrote:

philosomatographer wrote:

From these prepositions, we can conclude that my statement - "puts mostother systems to shame" - is in fact reasonable. Luckily, now having seen the results of large prints, I do not have to construct logical arguments to prove this point to myself - my eyes did it for me

I have always maintained that this argument holds for the other Olympus Super High Grade lenses also - e.g. the 14-35mm, and the 35-100mm. These lenses have no equal in the world of SLRs (as can be - and has been - demonstrated. Both explicitly, and by logical deduction - such as where these zooms massively outperform Leica M-mount lenses, lenses the superiority of which over typical SLR lenses nobody in their right mind questions).

I don't know much about Canon, Sony, etc., but the general consensus from people who have actually owned both versions of Oly SHG and high-end Nikon "holy trinity" lenses seems to be:

- the 24-70/2.8 is the better workhorse lens than the 14-35/2 (faster AF, wider zoom range, more DOF control, etc.), while the 14-35 is better optically.

have another try

- the 35-100/2 is excellent, but the 70-200/2.8 VRII is better

I dont think thats true either

- the 7-14/4 and 14-24/2.8 have different strengths and weaknesses, which balance out to make these two lenses about equal

The boring truth is that the high-end Olympus glass doesn't trounce that of the big boys in every possible way; on average it's probably only in about the same excellent class.

I wouldnt say in every possible way
for the mostpart it holds its own, but the better lenses are darned hard to beat,
the limitation is just shallowest dof comparing lens suits

Ho hum!


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