Is the OM-d a good beginner's camera? Locked

Started May 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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OP tedolf Forum Pro • Posts: 26,785
Control freak.....

rsmithgi wrote:

tedolf wrote:

Ulric wrote:

Yes, without hesitation.

A beginner who wants to learn photography sets the dial on M and uses the dual knobs to set aperture and shutter. Nothing else. The fact that the camera has additional features is of no importance at this point. That comes later.

the only affirmative answer that makes any sense, except.............

Can't the E-p1/2/3 do the exact same thing with it's two control wheels?


So it really comes down to the price of the E-M5 for you. A beginner has no business purchasing an expensive camera. As I have pointed out elsewhere in this thread, the cameras you suggest instead of the E-M5 are not any less complicated, only less expensive.

The real question to be answered is "why are you so concerned with what people spend on cameras?"

Because Tedolph is a control freak?

Or maybe becuase the $$ saved on bodies can purchase a whole lot of lenses:

wouldn't that be good for a beginner?


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