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

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
John King
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Re: Clarification

illy wrote:

philosomatographer wrote:

The more I see samples of "most other systems" - i.e. crop-sensor DSLRs with kit lenses, and Tamron 24-70mm lenses on those or on full-frame, the more adamantly I shall stand by my statement, however.

what about quality lenses rather than kit lenses, seems to be aiming low comparing it to the lowest lens you can get for another system

Messrs Green and James chose to use this lens as an example, for reasons known only to them.
IMNSHO it is a pretty poor example of lenses of this class.

It is hardly "cheap" at $1,000 plus.

Its optical performance could only realistically be described as poor (based on the sample images here at DPR).

All of my kit lenses are better than this, as is my OM mount Tamron f/3.5 70~150 macro and most of my other legacy lenses.

A grand will buy you a 12~60 with some change left (35 mm AoV of 24~120, approx), which appears to perform very much better than this lens; and considerably less for the 14~54 MkII (around $600).

DPR rate the 12~60 as "expensive", yet rate the Tamron as "competitive price".
Not any you-know-what happening here, by any chance?

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