How satisfied are you with your E-M5?

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Questions thread
erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 6,287
Agree: don't pass up the 12-50

You can usually save substantially by getting it "kit", and it is a real "Swiss army knife" of a lens.  In addition to being sealed, it has a quite handy and fairly decent quality Macro mode that often comes in handy in a pinch, and also an electronic zoom mode that is very handy for smooth video.

Although I have the fast and very good 12, 45 and 75 lenses and love their compactness.  it is the lens that tends  to get used most when traveling for the many obvious reasons that generally make zoom, and especially macro-zooms useful.

(I actually ended up buying a PL-5 just before leaving on this trip, so that I could always have two lenses grab-able).  Usually the 12-50 is on the OM-D because it is so quick to hand.  I'm pretty sure that you will find that you can actually shoot quicker with the OMD and its dual control and separate mode dial and very quick mechanics than with the Nikon D700, not because the camera is faster, but because it is so much smaller and lighter, and more discrete.

I've even had *limited* success shooting BIF with it (mark the word ltd, though - I'm talking vultures- well eagles - not swallows!)

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