How satisfied are you with your E-M5?

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Questions thread
erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 5,905
Beautiful work JeanPierre- proves the point!

Marvelous slide shows, both. A tasteful combination of slightly aggressive but always dignified shooting that neither victimizes the subject nor produces stilted, posed portraits and also processes images to the degree that works best for each particular image.

That said, it also show the huge advantages of such a discrete, yet immensely capable photographic machine.  You obviously shot many of your images with the camera at waist level, looking - probably sometimes quickly - at the tilted-up LCD.  Only a camera as small and discrete - and quiet - as the OM-D allows this to work so well.

There is no way of capturing such powerful candid and semi-candid shots with a DSLR, however small. I've tried many times.  The small size of the OM-D and its "cute little camera" appearance tends to disarm people and make them smile, even when they suddenly notice you are taking their picture.  With a DSLR - especially one the size of the E-5 or the D-600, they act more like they'd suddenly discovered you aiming a howitzer at them.

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Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.
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