On the apparent upcoming high end OMD that will "dub" as the 4/3rds hybrid

Started Aug 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 5,915
Re: Why was it successful?

Thomas Kolenich wrote:

Eric, two and a half years ago I bought a D3 with 85 F1.4 lens for portraits. Of course the D3 is a monster to handle, but the combo delivers.

I would buy a OM-D pro just to use my 14-35 and 35-100 lenses. I now have two E-5's so I would sell one to help finance the purchase.

If this does happen, then the 75mm f1.8 is a lens you'll want to try. Good colour and bouquet as well as general IQ. The 45 f 1.8 is also a neat little lens, small and discrete for candids. One thing they better retain in any pro version is that quiet, soft shutter sound. It is the one camera my wife's Elixir Chamber Ensemble http://www......elixirensemble.com/ lets me (carefully!) shoot with during their classical music performances. THAT says a lot for its unobtrusiveness.

I have been doing a lot of African American weddings and I find that the D3 has more dynamic range than the E-5. A very dark complected bride in a white dress is a challenge. I expect a 1-2 stop improvement in dynamic range in the new OM-D Pro.

Know the problems all too well. For a dozen years I worked for the Saskatoon Open Door Society, an immigrant and refugee serving NGO that not only dealt with such from all over the world, but also had a thoroughly international staff. I periodically ended up being their events photographer and spent so many hours monkeying around with WB and tone that I can only shudder at the idea of all of trying to produce decent images of a range of my former colleagues  in bright white clothes.

Oh, on another note entirely, I just finished Michael Woodford's book, "Exposure" Give me your address in a private email and I will send to you for a good read.

Thank you! Sent!

My email is photographer6@verizon.net.

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