Dilemma: A99 vs new Olympus E-M1

Started Sep 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
rbattsall Regular Member • Posts: 376
Re: This is any easy one...A99

Red5TX wrote:

No chance the E-M1 will be in your hands by the end of October. None.

Why not rent a camera? Rent an E-M5 + 12-35 + 35-100 for your trip. See if you like shooting m43. Then decide what to buy when you get back and have more information.

I have the 12-35 and the 35-100 and have been very pleased with them. They are however quite forward heavy on the E-M5 and especially without the grip fitted, which will hopefully be addressed in the E-M5. m43 is great with the f2.8 zooms but it's a joy with the tiny prime lenses, 12mm, 17mm, 20mm, 14-42pz, 45mm. 8mm fish eye. With the 45-175 or 40-150 that's a small and light system with a lot of versatility.

And it has a Sony sensor for you boys in this forum!

 rbattsall's gear list:rbattsall's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus PEN E-P5 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH +5 more
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