New E-M1 on the way !

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Max Iso
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New E-M1 on the way !
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Well thanks to all who have discussed options and choices lately with me. I went with the EM1 in the end. Nearly pulled my hair out going back and forth with the GX85 but in the end, the thing that got me was lenses and UI. I was choosing between two portrait lenses, the Oly 45 and the Panny 42.5. I found the 45 for a better deal, which will perform better on the EM1 than GX85.

Another issue was eventually, i know i want the Oly 75mm and it's just gonna work better on the EM1. I also may get the 7artisans 35 f/1.2 and non Panasonic lenses suffer a bit on Panny bodies (no dual IS, no DFD). Finally the UI. Altering settings is easier with a 2x2 switch, where on the GX85 i have to hit a button every time i want to alter my ISO. OVF is much better on the EM1 too.

I should add having PDAF should make the Olympus better for C-AF which can't hurt. The Olympus was a bit more cash overall, i passed up a really good kit on the GX85, new with 12-32 and 45-150 for $599, but in the end, those lenses aren't super useful to me, nor is 4k video. Both great cams but the Olympus was a better fit for my needs (and my first Olympus after having 3 Panny bodies).

Picked up the 45 1.8 to start, when my DSLR trade-in hits on KEH i will choose another, maybe the Panasonic 20. Need to get a grip and USB battery setup too. Excited to test it all out, cheers.

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 Max Iso's gear list:Max Iso's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus 40-150mm F3.5-4.5 +3 more
Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7
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