M4/3 in low light

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JaKing
JaKing Senior Member • Posts: 5,754
Re: I do a lot of low light work....
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jmorrisuk wrote:

Thanks everyone for the quick replies.

so if i was to add the Olympus 17mm f1.8 M. Zuiko Digital into the kit at the same time i should be covered?

The Olympus f/1.8 17 is not the best prime lens ever made ... .
I chose the Olympus f/1.8 25 as it is optically a lot better than the 17mm. Very pleased with the 25mm, and am quite used to using a 50mm effective FL as a standard lens. I never got used to using the Cassaron 40mm I had with my Praktica SLR back in the early 1960s.

I should have made myself more clear when i said night, its mainly when strolling around cities etc so there is still plenty of ambient light present from street lighting and building etc so its never pitch black.

An f/1.8 or f/1.7 lens will do this with no trouble, probably even at ISO 800-1600.

Would you consider the E-M5 Mark II a better option to get over the M10 Mark III?

Yes. Keep in mind that an E-M5 MkIII will almost certainly be announced this year (2019), but will almost certainly be much more expensive than the MkII for quite a while (18+ months after release).

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