Which is better for macro?

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OP Yannis1976 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,927
Re: What does Yannis1976 Think?

Bassam Guy wrote:

Yannis1976 wrote:

I am looking for an Olympus m43 body to combine it with the fantastic 60mm macro. I am interested in good ibis and possibly in camera stacking if it works well.

I am mainly looking for the 20mp bodies such as the M1/II and M5/III, depending on which I will find used at a better price. Later I might combine it with the 12-100 or 12-200 for a hiking camera.

Any reason why I should prefer the one over the other?


Well, Yannis, you have some good responses to your question. Interesting side conversation about WR vs Non-WR, E-M5 III's "weak" tripod socket (with PD clips), and more.

What do you think?

Honestly I prefer the EM5 due to its smaller size and weight. I agree that the M1 might the better built camera but for my main camera, I already have the XT3.

On the other hand the EM5 represents what m43 should be all along, small, light but very capable.  And if I use it to more than macro later and need a better grip, I can always add the Olympus extra grip.

So right now I am looking for a used EM5 and a 60mm/2.8 at a reasonable price. It will probably take me some time...

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