Digital beginner (35mm amateur) asking for advice on the first camera

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rurikw
rurikw Veteran Member • Posts: 3,149
Re: Digital beginner (35mm amateur) asking for advice on the first camera

Poonis5 wrote:

According to advices from this thread m43 is the optimal choice but I should stick to native lenses and not use simple adapters.

Olympus M10 Mark II was mentioned a lot in other threads too.

Panasonic was also recommended but as far as I know it's better at doing video. But I won't shoot any video so Olympus should suite my needs (stills) better. Right?

IMHO/AFAIK there's no significant difference in stills IQ between Oly and Pana except some people prefer the colors in Oly's JPG output. So that could be a reason to choose Oly but a rather subjective one. Personally I haven't seen a consistent difference in favour of either when looking at test photos. And color output is almost endlessly adjustable both in camera and post processing.

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OP Poonis5 Junior Member • Posts: 33
Re: Digital beginner (35mm amateur) asking for advice on the first camera

I see my words that you quoted but not replied to. Does it mean you agree with them?

OP Poonis5 Junior Member • Posts: 33
Re: Digital beginner (35mm amateur) asking for advice on the first camera

rurikw wrote:

Poonis5 wrote:

According to advices from this thread m43 is the optimal choice but I should stick to native lenses and not use simple adapters.

Olympus M10 Mark II was mentioned a lot in other threads too.

Panasonic was also recommended but as far as I know it's better at doing video. But I won't shoot any video so Olympus should suite my needs (stills) better. Right?

IMHO/AFAIK there's no significant difference in stills IQ between Oly and Pana except some people prefer the colors in Oly's JPG output. So that could be a reason to choose Oly but a rather subjective one. Personally I haven't seen a consistent difference in favour of either when looking at test photos. And color output is almost endlessly adjustable both in camera and post processing.

Well I guess I need to research Panasonics 5-8 year old models now as I did for other brands. Don't want to miss a good option.

amit190 Regular Member • Posts: 439
The em10ii will be perfect

The em10ii will be perfect for you needs :

1. Costs nothing second hand.

2. Very compact for street.

3. Great for beginners , simple ,with lots of features.

4. You can use an arsenal of more then 100 lenses for the system , most of them are really cheap.

5. Follow this guy , look what he does with this camera and the olympus 60mm macro lens:

https://www.mu-43.com/members/hayath.31535/#latest-activity

TheGrammarFairy Regular Member • Posts: 360
Re: Digital beginner (35mm amateur) asking for advice on the first camera

You have excellent taste in lenses. I've been able to use Pentax screw mounts on my Nikons with no problems.

Poonis5 wrote:

I own mostly M42s, couple of Pentax Ks and a bunch of FSU M39s
I'm wearing glasses by the way. Focusing in deem light isn't that hard for me.

OP Poonis5 Junior Member • Posts: 33
Re: The em10ii will be perfect

amit190 wrote:

The em10ii will be perfect for you needs :

1. Costs nothing second hand.

2. Very compact for street.

3. Great for beginners , simple ,with lots of features.

4. You can use an arsenal of more then 100 lenses for the system , most of them are really cheap.

5. Follow this guy , look what he does with this camera and the olympus 60mm macro lens:

https://www.mu-43.com/members/hayath.31535/#latest-activity

He does macro photos exactly how I like them.

I'll list options I've found so people here could see what I'm seeing.

Pentax K-30, kit lens, less than 10k shots - $180
Canon 600D, kit lens, good condition - $130
Sony A6000, 16-50 Black oss, 30k shots - $295
Sony A6000,16-50 Black oss, less than 1k shots - $348
Sony Nex-7, kit lens, good condition - $326
Olympus EMD M10 Mark II, kit lens, good condition - $325
Panasonic GX-1, no lens, good condition - $60
Panasonic GX-7, 25mm f/1.7, good condition, $217
Fujifilm X-E2, no lens, good condition, $190

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