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Olympus OM-D

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by vindicator, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Trysaeder

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    Awesome. iso 1600 looks perfectly fine. 3200 loses too much colour and adds too much fuzz for me.
     
  2. chilloutbuddy

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    yep. and since most m4:3 primes are f1.4 to f2 that's probably all you're going to need 90% of the time. 3200 is still usable for the other 10%.

    m4:3 is starting to come together as a system, now they need better evfs and a couple of fast zooms.
     
  3. two40

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  4. RnR

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    Slow kit zoom with a number of issues from what I have heard on other forums. For a win on the street, pair the camera with the 20mm f1.7.
     
  5. nakey

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    what issues? i'm liking the idea of this lens
     
  6. ^catalyst

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    If only it was 3:2 !!!
     
  7. chilloutbuddy

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    I've heard a few things about macedonians, is that common practice? :leet:
    (j/k)

    the lens looks good to me but its a bit slow
    nice close focus though
     
  8. RnR

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    I'm not fully up to date on native lenses as I usually shoot with old konicas on my PM1. However from memory;

    * There is no OIS switch on the lens, so the OIS is always off on Olympus bodies from what I understand (so why pay for it)
    * The IQ is no better than the standard 14-42 kit zoom, yet its marketed as a premium lens.
    * There was some problems with blur and such at certain shutter speeds and/or at the longer reaches of the zoom ie at the 42mm.

    Firmware could have resolved these issues. Double check before putting ya money down :)
     
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    body looks nice, shame its EVF :Paranoid:

    lens looks a bit poky. Pancake zoom? I can't help thinking it IQ wil be like other collapsible lenses ie P&S.

    Would be more interesting if it was F2.8... or at least F2-F4 or similar. I guess its harder to accomplish this with a small lens and a bigger sensor than P&S.
     
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  11. two40

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    true
    but there are exceptions, like the leica zoom lens on the lumix LX3/LX4
    incredible lens
     
  13. RnR

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    Cool lens. I've been considering getting a PEN with the panny pancake 20mm 1.7, but with zoom at the same form factor, this seems like a great starter lens for a m43 system. Especially for video, this thing would be great.

    $500 is a bit steep, but if the prices of the PENs come down with the release of the OM-D, this could be a doable combo for me.
     
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  15. two40

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    I curse you all. I'm going to end up buying this. Not sure I need it but once I have it I'll end up carrying it around a lot more than I carry the 5D. Plus it's so hot. I just want to sleep with it around my neck.

    I think I'm sold on that Panny 20/1.7 as well. Looks like a must have for the m4/3 system.

    Anyone have links to more sample pics?

    Also, how does this compare to the xpro1 on specs alone?
     
  16. two40

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    Not liking the shutter sound...



    but the start up speed is good...

     
  17. RnR

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    The nature of the sound? Or too loud?
     
  18. two40

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    I'm not pretentious enough to care about the type of sound. :lol: It's the noise that bothers me. The mic on the camera used to record the video could be accentuating it. I hope...

    Edit: this from POTN:

     
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  19. onrelas

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    Don't show me these. I'm trying to convince myself not to get it.
     
  20. lithos

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    I'll be honest, it sounds like a hole punch.
     

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