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05-20-2013, 04:10 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by RyanW Quote
Why is this ultimate? In what way is it better than the OMD?
Here are some of the key features that are better than the OMD E-M5:

- 1/8000 shutter speed
- ISO 100 (expanded)

Anyone who's ever tried to get shallow depth of field in daylight with an E-M5 would know that ISO 200, 1/4000 is a major limitation if you don't want to constantly be messing with ND filters.

- Higher resolution LCD
- VF-4 is a lot better than the E-M5's VF (though sold separately)
- Focus peaking
- Built in flash
- 1/320 flash sync speed
- Supposedly improved IBIS
- Wi-fi

Everything else is pretty much the same as the E-M5. So yes, spec-wise an E-P5 with VF-4 attached is the same or better than an E-M5 in every way, except weather sealing, inability to use the VF and hotshoe at the same time, and no grip options. Assuming the E-M5's successor, rumored to be coming this fall, has the electronics specs of the E-P5 and built in VF-4, that would probably be the ultimate mirrorless camera so far, besides video (doubtful Oly will be able to surpass the GH3 in video).


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QuoteOriginally posted by Cannikin Quote
Anyone who's ever tried to get shallow depth of field in daylight with an E-M5 would know that ISO 200, 1/4000 is a major limitation if you don't want to constantly be messing with ND filters.
X-E1 has min. shutter speed of 1/4000 and min base ISO of 200 (ISO 100 reduces DR so I avoid it). I have shot in daylight and not come close to hitting minimum shutter speed. Admittedly, I don't live in Arizona, but I wouldn't call this a major limitation. Under these circumstances, a CPL would be useful anyway and would provide the necessary two stop light extinction.
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QuoteOriginally posted by top-quark Quote
X-E1 has min. shutter speed of 1/4000 and min base ISO of 200 (ISO 100 reduces DR so I avoid it). I have shot in daylight and not come close to hitting minimum shutter speed. Admittedly, I don't live in Arizona, but I wouldn't call this a major limitation. Under these circumstances, a CPL would be useful anyway and would provide the necessary two stop light extinction.
at what f-stop though? f1.8?
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