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11-02-2018, 08:20 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by RGlasel Quote
The Olympus OM-D E-M5. My daughter bought one last year and we compared it to my K-30 for a week, with the 14-150 and 18-135 lenses. It wasn't a controlled test, but night time pictures around a campfire were better on my K-30 and the lag in the M5's viewfinder is definitely noticeable. Neither camera is particularly good with fast moving objects, even though the Olympus has a higher frame rate. Never compared video, but I'm sure the M5 is better and it is quite a bit smaller as a body and lens package than the K-30. If someone doesn't like to hold and carry a DSLR, I think the M5 is an excellent choice.
I think newer bodies show much more improvement in terms of speed, af and stabilization, as well as a myriad of other features. I also had an older Oly - original EM1, but they supported that body with a lot of firmware updates, and it didn't feel old. But, looking at what the new flagships can do, i think for good light they're fairly competitive with likes of d500 and other high performance cameras.

If i had spare budget, i'd get Oly Pen-F (what a gorgeous little camera), and oly 17 1.8 for a small street kit (that looks totally awesome as well )

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i just picked up an em1 mark 2, and the AF is at least 5 times faster than the k3. the oly can lock focus faster than you can even perceive it happening, if it didn't have a confirmation beep you wouldn't think it had done anything. if you just press the shutter release, it'll focus and take the shot nearly instantly. the k3 would have a lag of at least 1/3 to 1/2 a second, no question.

maybe the m5 is a touch slower, but there's no way it's slower than a k3. the AF misery is the reason i switched, and the reason i have an em1 is that it's the closest feature set i could get to my k3.
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Hey $ony and Chelsea,read this!
The Visual Science Lab / Kirk Tuck: Is it true? Is the micro four thirds format dying out? Will it be extinct in no time? And what about DSLRs?
11-03-2018, 03:37 PM   #49
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As always, a lot of "he said she said". Time will tell

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