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02-02-2021, 07:13 AM   #106
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02-03-2021, 02:53 PM   #107
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When I shifted to autofocus 35mm I went to Nikon and have stuck with Nikon for digital. Otherwise inherited a Contax iia. Still like my manual Pentaxes though!
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QuoteOriginally posted by edri Quote
Until what ISO do you go the ones using the m43 system? I would like an easier, less bulky ML system for travel, hiking, cycling. But I use KP exclusively (rarely KS2), at this moment, KP we all know that it behaves excellent at high ISO values. Choosing an ML system, I wouldn't want to go back to the ISO limitations I had with K7. Perhaps, though, Ricoh's are thinking of announcing that they will start working on a new ML. For me it would be the preferred option.
I have an OMD EM10 ii and it compares well with the K-3 for high ISO performance. Certainly not going back to K-7 days with it (I owned the K-7 and K-5 as well at one point). It’s a very small/light setup with the right lenses. You can probably find one used for a good value as well and a couple inexpensive lenses. The 40-150 is actually pretty good for how inexpensive it is, it’s a 100 dollar lens new. It’s also feather light and small.

I’ve been using a Nikon Z5 and 24-200 for travel for the past few months and much prefer it though to the EM10ii, not that much bigger and fully weather sealed with a much nicer EVF and much better AF. But it’s quite a lot more expensive.
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02-10-2021, 07:12 AM   #112
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For ILC’s I started with Pentax and now mainly use Nikon. Some people like to collect cars, motorcycles, firearms etc. I guess I’m like that with cameras. I Still have the K-3, OMD and the 2 Nikons (plus the film SLR I learned on as a kid)

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Until what ISO do you go the ones using the m43 system?
This is at least partly subjective. I know photographers, including professionals, who are fine with ISO 3200 on m43. I'm on the other side of the spectrum. About 99% of my m43 shots are at ISO 200, the base ISO of the E-M5 cameras I've used. I'm now experimenting with m43 as a wildlife system, so I'll have to start using higher ISOs; but I'll try my best to keep the ISOs under 1,000. I simply care for what I see with Olympus and higher ISO. It's not just the noise, the images have less saturation and less "depth," if that makes any sense. I sometimes suspect that Olympus has the worst in camera processing for raw files in the business. I've actually been impressed with some of the images I've seen taken with Panasonic m43 cameras, and if I ever buy another m43 camera, it will probably be a Panasonic. (Olympus is said to have better AF and perhaps slightly better stabilization.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
This is at least partly subjective. I know photographers, including professionals, who are fine with ISO 3200 on m43. I'm on the other side of the spectrum. About 99% of my m43 shots are at ISO 200, the base ISO of the E-M5 cameras I've used. I'm now experimenting with m43 as a wildlife system, so I'll have to start using higher ISOs; but I'll try my best to keep the ISOs under 1,000. I simply care for what I see with Olympus and higher ISO. It's not just the noise, the images have less saturation and less "depth," if that makes any sense. I sometimes suspect that Olympus has the worst in camera processing for raw files in the business. I've actually been impressed with some of the images I've seen taken with Panasonic m43 cameras, and if I ever buy another m43 camera, it will probably be a Panasonic. (Olympus is said to have better AF and perhaps slightly better stabilization.)
The EM5 and EM10ís I think share the same sensor. I find the RAW files definitely have less flexibility than the D750 or Z5. Probably a bit lower than the K3 too for RAW. I think the JPEG renders at high ISO on the OMD, better than the K-3 but itís a older camera so I donít know how well the JPEG engine is on the K-1. Nikonís JPEG engine is the best of my cameras, especially in the Z5. You can use JPEG much of the time without having to edit by just tweaking the profile settings a bit in real time in the EVF, sort of preprocessing them. It also has the best high ISO processing for JPEG and I prefer itís color profiles to all the others. My K-7 actual was my favorite for color SOOC in jpeg with the samsung(?) sensor. Although dynamic range was pretty brittle with the K-7 and high ISO needed a lot of post processing. I think the OMD dynamic range would be more in line with the K-7 but with high ISO close but a bit under the K-3. Iím fine using about 1600 on the OMD and 1600-3200 on the K-3.
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Add a Pentax 110 and a couple of lenses to my list. Admittedly I've bought it mainly to have a play with the lenses on my micro 4/3, but the camera is working and I'm slightly tempted to blow a few pounds and run a film through it.
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