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Cranes

Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:44 pm

And now for something completely different:
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Olympus OM-D, 12mm/f1.8

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Re: Cranes

Post by jww » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:46 pm

Here I read the topic and found myself thinking of a different kind of crane.

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How are you liking the OM-D, Chris? I love my somewhat outdated e-620 and would love to trade up someday.
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Re: Cranes

Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:17 pm

This is the E-M5, not the new E-M1. It has far too many menus and no one has yet managed to understand them all. But it does remarkably well for a small sensor camera.

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Post by jww » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:20 am

Indeed ..... In hindsight, I have become rather impressed with Oly since they closed out their DSLR line and moved their focus to MFour-Thirds and mirrorless. Initially I thought it was a major mistake, but clearly, in creating a new market space, they have brought themselves back from the brink of certain extinction.

I gave my wife a Pen Mini a couple of years back as a birthday gift, and while she still complains that it's not truly pocketable like her previous Canon Elph-whatever was (I could solve that with a pancake lens) --- she does note that the IQ is vastly superior and quite likes the handling and more premium feel in hand.

I was always a Nikon fan-boy --- although I came "this close" to purchasing an Oly OM when I was getting into this as a teen in high school. I went with the FM instead ---- and still have it, and it still works perfectly (my daughter is all agog about it now). But I always was drawn to the small size and functionality of the Oly brand. When searching for my DSLR a number of years ago (7 or 8 now) I looked at the Canons and considered a D40, but once I got the Oly in hand, saw the quality of the entry level lenses and played with the SuperControlPanel (stupid marketing name, imo) it was game over for me.

I don't take shots near like I used to --- ergo no reason whatsoever to replace the e620.
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Re: Cranes

Post by fallingwickets » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:47 pm

thinking of a different kind of crane.
ditto :lol:

thanks for thread

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Re: Cranes

Post by ShadowsDad » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:48 pm

Nice camera! I love(d) my OM-1s. This may be a dumb question but will my old lenses work on an OM-D?

Edit: I did some research, I'm betting my old Oly lenses won't work on it. They have adapters in the works, maybe one will allow it?

Anyway, nice camera. I love my little Sony DSCf828,but it's getting a bit long in the tooth. It appears the OM-D M5 would be a worthy successor. But when I finally make my move undoubtedly there will be other models.

Good for Olympus! Did I mention how much I loved my OM-1s. Still do except I no longer shoot film.
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Re: Cranes

Post by jww » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:16 am

The lenses for the new Olympus mirrorless cameras are built on the mFourThirds standard --- so not directly, no, you lenses won't work. I don't know whether there is an adapter available though.

One thing about the new Zuiko lenses are concerned, they are specifically tuned for digital sensors. Even their budget glass is in a class all on its own.

A new OM is on the same list as a BH/BK-4 for me --- would love one, but not about to spend the money for some time.
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