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Sticking with Oly

Ok, so I posted a thread last week with some observations on Fuji gear (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36331). It was the latest instalment in some angst I've had with gear this last 3-4 months. It started with a plan to buy a Sony A7 to complement my Oly gear. I do a lot of landscape and cityscape shots so the extra resolution and lower noise seemed a sensible strategy.

So, I sold some Oly gear in Nov in prep (including my E - M1) but then over Christmas I had an extended play with an A7 and although I loved the resolution and noise, I hated the camera itself and the lenses were just too big.

So, I took a look at Fuji and the post above was where I was last week. I was pretty sure I'd dip a toe in Fuji waters, but then I did some deep pixel-peeping and even deeper soul searching and I've finally come to the conclusion that the difference in IQ is pretty small and doesn't warrant the downsides of bigger lenses and the pain of swapping systems. The launch of the E-M5ii this week has cemented my view that I'll stick with Oly.

So, now I need an E-M1 again! - anyone thinking of trading up to the 5 mk ii?
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Re: Sticking with Oly

That's good news Paul. I hope you find a nice E-M1 to enjoy. However, I'm afraid mine isn't going anywhere.

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Re: Sticking with Oly

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Ok, so I posted a thread last week with some observations on Fuji gear (http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36331). It was the latest instalment in some angst I've had with gear this last 3-4 months. It started with a plan to buy a Sony A7 to complement my Oly gear. I do a lot of landscape and cityscape shots so the extra resolution and lower noise seemed a sensible strategy.

So, I sold some Oly gear in Nov in prep (including my E - M1) but then over Christmas I had an extended play with an A7 and although I loved the resolution and noise, I hated the camera itself and the lenses were just too big.

So, I took a look at Fuji and the post above was where I was last week. I was pretty sure I'd dip a toe in Fuji waters, but then I did some deep pixel-peeping and even deeper soul searching and I've finally come to the conclusion that the difference in IQ is pretty small and doesn't warrant the downsides of bigger lenses and the pain of swapping systems. The launch of the E-M5ii this week has cemented my view that I'll stick with Oly.

So, now I need an E-M1 again! - anyone thinking of trading up to the 5 mk ii?
Good for you Paul, IMO a sensible decision.

I'm thinking of letting my em-1 go actually, shooting far more film now, however that's not the main reasoning behind my thinking. As good as the em-1 is I came to realise some time ago that 'I' actually preferred the em-5 I previously sold therefore a mk2 may be on my 'digital horizon' in the near future
it's nice having a foot in both camps, film & digital that is.

So quite possibly yes, by all means drop me a PM if you so wish.

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Re: Sticking with Oly

Welcome to stay. In my many years with the fourthirds and to this microfourthirds, I tried many times to leave but eventually I just stayed. Mumbled and grumbled on the Olympus shortcomings and all, When they increased the size of the E system to the E-3, 30 then 5 and to the eventual announcement that 5 was the last, it was a sigh of relief. BUT that was short lived. The OMD arrived. OK..I am stuck.

I have since given up the compulsion to touch another system. Now if only Oly can keep the buttons of the OMDs in the same place. That would ease the learning curve to adapt to a new body.
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Re: Sticking with Oly

Not going to try the 5 mk 2 then Paul?
If I had gone fully micro and was making the choice now it would be pretty difficult I must say. Glad you decided to stay too.
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Re: Sticking with Oly

Thanks all. Phil - I do like the look of the E-M5ii - esp the full electronic shutter. But, £900 is a bit steep. We'll see. Depends if I find a nice E-M1 first (Simon - PM on its way!).
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Re: Sticking with Oly

Glad to see you've reached a decision which suits you, Paul.
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Re: Sticking with Oly

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Thanks all. Phil - I do like the look of the E-M5ii - esp the full electronic shutter. But, £900 is a bit steep. We'll see. Depends if I find a nice E-M1 first (Simon - PM on its way!).
5 and 1/2 year warranty is one hell of a bonus, must be a big attraction to many. It suggests to me that Olympus have conducted thorough testing before release.
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Re: Sticking with Oly

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Thanks for updating us and on your decision. Its a reminder the grass is not always greener on the other side.
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Re: Sticking with Oly

WB to the Oly fold, I may upgrade to the EM5MkII but it will be my EM5 not my EM1 I still love that camera.
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