Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Out of Focus area > The lounge

The lounge Relax, take a break from photo and camera talk - have a chat about something else for a change. Just keep it clean and polite!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 6th February 2015
pdk42's Avatar
pdk42 pdk42 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Leamington Spa
Posts: 3,153
Thanks: 321
Thanked 683 Times in 523 Posts
Likes: 41
Liked 2,522 Times in 902 Posts
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?
__________________
Paul
E-M1ii, Pen-F and too many lenses
flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Greytop (7th February 2015)
  #2  
Old 6th February 2015
Olybirder Olybirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 4,571
Thanks: 1,947
Thanked 776 Times in 618 Posts
Likes: 1,068
Liked 1,493 Times in 530 Posts
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.

Ron
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 6th February 2015
Wee man's Avatar
Wee man Wee man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newcastle Co. Down N. Ireland
Posts: 7,556
Thanks: 2,344
Thanked 1,083 Times in 968 Posts
Likes: 280
Liked 1,010 Times in 669 Posts
Re: Sticking with Oly

Welcome home
__________________
Ed

I am 65 this year but if there were 15 months in a year I would only be 48!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 6th February 2015
Zuiko's Avatar
Zuiko Zuiko is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dunmow, Essex
Posts: 19,185
Thanks: 1,823
Thanked 2,742 Times in 2,116 Posts
Likes: 2,316
Liked 3,095 Times in 1,447 Posts
Re: Sticking with Oly

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wee man View Post
Welcome home
He never left!
__________________
John

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 6th February 2015
Wee man's Avatar
Wee man Wee man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newcastle Co. Down N. Ireland
Posts: 7,556
Thanks: 2,344
Thanked 1,083 Times in 968 Posts
Likes: 280
Liked 1,010 Times in 669 Posts
Re: Sticking with Oly

Just making him feel loved!
__________________
Ed

I am 65 this year but if there were 15 months in a year I would only be 48!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Zuiko (7th February 2015)
  #6  
Old 6th February 2015
Simon Bee's Avatar
Simon Bee Simon Bee is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bridgend, South Wales
Posts: 1,632
Thanks: 106
Thanked 193 Times in 162 Posts
Likes: 349
Liked 232 Times in 148 Posts
Re: Sticking with Oly

Quote:
Originally Posted by pdk42 View Post
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.

Kind regards, Simon
__________________
One should take the "PLANK" out of one's own eye before trying to take a "splinter" out of someone else's
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 7th February 2015
blu-by-u blu-by-u is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 690
Thanks: 43
Thanked 24 Times in 22 Posts
Likes: 58
Liked 62 Times in 38 Posts
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.
__________________
All my garbage so far.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 7th February 2015
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 6,125
Thanks: 745
Thanked 934 Times in 863 Posts
Likes: 292
Liked 749 Times in 457 Posts
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.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 7th February 2015
pdk42's Avatar
pdk42 pdk42 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Leamington Spa
Posts: 3,153
Thanks: 321
Thanked 683 Times in 523 Posts
Likes: 41
Liked 2,522 Times in 902 Posts
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!).
__________________
Paul
E-M1ii, Pen-F and too many lenses
flickr
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 7th February 2015
StephenL's Avatar
StephenL StephenL is offline
Senior Pixelmonger
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Yorkshire Dales
Posts: 9,855
Thanks: 988
Thanked 1,125 Times in 923 Posts
Likes: 658
Liked 750 Times in 497 Posts
Re: Sticking with Oly

Glad to see you've reached a decision which suits you, Paul.
__________________
Stephen

A camera takes a picture. A photographer makes a picture

Fuji X system, Olympus E-1 + Olympus and Bronica film

My Flickr site
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 7th February 2015
Ricoh Ricoh is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 3,242
Thanks: 372
Thanked 285 Times in 257 Posts
Likes: 372
Liked 878 Times in 519 Posts
Re: Sticking with Oly

Quote:
Originally Posted by pdk42 View Post
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.
__________________
Steve

on flickr
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 7th February 2015
pault pault is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Herts
Posts: 444
Thanks: 118
Thanked 94 Times in 48 Posts
Likes: 255
Liked 29 Times in 20 Posts
Re: Sticking with Oly

Paul
Thanks for updating us and on your decision. Its a reminder the grass is not always greener on the other side.
Pault
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 7th February 2015
Peter_Hartland's Avatar
Peter_Hartland Peter_Hartland is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nr Andover Hampshire
Posts: 909
Thanks: 157
Thanked 201 Times in 175 Posts
Likes: 99
Liked 181 Times in 99 Posts
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.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP! Sticking lens hood Gwyver Standard zoom and mid range 9 21st January 2015 11:22 AM
Sticking with the E-510 - problem roadkill_6mm Camera conference 7 25th June 2010 05:47 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:46 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2015, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger