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Old 23rd July 2012
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Re: Olympus, a shot in the foot?

Thank you David M for your OP, this discussion has been really helpful, I will probably buy the EM-5 and keep the E5 too.
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Re: Olympus, a shot in the foot?

FWIW, I think this focus issue, which is the only real systematic drawback mentioned in this thread, will ultimately be resolved in these CDAF mirrorless cams. Maybe by firmware, maybe by a composite PDAF/CDAF implementation, maybe something completely different.

If I still had my 4/3 gear with some very expensive long glass I'd certainly hang on and keep it. That SHG glass is not going to be bettered and even if m4/3 never improves with it, Oly have said that they will continue to offer bodies.

I'd still get the E-M5 though, it's just too good to miss.

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Re: Olympus, a shot in the foot?

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I don't see why the EM-5 can't photograph fast moving subjects in the hands of a photographer who knows how to focus manually.
Precisely. AFAIK, Autofocus has been around for less than 30 years. There were very good action photographers before then, I am sure.
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Re: Olympus, a shot in the foot?

These last few posts have I think hit the nail on the head. We've become too dependent on 'auto' this and 'auto' that to such an extent that some togging practices have become almost a black art. I think that for many of us, It's time to get back to basics. At day's end, any camera is a tool and it is up to the user to push the envelope and use it to full capacity. It's not what's in front of the camera but what's behind it that makes all the difference.
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