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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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So what will you buy?

If you intend buying the EM-1 and you already have the 12-60 ZD, which of the following will you get?

a. the body only (+ MMF3) - 1299
b. the body plus the 12-40 (+MMF3) - 1949

Not that I can afford either
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Re: So what will you buy?

I don't have any M4/3 lenses, but it's still a valid question - would you by the body only and use your primes / 12-50 mm weather sealed lens on the EM-1 or would you get the 12-40. Personally I don't use that intermediate zoom lens that much - I have the Panny 35-100 f2.8 weather sealed pro lens which I love - but never felt the need to add the 12-35 version
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Re: So what will you buy?

Just the body for now. I like the look of the 40-150 2.8 lens also.
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Re: So what will you buy?

The 12-40mm (and 40-150mm) are just what the doctor ordered but there is that little issue of paying for them.
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Re: So what will you buy?

The 12-40 is a very good deal when bundled with the EM-1 (650 instead of about 900 on its own.) You should be able to sell it on later if you didn't like it without losing too much. It is still 650 though. I would probably have the 75-300 Mk II, although it is to some extent duplicating my 50-200 SWD and EC-14 but is much lighter and smaller.

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Re: So what will you buy?

Just the E-M1. I have the 14-54 mk1 if I neeed something for low light or weather sealing, if not I have the Panasonic 14-45. I'm pretty happy with the ISO performance as it is, and the E-M1 is better. If I was gong to choose a lens it would be the 75-300, because the 50-200 is a lot of weight to hang off the, (plastic) adapter. Hopefully an adapter that will do a better job at supporting the weight of 4/3 lenses is in the works. Or maybe it just can't be done. Hello Olympus anybody listening????
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Re: So what will you buy?

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Just the body for now. I like the look of the 40-150 2.8 lens also.
Same here (if funds & wife allow) as I have the 14-54 II lens & the 12-50 if I want that wider angle (I can't afford all the lenses ).
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Re: So what will you buy?

It will be a while before I get one but when (if) I do it will be body only, I already have the 12-60, and I will go for a couple of carefully selected primes.

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Re: So what will you buy?

Just the body, I know my Leica 14-150mm works brilliantly on the E-M1, even in very low light, and I already have the 60mm and 75-300 mm. Might be looking for a 300mm f4 if it ever materialises.

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Re: So what will you buy?

I take option a although it will not be in the coming 6 months. So I probably need to pay extra for the adapter to use my 12-60 and 50-200 four thirds lenses.

By the way: will those lenses not look funny on such a small camera. Not that it really matters as long as the pictures are brilliant but still....Now have an E30 and that looks quite balanced with these lenses. But the E-M1 is much smaller
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Re: So what will you buy?

I've not really had time to read and digest all this news as I'm busy on hols at the moment, but I reckon I'll keep my E-M5. Not that I don't fancy the new one, and I can afford it, but I don't think it will give me anything I really need. What I do need is is a photo course to help me make my photography better! But I will look at the 40-150.
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Re: So what will you buy?

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I take option a although it will not be in the coming 6 months. So I probably need to pay extra for the adapter to use my 12-60 and 50-200 four thirds lenses.

By the way: will those lenses not look funny on such a small camera. Not that it really matters as long as the pictures are brilliant but still....Now have an E30 and that looks quite balanced with these lenses. But the E-M1 is much smaller
Take a look at the Fours Thirds Users site. Ian has put up pictures of it next to the E-1, E-510, and E-30. It's about the same size as the 510, so no more sillier than when they were on that, I would think.
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Re: So what will you buy?

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I don't have any M4/3 lenses, but it's still a valid question - would you by the body only and use your primes / 12-50 mm weather sealed lens on the EM-1 or would you get the 12-40. Personally I don't use that intermediate zoom lens that much - I have the Panny 35-100 f2.8 weather sealed pro lens which I love - but never felt the need to add the 12-35 version
I think you mean you don't have any Four Thirds lenses

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Re: So what will you buy?

Ideally I would like the E-M1 body to use with my existing 14-54mm but I can't afford that.

As an alternative, I would like a 12-40mm to use on my existing E-M5 but I can't afford that either.

So how about I just keep my E-M5 and Panny 14-45mm? So long as I can continue to afford that I will be reasonably happy.
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Re: So what will you buy?

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If you intend buying the EM-1 and you already have the 12-60 ZD, which of the following will you get?

a. the body only (+ MMF3) - 1299
b. the body plus the 12-40 (+MMF3) - 1949
You will need to know which lens make the best pictures.

How long before they get into the hands of real-life comparators?

Will you miss the 60mm end : YES,
(heck my 14-54 is often at 54mm ...)
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