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I am not sure if this is the right forum to post a general query but I could not find a better.

When I bought a Canon FF five years ago I kept (and still use occasionally) my Oly gear and I am now wondering if I should buy something small and light to keep at the bottom of the satchel I always carry when not really taking photos. I am having difficulty in understanding the specs of the current crop of Olys. Whatever I buy will end up being used with many different lenses, such as Canon L , old FT (including some HD ones) and even Canon FD. I suspect that manual focussing will be frequently used so focus peaking will be very useful. An on camera viewfinder is also essential.

So my main query is - do the Pen-F and OM10 offer focus peaking? and is there any other point I should be aware of? All suggestions gratefully considered.

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Re: mFT choice

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is there any other point I should be aware of? All suggestions gratefully considered.
I don't know about peaking (all my bodies predate it) however I do know one other thing that might be of use:

Metabones make a couple of adapters for EF lenses that allow mFT bodies to autofocus. One type have no optical elements so effectively give less FOV than the same lenses do on EF bodies. The other type have optics to reduce the focal length (concentrating the image) and restoring much of the lost FOV while at the same time making the image brighter (1 stop gain). Most who tried these recon the image quality is IMPROVED with the 'speedbooster'!

Unfortunately their adapters are significantly more expensive than standard dumb ones. but if you have EF lenses already it might be worth your while to investigate
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Re: mFT choice

Roger I'm not sure about the canon stuff but the EM1 works best with the old 4/3s lenses if that's what you have.
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Em10 mk11 definitely has peaking, I use it on mine
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I am not sure if this is the right forum to post a general query but I could not find a better.

When I bought a Canon FF five years ago I kept (and still use occasionally) my Oly gear and I am now wondering if I should buy something small and light to keep at the bottom of the satchel I always carry when not really taking photos. I am having difficulty in understanding the specs of the current crop of Olys. Whatever I buy will end up being used with many different lenses, such as Canon L , old FT (including some HD ones) and even Canon FD. I suspect that manual focussing will be frequently used so focus peaking will be very useful. An on camera viewfinder is also essential.

So my main query is - do the Pen-F and OM10 offer focus peaking? and is there any other point I should be aware of? All suggestions gratefully considered.

Thanks in advance
Roger,

Pen F does have focus peaking. A gorgeous if expensive camera. To be honest, I prefer some of its control inputs to that of my EM1 Mk 2- its easier to use in some ways. A brilliant camera.

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Re: mFT choice

Thanks all for your very helpful inputs. It looks as if both those are suitable for my needs, so logic suggests the OM10 but self indulgence might push me toward the Pen-f.

I know that the OM1 is a much better camera but I think the price is out of budget and possibly so is the size and weight.

It will take a few weeks for me to decide which one and thanks again for your inputs
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I know that the OM1 is a much better camera but I think the price is out of budget and possibly so is the size and weight.
The OM-D E-M1 Mk1 has focus peaking, and can be bought for a very reasonable price now that the Mk II has been around for a while.

I use mine with both 43 and my legacy Four Thirds lenses. Handling is excellent with or without the grip, (probably better with), whilst the size and weight make it very easy to carry.
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