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Micro Four Thirds Discuss the newly announced Micro Four Thirds addition to the Four Thirds system family here.

View Poll Results: Which model?
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EM5mk3 (wait for launch) 1 9.09%
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Re: Moving to Microfourthirds

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She does not want to be using those lenses on a Pen!
ok..PENs are out.

That brings it back to the EM10mk3, EM5mk2, Em1mk1 or wait for EM5mk3.

Anyone can comment on the Panny's G series?
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Re: Moving to Microfourthirds

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ok..PENs are out.

That brings it back to the EM10mk3, EM5mk2, Em1mk1 or wait for EM5mk3.

Anyone can comment on the Panny's G series?
Just a couple of additional thoughts:-

1) The E-M10mk3 seems to offer very little extra than the mk2 and is quite a bit more expensive.

2) I think I am right in saying that most (if not all) Panasonic cameras will not have any IS with the two Olympus lenses that your friend already has.
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Re: Moving to Microfourthirds

1 - agree
2 - the G8 and G80 are stabilised, there may be others?
https://www.panasonic.com/uk/consume.../dmc-g80m.html
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Re: Moving to Microfourthirds

I agree with John on the EM10 mk3 doesn't seem worth it unless you are into video. An EM5 mk2 or an EM1 mk1 seem to be the best bets. prices are likely to be similar especially second hand so I'd say it would all come down to handling preferences. Only other consideration is if she is going to get into astro-imaging then the EM5 mk2 seems to have a slightly less noisy sensor for long exposures from what I've read.
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I agree with John on the EM10 mk3 doesn't seem worth it unless you are into video. An EM5 mk2 or an EM1 mk1 seem to be the best bets. prices are likely to be similar especially second hand so I'd say it would all come down to handling preferences. Only other consideration is if she is going to get into astro-imaging then the EM5 mk2 seems to have a slightly less noisy sensor for long exposures from what I've read.
Yes, for a while I had both a 1i and a 5ii, and basically any exposure over 1 is noticeably more noisy on the 1i, but in return the action-focus capabilities of the 1i are streets ahead. The best horse depends on what her likely usage will be, with a bit of handling and size preference thrown in.
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Re: Moving to Microfourthirds

she picked up the 12-40 today and was offered a mint condition em1ii. Complete with grip and 2 batteries..and a 40-150/2.8 with the mc14, all for under 2000.00.

So case close. Now to get her here to this forum.
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she picked up the 12-40 today and was offered a mint condition em1ii. Complete with grip and 2 batteries..and a 40-150/2.8 with the mc14, all for under 2000.00.

So case close. Now to get her here to this forum.
Bargain, and a great system.

The 1ii transformed my photography (with the 300 & 12-100), and I have bought no equipment apart from a few batteries and cards in the nearly 12 months since getting them.

It's often said (generally correctly) that gear never makes you a better photographer, but when the capabilities of the gear have improved as much as this did for CAF (for BIF) and IBIS performance (no longer carrying a tripod for landscape photography) it isn't actually true.
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Re: Moving to Microfourthirds

Wow what a bargain, that was definitely too good to turn down. Doubt any of the Photo show offers will be anything like that good! Look forward to welcoming her to the forum.
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Bargain, and a great system.

The 1ii transformed my photography (with the 300 & 12-100), and I have bought no equipment apart from a few batteries and cards in the nearly 12 months since getting them.

It's often said (generally correctly) that gear never makes you a better photographer, but when the capabilities of the gear have improved as much as this did for CAF (for BIF) and IBIS performance (no longer carrying a tripod for landscape photography) it isn't actually true.
I have had the same experience, not bought anything for over a year now.
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Re: Moving to Microfourthirds

Since she serves with me in photography and I have been using that Leica 42.5/1.2 and the 25/1.4 ..hope I don't poison her to those new f1.2 primes

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Re: Moving to Microfourthirds

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she picked up the 12-40 today and was offered a mint condition em1ii. Complete with grip and 2 batteries..and a 40-150/2.8 with the mc14, all for under 2000.00.

So case close. Now to get her here to this forum.
That sounds like a bargain! She should be delighted with all that then. Yes, she needs to get on here & hopefully be guided well with any questions (& not misguided ).

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