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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Third-generation E-M5

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Re: E-M5 Mark III hands-on

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...So I have a 12-100 lens, is the 12-40 "kit" much of a step up quality wise? Or do I go for the 12-200 "kit" or a body only.
The 12-100 and 12-40 are both PRO quality lenses. The 12-40 is a bit smaller but doesn't have dual sync IS. As mentioned is is slightly faster - F/2.8 over F/4. I would not suggest that the size & max aperture are overwhelming features if you are happy with the 12-100. The 12-200 is not a PRO lens and by all accounts is a bit soft at the long end (same as the 75-300 in this respect). Its main feature is as a one stop lens for those that do not want to keep changing lenses and in this regard it is as good as it gets. As a bundle it is currently a good price over the body only option but you might want to save the pennies for the 7-15mm PRO or the consumer grade long zoom (as yet only a twinkle on the lens chart) or the high end long zoom - the latter 2 are ideal if you are into wildlife or our feathered friends. (Just my thoughts on the matter).
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Re: E-M5 Mark III hands-on

Would the F4 to f2.8 make much of a difference?

I did try the 12-200 a few months ago before I bought the 12-100 from a member here.

Its the 12-100 lens that has made me want to sell up my Nikon gear (apart from the camera and 24-70 that my hubby bought me for a "big" birthday, cant bring myself to sell a birthday present)

So I guess my options are that I buy the camera with a new pro lens, buy the camera body only and stick the pancake lens back onto the m10 for a walkabout camera in my handbag/compact camera or buy the camera with the 12-200 and have the ultimate "travel kit" for flying abroad (the light weight being the reason I bought back into the Olympus system)... I have until next saturday to make up my mind!
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Re: E-M5 Mark III hands-on

I can't say that I've had battery problems with the 12-100. Like Bikie John I have the 12-40 and the 12-100, but mostly use the latter. If I were starting from scratch I'd go for the 12-100.
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Re: E-M5 Mark III hands-on

Thanks, I ordered the body only option. I have my pancake 14-42 that can go back on the EM10 and that camera can live in my handbag once again, and the 12-100 can stay on the EM5.
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Re: E-M5 Mark III hands-on

I find the EM10ii and the 14-42 pancake an excellent combination because it is light and fits in a large pocket.
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Re: E-M5 Mark III hands-on

There is one thing I like in that EM5iii...They have a B selector on top of the general PASM
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