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Professional shooting with E-M5?

Does anyone on the forum use their OM-D to shoot professionally? Please accept my apologies if that's a dumb question / offensive (because it should be obvious that you do!) but I'm very much hobby shooter who's gotten into this much more since I got my OM-D last year, and wondering what people would say (I know I shouldn't care!) if I started turning up to shoot friends wedding's with an OM-D and Panny 35-100mm attached?

Of course I don't care what people think which camera I use for friends and personal photos, but if I wanted to take this to the next level and try to become something of semi-pro shooting at the weekends would an OM-D put people off? It wouldn't put me off trying, but it just made me think apart from the Oly visionaries like Damian McGillicuddy how many honest photographers have dropped their CaNikon's for M4/3's?

Interested to hear your thoughts. Thanks,
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Re: Professional shooting with E-M5?

Not exactly from the forum, but have a look at this:-

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Re: Professional shooting with E-M5?

There are several pros on this forum who use the E-M5 (and other Oly models). Seonnaidh (Jon Pear) comes to mind first.

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Re: Professional shooting with E-M5?

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Not exactly from the forum, but have a look at this:-

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Thanks for the link Colin - I think everyone should have a look at this it's amazing!@@!!
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There are several pros on this forum who use the E-M5 (and other Oly models). Seonnaidh (Jon Pear) comes to mind first.

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Re: Professional shooting with E-M5?

Way to much camera for me. I have work supplied Kodak branded POS and a Lumix DMC-L1.

It's the image that counts, not the equipment used to take it.
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Way to much camera for me. I have work supplied Kodak branded POS and a Lumix DMC-L1.

It's the image that counts, not the equipment used to take it.
Couldn't agree more David, I wish everyone else saw that as well. May I ask what you're shooting these days with the Kodak and L1?
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Re: Professional shooting with E-M5?

The L1 is work supplied as a back to the Kodak POS.

My personal work is taken with an E-410 or E-3. The E-410 paid for itself and the kit lenses with the fourth shot I took with it.
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Re: Professional shooting with E-M5?

I think there is often too much worry about what the general public think. If your client happens to be a keen amateur themselves they'll know what an E-M5 is. If they have no personal interest in photography beyond a camera phone then they probably won't care and if the E-M5 is fully gripped they probably won't even notice the difference.
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Re: Professional shooting with E-M5?

Good points - thanks all for your contributions to this naive discussion post!
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Re: Professional shooting with E-M5?

Put the full grip on the E-M5. You'll be surprised how pro it suddenly looks

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Re: Professional shooting with E-M5?

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Put the full grip on the E-M5. You'll be surprised how pro it suddenly looks

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Not only do I not care what anyone thinks of the kit I use, I don't give a hoot about the make of pots-n-pans the chef uses to cook in my favorite restaurants.
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I don't give a hoot about the make of pots-n-pans the chef uses to cook in my favorite restaurants.
I wouldn't eat anything that wasn't cooked in Le Creuset pans.
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Re: Professional shooting with E-M5?

Hi,

Interesting article here: http://tinyurl.com/kcdjhbc on the OMD for weddings.

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