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Olympus OM-D E-M5 The first Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus with an integrated Electronic Viewfinder

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Re: Oh My Dilemma

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Don't forget, John, that pre-ordering does not commit you to purchase, and you WILL get your deposit back if you decide against purchase. At SRS the deposit is only £20. And this guarantees you the grip if you do proceed.
Has there been any news on the pricing of the grip if bought separately?
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The only Micro Four Thirds lens that I have been unenthusiastic about from an image quality perspective is the 17mm pancake - and yet this lens has many fans.

Lenses like the Panasonic 7-14, 25mm f/1.4, m.Zuiko 12mm f/2.0, 45mm f/1.8, 9-18mm, and others are really excellent performers. Where I think there is a gap is fast telephotos because these will always be relatively large lenses. The 75-300 is optically very good but not very bright. This is an issue for DSLRs but less so with mirror-less cameras because EVFs/screens can compensate for viewfinder darkness and contrast detect AF works better with darker lenses.

For absolute technical perfection the top end Four Thirds Zuikos will have an edge.

As I have said before, I think an adapter with phase detect AF will eventually be available for MFT users to use FT lenses without AF performance compromise but I have no idea if this is really true or when it would appear.

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Thanks Ian. Definitely need to go Focus to have a good look and read reviews on m4/3.

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Has there been any news on the pricing of the grip if bought separately?
The SSP for the grip is £230, give or take a penny.

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The SSP for the grip is £230, give or take a penny.

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Thanks Ron, it is a fairly substantial freebie for the pre-orderers then...
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I haven't seen one of those, but compared to the 150mm f/2 and the 14-35 f/2, the lens mount end of a 300mm f/2.8 is very slim

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The 350mm starts growing quite quickly, that's an E-410 rear lens cap;

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I echo his findings on the PL 25mm 1.4 lens, oddly enough I got the lens the same day as him!!

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Yes, so do I. It's very rapidly become my favourite lens. I don't care about the random creaks and groans it makes to itself on an Oly body, particularly with the speed of focus and crispness of the images.
The only thing I miss about the FT 25mm Pan-Leica is the delightfully solid 'cerl-ick' sound the diaphragm used to make. I suspect the mFT version's got a wider zone of sharpness wide open, but I haven't done anything to check scientifically.
I can't wait to use this on an OM-D, which should match its solidity.
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Any insight on whether the forthcoming Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 might be weather resistant? I'm thinking that will be a much better match for my needs than the 12-50...
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Any insight on whether the forthcoming Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 might be weather resistant? I'm thinking that will be a much better match for my needs than the 12-50...
Unless Panasonic are also planning a new, weather-sealed, body, then I would doubt it.
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