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    Default which is a better camera/lens combo?

    I am considering getting an E-M5, kind of as a replacement for my E-520, and mainly for use with landscapes. However, I am wondering, which would be a better combination:

    E-520 with 14-54 MKI
    E-M5 with 12-50 kit lens

    Thus the question boils down to: which is more critical, the lens or the camera? Generally speaking, I would guess that the better combo would be the E-520 with 14-54, which is giving me pause about the whole idea of buying the E-M5. Of course, the E-M5 would be higher resolution, but not all that much. The E-M5 would also no doubt have better high-ISO performance, but for regular landscapes I'm thinking that might not be all that important.

    Yes, I know I could use the 14-54 on the E-M5, but from what I have heard, the slow AF would probably drive me crazy. As far as getting the 12-40 lens for the E-M5, well, it ain't going to happen.

    So, which combo do you folks think would be better? Even if I succumbed to GAS and got the E-M5 anyway, I think that when I went out shooting, I'd be left with the same dilemma - which is the better combo?
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    Default Re: which is a better camera/lens combo?

    I dumped my E-620 + 12-60 for an E-M5 and have not looked back one tiny bit. I never buy the latest camera (or any piece of electronics), and I would never upgrade a last year's model to a current one. But that E-M5 Sony sensor is a gigantic leap. High ISO performance and digital range, especially what you can get out of RAW files is a leap forward, and I love the size of this little camera.

    That being said, I did not try to duplicate the 4/3 lenses I had (I had the 7-14/9-18/12-60/50-200/50/70-300/EC-20). My photography was getting stale and I was bored with it, so I also wanted something new and don't regret getting rid of my kit. If you're trying to duplicate your kit, that brand new 12-40 is way more expensive than an old 14-54.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that all of your lenses are best-bang-for-your buck bargains. Unfortunately, that's not a good thing if you're trying to sell. You really have to think about how much your photography is worth to you as switching to m4/3 will undoubtedly be a pretty expensive purchase. Some people here like to call it an "investment" to soften it up for themselves, but it only is one if your photographs are selling. Remember that with m4/3 you pay a premium for size, so if size is not important at all, I would look at other options.
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    I'd rather have the em5 12-50 combo...add to it a faster pancake lens, and you have a semi pocketable rig.
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    Default Re: which is a better camera/lens combo?

    The sensor and image stabilization in the E-M5 is a significant improvement over the E-520, and the E-M5 viewfinder is far better (I could never love the E-xxx bodies' viewfinders). I don't know why slow auto focus would drive you crazy for landscape work (who uses AF for shooting landscapes?), but otherwise cannot say much over which of the two lenses is a superior performer. It probably doesn't matter, the E-M5's improved sensitivity, IS, dynamic range, and EVF are enough to eclipse the small potential differences in lens performance.

    (All that said, I personally am not much enamored of the E-M5 body, I find the controls cramped for my hands. The E-P5 with VF-4 does better for me, and the E-M1 does best of what's available now. Once you get to the E-M1, the ZD 14-54 focuses as it did on my E-5: AF speed is not an issue even for non-landscape shooting.)

    Good luck with your decision process. My strategy would be to buy the best body I could afford, if I already had some lenses, and upgrade lenses as desired and as the money became available. It's the same strategy I've taken with the E-M1.

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    Default Re: which is a better camera/lens combo?

    Thanks for the very helpful feedback guys. You've helped me get over the nagging idea that unless I spent big-bucks on say the 12-40 lens that going to m43 with a kit lens might actually be a downgrade from what I have now. This was becoming a major hurdle. As far as which m43 model, I agree that the E-M1 is very tempting and also the E-P5 plus viewfinder. We shall see what the spring brings, model-wise.

    I have to say, any encouragement given to me to buy new equipment is usually enthusiastically received!
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    Default Re: which is a better camera/lens combo?

    I'm another one who thinks the sweet spot is just behind the wave. Besides, unlike Godfrey the EM1 just doesn't appeal to me. The e520 is too far back there. IMHO the EM5 + 12~50 kit lens is the sweet spot now especially if you can pick one up from someone chasing the bleeding edge. The 12~50 is a fine lens but you must set the 1/8 delay.
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    Default Re: which is a better camera/lens combo?

    Landscapes means many things to different folks, but as a direct substitute your proposed E-M5 12-50 setup gives a lot of flexibility. I use the two quite a bit but to wring the most from the E-M5 I prefer the primes (don't own a 12-40). The 12-50 is decently sharp (IMHO) but undeniably slow, well slower than what you're accustomed to from the 14-54.

    The camera itself is a huge jump ahead of the E-520 in every meaningful way.

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    Default Re: which is a better camera/lens combo?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL View Post
    I'm another one who thinks the sweet spot is just behind the wave. Besides, unlike Godfrey the EM1 just doesn't appeal to me. The e520 is too far back there. IMHO the EM5 + 12~50 kit lens is the sweet spot now especially if you can pick one up from someone chasing the bleeding edge. The 12~50 is a fine lens but you must set the 1/8 delay.
    1/8 delay?? I did some searching on the forum on the 12-50 and found a lot of useful info, but nothing about using a delay.

    As far as the E-M1 vs E-M5, the E-M1 does appeal to me big-time, but my wallet starts to whimper when I even think about it. I also like the smaller size of the E-M5 (I have pretty small hands, to go along with my 5' 4" bod). I do think the focus peaking on the M1 would be a big help - then maybe I could use MF with the 14-54! (I frequently/usually use MF for macro stuff, but have never done it with landscapes). Maybe an upgraded M5 will have focus peaking (or the E-P5 will come down in price some?). We shall see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAH View Post
    1/8 delay?? I did some searching on the forum on the 12-50 and found a lot of useful info, but nothing about using a delay.

    As far as the E-M1 vs E-M5, the E-M1 does appeal to me big-time, but my wallet starts to whimper when I even think about it. I also like the smaller size of the E-M5 (I have pretty small hands, to go along with my 5' 4" bod). I do think the focus peaking on the M1 would be a big help - then maybe I could use MF with the 14-54! (I frequently/usually use MF for macro stuff, but have never done it with landscapes). Maybe an upgraded M5 will have focus peaking (or the E-P5 will come down in price some?). We shall see...
    Some people experience something called shutter shock - which an 1/8s delay seems to fix. I have never seen the Shutter shock effect in my -4/3 bodies; I have an E-P1, E-PM1, GF2, G3 and GX1 ...

    I do have a lot of blurred photos caused by poor shooting technique, though ...
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    Default Re: which is a better camera/lens combo?

    Ah, I have seen that mentioned in a few posts, but hadn't seen about the 1/8 remedy. Hard to know what to think. If I have to use a 1/8 delay on every shot, um, I think I wouldn't like that! However, I assume that you could get used to it and do it without a tripod - I have nothing against tripods, and use them all the time, but I'm looking for a travel camera and a tripod attached to the camera would considerably increase its size!

    Edit: I have looked at a few threads on this topic. Seems like something that I could live with, and perhaps would be lucky enough to get a camera that didn't have it.
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    Another option is to wait. The new PDAF enabled sensor will very likely be passed on to lower level cameras soon. Could even be in the upcoming EM10. It will be much cheaper than an E-M1 and could be a viable option.
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    Yup, I agree. Now that I have the image quality vs my old equipment issue resolved, I will definitely wait to see what shakes out in the near future. I probably will take the plunge in the spring or summer.
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    I might be putting my Em5 up for sale soon, its like new just getting back from Olympus where they replaced the electronic board and VF for a Vf issue.. its got about 6000 shots in it total, I used it a few times since getting refurbished and am debating keeping it or selling, I thinbk it actually makes better jpgs than the EM1 for some reason... My main reason for wanting to keep it is for telescope attachment since its so small,, but I really dont do that much and I guess my EM1 isnt that much heavier..
    probably put it up on the buy sell for 550 shipped if I do, although I wont be selling my 12-50

    For landscapes the 4/3rds wide lenses do very well on focus
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    I have mine set to the 1/8 delay...just to test it out for a while...honestly, it does't seem to bother me and my shooting style. If I need faster, I'll just turn it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doofclenas View Post
    I have mine set to the 1/8 delay...just to test it out for a while...honestly, it does't seem to bother me and my shooting style. If I need faster, I'll just turn it off.
    That's what I do too. Only thing I notice is slightly louder shutter sound ... and sharper photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeL View Post
    That's what I do too. Only thing I notice is slightly louder shutter sound ... and sharper photos.
    I have noticed that too.
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    I would go for the E-M5 plus 12-50, which I think will be pretty close to the IQ of the 14-54 except in demanding situations (tho I have not done the comparison myself). I would wait and see what the E-M10 has to offer, though. I don't believe it will have the PDAF-on-sensor sensor of the E-M1 but it is supposed to have the E-M1's image processor and firmware improvements (like wifi if you care).
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    Quote Originally Posted by olddigiman View Post
    I would go for the E-M5 plus 12-50, which I think will be pretty close to the IQ of the 14-54 except in demanding situations (tho I have not done the comparison myself). I would wait and see what the E-M10 has to offer, though. I don't believe it will have the PDAF-on-sensor sensor of the E-M1 but it is supposed to have the E-M1's image processor and firmware improvements (like wifi if you care).

    Ditto - wait for the OMD-E-10 it MIGHT have PDAF , which would be the holy grail for all the 4/3 lenses you have.

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    Yes, I think the E-M10 sounds very promising and worth waiting to see. If nothing else, maybe the E-M5 will drop in price some.

    I'm guessing that the m10 will not have the on-sensor pdaf. Anyone think it will have focus peaking? That's also on my list of hoped-for improvements to the M5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    Ditto - wait for the OMD-E-10 it MIGHT have PDAF , which would be the holy grail for all the 4/3 lenses you have.
    I would not hold my breath. All rumors I have read, indicate that the E-M10 will not have PDAF as in E-M1. I would love to be proven wrong, though.
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    Yeah, Olympus is being very cagey with their model numbering, I think. I mean, if they had named the E-M10 E-M6 instead, we would know it was considered an upgraded E-M5. If they had named it E-M2, obviously an upgraded E-M1. But the 10 is kind of ambiguous, IMHO - is 10 a tweaked 1 or just a higher number than 5, or a new intermediate model? I would not be at all surprised if Oly is reserving their PDAF sensor for their top model, which will remain the E-M1, and all lower models will have non-PDAF sensors. Would be a shame, but that's what I thiknk will happen, at least for awhile. And since I am never wrong...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAH View Post
    Yeah, Olympus is being very cagey with their model numbering, I think. I mean, if they had named the E-M10 E-M6 instead, we would know it was considered an upgraded E-M5. If they had named it E-M2, obviously an upgraded E-M1. But the 10 is kind of ambiguous, IMHO - is 10 a tweaked 1 or just a higher number than 5, or a new intermediate model? I would not be at all surprised if Oly is reserving their PDAF sensor for their top model, which will remain the E-M1, and all lower models will have non-PDAF sensors. Would be a shame, but that's what I thiknk will happen, at least for awhile. And since I am never wrong...
    The E-M5 is actually a very good camera that doesn't really need an upgrade in another year or two. So a 10 to indicate a tweaked 1 seems sensible. It also indicates that it is not a stop-gap model, like a E-M5 Mk2 or E-M5s does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsi42 View Post
    I would not hold my breath. All rumors I have read, indicate that the E-M10 will not have PDAF as in E-M1. I would love to be proven wrong, though.


    This is what my research shows as well. I just bought the EM5 with the Pany 25mm and the Oly 75. I am planning to get the 45mm very soon. Maybe this weekend. I love it and have no regrets to not get the EM1. I had the E3 forever and didn't get the E5. I will wait a few more years to see how much better the m43 cameras get. For now I love my EM5 and prime lenses.

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    My unsolicited speculation:

    1. Oly releases the E-M5 as a separate, parallel line from the Pens, as distinguished by the OM-D label. The model number somehow parallels the latest EP models by echoing their "5"s as a modest tie-in to the Pens (and causing much confusion outside the company). Oly crosses their fingers that somebody will want to buy it.
    2. Wishes become horses and people queue up to buy the E-M5 in such numbers it takes months to catch up. Rose petals are strewn by the camera press. There is much rejoicing.
    3. Oly says, "well, that's interesting" and greenlights developing a "pro" OM-D alongside the E-5 replacement (back when they were still intoning continued E-series support).
    4. With the next OM-D approved and the "E-6" spiked, Oly is in a quandary about how to further develop the OM-D line into various sub-lines. Taking a cue from the E-series and SOP CanIkonese, they decide to downgrade the E-M5 replacement to a double-digit model (see E-30) and up-rate the new pro model to the lowest possible single digit: 1.

    Going forward, they now have clear path for releasing OM-Ds easily distinguished by the number of digits. I doubt we'll ever see a plastic three digit "E-M100" unless the Pen line collapses into a smoldering heap, or somebody decides Oly needs a $500 4/3 model with built-in EVF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsi42 View Post
    The E-M5 is actually a very good camera that doesn't really need an upgrade in another year or two. So a 10 to indicate a tweaked 1 seems sensible. It also indicates that it is not a stop-gap model, like a E-M5 Mk2 or E-M5s does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_D View Post
    My unsolicited speculation:

    1. Oly releases the E-M5 as a separate, parallel line from the Pens, as distinguished by the OM-D label. The model number somehow parallels the latest EP models by echoing their "5"s as a modest tie-in to the Pens (and causing much confusion outside the company). Oly crosses their fingers that somebody will want to buy it.
    2. Wishes become horses and people queue up to buy the E-M5 in such numbers it takes months to catch up. Rose petals are strewn by the camera press. There is much rejoicing.
    3. Oly says, "well, that's interesting" and greenlights developing a "pro" OM-D alongside the E-5 replacement (back when they were still intoning continued E-series support).
    4. With the next OM-D approved and the "E-6" spiked, Oly is in a quandary about how to further develop the OM-D line into various sub-lines. Taking a cue from the E-series and SOP CanIkonese, they decide to downgrade the E-M5 replacement to a double-digit model (see E-30) and up-rate the new pro model to the lowest possible single digit: 1.

    Going forward, they now have clear path for releasing OM-Ds easily distinguished by the number of digits. I doubt we'll ever see a plastic three digit "E-M100" unless the Pen line collapses into a smoldering heap, or somebody decides Oly needs a $500 4/3 model with built-in EVF.

    Cheers,

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    E-10, E-M5, 20mm, PZ 14-42mm

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