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    Default E-M1 and 4/3 (not m) lenses

    I'm thinking of getting an E-m1 after seeing the V4 firmware (was thinking E-m5) and too keep cost down keep my 12-60 and sell the E-5. How is the E-m1 with 4/3 lenses? I'd stick with my E5 but having a hell of a time finding 4/3 locally and with the CDN dollar exchange it pointless to buy from the US atm also after doing some video in my shop today of products just realized how crappy the E5 video is . Also I'd go for the 12-40 but that's just too short the 12-60 is pretty good for what I do.

    One thing though even though I don't use it the full articulating screen on the E5 it is very useful for some shots and video seems E-M1 only has tilt.
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    Default Re: E-M1 and 4/3 (not m) lenses

    If you are thinking of using 4/3 lenses, you should definitely get the E-M1 body which was designed for owners to get the best from the expensive 4/3 lenses they already owned. Focus is much faster than on the E-M5 bodies. Pretty much as fast as the E-5. The 12-60 is excellent with the E-M1.
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    Agree, E-M1 is the way

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    The E-M1 is great with 4/3 lenses, as good or better than my e-3 and e-30. As mentioned above, it's really the only option if you want to continue using your 4/3 lenses. I've had my E-M1 for over a year and to date I've only purchased one m4/3 lens AF lens, the 75MM f1.8 as I didn't have anything like it in my 4/3 arsenal. It's a fantastic portrait lens. I also have the Rokinon 7.5 MM fisheye and the Rokinon 85MM f1.4 manual focus lenses. Both are great values. I could never successfully use MF lenses on the e-30 or e-3 (too many OOF shots), but with the EVF on the E-M1 I'm very comfortable using MF lenses, including my collection of OM lenses and consistently getting sharp focus. I do prefer the articulating screen over the tilt screen, not so much for shooting, but for the ability to flip it over and have the screen turned inwards towards the body. So far the screen protector I bought for the E-M1 is doing its job.

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    I used to shoot the E-M5 with the m43s' 12-40 Pro Zoom and now shoot with the E-M1 and 43s' 12-60 SWD and IMHO the E-M1 is just as fast with the 12-60 SWD as the E-M5 (or even E-P5) was with the 12-40 Pro Zoom plus I get an extra 20mm! The 43s' 50-200 SWD with or without EC-14 is also just as fast on the E-M1 as either the m43s' 40-150 R or the m43s' 75-300 was on the E-M5 or E-P5 cameras. The only negative about using 43s' lenses on the E-M1 is their larger size which can be helped by using the HLD7 battery grip.
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    Thanks, if I could find 4/3 lenses locally for sane prices or actually find some I'd stick with the E5 and could suffer with the video for a bit longer. Totally regretting selling off my 4/3 lenses a few years back If I go with m43 at least there is plenty of m4/3 locally, new and used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future Assassin View Post
    Thanks, if I could find 4/3 lenses locally for sane prices or actually find some I'd stick with the E5 and could suffer with the video for a bit longer. Totally regretting selling off my 4/3 lenses a few years back If I go with m43 at least there is plenty of m4/3 locally, new and used.
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    I have a full complement of SHGs and HGs, and refuse to part with them. I still shoot and use them with my E-3 and 5, and IQ is fantastic with the EM-1. A little big and heavy, but worth it ;-)

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    Default Re: E-M1 and 4/3 (not m) lenses

    Found some 4/3 lenses locally. If I can get them cheap enough I'll keep the E-5 for now.

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    People freaked out when m4/3 came out, and started dumping their 4/3rds lenses too soon, low balling the prices on used lenses just to get some money back. Yes some of them may be 7 or 8 years old now but if like me ,some don't get used all that often ,so they are about as good as new! New prices are still fairly high,but used can be found very reasonable these days.
    I shot family Christmas pics with my go to kit, E-3/5, 12-60SWD, Fl-50 flash,on the FP-01 Grip, and everything works as good as the day I bought them in 2007!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh202 View Post
    People freaked out when m4/3 came out, and started dumping their 4/3rds lenses too soon, low balling the prices on used lenses just to get some money back. Yes some of them may be 7 or 8 years old now but if like me ,some don't get used all that often ,so they are about as good as new! New prices are still fairly high,but used can be found very reasonable these days.
    I shot family Christmas pics with my go to kit, E-3/5, 12-60SWD, Fl-50 flash,on the FP-01 Grip, and everything works as good as the day I bought them in 2007!
    Not here the prices seems to be high aka people thinking their 10 year old computer that they paid $2K for is still worth $1500 and I don't see them listed too often these days. I did just find one ad selling lots of 4/3 lenses. SO got a 8MM FE for $450CDN and seeing he they'll let the 50-200 for $650.

    I love the full articulated LCD so for now looks like I'll stick with the E-5 and wait and see if the next E-m1 has an articulated screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future Assassin View Post
    Not here the prices seems to be high aka people thinking their 10 year old computer that they paid $2K for is still worth $1500 and I don't see them listed too often these days. I did just find one ad selling lots of 4/3 lenses. SO got a 8MM FE for $450CDN and seeing he they'll let the 50-200 for $650.

    I love the full articulated LCD so for now looks like I'll stick with the E-5 and wait and see if the next E-m1 has an articulated screen.
    Ok scored the 50-200 (SWD) and 8mm FE for $1150 cdn. Fingers crossed that when a new E-M1 comes out it'll have an articulated lcd screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future Assassin View Post
    Ok scored the 50-200 (SWD) and 8mm FE for $1150 cdn. Fingers crossed that when a new E-M1 comes out it'll have an articulated lcd screen.
    Not sure where abots are you but i saw one sigma 30mm 1.4 for only 200 in winnipeg.

    I got mine from toronto few years back and i paid 400 but output of that lens is by far my favourite in my 4/3 kit.

    Otoh do you guys think the E-M2 will keep phase detection pixels on its sensor?

    I still shoot e5 primarily with 4/3 lenses but i might let it go for E-M2 once it becomes available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkesha View Post
    Not sure where abots are you but i saw one sigma 30mm 1.4 for only 200 in winnipeg.

    I got mine from toronto few years back and i paid 400 but output of that lens is by far my favourite in my 4/3 kit.

    Otoh do you guys think the E-M2 will keep phase detection pixels on its sensor?

    I still shoot e5 primarily with 4/3 lenses but i might let it go for E-M2 once it becomes available.
    I''m on the lower mainland BC. There use to be lots 4/3 for sale but not anymore. I'm still debating getting the E-M1 this week but no articulated screen is killing it for me. I hope the E-M1 MKII will have it as that would probably kill Oly for lots of people who still have 4/3 lenses.

    http://www.43rumors.com/ft4-olympus-...mp-mft-sensor/

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    I use both, the " old" E-5 and the E-M1. Also hate that the monitor of the E-M1 is ony tilt and not fully articulated as on the E-5. I use both system lenses, the ED 4/3 lenses and the Pro M-4/3 lenses. With the latest firmware upgrades of the E-M1 the 4/3 lenses behave much better than before. So comes that the 12-60mm SWD makes really sense and I like taking it for motorbiking trips. The 50-200mm Telezoom plus the EC14 makes a nice tele for wildlife - as long they are not moving too fast ;-)
    It's really great to have that much choice now and it's fun to use the 4/3 lenses on the E-M1.
    Also waiting for the specs of the E-M1 II, when it comes with the fully articulated monitor like the E-M5 II then I might get it for me.
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