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The µ43 thread - welcome to the really dark side

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by King4aDay, 12 May 2014.

  1. Phate

    Caporegime

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    Haha well thats worked out well, good stuff :)

    Post up some images afterwards please, if you don't mind sharing :)

    Always good to see more m43 content.
     
  2. Hyburnate

    Capodecina

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    Oh of course! Can't say they'll be any good it's been a while since I've shot but that's part of the fun! :D
     
  3. Phate

    Caporegime

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    Absolutely :D

    Looking forward to seeing. I am going out tonight and experimenting with some ND Grads :)
     
  4. Hyburnate

    Capodecina

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    How did you get on?


    Sadly, my weekend was cut slightly shorter than expected as my friend (who features in all the photos I've uploaded thus far) had a very serious crash which ended with him being airlifted out so didn't attend Sunday all that much :( He's okay though and there's always next season!

    [​IMG]Clio Cup 2018 Brands Hatch GP by Josh Passmore, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Clio Cup 2018 Brands Hatch GP by Josh Passmore, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Clio Cup 2018 Brands Hatch GP by Josh Passmore, on Flickr

    There's a few more on my Flickr and I'll trickle upload some further ones too :)

    It's been a very long time (years) since I last picked up a camera for anything really, so it took a lot of getting used to again, I'm fairly pleased with some of them...
     
  5. Phate

    Caporegime

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    Nice shots mate, sorry to hear about your friend! is he going to be ok?

    I got on well thank you :) - check the seascapes thread, you'll see it in there.
     
  6. Hyburnate

    Capodecina

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    Cheers mate, he'll be okay was quite a crash though.
     
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  7. TheSkateyBird

    Hitman

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    Hello All!

    Drooling over various Olympus cameras at the moment and it will be my first foray into m43 cameras moving from an APSC DSLR - hoping for a touch of advice. I'm weighing up between the EM10III and the EM5II with the 12-40mm f2.8 lens.

    The only big difference I can see is the weather sealing, which is of some interest as I tend to travel to cold/snowy places. Does it make a real world difference or is it aimed at people that abuse their cameras in the worst conditions? Also, any other differences between the EM10 and EM5 that I've missed?

    Cheers!
     
  8. Minstadave

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    EM5 II has weather sealing, fully artic screen, wireless flash support and better built with slightly better EVF magnification. IIRC it's got slightly faster continuous shooting and a mic input.
     
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  9. Phate

    Caporegime

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    The em5 is worth it if you can afford it. I love mine :)
     
  10. TheSkateyBird

    Hitman

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    Thanks guys, I’ll hold on a month for the EM5II. Might sound mad but since holding both of them I know I’m going to love it. Something different about them compared to the Canon DSLRs I’ve tried.
     
  11. Phate

    Caporegime

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    I found switching to m43 felt very...refreshing :)
     
  12. EGuitarStar

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    Same here, I was using an old Canon 30D for many years and then stopped using it due to weight (wasn't aware of m4/3) and switched to a mobile, didn't take any pictures for years.

    I purchased an LX100 late last year and found it amazing and then discovered it had a m4/3 sensor inside so purchased a GX80. Take many snaps now and am able to carry the GX80 with the kit lens where ever I go.
     
  13. uv

    Sgarrista

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    my father in law had slowed down with photography and stopped taking his Nikon out due to the size and weight - we got him an em-5 ii for his birthday and he's been taking pictures literally every day since.

    I love mine, and even with an L-bracket and the 12-40 pro it's still small and light enough for me to take everywhere. Much love for the em-5 ii :)

    If I want something particularly small to take on a night out, I can stick the 17mm on and the whole lot will literally fit in my coat pocket. Since I got the 17mm, my RX100 hasn't left the house!
     
  14. TheSkateyBird

    Hitman

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    The convenience is what I loved about it when I tried one. I've only been photographing for around four months now with my 450D but I find it so cumbersome that I've been leaving it at home more and more in favour of my iPhone as the image quality is pretty negligible. The 450D has been great for learning with and was dirt cheap, but I definitely feel the more compact size will have me taking it out a lot more. Looking forward to picking one up, especially after seeing the positivity surround the EM5II here :)
     
  15. Terminal_Boy

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    That’s the thing with M4/3, you can go super compact with a GM5 or carry a rangefinder or mini-DSLR and 2 lenses in a very small and light bag.

    Obviously, if you start moving towards the larger M4/3 bodies and lenses, you up with APS-C sized kit and a the same weight issues.
     
  16. TheSkateyBird

    Hitman

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    Ended up exchanging my 450D today and going over to a Lumix G80. Initially looked at the EM5II and it is a great camera but comfort wise for my hands the G80 was just better. 12-60mm Kits lens and came with a free 25mm f1.7!

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  17. Phate

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    Panasonic's are like tanks :D

    Great choice in swapping over. Enjoy it :)
     
  18. TheSkateyBird

    Hitman

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    Absolutely in love with it. I was expecting an increase in IQ but the difference in ease of use is night and day!
    I'm really looking forward to my first full day with it tomorrow :)
     
  19. Phate

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  20. Minstadave

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    Interesting but it'll still lag behind full frame even with a fancy new sensor. M43 pushing into the high end camera arena seems foolish.