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Archive 2013 · should I upgrade to OM-D?

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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · should I upgrade to OM-D?

Currently I use a Olympus e-620 which is a great camera, but the higher resolution of the OM-D and the video capability are sooo tempting. Plus, I used OM cameras for decades, so the retro styling is appealing. I mainly shoot close-up and macro, and use various vintage glass, bellows, etc.

Has anyone used both cameras? If so, is the upgrade worthwhile (in your opinion)? Any experience using the OM-D that you can pass on, especially for macro, would be very much appreciated.


Jan 25, 2013 at 06:05 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · should I upgrade to OM-D?

Are you ready to change lenses? The OM-D is a fantastic camera, though to use your existing lenses, you'd need to also get the 4/3 to Micro 4/3 adapter, and most lenses won't autofocus as fast as they do on your E-620.

That said, the native Micro 4/3 lenses will autofocus blazingly fast, and are also very good lenses. Depending on what lenses you own already, some may be worth hanging on to to use with the OM-D and adapter.

The in-body IS is a whole new level of stabilization from Olympus' earlier IBIS systems...much more stable, in-viewfinder stability, etc.

If you click the WWW button on my post, my site has a lot of reviews of Micro 4/3 cameras and lenses, including the OM-D.

Jan 25, 2013 at 06:13 PM

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