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A bit of an off topic aside here but for the casual shooter that does portraits for fun here and there, is there any real reason to get the E-M1 II over a Pen-F?

Both have 20MP. E-M1 II might have slightly better IBIS? I would be using mainly 25mm to 42.5mm focal lengths (maybe the 75mm 1.8 as well)



Dec 13, 2016 at 09:53 PM
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No ... not really. The E-M1 II is good for action/sports/wildlife. The E-M1 can handle almost anything and everything except fast-action photography.

frosty1987 wrote:
A bit of an off topic aside here but for the casual shooter that does portraits for fun here and there, is there any real reason to get the E-M1 II over a Pen-F?

Both have 20MP. E-M1 II might have slightly better IBIS? I would be using mainly 25mm to 42.5mm focal lengths (maybe the 75mm 1.8 as well)




Dec 13, 2016 at 09:59 PM
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4 if you have deep pockets; 2 if you have medium pockets; the rest of us working class people can only afford 1 system.

k-h.a.w wrote:
Not too many systems. Four is about right, in my case Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Sony.

K-H.





Dec 13, 2016 at 10:06 PM
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bobbytan wrote:
No ... not really. The E-M1 II is good for action/sports/wildlife. The E-M1 can handle almost anything and everything except fast-action photography.



So would you recommend the E-M1 (gen 1) over the Pen-F even? You lose the 20MP but you gain weather sealing and it would be much cheaper.

I wonder if any retailer still sells a new gen 1 E-M1. i've seen ebay listings for brand new camera bodies from 3-4 years ago.




Dec 13, 2016 at 10:10 PM
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Sorry, I meant to say Pen-F instead of the E-M1, but now that you mention it - Yes, both cameras are very capable and highly-spec'd and loaded with features. And you can get a used E-M1 for about half the price of a new Pen-F which makes it a very good buy.

frosty1987 wrote:
So would you recommend the E-M1 (gen 1) over the Pen-F even? You lose the 20MP but you gain weather sealing and it would be much cheaper.

I wonder if any retailer still sells a new gen 1 E-M1. i've seen ebay listings for brand new camera bodies from 3-4 years ago.






Dec 13, 2016 at 10:36 PM
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frosty1987 wrote:
I wonder if any retailer still sells a new gen 1 E-M1.


Of course they do. You can find them at retailers everywhere, including your local Lens & Shutter store:

http://www.lensandshutter.com/spec_sheet.html?catalog[name]=Olympus-E-M1-OM-D-System-Camera---Body-Only---Black-e-m1&catalog[product_guids][0]=1281410

Needless to say you can pick up mint used ones for half that price.



Dec 13, 2016 at 10:47 PM
 

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I spent quite a while debating between which brand I will use for m4/3
I just couldn't get the Olympus UI...
I tried a Lumix GX7 at a store and fell in love with the interface.
Today I received my new GX80/85 and I've been with it all day with a smile on my face



Dec 13, 2016 at 11:44 PM
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The E-M5 Mark II is what I would recommend. A number of issues with the E-M1 were fixed in the E-M5 Mark II and in functional areas it is the equal of the E-M1 camera and has a better rear display that is like the new E-M1 Mark II camera - and I have all 3 cameras.

A new E-M5 Mark II is sells for $900 and used copies for around $700 while currently a used E-M1 can be bought for around $600. Not a lot of difference in the overall scheme of things.



Dec 18, 2016 at 11:08 PM
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bobbytan wrote:
4 if you have deep pockets; 2 if you have medium pockets; the rest of us working class people can only afford 1 system.



Well, for most of my life I couldn't or wouldn't afford even one camera system. Other priorities, house payments, college education costs for 3 kids, ...
So, now in retirement I have to keep my brain cells exercised. Four systems with more than a dozen cameras seems to accomplish that just fine.
"If you don't use it, you lose it."

K-H.



Dec 18, 2016 at 11:18 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Considering moving into MFT


One reason to favor the E-M1 is that has a more advanced focusing system, with both phase and contrast detection.

As a practical matter the E-M1 can utilize the older 4/3 lenses, like the f2.5-3.5 50-200 lens, which can be found used for reasonable dollars. This lens is a bit of a beast but the image quality is far better than I got with the Canon f 4.5-5.6
100-400 lens. There are other 4/3 lenses that might make sense at low prices, too.




Dec 19, 2016 at 04:38 PM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Considering moving into MFT


Absolutely! You have earned it and certainly deserves it! Life is too short. Enjoy it while you are still able to do so!

k-h.a.w wrote:
Well, for most of my life I couldn't or wouldn't afford even one camera system. Other priorities, house payments, college education costs for 3 kids, ...
So, now in retirement I have to keep my brain cells exercised. Four systems with more than a dozen cameras seems to accomplish that just fine.
"If you don't use it, you lose it."

K-H.





Dec 19, 2016 at 04:43 PM
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