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New Olympus OM-D EM-5 Camera - specs, photos, reviews

Discussion in 'cameras and camera gear' started by Hocus Eye., Jan 31, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    The low light performance is *incredible*. This is a straight-out-of-the-camera JPEG file shot at 6400ISO (Lumix 14mm f2.5 lens):

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  2. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    100% crop. Full image is 4608 x 3456 pixels.
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    That seriously outperforms my Nikon D300.
     
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  3. g force

    g force Affects Shatner's Basoon

    My Nikon is creaking and I find it too bulky...your pics have made the decision for me. Credit card purchase incoming!
     
  4. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    It's a grand camera. I'm going to give it a thorough test over the weekend, but so far I've been very impressed.

    With the 14mm pancake lens it's not much bigger than my Lumix LX5.
     
  5. dweller

    dweller muthafuckin snakes

  6. slowjoe

    slowjoe Well-Known Member

    That looks great - I suppose it may apply a fair bit of luminance NR to the JPEG, where the Nikon mainly just does chroma by default, afaik. But even so. Cameras of this size really look to be becoming serious.

    However, I'm waiting for the hinted-at 16mp compact-format FX body from Nikon - not that it'll be anywhere near as sleek or design concious as the Olympus.
     
  7. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

  8. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

  9. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

  10. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    Agreed! It looks like someone went back to the '70s and bought some woodgrain Fablon, then covered the camera with it! :eek:
     
  11. cybertect

    cybertect Now up West

  12. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    That's a really interesting article. I like his writing style and I love this pic showing the difference in size:
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    And what a rave review too:
     
  13. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I just bought an OM adapter and there's something deeply satisfying about being able to use my old OM2n lenses again.

    100mm f1.4? Don't mind if I do! :D

    [​IMG]

    (Taken with my ancient Vivitar 70-150mm OM lens)
     
  14. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

    I see you call that "Stormy Shard". I like the contrast between the background and the front-lit flats. That lens is effectively 300mm at the long end, how far was it zoomed in that shot?
     
  15. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    About 200mm I reckon. I just grabbed a quick shot and could have done a better job (but was a bit excited by suddenly having some new lens to play with!).
     
  16. dweller

    dweller muthafuckin snakes

    I 'm finding I prefer using OM legacy lenses to the kit lens that came with my G2 camera.
    I'm not getting the in body stabilisation you get with OM-D but the shooting and the results are much more satisfying than
    from the panasonic kit lens.
     
  17. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Feels lovely to be handling proper old-fashioned optics too, even if they do weigh a ton!
     
  18. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    Yep, I've noticed the weight difference between modern and old optics when using my old Tamrons on my Pentax dslr. My 28mm/f2.5 is twice the weight of the Pentax 18-55mm kit lens, plus another 30g on top!

    They do feel nicer, though, don't they? :D
     
  19. cybertect

    cybertect Now up West

    Aye. From stats I've garnered from Lightroom, I'm using Canon FD manual focus lenses about 85% of the time with my G2. :)
     
  20. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    I'm completely in love with my old Pentax-M 50mm f1.7 tbh. It's by far my best lens, lovely to use and forces me to really think about what I'm shooting.

    Plus it feels chunky, solid and small all at the same time.
     
  21. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I tried using my old Vivitar 75-150mm lens with a 2x adapter. It ended up about a mile long with the m43 adapter!

    I'm loving using my 50mm 1.4 OM lens though. It's a beaut and it's nice I don't have to fiddle about with the camera settings to use manual lens.
     
  22. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    The do look wicked. Here's mine:

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    I now want a 24/28mm version
     
  23. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Man oh man, this is one hell of a camera. Another handheld shot taken at ISO 6400 using my old Olympus 50mm (100mm) 1.4 lens. The stabilisation is excellent.

    I love the way I've got my old lens back again!

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  24. cybertect

    cybertect Now up West

  25. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

  26. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

  27. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    What, the post I quoted? ;)
     
  28. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

    Dammit you got there before I deleted my post. :oops:

    Did you find the YouTube link where you can see someone prising off the plastic covers and gluing on a new cover in a very amateurish way? Don't seek it out, it is very boring.
     
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  29. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

  30. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    you're really just bumping this thread to make me jealous aren't you :'(
     
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