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Old Dec 17, 2015, 1:26 PM   #1
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Hi guys, its been awhile but I'm still around. I'm thinking of taking advantage of the big sale at B&H for this camera body....379.00. I would also be ordering the MMF3 adaptor so I can use my 4/3 lenses. Compared to my E-3 4/3 body, am I downgrading picture quality with the OM D M-5?
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Old Dec 17, 2015, 5:52 PM   #2
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LOL... you are kidding right?

The OMD-E5 IQ is compared with the high end DSRL cameras, the prices at B&H for the OMD-E5 are fantastic and you should not leave this opportunity.

Very nice to see your post again James, welcome back..!!!

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Old Dec 17, 2015, 6:11 PM   #3
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Hi James!

Maybe take a look at the em10 too. It doesn't have some things the 5 has like waterproofing, but it's a little more up to date too. Inside, the parts that matter, I guess it's about the same. That's a good deal you're getting though.
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Old Dec 18, 2015, 10:22 AM   #4
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Thanks Marcelo, no not kidding, I'm just not that familiar with that camera. I have read a few reviews and most of them target the poor continuous focus issue. Since it's contrast detect focus, shooting against water or sand can be an issue. I believe they are referring to this when using burst shooting.
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Was also wondering how the camera would focus using my 4/3 lenses. The 14-54mm lens is excellent in optical and IQ qualities and I would like to use it on the M5.
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Well I went ahead and bought the OM-D M5 body. I also bought a used HLG-6 battery grip they had in "9" condition for half the price of a new one. I think I will like the larger grip it will offer. Getting an Olympus MMF3 adapter on eBay for 70.00. With my 4/3 lenses this will be fine for a while and then slowly start getting some M lenses for it.
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Cool, I've heard that the grip is basically a must have accessory for the EM5. Have fun!
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Yes, I think for my hands the grip is a must. I hated to pass up the price of 379.00 since they were around 1,000 when they first came out.
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Congratulations on your new purchase, look forward to seeing some pics from the E-M5 when you get your MMF3 adapter.
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.......hi James, I know you will enjoy the EM-5. I use my 14-54 on my E-P3 and of course wih my EM-1. You've seen many of my photos from the 14-54 it works well off the MMF-adapters.

Focusing the FT lenses can be an issue given certain framing when there is little to none vertical contrast for my E-P3, more so than the EM-1; when that happens I will point to where there is a vertical contrast, the lens will go to focus, then return to the 'troubled' framing and usually the system will get right to focus. I've used all my FT lenses with great success, hopefully you will too.

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