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    New camera time?

    Might as well join in here, photography is the biggest part of my life besides work and my other half. (And of course watches)

    I am encountering a problem with my Olympus OMD EM5 and it may be time to sell it and upgrade. I am thinking maybe a Fuji XT-1 or another OMD, namely the EM1. both are great cameras and pretty much equal in IQ and features, with the main differences being accessories, and the layout.

    What are other peoples thoughts? does anyone have either one of these? or a reccomendation for me? Bear in mind I am a mirrorless man, so no DSLR's!
    And although I would love a Sony a7R/S/mkII.... They are a little expensive ;)

    And what cameras do you guys have?

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    Re: New camera time?

    In the same way you save for the watch you want, I suggest saving for the camera you want.

    In the end, there is no replacement for displacement, and the best lenses today are being produced for a sensor format that is larger than either of those cameras. In 10 years, whatever camera you bought won't be very competitive, but a 135 APO Sonnar will. And the 50 Distagon will still be impeachable.

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    Re: New camera time?

    After DSLRs and M43 I now enjoy the Sony RX100 III

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    Re: New camera time?

    I would love an RX100 III, but that much mone on a "point and shoot" seems silly to me. regardless of if it is full frame or not haha.
    I am currently stuck between the Fuji XT1 and the OMD EM1

    Time will help decide

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    Re: New camera time?

    Olympus OMD EM5 has an operational problem or a usability challenge.
    I would not toss that baby out of bed. M43 and Killer Lenses.
    I use 2/3 sensor Coolpix cameras and hate them, though the images are wonderful :)
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    Re: New camera time?

    Well I have no usability issues with my EM5, so no worried there.
    The EM5 MKII was announced today though and that is a very tempting new piece of equipment

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    Re: New camera time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Curtis View Post
    Well I have no usability issues with my EM5, so no worried there.
    The EM5 MKII was announced today though and that is a very tempting new piece of equipment
    Tempting because it's got better features or because you feel you can capture better images?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyrnoid View Post
    Tempting because it's got better features or because you feel you can capture better images?
    Well I think the ability to capture "better" images is down to the user rather than the camera. But.... the 40mp sensor shift feature can certainly make capturing a sharper landscape image easier ;)

    I am tempted because I might need to replace mine, and if I do I might as well go for the updated version of mine with added features that are lacking in the EM5 mkI :)
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    Re: New camera time?

    How many lenses do you have for the OMD?

    If you're happy with the lenses then the obvious thing is to stick with Olympus or Panasonic m4/3.
    And between those 2, Olympus usually seems to win the plaudits so maybe the new EM5 has your name on it?

    If you don't have many lenses or aren't happy with them then it makes sense to look further afield to larger sensors (APS-C) and Sony and Fuji rise up in your list.
    The sony a6000 seems well received...

    As usual, we expect pictures of whatever you buy to close out this thread

    Oh, maybe with a watch next to the camera, to stay topical
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    Re: New camera time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo83 View Post
    How many lenses do you have for the OMD?

    If you're happy with the lenses then the obvious thing is to stick with Olympus or Panasonic m4/3.
    And between those 2, Olympus usually seems to win the plaudits so maybe the new EM5 has your name on it?

    If you don't have many lenses or aren't happy with them then it makes sense to look further afield to larger sensors (APS-C) and Sony and Fuji rise up in your list.
    The sony a6000 seems well received...

    As usual, we expect pictures of whatever you buy to close out this thread

    Oh, maybe with a watch next to the camera, to stay topical
    I only have two lenses for my OMD's neither are spectacular primes lenses, but they suit me fine.
    I certainly have looked at the A6000, very nice camera, but no weather sealing which is a MUST on my cameras. That narrows it down to the Olympus OMD's and the Fuji XT1, I think the A7's are weather sealed, but also alot more pricey :(

    of course, there will be several pictures ;) And I will absolutely include a watch :)

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