More ISO is more valuable to street photography, the 20mm is a fine street lens in my opinion, you could consider the 25mm if you wanted more quality, doubt you'd notice it much for web only viewing though.
Depending on your budget, G5/OMD if it's high, G3 if not so high.
When I decided to get back into photography I was looking through various shops, amongst all the canon/nikon bodies there was this small looking camera that I like the look of.
It was the G1, Id never heard of micro four thirds or knew what the concept was, but it was small and had...
Depends how wide you want to go really. I had the 9-18, but sold it, I have the 14-45 and feel that's wide enough for me, I use it at 14 most of the time, If I didn't have the zoom I would just buy the 14mm and use it as my main lens.
I found the 9-18 a pain to use to, to much faffing about...
I went around the world with my G1 with just the 14-45 and never felt I was missing out. I also took my little S95 for carrying around when out at night or in places I didn't want to be swinging a big camera about.
So take both.
I agree, unless you have Parkinson's or are a recovering alcoholic why would IS ever be an issue? Here's a radical suggestion; increase the shutter speed.
Sometimes I wonder how anyone survived in the days without IS and 6000+ ISO levels.
Some of my old race bikes;
My Yamaha TZR250 (2 stroke)
A few races later in all its battered to death glory, note gaffer tape on helmet holding visor pod on.
My old Ducati Monster racer with trick custom exhaust.
That's the kind of thinking I just don't get, the constant obsession to have the new toy. Odd as all the m43 camera's are pretty much the same, just with minor tweaks.
Not a personal dig at you, but the 'must have new stuff' mentality seems to be particular to photography.
Out of interest how many of you that have pre ordered the new Olympus have held it or even seen it in the flesh?
Seems odd to me that so many seem willing to spunk £/$ 1000 on something they have never seen. It's a nice camera for sure, but the fever pitch surrounding it is a little bizarre...
Never heard of SLR magic, who or what are they? A lens with double figures isn't wide in my opinion, but as mentioned, if you want some width and have a budget consider the 14mm.The 20mm is a lens everyone should (and most do) own.
The S95 is very good, but it is still a compact. It is however far more portable than any m43 camera and it's low light capability is excellent.
I'll always choose the G1 for proper photography, but the S95 is great for out and about and social where a bigger camera is just not appropriate...
I like the first two, but they don't look any more distorted than the 9-18 wide open IMO, the third one is clever, but a bit overdone for me.
I like fisheye stuff, but I doubt Id use it enough to have a dedicated lens, I notice Olympus do a fisheye attachment, anyone know if it any good?
Tons on ebay, Ive got a cheap and cheerful one, does the job and can be locked open.
i only bought it for storm photography, unfortunately I live in a part of the world that never has storms.
For night photography I usually just use the self timer set to two seconds, its easier...
It's a lot of money, about £1200 in the UK. I get the feeling its just another megapixel showboat, really, why would you need 24mp in a camera like that? If you want to blow pics up to billboard size get a full frame dslr.
That said, cameras like that will raise the bar for m43 so we should...
Anyone using 10 stop filters or welding glass for long exposure photography with m 4/3?
Seen some fantastic results and would like to give it a go.
What are you using, I've seen some cheap 52mm 10 stoppers on Amazon which would fit my 9-18. Anyone got any recommendations or tips?
Get the canon lens and an adapter for your GF1 and use both cameras. Macro is generally done with tripods and manual focus anyway so the extra expense of the P45 auto focus may be unnecessary.
If its just macro you want to do maybe even consider some old legacy lenses.
I've got the 9-18, chosen primarily because of cost, but the only other choice at the time was the uber expensive 7-14, which was still almost double the price in the UK, and still is.
You need to decide what you want, wide or u l t r a - w i d e, if you want ultra wide aperture isn't such...
Ive noticed no real price drop in the UK, the big ticket lenses such as the 7-14, 45mm PL, 14-140 etc, are still about the same as they were on release.
You'll always find the odd exception, but overall they hold their prices.
Im interested in the Oly 45mm, mainly because of all the Canon heads going on about their 'nifty fifties' Im interested to see what the fuss is about.
Apart from that I've everything I need, although if they produced an ultra wide fast prime, say 7mm, then I might be interested.
Where the hell did this come from? Have I been in a coma?
Was browsing through the Park cameras site and found it listed in the the m34 lenses, thought it must be a typo, but no, it clearly had 45-175 on the lens.
A quick google found this.
I've heard no mention of this lens anywhere...
Ah, good old Brisbane.
I've got the 9-18 and have never really been able to decide whether I truly like it or not, just when I think I like it it throws up some horrible distortion, the b&w picture of the lady in the backstreet a perfect example (post #13).
Focal wide open, although I generally use big apertures al the time to.
That's the thing, I don't know what normal looks like, but I don't see it on other photos.
I don't want to leave it extended when it's rattling around the bottom of a bag.