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Em5, Em10, 12-40 pro, 40-150 pro which ones to pair?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by jbravo14, May 27, 2015.

  1. jbravo14

    jbravo14 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 18, 2013
    Any thoughts recommendation on where should the body and lens pair up with?
  2. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    What do you need it for? Is there a reason for the E-M1 and E-M5 II not being on the list?
  3. gravijaflare

    gravijaflare Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2014
    A planet called Gaia
    use the body with the better ibis with the longer lens. :) 
    • Agree Agree x 2
  4. jbravo14

    jbravo14 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 18, 2013
    Already have the em5 and em10, not spending any more money on bodies until they come up with a new sensor or probably an em1 mkii.
  5. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Ok. What are you going to shoot mostly? Right now is like asking if you need a car or a motorbike without giving any context.
    The 40-150 is commonly used for sport, wildlife, classic portraits, etc. The 12-40 can cover all the rest. Do you have other lenses? Which ones do you use more?
  6. jbravo14

    jbravo14 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 18, 2013
    Also have a 75 1.8 and and 20 1.7.

    Thinking of getting the 12-40 and 40-150 pro lens, and thinking which one will work well with which. Eg. More af point with 3 axis ibis on the wide zoom, or is the af system of the em10 will perform better on the 40-150 vs em5 af system in combination with 5 axis ibis?
  7. RamblinR

    RamblinR Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Qld Australia
    I'd put the 40-150 Pro lens on the camera that has the best grip. It's a large best and a grip with really be needed.
  8. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    E-M10 + 12-40 smaller body, less need for stabilization (also consider the external grip)
    E-M5 + 40-150 add external grip, better IBIS

    The E-M5 has 35 focus point, the E-M10 81, but if, for example, you use the center one only it should make no difference. If you use the 40-150 for sport and wildlife I suppose you do not need an ultra fine placement of the AF point.
    The E-M10 also have a more recent Truepic processor but I have no idea if this affects AF too. Maybe for AF-C. With rain or heavy dust E-M5 is the only option.

    But if you are going to get both...just try and let us know if there is any difference :) 
  9. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC

  10. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    I have an E-M5 and E-M10. The IBIS of the 5 is no better than the 10. The 5 may have more axis', but the 10's system is newer and generally works better. (in the internet universe, 5 is a bigger and better number than 3, so anything with 5 is better than 3.) The Olympus add-on grip for the 10 is relatively inexpensive and adds to the grip of the camera. In the end, the thing to do is try the lenses on each of the cameras to see what works best.
  11. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Once you use the lenses on each body you'll know and won't need any of us to tell what's right.
  12. Drdave944

    Drdave944 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    I don't know about the M-10 but if you immediately want to put a grip on it ,why buy the smaller camera? As far as the lenses.You really need a 12-40 first. You will get knockout pictures with little effort. The 40-150 is heavier,more expensive and harder to use. It will not lock on the subject as fast. For example I was taking pictures near an airbase. Every time a jet took off I tried to take a picture . It was much more difficult to acquire and hold a focus. The lens ,when pointed to the sky would hunt badly,causing many misses. I could have increased the size of the focal box but then it would not be as good for small static subjects. You can take wonderful pictures with this lens but it is much more difficult to operate than the 12-40. If you get a f1.8 75mm you will have less trouble.
  13. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    I also agree to use the better IBIS camera with the longer lens. On top of that, if you do not have grips for the the EM5 or EM10, get them for both as it will help in handling those lenses on the smaller bodies.
  14. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    Another vote for using the better IBIS and adding grips.
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