Having troubles deciding

Jessestr

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Hi there

I set my mind on a E-m10. Was going to order it but then lost my mind. Noticed the viewfinder was only 0.58 in size.

For me, viewfinder size is by far the most important thing on a camera. So I went looking for a different setup. Noticed the VF-4 is quite big in viewfinder size but then I can't use flash? Because there is a viewfinder in my hotshoe. I never use flash. But only at times when I need to (eg. Wedding party)

So my choices are

- epl5 with vf-4
- ep5 with vf-4
- gx7 ( but it has AA FILTER :( )

Can't decide what I want. I mostly want to use it for every day usage, as i shoot film only. I want to take more pictures but kinda expensive on film. So I need a fuji x100 like camera but on m43. I've done some wedding photogrphy, borrowed a dslr for the party pictures, rest was on film. So that are the only reasons why I need a flash.

Also want to use it to photograph my models with. About a 35mm -40mm standard focal length would be great (like the x100) but it should still be a professional tool.

What should I pick. Budget is limited, I'm a student.

Thanks kn advance
 

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Tighten your belt and buy E-M1.
EP5+VF4 will let you use remote flash as it will be triggered by built-in flash.

PS - all cameras on your list have AA filter.
 

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Have you tried the em10's viewfinder? It's bigger and brighter than most dslr's in its pricerange... Those magnification numbers only tell you something theoretical, don't necessarily reflect reality.

It's a neat camera, and as all the cameras on your list, it has an AA filter. Only olympus without is the em1.


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M4/3 cameras are being made with "weaker" AA filters, and the trend towards elimination of the filter entirely is a fad, not without problems of its own. Don't let that dictate your decision.
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You won't see much effect from the AA filter on the GX7 (or any camera). I have it and it's a great camera.

I haven't used the M10, but the M5 EVF is great and I believe they're similar.
 

Jessestr

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Haven't tried the viewfinder of the e-m10. Asked some shops if I could test it, but the answer was no. So I'm kinda stuck right there.
 

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Haven't tried the viewfinder of the e-m10. Asked some shops if I could test it, but the answer was no. So I'm kinda stuck right there.
That's terrible customer service right there.

Well, for what it is worth, I sell among other things cameras for a living, and in our lineup, the only viewfinder that is a match for the em10's in its pricerange is the pentax k500. There are many better, but on more expensive bodies.


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Jessestr

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It sure is. Also a reason why I just want to buy it online.

Is the VF-4 better than the Oly E-M10's viewfinder? And what about the GX7, how is the viewfinder on that one?

Thanks

Jesse
 

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For ergonomy, I prefer the GX7 (also have a E-M5) and the viewfinder is better than the E-M5. I didn't try the E-M10 so can't compare. The VF-4 is better than the GX7 viewfinder. The GX7 viewfinder isn't the best with glasses either but overall, I love this camera. I just got a GH4 and it's an awesome machine but when I go out quick, I almost always pick the GX7. It's near the perfect camera for me.
 

Jessestr

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Thanks :) Seems that I need to get the E-PL5 with the VF-4 (or E-P5, still have to figure out what's so different).. Or the GX7 !

Edit: GX7 is rather expensive though.. And sensor quality isn't that much different to the E-P5/E-PL5. I know it doesn't have a viewfinder..

Jesse
 

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EM5 or EM10 and 45mm F1.8...save up for the 75mm or spring for an EM1. EM1 VF is excellent. EM5 not too far behind. I haven't touched an EM10, nor read about it til just now. Also save $100 and get a 40-150mm. Nice all round portrait/landscape lens in good light or using a flash for little cost. Best IQ/$.

None of that AA stuff matters IMO. I've had nearly 10 olympus bodies and find it is not a real noticeable difference.
 
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