Hello! New OM-D E-M5 User

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by atnbirdie, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. atnbirdie

    atnbirdie Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 13, 2013
    Hello all. I've just purchased (the package from B&H will arrive Monday) the OM-D E-M5 and 4 lenses. I'm downsizing from my Pentax APSC DSLR system. I'd been looking for a smaller system and so was watching the mu-43 market. I just noticed the EM5 had weather resistant bodies and mu43 has some WR lenses so I am making the switch. The WR aspect is what I like about my Pentax system so I don't feel I'm giving up anything.
    I look forward to your sage advice as I get used to the new system ;-)
  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Congratulations. It's a wonderful camera. I don't know what lenses you got, but theirs not really a bad on in the bunch; the system has some very nice glass. The camera is very customizable, which can be complex, but once you've got it set up to your way of shooting it's just a joy to use. At least that has been my experience. Fast, versatile, light but sturdy, excellent IQ, a whole slew of terrific lenses. There's a lot to like.

    Good luck and have fun.
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Congrats and welcome.
  4. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Welcome to the group
    Good choice of equipment
    Hope you enjoy it
  5. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    What's WR?
  6. phl0wtography

    phl0wtography Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 15, 2011
    Weather/Water Resistance
  7. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Ah - thanks!
  8. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Welcome aboard!

    I know you'll enjoy using the new system.


  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Welcome to the forum! :smile:
  10. thashef

    thashef New to Mu-43

    Apr 12, 2013
    Congrats!!. I just bought one myself with a 25/1.4. I am a Canon user switching to Olympus.
  11. mirrorless

    mirrorless Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 16, 2013
    Congrats! It's a nice camera for snapshots.
  12. SeanQ

    SeanQ Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 13, 2013
    Bend, OR
    Welcome! I'm a newbie here myself. Great forum!
  13. rfortson

    rfortson Mu-43 Veteran

    Welcome! I recently sold my Pentax kit and went exclusively MFT. WR for the OM-D was one of the things I liked, though I don't shoot in the rain that often.

    I really enjoyed my Pentax kit for 7 years, but since getting my OM-D and adding some of the nice primes, I found I wasn't using my Pentax much, so I sold it. The only things missing are the long/fast lenses, but I suspect they will come eventually. In the meantime, I'll enjoy the smaller size of my kit and wonderful image quality from the OM-D.
  14. atnbirdie

    atnbirdie Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 13, 2013
    So Far, so good!

    I'm settling into my EM5 nicely. Have spent the past few days customizing it and playing with new lenses. Have started with fast lenses: 2 primes and 2 zooms (see signature). All are great performers in my first use tests. I'll probably round out my initial collection with the Oly 60mm f/2.8 macro. The size, functionality, and quality of images work very well for me.
    I'm really burning through the battery, but I am spending a lot of time using the monitor playing with settings, so that isn't troubling me at this point.
    All in all, I'm a happy camper.
  15. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Well done & welcome

    Great move and I am sure you will not regret it.

    I just let my D700 kit go and got the OMD and lenses and it is stunning as well as half the size/weight!

  16. dino8031

    dino8031 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 27, 2012
    Boulder, Colorado
    OP, Pick up an Oly 45mm. It's one of the best lenses of the lineup if you like the focal length, otherwise a great setup.
  17. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Welcome and good choice! I have and E-M5 and a G5 as well and love them. I came from a Nikon DSLR background and I do urbex and carting 25 pounds of kit around in my backpack got old. My gear weighs more like 10 pounds now and I can use a lighter tripod.

    My sage advice is: Have fun, take lots of pictures. Repeat as needed.
  18. scorpi

    scorpi New to Mu-43

    Apr 19, 2013
    Czech Republic
    Greetings! It's a great forum :)

    I am the owner of Nikon D700 +24-70/2 .8 + 70-200/2.8 VR II, and now the great OMD E-M5.

    Much good camera and I'm glad I bought it :)
  19. Tvo

    Tvo New to Mu-43

    Apr 3, 2013
    Me too. I bought an em5 from Adorama. It will arrive on Monday. :).
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