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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by wilerty, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. wilerty

    wilerty Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 10, 2013
    Syracuse, New York
    Last month when Olympus had the 40-150 deal for $99, I picked that up. Today I ordered a Silver M5 with 12-50, a 17 1.8, and a 45 1.8. ($400 off with the latest promo)

    My old and painful back couldn't take my 60D, 15-85, etc, so last year I bought a G1X as a travel camera and it is wonderful for that, but weaker for some things.

    With the fast primes and zooms, I should be ready for my trip to St Petersburgh, Russia late this summer.
  2. Tapper

    Tapper Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2013
    Ha, I had exactly the same camera and lens last year (60D & 15-85) and sold it. Good camera, great lens, but too big and heavy for my needs. Just bought an OMD EM5 (black) with 12-50 yesterday from Amazon, and amazingly it arrived today! But the lenses I also ordered will come tomorrow. Got the 60mm macro (I love macro), and also 17mm 1.8 and 17mm 2.8 -- one will go back, wanted to see their size in real life. Will likely keep the 1.8.

    It's a beautiful camera. Battery is charging.

    Enjoy yours!

    EDIT: so small! Quick phone snap:
    SGH-T889    ---    4mm    f/2.6    1/30s    ISO 500
  3. IDLookout

    IDLookout Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 26, 2012
    Northern Idaho
    I'd be really interested in hearing of your comparisons between the 1.8 and 2.8. I plan on getting a silver OMD w/ 12-50 and either the 17/1.8 or 2.8. I'm leaning towards the 1.8 with that $150 rebate.
  4. Y2K

    Y2K Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 19, 2012
    Add me to the list of 60D to OM-D converts. Loved my 60D but left it home with all my lenses most of the time because of the size. OM-D changed that.
  5. cookme

    cookme Mu-43 Regular

    May 25, 2012
    a soda near expensive electronic equipment... hmm, what could go wrong? :p 
  6. Tapper

    Tapper Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2013
    Don't worry, it was not open yet! :thumbup:
  7. judywisconsin

    judywisconsin Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 25, 2013
    I'm heading to Russia in September. What lenses are you taking? (I also have a 60D, but it's just in mothballs - can't decide if I should keep it or sell it).
  8. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    If you don't use the 60D, sell it. Value is still good now, and will go a long way towards more glass. Kind of depends on what investment you have in Canon glass and whether you ever really need a camera that's capable of tracking action. I keep my 5DII because it does different things for me (full frame) and I love shooting it. Just don't love dragging it around on travels quite as much :) 
  9. wilerty

    wilerty Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 10, 2013
    Syracuse, New York
    My son is teaching English in St Petersburgh. I will take all the lenses listed in the first post. I am particulary interested in the beautiful train stations there, where I am told you can't use a flash. The faster primes and tripod will help there. St Petersburgh is a VERY target rich envirnment.

    I sold the 60D and all lenses last spring about a month after I got the G1X.
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