OM-D E-M5 or E-M10 for adapted lenses?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Harvey Melvin Richards, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. I have a friend that wants to upgrade from P&S cameras. He has 3 Olympus OM mount lenses, a 35mm f/2.8, a 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5, and a 300mm f/4.5. Is he better off getting the M5 or should he pay a little more and get the M10. Is there a difference on the video between the 2? I would probably loan or give him my 40-150 f/4.0-5.6. The M1 and M5 II are out of his price range.
     
  2. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    I think that for adapted lenses the E-M10 wins since it has native focus peaking.
     
  3. That was my initial thought. My other concern is that I will be his go-to camera advisor, so he would be better off with the M10 for that reason alone.
     
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Personally with any EVF of VF-2/E-M5 and better I don't use peaking for manual focus so that 'advantage' may not apply to your friend.
    Either camera is a solid choice and decent value for money.
     
  5. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia
    Agreed, my experience with epl2 +EVF2 not really use peaking, totally different when peaking with nx 300 in the screen. So, as m5 had a slightly bigger body, I'll go with it

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