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

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

  1. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    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. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    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

    379
    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

    Sent from my GT-N71 using E-3|E-PL2|E-M5|NX-300