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Poll: Why Shoot Olympus? (No Haters)

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by Vandy, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Image Quality/Resolution

    37 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. Size/Dimension/Feel

    109 vote(s)
    53.7%
  3. Olympus Color

    24 vote(s)
    11.8%
  4. Build Quality

    18 vote(s)
    8.9%
  5. Sensor Size

    4 vote(s)
    2.0%
  6. Loyalty/Oly Name

    11 vote(s)
    5.4%
  7. Features

    32 vote(s)
    15.8%
  8. Price Point/Value

    25 vote(s)
    12.3%
  9. IS (Image Stabilization System)

    114 vote(s)
    56.2%
  10. Nostalgia/Collector

    3 vote(s)
    1.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Vandy

    Vandy Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Nov 8, 2015
    VA
    Marc
  2. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    They've been around a long time so would presumably have a lot of the knowledge and experience gained in that time channelled into their products and, just as importantly, they provide good value.
     
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  3. Vandy

    Vandy Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Nov 8, 2015
    VA
    Marc
    Very well said, I concur!:thiagree:
     
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  4. Vandy

    Vandy Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Nov 8, 2015
    VA
    Marc
    I LOVE the Oly colors. Looking at images from other manufacturers there is just something different. Also like the quality of the cameras and metal lenses, from OM to presently "Some" models.:whistling:
     
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  5. So Thankful

    So Thankful Mu-43 Veteran

    232
    Jun 9, 2015
    Midwest
    It looks like I have the same reasons as most. IS and size/form factor.
    Having come from Nikon D2x these OM-D's are just amazing.
     
  6. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    One thing that I think is missing is lens selection. I realize you can use a Panny body with many Oly lenses but you lose stabilization and the HG/SHG lenses really need PDAF.

    If all the lenses were CDAF/DFD compliant and fast to focus a Panny body might well be on my list.
     
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  7. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

    414
    Dec 6, 2012
    Netherlands
    Jan (John) Kusters
    My first reason for leaving Nikon APS is missing; the right primes (12 and 45mm in my case).
    Size and quality were secondary reasons for my switch; smaller set size (camera plus several lenses) and image quality ('good enough' not to miss APS). But if Olympus hadn't had those primes, I would not have switched.
     
  8. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    I missed the option to vote for the user friendliness of the menu.
     
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  9. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Limiting it to two was hard. I could pick all except for sensor size, which is sort of irrelevant.
     
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  10. Vandy

    Vandy Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Nov 8, 2015
    VA
    Marc
    Some prefer 4/3 crop to canon or nikon aps-c or ⅔rds. I would have like to put a few more options up there, but, that is all the poll gave me.
     
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  11. Vandy

    Vandy Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Nov 8, 2015
    VA
    Marc
    Yep :026:
     
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  12. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

    772
    May 3, 2013
    California
    Size / IQ balance is right for my needs, and IBIS makes manual focus lenses way better.
     
  13. exakta

    exakta Mu-43 Regular

    86
    Jun 2, 2015
    With only two, IBIS didn't make the grade but would have been #3.

    Price was #1 for me, I was shopping Fuji X (already own an X10) and a body with three primes was over $2000, ouch.

    E-M10 with kit zoom, 25, 45, 40-150 and 9mm fisheye was only $1200.
     
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  14. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    It's interesting how IBIS is getting the top billing. For me, IBIS is really, really nice, but it wasn't what drove me to the system.
     
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  15. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    I included IBIS simply because I knew I was going to be using adapted lenses. I really wanted that IBIS to help out.
     
  16. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    592
    Jun 23, 2012
    Malaga, Spain
    Alan Grant
    Maybe some people are thinking of the question more in terms of the choice between Olympus and Panasonic within Micro Four Thirds, rather than Olympus versus all other possible systems. Since I decided on MFT a few years ago I really haven't considered any other interchangeable lens system, so the only factors that really affect my decisions are the relatively minor differences between Olympus and Panasonic, including IBIS.
     
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  17. knikki

    knikki Mu-43 Regular

    34
    Sep 28, 2015
    Up North, UK
    I like the Olympus colour plus I like the way the cameras look, fits in well with me film cameras.
     
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  18. Vandy

    Vandy Mu-43 Regular

    53
    Nov 8, 2015
    VA
    Marc
    Yes, I think that name and build quality are very important for investment purposes. However, we as consumers always want the best, so we tend to highlight what is best about our gear in this way. For instance, Bill Gates always said you should buy a computer that is top of the line because inevitably when you bring it home you are going to find it lagging in some respects when it starts to hunt or slow bringing up an app or webpage. Instead of then focusing on why we bought the machine we tend to focus on what we like about it now. Does that make any sense, rambling . . . . :dash2:
     
  19. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    I shoot Olympus because the lenses fit my Panasonic cameras.

    Fred
     
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  20. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Build quality is definitely not a strength in Olympus cameras. I may give it 7 negative votes - number of Oly cameras failed with me.
     
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