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Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by Vandy, Nov 21, 2015.
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.
Very well said, I concur!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I missed the option to vote for the user friendliness of the menu.
Limiting it to two was hard. I could pick all except for sensor size, which is sort of irrelevant.
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.
Size / IQ balance is right for my needs, and IBIS makes manual focus lenses way better.
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.
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.
I included IBIS simply because I knew I was going to be using adapted lenses. I really wanted that IBIS to help out.
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.
I like the Olympus colour plus I like the way the cameras look, fits in well with me film cameras.
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 . . . .
I shoot Olympus because the lenses fit my Panasonic cameras.
Build quality is definitely not a strength in Olympus cameras. I may give it 7 negative votes - number of Oly cameras failed with me.