something little you love about m43?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by oly.sol, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. oly.sol

    oly.sol Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 14, 2015
    Cambridge, MA
    what's something small you love about m43. i love that none of my lenses have rubber focusing or zoom rings. i always hated them and to have so many outstanding lens options without rubber rings is just fantastic. not something i even thought about before switching, but a very happy accident.
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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I like the live "blinkies" (under- and over-exposure warnings) in the EVF (on Olympus cameras). I hardly ever get the exposure wrong. It's not something that comes automatically with mirrorless either - I've used both a Sony A7Rii and a Fuji X camera recently and whilst both have EVFs, neither provided a blinky function as good as Olympus's.
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  3. NCV

    NCV Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 9, 2016
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    I like the IBIS in my EM5. It has opened so many possibilities to get good sharp shots in places where I could not use a tripod and that my old D300 would not have been able to give me good results.
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  4. dissembled

    dissembled Mu-43 Veteran

    May 2, 2013
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    I love the quality of the EVF on my E-M10 II. I also love the fact that I can alter the focus area by touch while using it. And definitely not last, the Art Filters! Pin hole is a permanent fixture on my camera when I'm doing Macro photography. I also am experimenting with the Diorama effect at the moment.
  5. Patrick Zurfluh

    Patrick Zurfluh New to Mu-43

    Jun 14, 2016
    Belmont CA
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    Patrick Zurfluh
    Live Time (Olympus)
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  6. AgentMichaelScarn

    AgentMichaelScarn Mu-43 Regular

    May 27, 2016
    Touchpad autofocus, fully articulating screen, Leica lenses, 4k video, silent shutter, focus peaking, and of course the light weight (= two body shooting is easier). Other cameras may have some of these features, but you can get them all in one M43 body!
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  7. CWRailman

    CWRailman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 2, 2015
    Scottsdale, Arizona
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    I prefer the opposite which is why I only used Panasonic lenses.
  8. CWRailman

    CWRailman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 2, 2015
    Scottsdale, Arizona
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    While I now use Fuji for stills I still prefer the Olympus E-M5 for it's video quality.
  9. ionian

    ionian Mu-43 Veteran

    May 20, 2016
    Kent, UK
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    The Olympus 45mm f1.8. Yes, there are better lenses, yes, every system has a fast portrait prime (or three), yes, it's an older lens compared to the 42.5. But bang for buck for the sort of pictures I take, it's an absolute treasure. Beautiful Bokeh, sharp images, and with the hood it makes my gx7 look super sexy pants.
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  10. Dolphinjon

    Dolphinjon Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2016
    I love the EFV and live composite on my E-M10 II. It's words away from my old Canon XTi. I fee like I'm living in the future! Oh! And IBIS. I've never had anything like it on a camera before.
    Also love that the camera looks a lot like the SLR cameras I first learned on. I have received more comments on how my camera looks than anything else.

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  11. JensM

    JensM Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 6, 2016
    Oslo(ish), Norway
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    The fact that I get a whole system with a body, either a GX7 or 8, the reach of 9-300 mm, plus some fast primes, a flash and other paraphernalia in a Lowe Photorunner, and still have room to spare... :)
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  12. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Touchpad autofocus. Honestly can't live without it at this point. Every time I use a camera without a touchscreen (that isn't 100% manual focus) I just default to focus/recompose because moving AF points without a touchscreen is just so slow and clunky and frustrating by comparison.
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  13. Yong

    Yong Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 25, 2014
    4:3 aspect ratio. I prefer it to prevailing 3:2 aspect ratio.
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  14. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I keep getting surprised how effective shooting a wide angle at f/1.8 at night handheld with IBIS can be. There's still plenty of DoF, and it's pretty easy to trade ISO versus shutter speed for noise versus motion blur.
  15. Having such a wide assortment of lenses available to use..including legacy. More options than any other system.
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  16. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    I agree with overexposure/underexposure "blinkies" from olympus. I prefer this over the zebra pattern overexposure warning from panasonic.
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  17. Generationfourth

    Generationfourth Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 11, 2015
    leica lenses at a fraction of the leica price tag.

    yeah yeah I know they aren't real leica lenses... but still.
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  18. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
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    Price and used market.
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  19. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
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    Andrew Lossing
    Tiny primes!
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  20. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    Your can set up very different camera/lens configurations, EM1 w/12-40 and GM5 with 12-32, depending on your needs and limitations.
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