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Olympus OM-D E-M5 - Olympus Zuiko 45mm (90mm eq.) prime1/1250" f6.3 ISO 200Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2
Olympus OM-D E-M5 - Olympus Zuiko 45mm (90mm eq.) prime1/1600" f7.1 ISO 200Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2
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Dear Gianni, I've noticed that you had a Leica M system in the past (considered by many as the holy gral of cameras) but now you use mainly mirrorless systems. I've recently acquired an Oly Em5 and Oly 45mm 1.8, Panasonic 14 2.5 and I'm looking into getting a Pana Leica 25mm, so I'd be interested in knowing what are the main reasons for this change, technical superiority of the u4/3 systems over Leica M RF? Affordability? Ironically, the person that sold me the OMD upgraded to an M9, but I know other people that sold a Leica system to buy a u4/3 system...
Gustavo Salamone |
August 22, 2013 at 06:12 PM
I have been a Leica user in my film years (M4-P and CL were my favorites), so I tried twice to become one again in the digital era. First came the M8, quite a failure in my opinion. Then the M9, an almost accomplished camera with several quirks an limitations, though, and insanely overpriced. In the meantime, after ditching my Nikon DSRL (and a short interlude with Canon) I approached the Micro Four Thirds system, which was quite convincing since its start.
I have owned both Panasonic and Olympus MFT bodies. And when the OM-D EM-5 was introduced I ran a quick test at Rome Photoshow: bingo! That was the camera I had been waiting for since my first attempts with digital capture. Compact, lightweight, well built (enough), fast, responsive and delivering awesome image quality. And very reasonably priced too!
The new Leica typ 240? As far as I'm concerned I couldn't care less.
At present I'm sticking with MFT. I have put together a fairly complete system (EM-5 w/grip, EP-M1, plus a dozen of lenses) and I'm more than happy with it.
I also use a Sigma DP2 Merrill and a Canon G15 (my current vacation kit) which are, for opposite reasons, really outstanding imaging machines.
As for the Holy Grail of (digital) photography, I'm afraid it's not of this world. For now.
Oh, Gustavo, go for the Pana Leica 25mm: it's an awesome lens.
Gianni Galassi |
August 22, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Thanks Gianni, your answers are always detailed and exhaustive. The Pana/Leica 25mm with a good quality circular polarizer will be my next investment. And the Pana 14-140 will follow.
Gustavo Salamone |
August 24, 2013 at 05:48 PM
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