First mirrorless camera

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Cameras' started by Jonahnieuwe, May 30, 2017.

  1. BrentC

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    Yes the 14-150 is a great cheap travel lens, plastic fantastic and its weather sealed. So you can start off with that lens. But not great in low light so if you can pair it with the 17mm f1.8 you will have everything covered. The 17mm is not weather sealed.

    These would be my recommendations for body and lens, in no particular order.

    Body: EM5 MKII

    Lens

    1. 12-100 IS Pro

    Benefits of good range, great IQ, sharp, fast AF and amazing dual IS so you can stop down shutter for low light. Weather sealed

    2. 14-150mm + 17mm 1.8

    14-150 - Great range, good IQ, weather sealed. Not good low light.
    17mm - Great IQ, sharp, super fast AF, great for video. Low light. Not weather sealed.

    3. 12-40 f2.8 Pro

    Great IQ, fast AF, sharp, good for video, low light. Weather sealed. Short range.


     
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    I don't know enough of the pancake lenses but maybe @beagle100 can recommend one.
     
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    I want that so bad, but I don't think my wife would be happy with me buying another lens so soon, haha.
     
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    Although its a bit expensive for me right now I have been slowly convincing myself I need it. :BangHead:.
    I am also trying to find a used 50-200 f2.8-3.5 SWD which is a FT lens that works really well with the EM1.2.
     
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    I think I thought I saw one for sale over here, but I'm not sure when I saw it... it could have been a couple months ago.
     
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    Thanks. Just checked and unfortunately it was the non-SWD version.
     
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    Oh, and BTW, I've long since convinced myself that I need that lens and the 40-150 2.8.. :D
     
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    Ah, darnit. :(
     
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    all the mirrorless cameras have "pancake" style lens (I think)
    I use Canon ...but the key point was I can still use the larger DSLR lens. kinda hard to make a "pancake" 400mm 2.8 lens

    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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    I think it's a smart choice going with the EM5ii over the EM1. There are a lot of nice features included in the EM5ii that were improved upon from the original EM1.
    I think you'll be happy with the EM5ii. First hand opinion, It's an excellent camera.
     
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    @PropilotBW , how do you like your Olympus flash (FL-600R)? I've been toying with the idea of getting one, but I'm not sure I really want to sink $250 into one when I feel like I'd get better use of that money saving up for a lens I really want.
     
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    I do like it. I mostly use it as a remote, off-camera flash in a one-light portrait setup. I trigger it by the small flash that my EM5ii came with. It produces some really nice results when I have the time to tinker with settings. I purchased a secondary Yongnuo 560-iv to supplement. While the Yongnuo could have done the exact same thing for a fraction of the cost, it is nice having the Olympus for on-camera usage(Sync).

    *- I don't really care for flash photography, so I only use it when I need to. A lens is a much more fun way to spend the money.
     
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