So many options, help me choose?

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  1. Derrel

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    I looked at a NICE Olympus EM-2 yesterday in-store at STUFF, (your local high-tech pawnshop). A mere $139 for the body.It had a nice 45mm f/1.7 Olympus prime lens on it, the original lens. This camera feels exceptionally solid and robust. Just wanted to point out that used digital cameras are very low in price these days. STUFF | Nothing you need • Everything you want — 9770 SE 82ND AVE. 97086

    BTW, they have an exceptional lens, the Nikkor 25-50mm f/4 zoom, for sale on their eBay site right now at $199...this lens is one of the better optics of its era, and is still a cult classic with m4/3 users, like Kirk Tuck.
     
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    Causapscal No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Good discount in perspective on E M-1 with the arrival of the E M-1 MK II
     
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    My wife has one and loves it. Access to a lot of lenses, too.
     
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    Drive-By-Shooter No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    you mean she has a sony not the oly, right?
     
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    scrappy, you, know why you like the 85?
    probably why many of us do; it is the same focal length as the human eye!
    folks get confused because obviously, it is nowhere near the field of view which, for one eye, is almost as wide as a 20mm.
    imagine the glass and monster curved sensor that would take to mimic!

    if anyone doubts that the 85mm full frame=your eye, put it to one eye and open the other; everything will look like normal stereo vision. i drove a car this way to prove the point (or at least scared him into submission!)

    this is why i was drooling in anticipation over the new sigma ART 85, hoping for it ever since i sold my nikkor 85 (seller's remorse) for the excellent 70-200 which i will probably sell as I can't keep them all.
    see how natural this perspective looks? i shot many portraits with my 85 and people can immediately relate. BGD_7020_00002 ,
    today's style
     
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    The Olympus, sorry.
     
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    Decades ago, I read in a photography magazine that most painted landscapes are formatted as though taken with a 100mm lens.
     
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    greybeard Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    For what you are wanting, the Sony A6000 is a great choice. Also, with the proper adapter, you can use your Canon lenses with full AF and EV functions. I'm considering getting a Canon adapter for mine just so I can buy some of the better Canon lenses and use with it. Also, the video is great.
     
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    Sorry, the focal of human eye is 49 mm (normal view) and 102 mm for reading.
     

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