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  • Ross the fiddler
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    That sounds like a bargain! She should be delighted with all that then. Yes, she needs to get on here & hopefully be guided well with any questions (& not misguided ).

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  • blu-by-u
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    Since she serves with me in photography and I have been using that Leica 42.5/1.2 and the 25/1.4 ..hope I don't poison her to those new f1.2 primes

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  • wornish
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    Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
    Bargain, and a great system.

    The 1ii transformed my photography (with the 300 & 12-100), and I have bought no equipment apart from a few batteries and cards in the nearly 12 months since getting them.

    It's often said (generally correctly) that gear never makes you a better photographer, but when the capabilities of the gear have improved as much as this did for CAF (for BIF) and IBIS performance (no longer carrying a tripod for landscape photography) it isn't actually true.
    I have had the same experience, not bought anything for over a year now.

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  • Phill D
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    Wow what a bargain, that was definitely too good to turn down. Doubt any of the Photo show offers will be anything like that good! Look forward to welcoming her to the forum.

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  • drmarkf
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    Bargain, and a great system.

    The 1ii transformed my photography (with the 300 & 12-100), and I have bought no equipment apart from a few batteries and cards in the nearly 12 months since getting them.

    It's often said (generally correctly) that gear never makes you a better photographer, but when the capabilities of the gear have improved as much as this did for CAF (for BIF) and IBIS performance (no longer carrying a tripod for landscape photography) it isn't actually true.

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  • drmarkf
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    Originally posted by Phill D View Post
    I agree with John on the EM10 mk3 doesn't seem worth it unless you are into video. An EM5 mk2 or an EM1 mk1 seem to be the best bets. prices are likely to be similar especially second hand so I'd say it would all come down to handling preferences. Only other consideration is if she is going to get into astro-imaging then the EM5 mk2 seems to have a slightly less noisy sensor for long exposures from what I've read.

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  • Phill D
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    I agree with John on the EM10 mk3 doesn't seem worth it unless you are into video. An EM5 mk2 or an EM1 mk1 seem to be the best bets. prices are likely to be similar especially second hand so I'd say it would all come down to handling preferences. Only other consideration is if she is going to get into astro-imaging then the EM5 mk2 seems to have a slightly less noisy sensor for long exposures from what I've read.

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  • AMc
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    1 - agree
    2 - the G8 and G80 are stabilised, there may be others?
    https://www.panasonic.com/uk/consume.../dmc-g80m.html

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  • Zuiko
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    Originally posted by blu-by-u View Post
    ok..PENs are out.

    That brings it back to the EM10mk3, EM5mk2, Em1mk1 or wait for EM5mk3.

    Anyone can comment on the Panny's G series?
    Just a couple of additional thoughts:-

    1) The E-M10mk3 seems to offer very little extra than the mk2 and is quite a bit more expensive.

    2) I think I am right in saying that most (if not all) Panasonic cameras will not have any IS with the two Olympus lenses that your friend already has.

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  • blu-by-u
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    Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
    She does not want to be using those lenses on a Pen!
    ok..PENs are out.

    That brings it back to the EM10mk3, EM5mk2, Em1mk1 or wait for EM5mk3.

    Anyone can comment on the Panny's G series?

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  • Phill D
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    Interesting question Henry. I dont have any Pen or m4/3s Panny experience. I do like the panny style in their TZ and FZ series cameras. Overall though I'd suggest going for an EM1 mk2 when the prices drop as the new model comes out. It should be a great bargain. Mind you in the meantime using your EM1 mk1 then I wouldn't be suprised if that didn't win out and be the way forward.

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  • Zuiko
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    Originally posted by blu-by-u View Post
    Personally I have not used or tried any of the other OMDs other than the EM5mk1. It's good reading on your views on the other OMDs.

    I was actually favoring the EM10 due to the similar battery to the Stylus 1. Looking at all this, it seems that the EM5 would be a better path to migrate to. I will let her decide as she can use my EM1mk1 while she decide or wait till the EM5mk3 comes along.

    What I am afraid would be Oly moving away from the BLN-1 to the better BCH-1 with the mk3. While now with the EM1mk2, I only need 1 and the 2nd as a spare which I hardly need.

    What about the Panny offerings? anyone using those and can comment? And the PENs?
    She does not want to be using those lenses on a Pen!

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