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In Topic: mirrorless beginner

06 July 2015 - 07:56 AM

Note that the 12-40 is currently on sale for $799.


I got extremely lucky and picked one up from olympus refurbed and with 20% discount.  Price was $519 + tax.

The build quality is very nice.  I haven't taken enough photos with it yet to comment on that aspect.

I do not plan on using this underwater for all the reasons listed in the thread.

In Topic: mirrorless beginner

12 June 2015 - 06:16 AM

I didn't know that about the later cameras and the 14-42 & 12-50.  Very interesting.  Makes those lens much more appealing to me now.



In Topic: mirrorless beginner

11 June 2015 - 10:25 AM

This is the reason my recommendation is for the em5 package from olympus.  Then spend all that money you saved over the em1 on lens/ports and strobes.


It all comes down to money and priorities.   Doesn't everything?

In Topic: mirrorless beginner

10 June 2015 - 09:20 AM


I respect your opinion and I'm sure the nauticam em1 is a great setup.

But, you seem to imply that the epl1 does not have manual controls.  I'm not sure if that's what you were trying to say, but just wanted to make it clear that all EPLx cameras have a manual setting and manual control of everything.  Now, those cameras don't have as many dials and controls as an em1 or an em5, so you might have to go to menus or such, but it can be done.  On my EPL2 in M mode, I find it quite easy to change the shutter or fstop.  Just one push of a button, then the up/down controls shutter and the left right control aperture.  All EPLx cameras I have tried work this way.

Also, all olympus housing give you access to all buttons on a given camera.  You may prefer the ergonomics of one housing over another, but wanted to point out that all the controls are available.



In Topic: mirrorless beginner

09 June 2015 - 12:47 PM

The sony is a great camera, if only it could accept the olympus 60mm macro or the panasonic 8mm FE.  Make sure to look at the complete system.

The best camera without lens and ports to support it is not as good as a great camera with all the necessary lens and ports. 


I don't know much about the YS-D1, but I use an Inon D2000.  Look at what the other folks in this thread are saying they use for strobes, Inon S2000, Inon Z240.

The inons mesh very well with the olympus for getting the exposure right.  I use TTL a lot.  It gets it right over 90% of the time.