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#21 Douglas McClenaghan

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 06:44 PM

Bingo! My story is exactly the same as yours and that's why I'm here.



#22 alaspooryorick78

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  • Lenses:7.5mm f3.5
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  • Camera Body or Bodies:Olympus Pen E-PL5
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:48 PM

I have the Pen E-PL5 and a handful of lenses.  I love the size factor of the lenses.  I just could not imagine lugging around 4 lenses, tripod, and camera body for any length of time.  But I do it all the time with my Pen.  I don't do much that requires continuous autofocus, and the 100-300mm lens in its full scale 200-600 equivalent would be beyond my ability to pay for, not to mention how big that is.  I am a minor league baseball fan and have gotten some pretty good shots with it.   I will admit I haven't managed to get any of the double play kind of action, but with some burst mode shots I do get some great pitching and hitting shots.     I would like to get a couple of more primes ( better glass, lower cost ) and maybe move to one of the OM-D models.  I find I use the EVF accessory quite a bit, especially in bright light so I might as well get a body that has one.



#23 samcm010

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  • Lenses:Olympus Pro 12-40 2.8, Nikkor 18-200, Olympus 75mm 1.8, Olympus 17mm 1.8
  • Camera Body or Bodies:Olympus Omd-EM1, Nikon D 90, E-P5

Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:09 PM

I returned to Hobby Photography after a several years and found after much research that the Micro Four Thirds line was perfect for my love of hiking and travel.  I purchased the OMD-EM1 with the Pro 12-40 lens and have since picked up the 75mm, and 17mm lenses to compliment it.  I have also just picked up an E-P5 as a second body and I love the results I am getting and the ease of use.  I plan on getting the 40-150 pro very soon.  I am really enjoying the hobby more than I ever did before. 



#24 Geezergeek

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  • Lenses:Canon 70-200 f4, 50 f1.8, 24-105 f4, 17-40 f4, Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3, 35 f1.4, Olympus 12-40 f2.8, 11-42 f3.5-5.6, 40-150 f4-5.6, 75-300 f4.8-6.7
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  • Camera Body or Bodies:Canon 7D, 5DIII, Olympus OM-D EM-5 MkII, Sony RX100 M3

Posted 04 April 2015 - 08:05 PM

I recently bought the EM5 M2 mainly for the ease of geotagging for travel and the stabilization. It fits nicely into my portfolio of gear - canon FF for studio and Sony RX100 for walk around without a bag. Still grappling with the different (complex but powerful) menu structure but I'm really happy with the Oly for my midrange kit...

#25 wiryawan

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  • Flashes:Olympus FL-600R, Yongnuo YN560EX, Yongnuo YN510EX.
  • Camera Body or Bodies:Panasonic Lumix DMC GX7, Olympus PEN Lite E-PL6

Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:53 PM

I got into Micro Four Thirds on August 2014 after starting my photography with a Canon 650D and EOS M on early 2013. Now I shoot only with Micro Four Thirds and sold all of my Canon gears. I'm just a hobbyist and although I do take somewhat "serious" pictures in my workplace, I don't have to use the mightiest or the greatest camera with the best sensor and the sharpest lens; I prefer something that I can carry easily anywhere with me with very decent image quality and adequate performance. That's where the Micro Four Thirds comes in.

 

I now shoot with a GX7 as my main body, and an E-PL6 as my backup and general walk-around camera.



#26 Billy

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  • Lenses:Sigma 19mm/2.8, Sigma 30mm/2.8, Panasonic 45-175mm, Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye
  • Flashes:Yongnuo YN560-III
  • Camera Body or Bodies:Panasonic G3, Olympus E-M10

Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:25 AM

I recently upgraded to a "new to me" E-M10 after shooting with a G3 for a few years.  The IBIS is really a nice upgrade, and the AF seems to be a notch better, as well.  I'll probably put the G3 on eBay which will get me over the hump for purchasing a "fast" lens like the Oly 45 or Rokinon 85.  *fist pump*

 

Despite the issues that come with a smaller sensor (noise, DoF, ???), I've never once valued solving those issues more than I appreciate the size and portability of my gear.



#27 Spkenney

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  • Flashes:Olympus FL-36r, Yongnuo 560III, Yongnuo 560 IV
  • Camera Body or Bodies:Olympus E-30, OMD-EM1

Posted 13 May 2015 - 02:20 PM

I started with Oly E-510 in 2007, graduated to an E-30 in 2010, to an OMD EM-1 in 2013, and just added an OMD EM-5II as my 2nd body. I am now a full mFT user. I label myself as a serious/advanced hobbiest and sometimes semi-pro. I have used this gear for college and high school football coverage, medium to large society events, and wedding/bridal/engagement events. I have rarely felt limited by the gear and have produced quality images that could compete with FF images from professional photographers.

Everyone has heard this before, the gear is really secondary to good making good photos. Training and practice is what will really takes you to the next level.
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#28 Thejimboman

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  • Lenses:Olympus 75mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8, 17mm 1.8 micro four thirds. Fish eye cap lens also that's good fun, but not spectacular.
    I also have a couple of cheap kit lenses that are around just for my motorcycle passenger to take some action shots and everyday generic use.
  • Flashes:AlienBees 1600 and 400 strobes Yongnou and Bower speedlights.
  • Camera Body or Bodies:Olympus Pen E-PL7.

Posted 15 October 2015 - 08:21 PM

I went from a Canon 7D to an Olympus E-PL7. I tour on a motorcycle so space is a premium first and foremost. The ease of portability and packing is great and with some good optics, they take fine pictures. In fact, they can take better pictures than I have skill, so I'm good.





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