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Fall in love with OM-D
Since 6 weeks the OM-D E-M5 is with me and since 2 weeks the OM-D E-M10 MK2.
I already sold a lot lenses from my Pentax system to afford the stuff I bought for the m43 system. I never believed that I could think about leaving the Pentax system but honestly speaking with the availability of the OM-D E-M1 MK2 I think I will sell my loved K-3.
For my use the small and compact system is ideal. The Pentax system is already a small DSLR system and I chooses this because of the in body stabilisation, the bright view finder and the "compact" design. But the Olympus comes with even compacter design and a grate image stabilisation system. But it lacks on the EVF and the low light capability. The second feature is not so critical because of the grate stabilisation and you don't need to push the ISO so high. But the view finder the refresh rate of my two models can not compete with a DSLR but it is OK. I miss it while portrait shootings. Your model is in the next pose and you can't see is. Maybe there is a option that I didn't found in the menu. (Pleas commend if there is :) )
Why did I get the E-M10 MK2?
Because I thought it would fit better in my mobile Workflow. And it does!
If you have a look on my Instagram account you will see that I like the HDR look and I was missing this feature on my OM-D E-M5, the only way to get HDR was in post processing and on a smart phone I currently didn't finde an App that is capable to do that. To connect the E-M5 with my phone was using a Wi-Fi SD card. It works but not perfectly. The E-M10 MK2 gave me that features and with the new design of the two wheels for adjusting the exposure it even fits better in my hands! So I fell in love with this camera. But I miss a microphone jack and a articulating screen. But if the E-M10 MK2 will not have this feature I would go for the E-M5 MK2.
What is in my bag now?
What is next?
Go out ans shoot, that what I really love with the m43. It is light and I like to take it with me the Pantax makes really good photos but I preferred to take my phone instead of the heavy DSLR.
Best invest in my m43 system
If you have 30€ available than go fore some automatic macro rings. I get the one from Mike with metal mount. (see Link below)
I use this macro rings with the Sigma 30mm 2.8 and the Sigma 60mm 2.8. This two lenses work perfect with the rings. I love doing macros while I walk with my dog. Sometimes it's a little anoning that you need to change or better to add the ring or to take it away Bit the results are really grate. You also cold as the ring to the Olympus 12-50mm and combine the ring with the macro setting. You even get closer than.
Sigma 30mm 2.8 Art
Sigma 60mm Art
Wide and wider
In the article about the holy (yes now with one "l") trinity of lenses I mentioned my wide lens. The Panasonic Lumix 14mm f1:2.5 (28mm on film). I was surfing through YouTube and found a video about the Panasonic DMW-GWC1 wide lens adapter with a magnification of x0,79. A look on Amazon showed a price of 125€, much to expensive to test but I was now interested in that kind of lens.
The 14mm has a filter thread of 46mm, well what Amazon could offer here? I found one for 18€ (LINK) with a magnification of x0,45 and ordered it. 3 days later it arrived as promised.
I was a little worried if it will cover the complete sensor, without black corners. And if the quality is OK. Well both is good, no black corners and good quality. The only downside, you can't mount it to your lens without the MACRO lens. Why? The lens as a inner thread not the needed outer thread, but you can shoot to infinity with the macro adapter, so who cares? OK, looking on a large screen to the photos with extra lens you will clearly see that only the centre is sharp :( But I would keep it its fun to shoot with this combo :)
The 0.45 factor would give you a 6,3mm lens. I think it is not more than a 10mm but I can not compare it to a real value. Compared to my 7.5mm fish-eye it is not as wide. so I think 10mm ore even 12mm is realistic.
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Photonerd, 36 years old, Mirco Four Thirds Shooter.