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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Quick Take

As any of you who follow me on twitter know, I’m a total Olympus fan boy. I have everything from an original OM to an E-620, an E-PL1 and an E-P3. How could I possibly resist the newest addition to the Olympus line-up, the OM-D E-M5. Sure then name sucks and can easily be confused with a fax machine model number… But lets just call it the OM-D for now since there isn’t another OM-D model to confuse it with. There are a lot of haters out there that say this isn’t a real OM since it isn’t even a range finder. It’s basically a re-bodied E-P3 with a few new tricks. For example, it’s the highest resolution Micro 4/3 camera from Olympus yet at 16mp (I think Panasonic has a 16mp M4/3 camera already though…) There are tons of websites that have reviewed the OM-D and can list the specs so I’ll cut right to the chase. I’ve had the camera for a little over two weeks now and I love it. I took it to Las Vegas with me for NAB (all the NAB Photo Tour photos were snapped with the OMD) less than a week later I took it with me to Disneyland for some more testing. I use a small variety of lenses: the Olympus 12mm f/2, Olympus 45mm f1.8 and the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. A nice range of primes that covers me from wide to tele. Here are some of the samples from Disneyland:

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Matthew Duclos

A connoisseur of fine motion picture lenses, Matthew has spent over half his life servicing, refining, selling, manufacturing, and collecting cinema lenses from around the world. Chief Operating Officer of Duclos Lenses and Founder of TheCineLens.com, Matthew has been contributing to the motion picture industry for over 15 years, and to this site for over 5 years.

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