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    Quote Originally Posted by singveld View Post
    aiyah my camera shop still dun have it in stock.
    u also buying this camera?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamaking

    Dun say lens not important, you will cry when you shoot at night with your that lens. I have a few lenses, but I always bring 20mm and 9-18mm along. You get 25 and 45mm lah, my dream lenses, LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamaking
    You cant do much if the lenses refuse to focus.....
    Then get that camera that allows you to focus after you have taken the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leongsam

    I've been checking out the AF. It works very well... better than my $35,000 camera.
    That at least retain my respect for your $35,000 camera. Olympus often acts as an amateur-pro second camera for the pro. I have some reservation on the four thirds sensor though for low light situations. For compactness it is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fook Seng View Post
    That at least retain my respect for your $35,000 camera. Olympus often acts as an amateur-pro second camera for the pro. I have some reservation on the four thirds sensor though for low light situations. For compactness it is perfect.
    OK here's first impressions... great for convenience... very good AF... kit lens is crap.. good for covert snaps..

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    Barrel Distortion...

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    Hopefully the 9~18mm lens that I've ordered will be better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leongsam
    Barrel Distortion...
    With a zoom that ranges from mid-wide to portrait, how not to have barrel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leongsam
    Hopefully the 9~18mm lens that I've ordered will be better.
    Single focal, not zoom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamaking View Post
    u also buying this camera?
    I think so, there are three candidate sony NEX 7, fujifilm x-pro 1 and olympus OM-D E-M5. All good, but OM-D seem to be most complete for mirrorless camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fook Seng View Post
    With a zoom that ranges from mid-wide to portrait, how not to have barrel?
    I'm spoilt by my Nikon wide angle Zoom. Zero barrel distortion at 14mm.

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    Novoflex MFT/NIK Lens adapter Nikon F - Micro Four Thirds mount

    US$260

    The model MFT/NIK is equipped with an integrated aperture control ring and can also be used with lenses that do not come with manual aperture control ring anymore.

    perfect for nightshot of city with a stabilised 14-24mm
    Last edited by singveld; 28-04-2012 at 07:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fook Seng View Post
    Then get that camera that allows you to focus after you have taken the picture.
    Unfortunately my E-P2 sucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leongsam

    I'm spoilt by my Nikon wide angle Zoom. Zero barrel distortion at 14mm.
    I believe you use your Nikon for full-frame which means everything is in wide-angle and the lens is also designed for wide-angle. With your Olympus, it is wide to long. Difficult to compare even if you discount other image quality. You probably have to operate your Olympus at a narrower zoom range to minimise geometric distortion and to stop down to reduce flare and chromatic distortion, further reducing its high ISO's capability.

    With a APS-C camera, even if it is the compact mirror-less variety, you could at least make use of your valuable lens collection, albeit made to work at a longer focal range. I forgot Nikon's mirror-less is a 1" sensor system but there are adapter-rings to take in J-mount lenses. For non-Nikon mirror-less, maybe there are also adapter rings. I know Canon has it but Canon does not make mirror-less as yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fook Seng View Post
    Difficult to compare even if you discount other image quality. You probably have to operate your Olympus at a narrower zoom range to minimise geometric distortion and to stop down to reduce flare and chromatic distortion, further reducing its high ISO's capability.
    if the $1500 Olympus was a good as my Nikon, I'd be very upset. It would mean my $2000 lens and $7000 body was a big waste of money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamaking View Post
    Unfortunately my E-P2 sucks
    I think OM-D is similar to E-P2, what is your problem with E-P2, useful for me to choose the right camera, but OM-D have everything i need, except 5d2 IQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fook Seng View Post
    You probably have to operate your Olympus at a narrower zoom range to minimise geometric distortion and to stop down to reduce flare and chromatic distortion, further reducing its high ISO's capability.
    you probably know nothing about micro 4/3, micro 4/3 lenses have high distortion, but uses lenses software to correct for the distortion when taking jpg, operate at narrower zoom range does not affect geometric distortion. It's all corrected by software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singveld View Post
    I think OM-D is similar to E-P2, what is your problem with E-P2, useful for me to choose the right camera, but OM-D have everything i need, except 5d2 IQ.
    Terrible AF, low res screen, other than that, it's perfect, E-P3 fixed all the problem, thumbwheel is a must for me , I hate pressing buttons.

    Ah Leong, you can use your Nikon as a paper weight, I can assure you that you'll take OM-D out for often than your Nikon
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    Quote Originally Posted by singveld View Post

    Novoflex MFT/NIK Lens adapter Nikon F - Micro Four Thirds mount

    US$260

    The model MFT/NIK is equipped with an integrated aperture control ring and can also be used with lenses that do not come with manual aperture control ring anymore.

    perfect for nightshot of city with a stabilised 14-24mm
    No point getting adapter lah, manual lens sucks unless you shoot still shots, if not forget it.

    I have 2 manual lens, 1 is Pentax 25mm f1.4 and a takumar 50mm f1.4, 1 for food shot, 1 for portrait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leongsam View Post
    Barrel Distortion...

    OlympusP4280040.jpeg
    How's the chromatic aberration? You can sell of your kit lens, it's not worth to keep it.

    I suggest you hunt for lumix lenses.
    Last edited by Alamaking; 28-04-2012 at 09:23 AM.
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