|The Olympus OM-D........nice|
For a company that was pretty much on their death bed to end 2011 Olympus just might have themselves a life raft here. My E5 is pretty likeable, but the full sized DSLR never really gave the benefits of size to us that put up with the smaller sensor. And the magic they've done with this sensor appears to be pretty impressive with early sneak peeks putting the ISO performance as better than my 5DmkII. I have no idea how they pulled that off, but the proof will be in the pudding once I actually own the camera.
They've also announced a couple of new prime lenses a 75mm f1.8 and a 60mm f2.8 macro. I'm a big fan of my 45mm f1.8 from them so far so I think I may lay down some cash for those lenses as well as the 12mm f2.0 that I've been hesitant to spend on up until now. This camera just might justify the cost of the lenses attached to it. And primes were a weakness of the regular four thirds system I thought. They spent a lot of time building really impressive f2.0 zoom lenses but really left us out in the cold on any primes brighter than f2.0 with the exception of the Panasonic-Leica Summilux.
While I wait I'll be enjoying my E5 as much as I can and it's been wonderful. I did though very much appreciate the 5DmkII last Sunday while photographing a clothing line for a sweater company. I chose an ISO of 800 at one point knowing that I'd get clean files suitable for commercial use. That was pretty sweet and made my job easier. The E5 would have been fine, but noise would have been there for sure. Yes I could have just pumped the lights, but I was enjoying the ambient light. The right tool....
|Canon 5DmkII with 24-70 f2.8 lens at ISO 800. Out-take image after wrap-up.|