Olympus OM-D EM-5 (Micro Four Thirds) Long Term Review

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It’s been a month now and I haven’t used my DSLR professionally in four weeks. I’ve shot exclusively with my Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera bodies and micro four thirds lenses. Here are…
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4 thoughts on “Olympus OM-D EM-5 (Micro Four Thirds) Long Term Review

  1. I Agree full with what Steve wrote. I also have been lugging my pro Canon gear with me for years…and my body can’t take it anymore. Yep, I’ve been using the OM-5 myself now for 8 months and totally love it. I’m selling off most of my Canon gear…and still keeping my Canon 200 f:1.8 (and 135 f2 for now) for when I shoot rock concerts and nighttime sport events…I will sell this too if or when Olympus comes out with a M43 150 f2.
    BTW: I’ve been a pro photographer for many years with images in Nat Geo, CNN, Smithsonian Museum, NASA, etc.
    I’m also a practicing Chiropractor for 31 years. I treat most the pro-photographers here in Quebec City. Here is what I see: severe degenerative joint arthritis and disc herniation in the cervical and upper thoracic areas…from years of caring heavy camera equipment.
    A word to the wise…
    As you may well shoot high-speed sports or need top-end high ISO camera bodies, keep your present gear…nothing beats it…but get yourself a lightweight combo to complement your heavy gear for the easier stuff. When you are 50, you’ll be happy you did.

  2. I’ve bought an Olympus EM-5 today and expect to receive it in about a week. My reasons were exactly the same of Mr. Troletti. I’m not a professional photographer, but twice a year I travel on vacations carrying my Canon 5D Mk II and some lenses. In the past couple years I gave up taking my 70-200 with me because it’s large, heavy and everyone looks at me whenever I use it.
    I guess that I’ll enjoy the experience and will use my 5D II only on special occasions.

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