Recently acquired two used Olympus OMD EM-5 bodies to expand on the Micro Four Thirds family!
Looking back on the history of the compact system:
– Sept, 2010: First started the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.
– Oct, 2012: While trying Horace’s Olympus EP1, I fell in love with the 20mm F1.7 lens and bought into the M4/3 system with a Panasonic GF-1. body.
– Oct, 2014: Upgraded to the Panasonic GX-1 body.
– Oct, 2015: Upgraded to the Olympus OMD EM-5 body.
In 2013, we explored NYC with Jerry Wong and I fell in love with the camera. With the articulating screen, in-body image stabilization, and the great sensor inside. I love the GF-1 & GX-1 but the lack of sensor stabilization does limit some low light slow shutter options. I knew I wanted the Olympus OMD but at $1000+ for the new body it was a bit too much at the time.
Size comparison between the Panasonic GX-1 and the Olympus OMD. Surprisingly close.
Obligatory selfie. :D
The caveat with the used bodies is the dreaded “blank (white) EVF screen”. Anyone know of a fix? I am contemplating the $180 to send it in for repairs. Meanwhile I will use the low tech option.
Couple quick snaps, still learning this camera. I can see that Olympus really put a lot of work into it and gave it a lot of customization
Click HERE for previous blog entries using the M4/3 system.