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Re: [OM] Well, that sucks

Subject: Re: [OM] Well, that sucks
From: Bill Pearce <billpearce@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:37:08 -0400 (EDT)
I wish that on off switch was the only thing I hate about my EMD5ii. It 
certainly is the one sour note in an otherwise well designed body. When I first 
saw it, I recognized the salute to the OM bodies, but for some reason, on the 
OM's it didn't bother me, but on this camera, which is likely my last Olympus 
body, what a pain. The switch on the right side on my GX7 is so much easier to 
use.. I love the Panasonic bodies, and can deal with the menus. If they will 
just improve their lenses a bit more I'll be over to them in a minute. I really 
shouldn't complain about the lenses, the difference between the Panny lenses 
and the OM lenses is a fine line, but the OM lenses have a real snap. 

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From: "Moose" <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> 
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:00:09 PM 
Subject: Re: [OM] Well, that sucks 

On 9/11/2019 8:10 AM, Paul Braun wrote: 
> Sooooo.... the general consensus is that between an E-M1 Mk II, E-M5 MkII, 
> and a G-95, I'd be happier with the G-95? 

I certainly can't make that sort of guarantee. I've never touched two of those. 

The G95 will certainly be much more forgiving of underexposure in shadows, and 
thus also capable of holding highlights, 
using intentional underexposure, better than the other two. 

But what makes for happiness, as opposed to sufficiency? I have always hated 
the OM-D on/off switches on the left side 
of the top plate. A design nod to the OM film bodies, I suppose, - but - YUK! I 
tend to hold body/lens in my left hand 
and use the right on controls. So, to run it on or off, I have to make an 
awkward motion with one hand or the other. The 
4/3 bodies I've used have the switch on the right, for thumb operation. Panny 
also puts their switches on the right, in 
comfortable locations. 

Now I'm using Panny GX9 bodies, and I generally am happy with them, 
particularly for IQ. But I HATE, hate, hate, the EVF 
that can tilt up. It catches on bags, clothes, straps, everything. If only 
slightly up, it throws off my 
hand/eye/subject coordination. If pulled way up, the diopter adjustment is 
exposed,, and sometimes gets moved. 'Why is 
everything out of focus??? I guess I'll trust the AF, for this shot." 

The Olys allow you to copy all your settings onto a computer file, so, if you 
screw them up, you can get them back. 
Panny doesn't. Oly allows Custom sets of settings to be assigned to Fn buttons, 
Panny doesn't, although there are ways 
to make them work as well. 

Panny has Dual IS, combining IBIS and OIS for better overall IS, with all their 
OIS lenses. Oly only has the equivalent 
(and possibly better?) with 2-3 expensive lenses. This works with most Panny 
zooms and three primes. 

So, who knows which would make you happier? 

They'll all make wonderful pictures, the G95 somewhat better in absolute detail 
and sharpness and in the dark. 


On Your Fence Moose 

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