Come here, human !

During my trip to the Lake District that took place in April, I’ve realized that my Nikon AF-S DX 18-55 mm (kit lens) was completely broken… I think it got completely smashed during my flight). I couldn’t focus properly anymore, it was a nightmare. I had two options, either buying a new lens (but the lens I wanted was very expensive) or buy a Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds !

Guess what I chose ? … yes, the mirrorless ! I wanted something less bulky than a DSLR… and I’ve chosen an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. I’ve taken a few pictures with it, and so far, I’m very happy ! *__*

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111 responses to “Come here, human !

  1. Woop that’s an expensive camera!
    What lens do u mount on and how bulky does it get?
    I think DSLR can be quite cheap, esp. refurbished. The one I got is really small and body + lens (50-200mm) are less than 1kg. .

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    • Hmm I got a super discount (50% off), otherwise, I wouldn’t have bought it.. it was a bit too pricey.

      I have a prime lens, 45mm 1.8 and it’s just awesome and super light :-). The lens is also tiny. I may buy other lenses in the future, but I’ll try to get my hands on this first.

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      • 50% off? Please do tell what website u used ahah that’s a bargain! 1.8 is great, hope you get some more subjects soon. Was the lens expensive?

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        • It was fnac.be ! It was a pack. The camera, the flash, the hand grips, 3 lenses (the 45mm, and two kit lenses 14-42 mm and 40-150 mm) for less than 1000 euros.

          On its own, the 45 mm is around 300 euros

          So it was really a bargain, I couldn’t resist !!!

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            • C’était une action pour les membres fnac, je crois que c’était valable jusqu’au 31/05 :-) Avec mon copain, on a pas compris non plus, en Angleterre, c’est deux fois le prix. Il restait deux pack dans les fnacs de Belgique lorsque j’ai acheté le mien.

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              • T’as eu de la chance dis donc, sur fnac france c’est plus de 1000EUR avec seulement un objectif. Profites-en bien! La qualite d’image a l’air vraiment top ^_^

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  2. Yes, definitely looks like you made the right decision! That must have been really upsetting – they’re so expensive DSLRs. I try to use mine, but it is very bulky especially when I have so much kids stuff to carry, too, I end up using my phone a lot!

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  3. It looks like a bad situation has created a positive. Your photos are looking great! We too have recently gone to a mirrorless and are loving the quality. We will still be using a combination with our point and shoot but happy to have another camera for options.

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  4. I use a point and shoot Sony RX100 around the city or when I’m lazy. Never minded carrying around our old D80. D800 is a damn monster. If I know I may want “better” pictures I’ll take the monster with only one lens. It’s too heavy. Really like our point and shoot. Does really good in low light situations. If you’re stateside. Adorama and B&H have decent prices for cameras. Sometimes Best Buy too. Keep an eye out for price matching.

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  5. Broken lens… That’s my biggest nightmare when I travel. Mirrorless cameras are so much easier to take with us on trips, but I’m too emotionally attacked to my bulky Nikon :) Maybe I’ll get over it, in a few years from now hah. The kitty is quite adorable (in the pictures – I’m sure she’s a littl devil in real life) :D

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    • Well, yes, they can be quite expensive (but not more that a good quality DSLR). From 500$ to 1000$ for the entry to mid-entry level, body only. But I had a wonderful deal, a 60% discount so I didn’t hesitate. With the full price, I would have thought twice at it.

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    • A lot of people seem happy about the camera, and so far, I’m quite happy as well. It’s nice to use, and I love “shooting what you see”. When you change the aperture, you see the result before clicking, it’s quite interesting ! I’ll use it during my holiday in Scotland end of June :-)

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  6. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that! It’s traumatizing to lose a lens like that :( This cat is so beautiful! I think she is very aware of her ‘power’ over humans.

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  7. Bummer, I have learned to take 2 bodies when I go on a long trip. Glad I did after I dropped one in the water at Denali the first day. Hope you enjoy the new camera, funny pictures of the cat. Jim

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    • Oh I understand that a spare body can be useful if you go on a wonderful trip. My boyfriend’s camera broke down when we were in Galapagos :D After one week or so :D Can you imagine the disaster and disappointment.

      I’ll try to take more pictures and get use to it ! It’s quite different from my DSLR

      Have a nice weekend, Jim

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  8. Oh that is a lousy way to ruin a trip. I always worry about that and bring a backup camera. And, although it adds a lot of weight, I have a variety of lenses which overlap so if one goes down there is coverage. It makes uphill a little harder though.
    Good luck with your new Olympus.

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    • I only had 2 lenses, my 18-55 mm and my 50 mm.. so I had to use the 50 mm and it was not the most convenient lens for landscape, but at least, I had a spare lens with me !

      For trip of a lifetime (just imagine, going to Greenland or Antarctica), I understand why people are bringing backup cameras :-)

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  9. Oh too bad to hear about the lens. :( Espeically for you that take so mnay good pictures, a good lens is needed.
    These pictures looks great, and it is good to hear you are happy with your new olympus :)
    Hope your cat is treating you well ;)

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    • Yeah, but the lens was rubbish, it was the kit lens, not that amazing. I’m not that sad about that. It was just very annoying to take pictures at the lake district : I had to use my 50 mm to take landscape picture, not the most convenient thing ever ;-)

      I’m happy so far, but I haven’t tested it on flowers yet :D

      The cat is a bit better haha ! :D

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  10. Nice choice – got the exact same camera on order right now! I’ve been using an Olympus for a few years and find I’m a lot more likely to take my camera than I was with my old Canon.

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    • Did you hesitate a lot before buying it ? It’s less bulky so I think I’ll take it out more often as well. I’ll really regret my 50 mm 1.8, for its wonderful bokeh :-(

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      • This one, no – I knew what I was getting into. My first Olympus, yes! But really glad I did as I’ve enjoyed using it so much more, and haven’t regretted it. I mainly use 1.8 primes (17 and 75mm for 35 and 150) and get some good bokeh. There’s a 25mm/1.8 (50mm equiv), which I’ve heard is also good if you like that length.

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  11. Cet Olympus est une ” belle bête ” malheureusement un peu cher pour ma bourse :-( J’ai un Canon Reflex et je voudrai avoir un app. moins lourd et encombrant …. je regarde du côté des bridges ;-)
    Magnifiques photos d’un chat très photogénique ! …Olympus y est-il vraiment pour qq chose ?
    Bon week-end à toi

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    • Je l’ai eu à moitié prix :-) Je sais pas si Olympus y est vraiment pour quelque chose, mais quand je compare avec ma photo de renard prise en Islande, je trouve qu’il y a une différence dans la netteté du pelage ! :-) Mais c’est peut-être psychologique ;-) Mais là, la photo c’est du jpeg de quality hyper faible !! Donc imagine la possibilité avec RAW… :-)

      Merci, bon weekend également !

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      • Every now and again, I appear in Spam…. Anyway, back to the MFT… I have the Olympus 12-40 f2.8 Pro lens…lovely, but a tad heavy. So I have a couple of primes that I use most of the time, the 45mm f1.8 which is a lovely lens, and the Panasonic pancake 14mm lens- my go-to lens for street photography. I also have the Oly 40-150 f4-5.6 just in case I want more distant stuff!

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