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  1. opwave79

    I just bought my first mirrorless this year for pretty much the same reasons you did: portability when traveling. But I still have my DSLR on hand as a backup. I like taking both cameras on road trips where I know I'm not hiking more than a mile from my car to shoot.

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  2. joriks87

    Hello! Realy nice video! m plannign to switching from pentax k30 to OM-D E-M10 mark2. do you think the E-M10 II with double zoom kit is a good choice? (i am really tight on budget)

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  3. Victoria Films

    what kind of landscape photographer doesnt look for wide angles? really

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  4. Ian Swarbrick

    After buying the GH4 I found manually focusing my slr`s in bright sunshine a pain. Being able to look through the viewfinder and manually focus through live view in that enclosed viewing space is a big plus for me.

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  5. paul sehstedt

    I went mirrosless many years ago and I'm on the Lumix GX8 right now. Superb for all jobs.
    I shoot with rangefinder too.

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  6. Wahab Dilawar

    I am a photography hobbyist/enthusiast. I have a Nikon D5300 for past 3 years and although I don't have any complaints against it… I still want another camera. I am really attracted towards the Olympus O-MD EM-5 Mark 1 for travel and landscape photography. What are your thoughts?

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  7. Jim Bean

    Best definition of the most suitable camera ever – "If my clients are happy, then I'm happy." Perfect!

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  8. Thomas Bonney

    bro your a legend. keep up the amazing work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Steve Kunder

    So what lens would you recommend to get started in this system . Also do you think this system will be around a while? Great video

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  10. rob roy

    No viewfinder so no mirrorless for me I just don't like using liveview all the time.

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  11. Yamakawa

    You make some good points, one that really resonates with me is the 4/3 aspect ratio. I find myself typically cropping to ~ 8×10 and on my APSc cameras this wastes a lot of the sensor area. I haven't used the 1×1 aspect ratio in camera or the live comp yet, but this has provided some inspiration. Thanks for the video.

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  12. jayanta basu

    wonderful work! small and precise! just like the mirrorless system itself! it's only a pity that the mirrorless system hasn't really spread it's wings in the developing countries like India! definitely something to aspire to!

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  13. Mash Ups

    why aren't there more WATERPROOF DSLRs/Mirrorless?? wouldn't it be easy to just put seals in them?

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  14. Leslie Dellow

    I agree. When the Sony mirrorless cameras were launched, a great hoo ha was made about how light they were, but it did take them long to lose that advantage. The micro four thirds system stands a much better chance of retaining it.

    Probably I will retain a slimmed down DSLR system. It has its own advantages, but a heavy DSLR system is certainly no fun to carry around all day.

    A minor disappointment with the EM-1 is that depth of field preview button. On a DSLR you are looking directly through the lens, so it is inevitable that the view finder will darken when the aperture closes down, but the electronics in a mirrorless camera ought to be able to compensate for it. In fact the 5D Mark IV, in live view mode, does compensate for it, but the EM-1 doesn't.

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  15. jesuisravi

    good review. Can you suggest something, say, in the 300-500$ range?

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  16. K Feeney

    I recently got an E-M1 second hand body and its a great camera, love the grip and the built-in stabilisation.

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  17. Howie Mudge Photography

    Good informative video. I used to own an E-M1 and really liked the camera but have since moved to Panasonic, more so for the 4k video and 4k photo modes which are great fun. Couldn't agree more about the size/weight and IQ are outstanding from the M43 system.

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  18. Cezary Kukowka

    Hi Craig, I'm new to this channel. Very good video. Calm and eloquent narration, I really like it. I'm also making a move from old DSLR (400D) through high end compact (LX100). In the end I would like to buy an Olympus or Fujifilm system. Thank you, I will subscribe and wait for the next episode!

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  19. malcolmWatchingUTube

    There are still a few things which are not that good on the Olympus. The power switch for instance, which is on the left side. So you have to use both hands to turn the camera on. This is unnecessary and stupid.
    Then the (in my opinion) horrible menu. And … let’s be honest … the image quality is not as good as with bigger sensors. It may be enough for what most people need, but it is at is. I would never go higher than ISO200 with my Olympus.

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  20. K Feeney

    Out of interest, Craig, do you have the Lumix 35-100 f/2.8 or f/4-5.6?

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  21. Nicholas Fox

    I've never really worried about camera weight or size for landscape or urban shooting; it's just what I use.

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  22. Ozzy Paul

    Yes… I'm one of those pathetic souls that lug around 2 systems, my long time love is the Nikon DX system and I just recently purchased a Sony NEX 7 with the 18-55 kit lens, time will tell if I keep both or ditch one. The NEX 7 is impressing me no end tho.

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  23. Ilford amature Photographer

    nice video pal. I use both, my Nikon D3300 for sports as I have a long lens for it. But for most other occasions I have and love my Olympus O-MD 10 II, and glad to say I picked up the limited edition colour as well, happy chappy 🙂

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  24. Keef

    Interesting. What would you say are the downsides? Specifically regarding the Olympus cameras.

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  25. Michael Kucinski

    This was a great summary, and I wish I would have gone mirrorless with my last camera purchase. I just picked up a Canon 6D, and while I do enjoy my first full frame camera, the size can be really cumbersome. Do you find the battery life to be an issue at all?

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  26. Denae & Andrew

    I agree with everything said here. But the one thing you didn't discuss was color. I think people need to make sure and try mirrorless systems before moving carefully. Between sensor and lenses, the color "feeling" of different systems can change drastically. I found that I really disliked Sony's quality. And I tried OM* cameras also, really hoping to love them because of all the things that you mentioned in this video. But like Sony, I found that I was never quite happy with the Olympus color profile. Spent so much time in post trying to get back to the colors I loved from the Canon and Fuji. To each her/his own and all. But I do think people need to spend quality time before making a big commitment.

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  27. Rambles with my camera

    Thanks Craig I am really thinking about the Fujifilm X- T2 but looking at OMD in your hand its reminding me of the first camera I bought in 86 the Olympus OM2n 🙂 memories – Sean

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  28. christopher kirby

    I have also noted that you use the EP5 as well….what situations do you tend to pull that out?

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