May 28th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Hello - newbie who just ended cage match b/w x100 and e-m5
I recently came to terms with the fact that my d90 with 18-200mm lens never left the house. I'd rather take the iphone or wife's P&S than be burdened with lugging the nikon around. Needless to say I am not a huge photographer - seem to only get into it when i travel which with 2 young boys now is a rarity. So out with the old and in with the new. Decided that the Oly e-m5 was the camera for me without ever even holding one. I put my name on the waiting list at several places and after 3 weeks talked myself out of the oly and into an X100. Had that lovely camera for a few days and the damn e-m5 shows up.
I know there is no rhyme to my reason, but I like the x100 more and yet will be selling it and keeping the e-m5. I'd rather own an old triumph motorcycle than a new Japanese sportbike. There is something about aesthetics and tradition that make the x100 more of a camera. With that said I am admittedly a poseur when it comes to photography. If i knew as much about camera's as i know about bikes i'd certainly be keeping the x100, but for now the e-m5 will be my go to camera.
May 29th, 2012, 08:38 AM
Instinct has more to do with selecting the right gear, than knowledge, when knowledge is somewhat lacking. Both systems will produce stunning results when used properly. So personal preference is the important thing, if you are to actually use and enjoy it. Relax and shoot!
May 29th, 2012, 09:00 AM
Shoot what you enjoy and enjoy what you shoot with.
Last edited by Luke; May 29th, 2012 at 09:07 AM.
May 29th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Couldn't agree with Steve and Luke more. Looking forward to seeing your photos, Duke!
May 29th, 2012, 06:12 PM
I hate people who use M43 cameras
July 12th, 2012, 11:43 PM
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new camera(s). My DSLR is a Pentax K-x, which is much less of a brick than your D90. But after using my wife's Olympus PEN E-P1, I've started thinking about selling all my Pentax gear for an E-M5.
July 13th, 2012, 04:49 PM
I think both are new Japanese sport bikes with an old Triumph look. ;)
As others have said, just use the one you enjoy. I am eying an x100 myself now, in large part because of that OVF.
July 13th, 2012, 05:03 PM
madmax.....once you handle the x100 you won't think it's a Japanese sport bike anymore...... more like a new reissue of an old Triumph.
July 13th, 2012, 05:08 PM
If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
July 13th, 2012, 05:08 PM
Ahh...I see what you mean there. ;)
Originally Posted by Luke
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