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Olympus OM-D versus APS-C and 35mm SLR

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 3:29:15 AM PDT
Tom Martin says:
Just to correct some misinformation, Canon's Image Stabilized (IS) lenses are available from 15mm thru 800mm and not 'mostly long' ones.

For example:
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM UD Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 Image Stabilized USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLR's
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens - Mark II
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR Cameras

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 9:44:42 AM PDT
EdM says:
Tom - please get your facts right, when "correcting" someone else's "misinformation". If one goes to Canon's EF lens page:

IS is much more prevalent on long lenses than wide. ALL the supertelephoto lenses but one have IS, while NO ultrawide EF zooms have IS. Among wide primes, only the newest 2 of 11 EF lenses have IS. Considering standard and medium telephoto EF primes, all of these lenses lack IS, even the just introduced EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens, and so on.

That there are some lenses with IS at most focal lengths is not relevant to whether IS is more likely on "mostly long" lenses, which is true.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 9:54:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 10, 2012 9:58:20 AM PDT
Tom Martin says:
OK, Ed - whatever you say.
To me the `mostly long' implied that IS was not available on most short focal length lenses.
That is definitely not the case.
Yes, Canon recently refreshed all of their long lenses and added IS.

edit: Canon is also in the process of refreshing their shorter primes and adding IS to those.
i.e. 24mm f/2.8 IS and 28mm f/2.8 IS.

Posted on Sep 3, 2012 4:23:02 AM PDT
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Posted on Sep 3, 2012 5:40:04 AM PDT
E. Manns says:
Deandre Scott,
Going from a Canon 5D to an Olympus OM-D will be a personal choice. Like you said you lose some short DOF capability - not much when using fast lenses - but you'll gain a smaller kit that you can transport without needing a whole bag. The original 5D didn't have video either, you'd be suprised how having the option can be a nice benefit.
The OM-D's sensor is several generations advanced from the tech in the 5D, and although if the S/N ratio and quality was scaled to 35mm the OM-D would produce vastly cleaner files, I don't know if, at 4/3rds sensor size, the OM-D has equaled the technical image quality. I would expect it to be close though.

I see you deleted your post; well, I guess you realize both systems have advantages, and only you can prevent fore- err, only you can make the choice about what is right for you. Having all three (Canon, Leica, Olympus) would leave you able to meet any photographic challenge, though I think the Oly would be a better backup to your Leica for the kind of shooting you do. Good Luck!
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