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Unlimited potential for serious amateur, with the OM-D,
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This review is from: David Busch's Olympus OM-D E-M5 Guide to Digital Photography (David Busch's Digital Photography Guides) (Paperback)
Purchased OM-D camera Body and 45 1.8 in July 2012-
The camera body, the appropriate lenses, the grip, hand strap, and extra batteries, will cost a tidy sum...over $2200. But you don't need to purchase everything all at once. You will need time to understand the range of options this digital camera provides. From "point and shoot" to full "manual" controls, the serious amateur will need time to learn the controls and his/her preferences.
I also, recommend obtaining David Busch's new book on the Olympus OM-D E-M5. It lays out the camera's many control options in starter mode and advances to hidden features, to help the serious photographer. Practice, Practice Practice is required.
I use the OM-D for my business and personal/professional photography needs. It has been an excellent purchase, already paying for itself. The images have been excellent. Great detail and, with practice, HDR capability will provide even better results. The smaller size, compactness, reduced weight, and precision of the OM-D and lenses were overriding factors in my decision to purchase. I tried many other compact camera systems, including Canon G series and Olympus PEN PL-1.
By the way, if you own the film camera OM-1 series lenses, you can re-use them with this camera, with the correct adapter. The lenses, I have will not sync with the auto focus and shutter controls, but they are fine in manual mode. These are high quality optics, which were unused for 30 years. It was a nice surprise. I now have lots of lens choices.