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    Panarus biarmicus Moderator (Sports) SmartWombat's Avatar
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    OM-D and 12-50

    I decided to buy a second body for Goodwood Festival of Speed.
    This time I opened the wallet a little further and bought the kit with the lens.

    I don't like the power zoom, and would rather have the macro without it.
    And I'd like to have a lens hood too!

    But it's a pretty good lens, coupled with the fast AF I even got a BiF ...
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    Re: OM-D and 12-50

    I also don't like how the 12-50mm operates. half photography and half video. It is a great focal length though.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

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    Re: OM-D and 12-50

    Nice little batch of OM-D photos there, Paul. I especially like the camera store shot

    Although I wish the new 12-50mm was a micro Four Thirds version of the Four Thirds 12-60mm zoom, I found I quite liked it - and especially for video. The sliding toggle between power zoom and standard zoom confused me at first, though. At one point I thought maybe I broke it because the behavior changed so drastically. But using it for video was great. Between the EVF, the power zoom and the E-M5's improved continuous auto focus, I was able to actually use that camera and lens combo almost spontaneously for smooth video with zooms and continuous auto focus. I don't know if you guys saw it or not, but there's a bit in this "What's In My Camera Bag" video with wedding photographer David Terry (David Terry, Wedding Photographer – What’s In Your Camera Bag Video | Camera News & Reviews), where I pulled the zoom and used continuous AF and it totally worked. I was psyched!

    I really want an E-M5. I think I would use it a ton. It would go on pretty much every mountain bike ride and day on the snow with me. But I am broke and the Canon T4i / 650D is also calling to me as a studio camera, video camera and a new backup for my 7D. And then there's also the strong possibility of a 7D replacement in the near future. What is a photographer to do?

    But yeah - I do like the 12-50mm. It's not the 12-60mm I keep asking for. But it's a great all-purpose kit lens for that camera.
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    Re: OM-D and 12-50

    John I watched and enjoyed the video.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

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    Re: OM-D and 12-50

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCary View Post
    John I watched and enjoyed the video.
    Did you note the part where I used the E-M5? Most of it was shot with the EOS 7D but I shot with the E-M5 the whole time for B-roll clips.
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