Larry, I would really like your views on the kit when you get it. For some reason I can get the E-P3 and 14-42 now, in India, with 2 year Oly warranty for considerably less than I can in the UK. I would also get the 20 1.7, 45 1.8 and the VF from the UK.
The other cameras I am considering will not be available here for many months if ever My wife will be in the UK Apr/may so she can pick up bits and pcs but the Oly E-M5 may not be available in that time frame. Cheers, Tom ps I did see your earlier post and it appears that no one else has the camera!
I will keep you posted. I am also seriously considering the 45 1.8, but thought that I would grow the kit slowly. However, I have heard that NAS has spread to other makes besides Nikon ...
The 20 is on serious backorder at the moment, so I will have to wait a while before being able to give any feedback on it, but I have heard great things about it as well as having seen some good images. Larry
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Thanks Larry. I am very interested in your feelings about the touch screen controls. I hate that my wife's Sony HD Camcorder is controlled by a touch screen and stayed away from touch screen mobiles until I started running out of options
Well NAS.... trying to find a smaller system is diverting me from thinking about a D4!!! I might even get around to selling some lenses and camera bags Cheers, Tom
>Well NAS.... trying to find a smaller system is diverting me >from thinking about a D4!!! I might even get around to >selling some lenses and camera bags
I made up my mind to find a capable lighter option following my trip to Kyoto last November. While it was great having my full arsenal at the ready while I was there, some of the walks/climbs that I took would have been much easier with a lighter kit in tow. It also poured rain one day (think very wet) so I left my gear in the hotel. With the E-P3, I can just stick it in my coat pocket and pull it out as needed.
While the D4 sounds appealing, personally I would rather have a D3s. I never really had the need for video (I have a dedicated vid cam for that), the low-light/low-noise edge over the D700 would be fun to have.
Just some info. for you. If you go to the Olympus site and go to the FAQ questions about the camera it will give tons of information. i printed this info. out which is much more explanatory to me than the manual!
Just my two cents...it helped me out on some of the specifics. I still have to set up the separate banks (there are 4 of them)but all in all I am enjoying the camera.
Also, I like classic looking stuff so i went to Katz camera in Hong Kong and ordered a half case/strap combination which should help protect it some. Gariz makes some cool looking cases too but the Katz people were very nice, responded to my emails promptly and the price is ok.