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Old 5th February 2015, 14:05   #1501
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Muh, ha, ha.... my next camera has been announced.

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii

Lots of the expected features are now added.
Here is a review
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My need is not really an upgrade, rather I need a replacement since my wife wants the EM5 for herself.

I can still consider the EM1, but is it already old. It is also bigger than the EM5 series. The only advantage it holds over EM5 II is phase detect AF.

Anyway, I am not in any hurry. I'll wait for full reviews to come out.
If you are bored and want to dig another money pit, may I recommend the D750 + 24-70mm f/2.8? Another (parallel) gear system...but the IQ improvement could be interesting.

Anyone made the move from Olympus OMD EM1 to Nikon D750?
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/threa...-post-54543211
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If you are bored and want to dig another money pit, may I recommend the D750 + 24-70mm f/2.8? Another (parallel) gear system...but the IQ improvement could be interesting.
Yikes, why would I move back to dSLR world?

Anyway, this sums up it for me.
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Anyway, this sums up it for me.
LOL. Point taken.

OT: I compared the sizes of a D7100 and a D4 on the site. That's like a Maruti 800 vs. a Grand Vitara.
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I got some minor dirt stuck to the lens. I don't have any special tools/ cleaning stuff so far.
Is it safe to just clean this the way I clean my specs?
That reminds me, I do have a specs cleaning liquid which protects the UV coating and I also have some flannel cloth piece which I use with that. Both have been pretty good for several years.
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I got some minor dirt stuck to the lens. I don't have any special tools/ cleaning stuff so far.
Is it safe to just clean this the way I clean my specs?
That reminds me, I do have a specs cleaning liquid which protects the UV coating and I also have some flannel cloth piece which I use with that. Both have been pretty good for several years.
Go to a chemist and buy Isopropyl alcohol 70% or rubbing spirit. Use this. 99% is better, but incredibly hard to find
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I ordered the Olympus M Zuiko 45mm F1.8 from Amazon and the package had a gift card for the site BUXSA.com that also sells Olympus lenses. I wasnt aware of the site earlier and the prices are lower than Amazon. Does anyone have experience with shopping with them?
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Go to a chemist and buy Isopropyl alcohol 70% or rubbing spirit. Use this. 99% is better, but incredibly hard to find
I have IPA that my dad gave me - have used it briefly to apply on my car before applying sealant.
I could try that, but with the expensive lens, I do not have enough courage.
I do not know the concentration of the IPA that I have.
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I have IPA that my dad gave me - have used it briefly to apply on my car before applying sealant.
I could try that, but with the expensive lens, I do not have enough courage.
I do not know the concentration of the IPA that I have.
IPA is actually quite safe. As I type this, I have salted 70% IPA in the freezer. Should get around 95% purity after the water at the bottom freezes
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Wouldn't aftershave work? I need to clean my lens as well as my sunglasses
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Most of the dust are highly harmless for your pictures. Unless its a super macro work on a 5X macro like the Mp65E. If its just bothering your mind, start yoga and some meditation to fix that botheration.

Otherwise just dont do anyting that will add more dust or more smudge to the lens. May be when it gets to a stage its impacting the outcome you can get the lens cleaned, serviced and checked for less than 1K in your local camera lens cleaning shop or at around 2.5 K in service centers

Anything on the outer element, you can clean with water or even IPA which are fine as the outer elements are designed to take a mile abuse.
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Wouldn't aftershave work? I need to clean my lens as well as my sunglasses
Aftershave, nailpolish remover, skin toner etc are mostly alcohol.
HOWEVER, they also have some added higher alcohols and oils (to moisturize, impart fragrance, etc) that may leave smudges on the glass lens.
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Aftershave, nailpolish remover, skin toner etc are mostly alcohol.
HOWEVER, they also have some added higher alcohols and oils (to moisturize, impart fragrance, etc) that may leave smudges on the glass lens.
Not really, some of them are acetone, stuff you should never be using on coated optics.
I could filter out about 100ml of water from 70% IPA
Will again run the saltification and freezing process. As long as I get above 90% I am happy.
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My concern is that the lens is coated with some special material. I do not know what impact alcohol would have on that coating.
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My concern is that the lens is coated with some special material. I do not know what impact alcohol would have on that coating.
No impact. Lens coatings cannot be "rubbed" away with mere alcohol.
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