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Old 11th January 2014, 11:31   #1366
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Guys, please suggest me a replacement battery charger for Sony Nex-5N. The battery model# is NPFW50. I have misplaced the original charger and as such need to source one in B'lore now.
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Old 11th January 2014, 11:37   #1367
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A deep dive into the manual and some practice with the camera should sort things out.
I dont know if you have seen the manual for OMD EM5 but the only thing associated wtih Olympus that is ridiculed more than that it is their policy of not proving a hood even with 1000+ dollar lenses! Its like maybe Oly decided to do cost cutting in their documentation team and they in return decided to cut down on useful information in the document.

Anyway I agree with your assertion that one way to learn thing is via self-learning ie. reading and experimenting. I think one more way of learning things is via discussions with other people. You can get to know interesting things that you might have overlooked otherwise.

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Old 18th January 2014, 00:09   #1368
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Just took the plunge and ordered the 12-40mm on Amazon.com via AkibaExpress. The Indian price was 95K, that is crazy compared to $999 on Amazon. But, when I tried to order the $999 item, it added $70 in sales tax for NJ address. After looking around, I took a gamble and picked a Japan based store on Amazon. So I got it for $940, with free express shipping and no taxes. Now I have to pray it reaches NJ within two weeks, before my colleague leaves for India. This is the most expensive lens I have ever purchased.

PS: Never pick the Rupee payment on Amazon.com site. They offered Rs.65 as the exchange rate to pay in rupee. I declined and paid in dollars. I just got the sms from HDFC, I got Rs.61.7 rate.

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Old 18th January 2014, 15:35   #1369
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Finally...Picked up the Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera with 12-50 lens and in a promotional offer in the UK, got a Manfrotto Tripod and a bonus portrait lens 45 mm 1:1.8 mzuiko lens free.

Grappling with the controls and learning the basics of photography since have mainly been a P&S photographer. But very excited with some of the pictures
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Old 18th January 2014, 18:55   #1370
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Congrats on the OMD EM-5, and welcome to the club. Holy Cow, you got a 45mm lens free. That is one of the best lenses, it feels and looks and is priced like a budget lens, but performs like a pro lens.
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Old 18th January 2014, 23:59   #1371
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Ah! So Samurai, you finally bit the bullet and ordered the 12-40. $940 is a great price compared to what they ask for it in India.

IMO you wont regret buying that lens. As I said other than the price the only drawback is the slightly larger size. Which I don't really mind after comparing it to the massive 900g 24-70 lens from Nikon, the 12-40's FF equivalent. Waiting to read about your first impressions of the 12-40 when you get it!

I took my 45 1.8 & 75 1.8. out of the camera bag after a few months. Had a good look at them. Thought to myself - "Hmm, this is truly lovely glass". So I've decided to keep both. The only time I'll consider selling them is if, and only if, I buy the upcoming 40-150 2.8. Till then they stay put with me.

As an aside, I really admire the top quality glass introduced by Fuji and Olympus for their MLCs. Now if only Sony does the same for the new FF A7/A7R.
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Old 19th January 2014, 00:23   #1372
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IMO you wont regret buying that lens. As I said other than the price the only drawback is the slightly larger size.
When I realised it was slightly thicker/longer than 12-50mm, I didn't mind anymore. That is manageable.

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The only time I'll consider selling them is if, and only if, I buy the upcoming 40-150 2.8.
After seeing the size of that lens, I don't think I will be going for that one. I moved to mirrorless for smaller size, that purpose will get defeated by 40-150 F/2.8 lens.



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As an aside, I really admire the top quality glass introduced by Fuji and Olympus for their MLCs.
Even Olympus 4/3rd had lots of top quality glass under $1000. That is one of the main reasons I remained in Olympus camp even after leaving dSLR world. Similar quality lens in Canikon would be lot more expensive.
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Old 19th January 2014, 09:28   #1373
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After seeing the size of that lens, I don't think I will be going for that one. I moved to mirrorless for smaller size, that purpose will get defeated by 40-150 F/2.8 lens.
Hmm, that's got me thinking.

From the video it seems the lens is/will be the size of the Nikon 24-70 length wise. That's pretty big for a m4/3 lens. Now, if it is equally heavy (900g) then I am not sure I'll be going in for it either. But I doubt it would be so massive. These MLCs are light weight options to my Nikon kit and a large lens will truly defeat this purpose. The EM1 with a grip looks strongly reminiscent (to me) of the D4.

Anyways, there's still a lot of time. The lens will be released sometime in Q3/Q4 2014 and be pretty pricey too. But there's no doubt it will be a very good/excellent lens.
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Old 29th January 2014, 13:06   #1374
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Olympus is relentlessly releasing more OM-D models.

New OM-D E-M10 is about to be released: http://www.olympus-global.com/en/new...40129em10e.jsp

The OM-D EM5 will get a major firmware upgrade: http://www.olympus-global.com/en/new...140129em5e.jsp

And a fast normal lens (25mm F/1.8): http://www.olympus-global.com/en/new...0129zuikoe.jsp

The least interesting one is a pancake lens (14-42mm F3.5-5.6): http://www.olympus-global.com/en/new...29zuikoede.jsp
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Old 30th January 2014, 02:35   #1375
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Recently Fuji also released their new APSC sized camera, the Fuji X-T1. I seriously do not understand what the hype is behind this camera.

http://www.fujirumors.com/one-x-to-r...erall-ranking/

Is it just these rumor sites trying to create a hype around the camera to boost sales? Had it been FF, it certainly deserves respect.
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Recently Fuji also released their new APSC sized camera, the Fuji X-T1. I seriously do not understand what the hype is behind this camera.

http://www.fujirumors.com/one-x-to-r...erall-ranking/

Is it just these rumor sites trying to create a hype around the camera to boost sales? Had it been FF, it certainly deserves respect.
Read that page - even being a Fuji X mount camera owner I can comfortably say that article nothing more than gushing and in-your-face fanboyism at its best.

The X-T1 is Fuji's answer to the Olympus OMD EM1. It will surely be better than the Oly in IQ solely because of the larger APS-C sensor.

I am glad to see mirrorless cameras improving by leaps and bounds with every successive release and generation. And their lenses are really good, doing justice to those cameras.

Of course DSLRs have plateaued out and there's been nothing remotely exciting or noteworthy since the Nikon D800/E of 2 years ago.
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Recently in the Bangalore Offroad event, I could use the OMD E-M5 with kit lens in really dusty conditions without any worry. Even if something gets in during lens change, the sensor has an effective anti-dust feature. But I never tried to change lenses in the trail though.

At that same time, there were dSLR users shooting under the same conditions. When I asked them whether their dSLR was dust proof, they could only give me a guilty sheepish look back.

Check out the shooting conditions:

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Smart Photography, India's #1 photography magazine chooses the best camera of 2014. This is across every camera segment, from mobile camera to professional dSLR.

Nominees were Canon 70D, Canon 700D, Nikon D7100, Olympus OMD EM-1 & Sony A7.

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Congrats Olympus.

The OMD EM1 won the Best Product of 2013 award at DPReview and the Readers Choice Award.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/02...inal-results/7
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Do mirrorless cameras also have crop factor? Like the DSLR's have the 1.6 crop factor
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