Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III $656.80 + $150 Visa Card, Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm F1.7 II - $297, Olympus 75mm F1.8 $627 @ digiDIRECT

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Seems like a fantastic deal for the mark 3 model

$656 + $150 visa card, totalling $506. With TRS refund = $447.

Silver also available

Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm F/1.7 II ASPH. Lens - Black (H-H020AE-K) $297.60

Seems like a pretty decent price for the pancake lens 20mm f1.7 for the M4/3.


The 75mm f1.8 is also at a pretty good price.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 $627

thanks to Turniphead

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 Lens $315

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    Great price!

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    Here's the link to silver

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    Can anyone advise which lens I should get with this camera?

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      What do you normally shoot pics of? What are you coming from (smartphone? Other cameras?).

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        I am.coming off iPhone.

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          Drawing from my own experience when i first started coming from a smartphone, I'd recommend one of the following:

          Panasonic 14mm f2.5 or
          Panasonic Leica 15mm f1.7 or
          Panasonic 20mm f1.7

          The 15mm is very expensive, but is my favourite lens. I've not owned the 20mm before. The 14 and 20mm are also very small lenses, which encourages you to bring the camera out with you more often > biggest factor when coming from smartphone cameras.

          The reason I recommend these lenses is their focal length (how zoomed in or wide), similar to smartphone's focal length and would be familiar and comforting.

          If you prefer zooms, I'd actually recommend the kit electronic zoom 12-42mm.

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          2nd hand market for Micro Four Thirds lenses is pretty strong (Gumtree etc). Might be a good way to get your hands on a kit zoom (14-42mm) that someone is getting rid of to upgrade to a more expensive lens. This way you can get used to the new camera and after a bit see what focal length your favourite photos were taken with. You might find that you always shoot around 20mm and the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 would be perfect, or something else.

          My favourite is the Olympus 17mm f/1.8, I also own the 25mm f/1.8 and use it very rarely, probably should have taken my own advice before impulse buying it :)

          And don't forget with this system both Panasonic and Olympus lenses are considered "native" and will work great.

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      I used the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens. Very good all round lens and cover most scenarios, indoor/outdoor.

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        I have this too but it's massive and heavy and expensive and in my opinion not suitable for a starter.

        It's also huge for this body

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          Agree, great lens, but it’s weight and size means I don’t take the camera out as often as I could.

          TBH, regardless of lens choice, going DSLR just requires a commitment to taking your camera out with you when you want it. Bit like buying a GoPro, you can only use it if you have it with you. So if you can take a GoPro out, you can take a DSLR, even a small one like these mirrorless DSLRs.

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            @Nitrous: I find the m4/3 and a 12-40 still pretty easy to take out. I bought one of the black rapid clones off ebay which helps.

            Sits over the shoulder, hanging at about hip level.

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            @Nitrous: A mirrorless DSLR? A DSLR practically by definition has a mirror. Mirrorless cameras are a seperate category in terms of design altogether. But your point still stands, and I do agree with you. I think the main thing is whether or not it is pocketable: to me that makes a huge difference in my likelihood of taking out a camera with me. It's why I'm eyeing off the X-E3 plus 27mm combo… Maybe not pocketable in jeans but in a jacket sure, and such a nice camera.

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      I have most of the Olympus & Panasonic lenses, except the f/1.2 range. The most versatile is Oly 12-40 Or Lumix 12-35.

      The Lumix 20mm pancake is a match for this camera, very compact and covers most usefull range.

      For travel I found Lumix 8-18mm is very versatile as i shoot more wide than tele. The 18mm tele end is also useful for travel companion's request for portrait shoots as I don't have to change lens.

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      20mm 1.7. technically it's nothing special at all, but the size and the rendering makes it the only lens I still miss from my m43 days…

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    This or Panasonic G7?

    I'm coming from a Canon G7X Mark ii

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      I'd say this mainly for the in-body image stabilisation. This means any lens (including adapted vintage lenses if you want to use those) you use will be stabilised, whereas with the G7 you need to rely on each lens having internal stabilisation. The Olympus IBIS is crazy good, with my E-M5ii I could get a sharp image from a 1sec exposure handheld! Might not be something you rely on all the time, but if it's dark and you don't have a tripod it will be your best friend.

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        I second that the in body stabilisation (Ibis) is really good, but just remember it doesn't work with moving subjects. If you always shoot moving subjects in the dark, the Ibis won't help you very much

        I am not familiar with the other two cameras to be able to give you an answer to your original question

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          Thanks for these guys

          Yeah I will be using this camera 99% for video don't care about photos. I know folks go on about Panasonic being good for video but I hear their autofocus in videos is rubbish

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            @adrianhughes1998: Ive heard the gh5 is the legendadry camera to have for videos? <— from various youtubers haha

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            @adrianhughes1998: serious videographers do it manually….

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              @hippo2s: True but need it good for fast moving subjects like kids. Probably I'm looking at the wrong price range

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                @adrianhughes1998: I think even the best video AF would struggle to get good looking footage of fast moving subjects. There's a reason all the pros still do it manually (for the most part at least). Both of these cameras use contrast detect AF meaning they have to slightly overshoot then undershoot focus before finding it. This is fine for photos but often looks 'wobbly' in video.

                Putting AF aside, the G7 has slight better video quality and significantly more video oriented features, but lacks the Olympus' IBIS, which is an extremely useful feature for smooth professional looking footage. For this reason I would personally go for a Panasonic G85, which has even better video quality and features than the G7 as well as IBIS. Seems to be selling used on eBay for around $700 body only.

                Really though all three are good options, and M43 is a good system for video.

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                  @MetaAF: Thanks for the detailed advice mate. I was tossing up and yeah as you said cos it's contrast AF only, it's gonna struggle with most things. I was looking at this video https://youtu.be/PRwX7XVpM_s til I realised at The 3:20 mark that the Fuji also has phase detect to nail the focus.

                  Anyways I got one this morning of the Olympus and now shopping around for second hand Mft lenses. Will probably get a short 20 or 25mm with f/1.7/1.8 etc

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    Is this place cheaper? It doesn't mention $150 Visa prepaid and you can also claim Cashrewards.
    https://www.tobydealsau.com/en_AU/product/olympus-e-m10-mark...

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    does camerapro or any camera store can price match this?

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    the olympus 25mm 1.8 ($315) and 17mm 1.8 ($376) are also quite cheap. I wouldn't recommend the 17mm (apparently it's not as sharp as the panasonic 15mm or 20mm) but the 25mm is a sweet lens.
    https://www.digidirect.com.au/camera_lenses/mirrorless_lense...
    https://www.digidirect.com.au/camera_lenses/mirrorless_lense...

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      Yeah nice. The 25mm isn't for everyone. I do like the pics but felt seriously restricted as a one lens setup for travel.

      I bought one. Sold it off. Then bought it again. Talk about indecisiveness.

      Good price though.

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    Choosing between used e-m1 mk1 (they are around 500$ on ebay/gumtree) and this e-m10 mkIII - which one focuses faster, with something like panasonic zoom 100-300? My current Panasonic G5 kinda sucks at this.

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    What lens would suit this for fishing? (Wide angle)

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    was cheaper on pre xmax sale…

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