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Olympus OM-D E-M5 + M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm F:3.5-6.3 EZ

I'm looking for a new camera system, something for family vacations or road trips. I want something smaller and lighter than my Nikon D5100, but also interchangeable lenses. To me, that means one of the compact system interchangeable lens (ILC aka mirror-less) cameras such as the Sony NEX system, the Fujifilm X system, or the micro-four-thirds system. I tend to hang on to my tech longer than most of my friends. I bought a Nikon D40 in 2006 and didn't…

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Olympus PEN E-P3 + M.Zuiko 45mmF1.8

This is not a review. I don't know how to review cameras, and I won't pretend to. What follows is my impression of the Olympus PEN EP-3 and an assortment of µ 4⁄3 lenses loaned to me by Chris Boraski. I mentioned to Chris that I would be renting the Olympus OM-D EM-5 and 12-50mm lens, and he offered to loan me his kit to compare. I want a small but capable camera to take on vacations. The Nikon is…

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Four days with the Fujifilm X-E1 + Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS

I've read are a lot of reviews1 about the Fujifilm X-E1. After reading these reviews, I had planned to buy one, but I wanted to try it for myself. I wanted to see how the camera would perform before spending my money. Fortunately, it's easy enough to rent camera equipment. I chose an upcoming extended family vacation to the Virginia Beach2 area as the best opportunity for me to test the camera. I would have access to a range of…

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