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    Bulb mode

    Do the nex 7 and olympus omd cameras have bulb mode?

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    The Nex 7 has bulb. Don't know about the olympus.
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    Re: Bulb mode

    The OM-D not only has Bulb Mode, it has Bulb Mode Live View, so you can see what you're getting as your exposure as it happens in real time.

    No focus peaking (where you get highlights on the areas of the image that are in focus), though, which is the killer NEX feature for manual focus lens adapters.

    Honestly. Canon & Nikon really should be sitting up and taking notice of these little features.

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    Re: Bulb mode

    Kathy,
    I think that Canon should take notice of the focus capabilities of some of the smaller format cameras. They seem to exceed Canon when used in the video mode...

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    Re: Bulb mode

    Quote Originally Posted by inkista View Post
    The OM-D not only has Bulb Mode, it has Bulb Mode Live View, so you can see what you're getting as your exposure as it happens in real time.

    No focus peaking (where you get highlights on the areas of the image that are in focus), though, which is the killer NEX feature for manual focus lens adapters.

    Honestly. Canon & Nikon really should be sitting up and taking notice of these little features.
    So Olympus OM-D is the better camera when it comes to light photography, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyyocool View Post
    So Olympus OM-D is the better camera when it comes to light photography, right?
    I prefer a Canon for all my light photography

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    I use Sony and my son uses Canon. Long ago I used Nikon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boyyocool View Post
    So Olympus OM-D is the better camera when it comes to light photography, right?
    Well, it's definitely going to be lighter than my 5D Mark II.

    Better is relative. Better in what way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by inkista View Post
    Well, it's definitely going to be lighter than my 5D Mark II.

    Better is relative. Better in what way?
    Better in as a little better for light photography than the sony nex 7 considering that the Olympus OM-D has bulb live view mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyyocool View Post
    Better in as a little better for light photography than the sony nex 7 considering that the Olympus OM-D has bulb live view mode.
    Perhaps we're getting confused by what you mean by "light photography" - perhaps you could clarify that for us?

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    Re: Bulb mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Perhaps we're getting confused by what you mean by "light photography" - perhaps you could clarify that for us?
    I would guess the word "low" should have preceded it, as in "low light photography" (?)

    Do correct me if I am wrong Krishna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyyocool View Post
    Better in as a little better for light photography than the sony nex 7 considering that the Olympus OM-D has bulb live view mode.
    If you mean for long-exposure/low light photography, then more easily usable, maybe. But the NEX has a larger APS-C sensor, so the high iso noise performance could be better than the OM-D's.

    If you mean light as in carry/walkaround light photography, I'd say that the bulb live view mode is irrelevant because you don't use that for walkaround snapshots, and yes. Because the smaller sensor in micro four-thirds cameras means smaller lenses. I can easily stuff five or six lenses and my Panasonic G3 into a Retrospective 5. With my 5Dii, I can stuff the 5Dii, the 24-105, and 135L, and it's full to bursting and quite a bit heavier than the full micro four-thirds kit. While the NEX lenses are going to be smaller than dSLR lenses, they're still larger than those for micro four-thirds, and your selection is quite a bit narrower.

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    Re: Bulb mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Perhaps we're getting confused by what you mean by "light photography" - perhaps you could clarify that for us?
    Sorry guys..I meant light PAINTING ...my bad!

    www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_painting

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    Re: Bulb mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    I would guess the word "low" should have preceded it, as in "low light photography" (?)

    Do correct me if I am wrong Krishna.
    Sorry for not being clear...I was confused...it's light painting!

    www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_painting

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