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Thanks Josh. Interesting review. I don't think the E-M1 will provide me (for my stuff) with anything which I don't get from the E-M5 but, as you indicate, it may persuade some enthusiasts, semi-pros and even pros to make the jump to mirrorless.
Hopefully the price will drop a bit but, bearing in mind how long the E-M5 held its launch price (well over a year?), breath should not be held awaiting this!
I'm with CB on this; I'll probably be in the market when the M2 comes out. Just got a note from Olympus saying they've dropped the price on the P5 +17mm f1.8 +Viewfinder by $379.00. I still think it's way overpriced at $1399.00.
Well, mine has arrived! I was phoned this afternoon to say my camera was in stock and so I shot up to Glasgow to collect it. Fortunately Merchant City Cameras were kind to me and stayed open until I arrived, about 10 minutes after closing time. Biggest problem is the manual is only 7 pages! The main manual is on CD.
Lynne, if you have already got an EM-5 read that full manual very carefully.
The EM-1 appears very similar to the EM-5 but its different enough that it confused me quite often when I first started using it
Enjoy exploring its potential its a superb piece of kit
Brian, I don't have an EM-5, I am changing from an E620, so it's all new lenses too. I have the manual downloaded onto my ipad so I shall work my way through that. First question if anyone can answer it, can I turn off the beep at focus lock? I prefer to work as silently as possible.
yes you can turn it off Lynne, I don't have the camera to hand so can't tell you which menu its in (but I think it may be in the set-up menu).
Found it Brian, it was in custom menu D on page 93 of the downloaded manual. Thanks, I wasn't sure if it was worth hunting for as I didn't know if it was possible.
a couple of shots from my EM-1, the first using the 9-18 at 9mm with ISO 100, f8 which gave a lovely smooth and open colour palette with loads of detail and the next with the 35-100 panny at 35 mm with ISO 400, f3.5 showing great detail and nice separation from the background (close examination of the blue sky in the first shows no sign of the graining that some skies from the EM-5 with ISO 200 can show)
This is proving to be a steep learning curve! Somehow I have managed to disable the WB so that it is set on Auto and none of the buttons changes it. When I go into the Menu, down to Custom, menu G, everything between Shading comp and Color Space is greyed out. Can anyone shed a light on what I have done?
Have you accidently set one of the Art modes?
That or re-assigned the white balance button (can you access the control from the SCP panel? - if you can its probably a button reassignment problem)
Here is a button re-assignment I have just made which may be of interest to someone else.
It relates to the fn1 button used to call up the magnified view in factory default
I found it difficult to use when I had the EVF to my eye so I re-assigned it to the DOF preview button (bottom front RH side of the body) as I find this more comfortable to use when I have the EVF to my eye and my finger on the shutter release button
Half-press the shutter button to and then the DOF button twice to get magnified view, fine focus, take the shot then one more press of the DOF button releases the magnified view to stop the IS.
Whilst in the magnified view the thumb wheel controls the level of magnification from 5X to 14X, nice
Its mainly of use with manual focus lenses but also I use it if "tweaking" focus when in SAF + MF mode, for example, with the 75-300 trying to get sharp focus on a small bird hiding in a tree
I find it essential to have IS set so that the magnified view is stabilised in the EVF (can't see a thing otherwise)
Solved my problem.It was something to do with the art filters and the color creator, I have no idea what I did but a lad in a local shop (I am in Singapore at the moment) fixed it in 30 seconds flat! Then showed me again what I had done. I'm still none the wiser. I am glad it's fixed though.
Glad you got it sorted.
Let's see some good pics from Singapore, its a great location for a photographer (the only times I've been there were on business and before I got into photography )
It's certainly a great place for people watching!
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