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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


Carabosse Plus
11 39.7k 269 England
14 Sep 2013 4:31PM
Some really nice pics there, Denny.

It's odd that your firmware upgrade did not cut the noise. I don't even notice mine now - even indoors.

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14 Sep 2013 5:14PM

Quote:Some really nice pics there, Denny.

It's odd that your firmware upgrade did not cut the noise. I don't even notice mine now - even indoors.


CB...do you find that the stabiliser noise is fairly noticeable on video? The little bit I've tried seems to be quite obtrusive.
Carabosse Plus
11 39.7k 269 England
14 Sep 2013 5:23PM

Quote:

CB...do you find that the stabiliser noise is fairly noticeable on video? The little bit I've tried seems to be quite obtrusive.



I tend to do video on a tripod with IS off. However...... I have a suspicion that it is the AF you are hearing, if you have it set on C-AF. Try using S-AF or MF when videoing. You might find that helps. (C-AF on video is pretty useless anyway).
StrayCat Plus
11 15.9k 2 Canada
14 Sep 2013 6:37PM
Get the Olympus 17mm f1.8 for video, it is truly outstanding, ultra quick, and silent. I just added a comment to the review on this site.

Yes, it is odd CB. However, the camera shows the latest upgrade installed, and the sound hasn't changed at all, thankfully.Wink
StrayCat Plus
11 15.9k 2 Canada
14 Sep 2013 7:33PM
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Anyone need an avatar, go ahead. I would have used it, but I'm Canadian, so I have to keep my hockey player.Smile
14 Sep 2013 8:14PM

Quote:CB...do you find that the stabiliser noise is fairly noticeable on video? The little bit I've tried seems to be quite obtrusive.

I tend to do video on a tripod with IS off. However...... I have a suspicion that it is the AF you are hearing, if you have it set on C-AF. Try using S-AF or MF when videoing. You might find that helps. (C-AF on video is pretty useless anyway).


I Think you may well be right....in movie mode it seems as if it defaults to C-AF. Stupid question, but if you use S-AF how do you select a focus point other than centre? Also, can you shift the focus point while filming? There doesn't seem to be a focus point showing onn rear screen.
Carabosse Plus
11 39.7k 269 England
15 Sep 2013 9:05PM

Quote:in movie mode it seems as if it defaults to C-AF


That shouldn't happen if you set the menu item correctly, i.e. Movie S-AF.


Quote:if you use S-AF how do you select a focus point other than centre? Also, can you shift the focus point while filming? There doesn't seem to be a focus point showing onn rear screen.


You just briefly touch the shutter button. The focus points are only for stills photography. In video mode it will AF on whatever is in the centre of the screen.

You are often better off using MF when videoing.
brian1208 Plus
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 4:33PM
All my excitement about the EM-1 almost made me forget how much I like my basic kit of EM-5 + kit lens + kit flash but then I went off on a coach holiday and got shots like this in the rain (I still love you my little camera Smile Blush )

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Mind you - I will do better when I get the new toy! Grin
Paul Morgan 13 16.3k 6 England
22 Sep 2013 7:42PM
I see there offering a free grip + 4/3 adaptor Brian.
brian1208 Plus
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 8:45PM
I've registered for the grip Paul but I'm not eligible for the adapter as I don't have a pre-registered 4/3rds body (no problem as I don't have any 4/3rds lenses and no doubt the used ones will now jump in price Grin )
Paul Morgan 13 16.3k 6 England
22 Sep 2013 8:59PM
There is now real advantage to using 4/3 lenses anyway, only if you already have them Smile
camay 7 133 3 Scotland
23 Sep 2013 6:58AM
I have lurked around this thread since its beginning, shall I buy an EM5 or not, the free adapter is the icing on the cake and I have now ordered the EM1, so I can use the 43 lenses I have, especially the 35mm macro. It's not so very different in size from my E620 and the grip is wonderful.
JJGEE 10 6.5k 18 England
23 Sep 2013 7:55AM

Quote:so I can use the 43 lenses I have

I guess you can go out every day for more than a month with a different lens !

Must be a nightmare deciding which ones to take out and I bet you still say " If only I had brought the macro lens with me today " Wink
camay 7 133 3 Scotland
23 Sep 2013 9:45AM
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camay 7 133 3 Scotland
23 Sep 2013 9:49AM
I must have lots of duplicates, WEX only lists 29 Four Thirds lenses!

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