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Looks like there is a new EM5 on the way this March, Olympus have just announced an EM5 Pro kit that will include the 12-40mm, the new EM5 will have a few improvements and minor changes to its design(main dial and sub dial)
There is rumour that the E-M 5 is due to get a software update for focus peaking. Apparently the reason this has not happened before is that Sony have blocked Olympus putting focus peaking on their sensor, bot now that the E-M1 and E-M10 have it there is little reason to not do it now.
I read sometime ago that a hacker found it embedded in the EM5`s software but it had not yet been activated.
Focus peaking is just one of those extra`s that for me is more than a gimmick than being anything really useful as is the electronic shutter found on some other camera`s.
Quote: Focus peaking is just one of those extra`s that for me is more than a gimmick than being anything
I must admit that although its on the EM-1 I have never used it (and it slows down the EVF refresh rate when it is enabled, which would be another reason for me not to use it )
The only time I use manual focus is with my lensbaby, and I`ve managed just fine up until now without any form of peaking, it is something I will more than likely never use.
I've just picked up a used canon fd 400 f4.5 to use primarily on my EM-5 (but it will probably get some use on the EM-1 as well )
I had it set up on the tripod in the conservatory today, with the lens against the glass and triggered by the remote, pre-focused on our little porcelain feeder full of dried mealworms (our Robins favourite)
The light as not good with strong light and shade so I was working at ISO1600.
Its about 25ft to the feeder from the conservatory so the feeder + robin filled about 50% of frame
This is one of a series of shots my wife took using the remote (very proud of her first ever photographs she was! ) as I was out of the room at the time (the only way to get birds onto the feeders sometimes )
I think I'm going to enjoy using this lens (mainly got for garden birding and moon / planetary shots)
Finally got the 45mm 1.8 this week (black version). Ready for the wedding season now, set up will be.....
- Black Rapid Duo with
- EM-1 (with Grip) + Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8.
- FL600r Flash on the EM-1.
- EM-5 (with Grip) + Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8.
- EM-5 + 45mm f/1.8 (around my neck)
- Spare Flash, Camera Batteries, Flash Batteries, Lens Cloth & Memory Cards in a small Olympus Case slung over my shoulder.
I think it will be a completely different experience from shooting with Full Frame Nikon. I know a lot of people think that the weight difference really isn't that great, but I can assure you that the 3 OMD bodies are significantly lighter than two Large Nikon bodies with the 70-200 f/2.8 , 24-120 f/4 & Flash that I used to use.
The OMD kit is really nice to use in the studio too.
I've got a couple of events lined up around Easter (not weddings!) and it will be great to be able to take my E-M5 with 4 lenses, plus the Panny LF1 for backup and unobtrusive shooting, plus a lightweight Panny camcorder....... all in one small shoulder bag which will be carrrying my sandwich box as well.
And all weighing practically nothing.
I recently updated to V2.0 firmware all successful.
Today I went for a walkabout, spotted a heron in the rushes, pressed the shutter appeared to be OK. I then checked and the image stored was completely black.
I took another one that worked correctly, but the one after that was black again. I took another 4 shots OK, then the next one is black again.
It appears to me to be a wake up/start up problem?
I was using the Pana 100-300 lens in "P" mode. Has anybody seen this before?
I have a big shoot coming up in May and I need my camera kit to be reliable.
hmm, not seen anything like that (also working with the latest firmware) most odd behaviour
Brian, yes that's what I thought, I think I have seen this before but in the heat of the moment put it down to operator error, but after today's episode I think not.
Can you actually hear the shutter firing? If not then it may be a 'sticky shutter' - there are a few mentions of this on the internet.
You could try all the usual things - turn it off and on again, turn off then remove/reattach the lens to rule out a communication problem twixt the different parts.
Have a look at this thread, it may be describing your problem, if so it sounds like a job for Olympus
Quote: Have a look at this thread, it may be describing your problem, if so it sounds like a job for Olympus
I might be, take a series of shots in manual mode, you will soon know.
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