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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2014 - 11:16 PM

Done and working as described, not found any hidden gems though Wink

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314965 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2014 - 11:32 PM

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)

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 29 Jan 2014 - 11:35 PM
mikehit
mikehit  46189 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 12:25 PM

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.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314965 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 8:24 PM

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.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 8:57 PM


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 )

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314965 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2014 - 11:49 PM

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.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2014 - 6:17 PM

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 Wink )

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! Grin ) 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)

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Paul_Anthony
22 Feb 2014 - 11:30 AM

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.

Paul Grin

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 12:20 PM

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. Grin

And all weighing practically nothing. Smile

Weldingblues
24 Mar 2014 - 3:29 PM

Hi All,

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.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 3:38 PM

hmm, not seen anything like that (also working with the latest firmware) most odd behaviour

Weldingblues
24 Mar 2014 - 3:45 PM

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.

mikehit
mikehit  46189 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 4:01 PM

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.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 5:48 PM

Have a look at this thread, it may be describing your problem, if so it sounds like a job for Olympus

here

Last Modified By brian1208 at 24 Mar 2014 - 5:49 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314965 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2014 - 6:22 PM


Quote: Have a look at this thread, it may be describing your problem, if so it sounds like a job for Olympus

here

I might be, take a series of shots in manual mode, you will soon know.

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