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the first EM-1 previews are out


brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 5:24AM
here

and

here

looks good and I can't wait to get my hands on one on the 28th

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brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 7:23AM
and an even better review here on EPZ, the price is lower than I feared too at 1299 (and that 40-150 f2.8 looks worth waiting for Smile )
rogerfry e2
9 509 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 7:53AM
Well found Brian.....(you're up early...or haven't you gone to bed yet?!).

The tracking AF could be a real game changer.
nik111 e2
6 332 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 8:47AM
Our hands-on review of the OM-D E-M1 is here .
kodachrome 3 474
10 Sep 2013 9:04AM
It looks to be a great bit of kit, but its a shame the price point is not pitched against such cameras as the Canon 700D or Nikon D7100 or even the Pentax K5 11. I was hoping Olympus would remove the steep sided penta prism type housing and fit a pop up flash along similar lines to the Panny G6.
It an expensive purchase for the 4/3 lens owners as the adaptor has to be used and that is not cheap.
I guess like the E-M5, prices will entually drop and it will become a more attractive buy.
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 9:06AM

Quote:Well found Brian.....(you're up early...or haven't you gone to bed yet?!).

The tracking AF could be a real game changer.



Another bad, sleepless night turned to advantage Roger (I also got some work done processing images from a studio shoot last night for an aspiring new model - so it wasn't a complete waste of time Smile )

I hope to get my hands on the EM-1 on the 28th and if it feels as good in my hands as it looks I will be buying it (so need to keep on selling my pics from our current exhibition Smile )

I was surprised that I got a neutral / positive reaction when I told Pam I was thinking of buying it, mind you, I haven't told her how much it is yet!
nik111 e2
6 332 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 12:54PM
Hi guys,

Josh has asked me to let you know that if you have any questions for Olympus feel free to post them here and he'll try and get them answered for you.

Thanks,

Nik.
joshwa e2
4 605 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 7:47PM
Sample Photos from the 12-40mm lens: (taken with the OMD E-M1)
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-m-zuiko-12-40mm-f-2-8-pro-lens-preview-22865

And sample photos from the Olympus OM-D E-M1 with the 12-40mm lens and 75mm lens:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-om-d-e-m1-hands-on-review-22863
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 5:45AM
the manual is available to download here and looks reassuringly like the EM-5 with the added improvements - that's a relief Smile
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 5:48AM

Quote:It an expensive purchase for the 4/3 lens owners as the adaptor has to be used and that is not cheap


at the moment, pre-ordering gets the adapter provided free for existing E- system owners so it looks like Olympus is trying to make the transition as smooth as possible for them
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
12 Sep 2013 3:42PM
These adapters need not be expensive, plenty of choices out there now, some are made by third parties.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
13 Sep 2013 12:48PM
As regards the price, this is Olympus's pro camera. Some pros have been using the E-M5 for a while. I assume Olympus want to capitalise on that with the E-M1 and persuade more pros and semi-pros to ditch the flapping mirror! Wink Bear in mind the E-M5 was 1000 at launch (body only) and held that price for over a year.... and the cameras flew off the shelves.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
13 Sep 2013 1:08PM
The price is not to bad, its not a lot more than I paid for my EM5.
13 Sep 2013 1:55PM
It looks good.... and it's price is not all bad.
Gundog 1 624 Scotland
13 Sep 2013 3:21PM
Interesting dichotomy of view emerging in respect of this camera.

A lot of the comment criticises it for its ugly aesthetics, especially the bulbous grip.

But Olympus's top user, Big Dog Magillicuddy, suggests that one of its main advances over its wee brother is the increased size and bulk.

Makes one wonder if there are two distinct genres of photographer - those who buy cameras to lokk at and those who buy them to use.

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