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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110188 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 5:24 AM

here

and

here

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

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110188 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 7:23 AM

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
rogerfry e2 Member 8501 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 - 7:53 AM

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
nik111 ePHOTOzine Staff 6318 forum postsnik111 vcard United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 - 8:47 AM

Our hands-on review of the OM-D E-M1 is here.

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kodachrome
10 Sep 2013 - 9:04 AM

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
brian1208 e2 Member 1110188 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 9:06 AM


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
nik111 ePHOTOzine Staff 6318 forum postsnik111 vcard United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 - 12:54 PM

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
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3598 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 - 7:47 PM

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...

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
brian1208 e2 Member 1110188 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 5:45 AM

the manual is available to download here and looks reassuringly like the EM-5 with the added improvements - that's a relief Smile

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110188 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 5:48 AM


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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314993 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2013 - 3:42 PM

These adapters need not be expensive, plenty of choices out there now, some are made by third parties.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 12:48 PM

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
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314993 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2013 - 1:08 PM

The price is not to bad, its not a lot more than I paid for my EM5.

shenkophoto
13 Sep 2013 - 1:55 PM

It looks good.... and it's price is not all bad.

Gundog
Gundog  1624 forum posts Scotland
13 Sep 2013 - 3:21 PM

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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