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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion

brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 4:27PM

Quote:Eureka!....registration gone through!

let's hope they don't change their mind Tongue

Sounds like you had a good time in Zambia (I had hoped you would say Slimbridge Smile )

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Carabosse 14 41.0k 269 England
12 Oct 2013 1:21PM
How cool is this? (Literally!) I've bought a ventilated lens hood for my Panasonic 20mm/F1.7 (MkII). Now my lens will never get overheated! Tongue Wink Grin


brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 2:17PM
I'm not sure whether we will be starting a new EM-1 sub-group but for the moment thought I would continue to post anything relating to the EM-1 here?

Before I put the camera away last night I shot a couple of IS6400 frames of pictures on my computer room wall (from my chair, so the parallax isn't corrected )

I'm pleasantly surprised at the way its handled the files, there is some noise visible but its very slight and there is none of the colour blotching that I would have expected using the EM-5

The files are slightly cropped and resized for here, that's all, shot in .JPG with everything set to Zero



rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 3:39PM
Very encouraging Brian.....the background to the bird certainly looks very clean.

Have you had enough time to assess the C-AF capabilities yet? That's one of the main things I'm looking forward to -(when I get my camera!!)

Any other tips or comments from your use so far?

brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 4:26PM
I plan to do a proper write up on my experiences with it shortly Roger (got a day shooting at the HTC tomorrow to complete my evaluation to test my setting on BIF) then watch EPZ.

In the meantime, have a peek here: for some early thoughts + what I have found gets CAF working brilliantly for motorcycle sport filming - it is fantastic for this

I think you will be delighted with the EM-1, I'm finding it a real step-up from the EM-5, much more so than I anticipated
rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 5:07PM
Thanks Brian.....sounds great news!
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 11:29AM
Roger I've updated my Hawk Conservancy gallery with some more pics which will give a better idea of what I was able to achieve with the EM-1, suffice to say that I was getting shots I struggled to get with my 7D Smile
rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 11:45AM
Nice shots Brian.....I'm still twiddling my thumbs waiting for the beast to arrive Sad

Coupled with your motor cycle shots, it certainly seems that the camera will cope admirably with moving wildlife.....the only problem is that I'll probably have to sell the camera to afford the next safari! Tongue
camay 10 139 3 England
22 Oct 2013 11:48AM
I am waiting for mine too, I think it would be better to start a new EM1 thread as this one is so long. I have been a lurker here since the beginning, would hate to have to scroll through all the pages to sort out the menus, what is similar and what is different.
My camera has been promised by 1st November, I am still working with my 620E so I have had to start afresh with the lenses - but once I get the converter I can use my old lenses.
joshwa Plus
7 826 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 12:01PM
Carabosse 14 41.0k 269 England
22 Oct 2013 12:04PM
Agree we should have a new thread for the E-M1.

May persuade some of us to part with (yet more) money! Tongue

Pretty happy with the M4/3 lenses I have now and I'm sure they would go well with the E-M1, should I decide to move to that... no plans to do so at present.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
22 Oct 2013 5:41PM
I got lost in the menu again. Where exactly do I tell the camera to work 'without a lens' so I can use a manual legacy lens? (Got a few bargains on eBay...)
Paul Morgan 16 18.9k 6 England
22 Oct 2013 5:44PM
If your talking about the EM5 there is no need to tell the camera Conrad, it will work anyway.

If you want the IS to work properly though, its best to set the IS to the focal length of the lens your using.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
22 Oct 2013 5:48PM
Ah, okay, I see. (And yes, of course I'm talking about the EM5, I'm not one of those rich people looking to buy the new model...)

Thanks, Paul.
Paul Morgan 16 18.9k 6 England
22 Oct 2013 5:58PM
What lenses are you looking at using Conrad, most that I have used have been surprisingly good.

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