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  Reply # 904104 28-Sep-2013 11:56
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Olympus will also be producing 2 additional Pro level lenses to partner the EM-1 on top of the 14-40 f2.8 and 40-150 f2.8 announced.

No specific details but one will be a fast Ultra Wide Angle zoom and the other a fast telephoto.

Scuttlebut suggests an f2.8 7-14 (equivalent to 14-28) and a similar 300mm (equivalent to 600mm)





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  Reply # 904691 29-Sep-2013 18:30
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It looks like an excellent camera, especially for those whose preferences are more in the area of stills than video.


I'm a huge fan of the Micro Four Thirds system, is very impressive what they offer. But as I'm more into the video than stills (although I taken anywhere from dozens to hundreds of photos every week) the EM-1 sadly doesn't have so much appeal for me. Olympus really needs to lift their game when it comes to video, even if it is just something as simple as 24p!!!! (there is much more needed, but at a *minimum* 24p would be a nice start) For goodness sake, why don't they *at least* do 24p??? Boggles the mind (unless it is some agreement with a competitor not to compete in the area of video, like maybe a deal cut with Sony as part of their tech sharing).

 

So I'm more interested in what the GH5 holds ;-)

 

(there will not be a GH4, due to superstitions around the number "4". This is why there was no G4, GX4, or GF4)

Not that I'm planning to buy a GH5, but I know when it comes out it will push down the prices of GH3/GH2/G6, making it even more affordable for me to purchase one as my upgrade from my current Panasonic GH1! ;-) Hehe

Did the same thing with GX7 release, I picked up a GX1 for only US$199!! Fantastic.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 904744 29-Sep-2013 20:28
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dman: I picked up a GX1 for only US$199!! Fantastic.


Sure is, where/how did you manage that?

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  Reply # 907555 3-Oct-2013 23:42
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I subscribe to the deals threads on Personal View so that I get notified automatically the moment they get updated, there are quite a few of these deals threads which are worthwhile and I've subscribed to, but the most relevant one to here is this one:

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/comment/140489


Additionally I read this here most days (which frequently gets deals posted to it):

http://www.43rumors.com/

Sometimes you need to use YouShop to get an item from USA over to here in NZ.

But if you don't have the time to monitor when deals pop up to squeeze out each last dollar of value (sometimes I debate if it is worthwhile... but I have a gear addiction!) it is easy enough to just jump on eBay and order ones right away that are still great bargains. For instance, for a GX1:

US253 http://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-PANASONIC-DMC-GX1-BLACK-Body-Only-/271259723154?pt=AU_Digital_Cameras&hash=item3f2856e592#ht_813wt_1162

US$258 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-LUMIX-DMC-GX1-16-0-MP-Digital-Camera-Black-Body-Only-/131008310004?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item1e80b42af4#ht_200wt_1400

US$240 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-LUMIX-DMC-GX1-16-0-MP-Digital-Camera-Black-Body-Only-/181229531879?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item2a321f32e7#ht_24wt_1400

Or maybe a Panasonic G5 for only US$320 (it has in recently weeks however been selling for as little as US$239!! Wish I had the cash at the time to buy it, hopefully I will next time it goes this low):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-DMC-G5-16-MP-Compact-System-Camera-Body-Only-/151110281577?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item232edfe969
Or US$330:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-LUMIX-DMC-G5-16MP-Digital-Camera-Body-Black-NEW-USA-WARRANTY-ROBERTS-/141031333718?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item20d61f5f56

All of these provide fantastic value compared to buying a Panasonic GX7 or Olympus OMD EM-1 for several times the prices of one of these! Which do I want, half a dozen GX1 cameras or one GX7? :-P Maybe I'll get a GX7 one day..... when it is also selling for US$199 in a couple of years from now ;-) X




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  Reply # 913721 11-Oct-2013 15:55
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I just read this review which I thought was quite interesting:
http://www.cameradebate.com/2013/pentax-k-3-vs-canon-eos-70d-vs-olympus-om-d-e-m1/

I must admit that I'm a bit of a Pentax fan.

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  Reply # 913733 11-Oct-2013 16:00
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Yes that new Pentax is getting a lot of attention on the web at the moment.

A pity that comparison doesn't include the Nikon D7100, as it is the clear video performance winner in that price range, and a very good stills camera too.




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  Reply # 924706 31-Oct-2013 12:33
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESOj56fWB8Q

Review of the OMD EM-1, and I quite like this guy's reviews.

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  Reply # 1778756 9-May-2017 20:55
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Hi all,

 

late to the party but I thought I revive this old post.

 

I am really curious if you guys still own your OMD EM 1 cameras and what your verdict is after (hopefully) several years of making good use of them.

 

I have my OMD since almost 4 years and still use it a couple of times every week. I am happy with it and haven´t had any issues with the camera so far. The only thing I had to fix was the lens cap which suddenly fell apart some day (I may have dropped it a couple times though; the lens cap, not the camera).

 

What is your experience? Are you still using your cameras and are you happy with their performance?

 

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  Reply # 1779758 11-May-2017 16:51
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A friend of mine who shoots humanitarian journalism just got two of these (the Mk2 version) and has almost completely stopped using his Canon 1DX bodies etc now.

 

He's hard on his cameras so it will be interesting to see how well they hold up.






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  Reply # 1779796 11-May-2017 18:14
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Geektastic:

 

A friend of mine who shoots humanitarian journalism just got two of these (the Mk2 version) and has almost completely stopped using his Canon 1DX bodies etc now.

 

He's hard on his cameras so it will be interesting to see how well they hold up.

 

 

 

 

Changing from Canon to Olympus must have been quite a decision but I am sure the MKll will serve him well. From reviews and youtube vidoes I have seen, they are supposed to be miles better than the OMD-EM 1 cameras. I want a MKll for quite a while now, it is on the very top of my "OMG I need this item" list but I have to save up a bit more. As an amateur/hobby photographer, I can´t justify replacing my current one.

 

Where are the photos of your friend published? Would be great to see some of his work with the new cameras.


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  Reply # 1779818 11-May-2017 18:44
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Olympus and Fuji really upped their video game too. Impressive stuff!

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  Reply # 1779902 11-May-2017 22:18
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Jaxson: Olympus and Fuji really upped their video game too. Impressive stuff!

 

 

 

I bought my Olympus OMD EM-1 after watching most youtube reviews and reading most articles online, comparing it with the Fuji X-T1. They both seemed really great. I can´t even remember why I went with the Olympus instead of the Fuji. I am happy with my choice but would still like to test the X-T1 as they seem to be head-to-head in most reviews




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  Reply # 1779978 12-May-2017 08:05
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I'm switching from Nikon to Sony. The new A9 is a fantastic camera by all accounts - 20fps in silence, dual card slots, 693 AF points that work really really well, 2.5 x the battery capacity of the A7 cameras, direct access to drive mode and AF mode via physical controls instead of menu diving and much, much more.

 

It is smaller and lighter (although being full frame, the lenses are pretty much the same size/weight as any other full frame camera, of course) and with almost no moving parts, should be reliable.

 

I've had a couple of the G Master lenses on test too - absolutely stunning glass.






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  Reply # 1779982 12-May-2017 08:16
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The Sony A9 is absolutely incredible. As much as I love my Olympus I would trade it any day for any camera of the new high-end sony range. Getting the camera alone is not the big issue but also replacing my lenses with the corresponding Sony ones ...ouch :)


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  Reply # 1779985 12-May-2017 08:26
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I have a couple of Nikon DSLRs (D700, older model) and a few very good lenses, professional quality, but unused due to injury other than the odd family photo. I use my RX100 for almost everything. I'd probably have to update the bodies before I went back to pro photography anyway. I wonder if I should sell the lot and then look at Sony or more compact cameras if I need them again, or maybe sell the bodies and keep the lenses.





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