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cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
Total Posts: 4243
Country: United States

More snow today, a lot more than before. Had to buy myself some waterproof boots, my running sneakers weren't cutting it in this weather! EM1 and the 12-40.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7287
Country: Canada

I dig that snow set, the first two shots in particular are gems


looking forward to the snow arriving up here, it'll end the late-fall blahs.



bobbytan
Registered: Feb 03, 2004
Total Posts: 7305
Country: United States

The 2nd shot is cool. Good sharpness.



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
Total Posts: 4243
Country: United States

Thanks Bobby and Adam, a couple more from another outing later that day.



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7287
Country: Canada


The Sea of Colour by Mawz, on Flickr
E-M5, ZD 14-54 II



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 6720
Country: United States

Question to members who own and use the new E-M1 body - for a large user of legecy glass, does the focus peaking merit the purchase price of the new camera body ?
Harry Palmer



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
Total Posts: 4243
Country: United States

Kingfishphoto wrote:
Question to members who own and use the new E-M1 body - for a large user of legecy glass, does the focus peaking merit the purchase price of the new camera body ?
Harry Palmer


IMO, no. Olympus's focus peaking is horrible. You only have the outline colors of black and white, and neither choice really shows up very well, and it slows the EVF refresh rate because I guess it's considered a "filter" like Oly's other filters -- I guess they haven't figured out (or don't care) too much about peaking to do it properly.

That said, the VF-4 is really freaking nice, and you might not need focus peaking.

Personally I've never been a big fan of peaking, even on things like my NEX-5N - it's quite often inaccurate, especially with fast glass.

For me at least, pumping up JPEG sharpening to MAX and eyeballing it in the VF is much more accurate, as I just look for a "shimmer" in the VF. YMMV of course.



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 6720
Country: United States

Thanks Jermey, much appreciated.
Harry



DougVaughn
Registered: May 31, 2010
Total Posts: 199
Country: United States

Here's one of my favorite images from last Saturday at Old Car City USA in White, GA. If you've never been there, it's a treat for photographers. I came home with so many images that it was hard to choose the winners. Still trying to edit my set of keepers.



bobbytan
Registered: Feb 03, 2004
Total Posts: 7305
Country: United States

Very nice!

DougVaughn wrote:
Here's one of my favorite images from last Saturday at Old Car City USA in White, GA. If you've never been there, it's a treat for photographers. I came home with so many images that it was hard to choose the winners. Still trying to edit my set of keepers.




mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7287
Country: Canada


The Climb by Mawz, on Flickr
E-M5, m.Zuiko 12-50



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
Total Posts: 4243
Country: United States

For anyone interested, I've just completed my EM1 review over at my new site:
http://smithclicks.com/hardware/olympus-om-d-e-m1-review-1/

I hope Fred and you guys don't mind the plug - it's ad-free, just a labor of love (for now)

If you happen to read it and find any problems or have questions, gimme a yell!



Errz
Registered: Jul 31, 2012
Total Posts: 44
Country: Singapore


Olympus E-M1 + 17mm F1.8



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
Total Posts: 4243
Country: United States

Very nice Errz !



RickPerry
Registered: Mar 29, 2009
Total Posts: 553
Country: United States

cputeq,

Fantastic EM-1 review. Very fair and even-handed. I agree with most of what you said - it is an impressive camera. Thanks for all the work.

Rick



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
Total Posts: 4243
Country: United States

RickPerry wrote:
cputeq,

Fantastic EM-1 review. Very fair and even-handed. I agree with most of what you said - it is an impressive camera. Thanks for all the work.

Rick


Thanks for the kind words Rick, I really appreciate it I considered it a challenge to try to cover most of the bases I wanted to cover, and I think I *still* left some stuff out, but oh well, it was fun completing it (if fairly labor-intensive)
Maybe I'll make a few addendum's when I get the time.



Tom Black
Registered: Dec 01, 2008
Total Posts: 160
Country: United Kingdom

I only just got my E-M5, but coming from a GH2 I have to say I'm extremely impressed with the IBIS, and pleasantly surprised by the solid semi-macro mode on the 12-50.

Not bad for 1/10s handheld in low light through 10mm of aquarium glass -







mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7287
Country: Canada


Overgrown by Mawz, on Flickr
E-M5, DG-Summilux 25/1.4



RickPerry
Registered: Mar 29, 2009
Total Posts: 553
Country: United States

Here are a couple from the other day - I am starting to appreciate the 12-40 zoom lens. Love the way the EM-1 handles.



bobbytan
Registered: Feb 03, 2004
Total Posts: 7305
Country: United States

cputeq wrote:
For anyone interested, I've just completed my EM1 review over at my new site:
http://smithclicks.com/hardware/olympus-om-d-e-m1-review-1/

I hope Fred and you guys don't mind the plug - it's ad-free, just a labor of love (for now)

If you happen to read it and find any problems or have questions, gimme a yell!


This is a very good review although I had only skimmed through it. Definitely very useful for anyone thinking about getting the E-M1. The E-M5 or E-M1 is not a pocketable camera and it was never meant to be, unlike the E-P5, so I have no problems with the size. It is compact or baby DSLR.

I do have to agree with you that the E-M1 is sexy-nice although many people seem to think otherwise. It's certainly a lot nicer than most DSLR's IMO. The grip could be shaped or molded a little better but it's functional and it does the job well.

With regard to the camera height being a little short, I solved that problem (totally by accident) by getting the RRS L-plate which I needed. If you don't really care for an L-pate I would still recommend that you get the base plate, as it covers the entire base of the base of the camera and adds 3/8" to its height (even to the grip) so your pinky can rest comfortably around the grip.

Thanks for sharing this review, Jeremy.



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