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Old Sunday 15th September 2013, 19:00   #26
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I don't think you really need an E-M1 Duha. You get some magnificent images with the E5 AND EPL5. On the other hand I need all the help I can get.

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hello Ron, i am so honored by you kind words, and a pleasure to be any help. but trust me manuals always make things difficult, but once you have the camera you will be familiar with it in no time, not much different from your E3, might just be a smaller, you will need time to adjust with the EVF, otherwise all new tec will make things easier.

and yes you are right i don't need a new camera, but the problem is that the EPL5 is a very fragile camera, even compared to the EPL1, and it struggles very much when in the heat, basically all functions stop, only pic taking but the 9fps shooting becomes very slow. only God knows the future but i think it will not last, so i keep on thinking of a quick replacement, of course neither OM bodies will not be, may be the EP5 or if possible the EP6 i know a person who can get it fro me from Japan. but then who knows i might be wrong, and i wish so, because only now i started to get along well with it.
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Old Sunday 15th September 2013, 19:05   #27
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Yes. Got one from ebay last year.
i got one, as far as my experanice its focus does not work witht he m4/3, it did not work with the EPL1 nor with the EPL5 .

but i think witht he built in digital TC and a 300mm lens either from Lumix or Olympus one do not need it for m4/3.

just out of curiosity for how much did you get it.

another thing wonder if sigma will make long tele lenses for m4/3.
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Old Sunday 15th September 2013, 20:01   #28
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The em1 has been designed to work with old four thirds lenses so I'm hoping it will work.
I'll let you know my results.
It was 450, saw one go recently for 650, also seen one go for under 400!

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I decided to skip the E-5 as my E-3 tends to get used mainly when it is raining hard when I need its excellent waterproofing etc. and I use other cameras most of the time.

This may be attractive, if only for the weight saving of the E-3 in its standard configuration of battery grip, two batteries and the hand strap. It looks impressive but really defeated the whole concept of 4/3 .

Hopefully it will be just as waterproof with the right lenses and if the 4/3 convertor doesn't leak!
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I decided to skip the E-5 as my E-3 tends to get used mainly when it is raining hard when I need its excellent waterproofing etc. and I use other cameras most of the time.

This may be attractive, if only for the weight saving of the E-3 in its standard configuration of battery grip, two batteries and the hand strap. It looks impressive but really defeated the whole concept of 4/3 .

Hopefully it will be just as waterproof with the right lenses and if the 4/3 convertor doesn't leak!
weather prof means nothing to me here in Hot and sunny Jeddah, all Olympus cameras suffer badly with heat, but to a varying degrees, the worse is the EPL5 then the E620, the EPl1 and E5 cope better but still can't perform normally, guess the term weather prof goes only for water prof, wish someone form Olympus get aware of this.

but i have to note that both mirrorless i have used were sealed so good against dust, even when i used them in sand storms.
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Old Wednesday 25th September 2013, 21:12   #31
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Had an all too brief go with an em1 with bigma & 70-300. Seemed to focus at least as fast as my e510. Would have liked longer to be certain.

Having said that....I've ordered one. Fingers crossed.
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Had an all too brief go with an em1 with bigma & 70-300. Seemed to focus at least as fast as my e510. Would have liked longer to be certain.

Having said that....I've ordered one. Fingers crossed.
Nice one Mick. Have you registered for the free grip and adapter?

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Yes did it all via Olympus website. I notice the offer states "while stocks last" though. Hope we got in there early enough.
Exiting times! The remote ipad control feature may have some birding/wildlife advantages also the focus tracking possibly. Mainly looking forward to using high iso values as my e510 is poor above 400.
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It looks impressive but really defeated the whole concept of 4/3 .
To me, the biggest advantage of m4/3 is not size of camera but of the lenses.

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To me, the biggest advantage of m4/3 is not size of camera but of the lenses.

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Same for me, and also, as a user of old manual lenses, the number of types of mounts for which adapters are available due to the small flange to sensor distance.
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Hi All,

I'm an E5 user, and usually shoot with my 2x tele and 300 2.8. I too decided to upgrade to this system, and will be real curious how that set-up will work on birds in flight and continuous autofocus. Sometimes it seems on the E5 it has to hunt a bit but I guess that is pretty typical. I really enjoy photographing raptors in flight, and am hoping that it will be able to lock on OK.
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BirdPadre77, welcome to birdforum!

please let us know how you get on with the new system!

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BirdPadre77, welcome to birdforum!

please let us know how you get on with the new system!

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Will do! I'm excited about being able to shoot at higher ISOs on it. I can never seem to have enough speed when chasing birds.
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After about a month's wait my E-M1 body arrived late last week. The camera is proving to be very popular so there are lots of customers waiting for them. Unfortunately, I haven't received the adapter and grip yet, although they might be arriving by the end of the week.

I became bored having a camera which I couldn't use as I didn't have a suitable lens, so on Saturday I went to the WEX showroom in Norwich and purchased an Olympus 75-300 mk 2 zoom. I know it is a somewhat slow lens but it is quite sharp and is very light and compact compared to the 50-200 SWD, which I am used to.

On Saturday it was dull and raining but I attempted to photograph some of the birds in my garden, including the Blackbird and Dunnock.

Yesterday it brightened up in the afternoon and I found the Robin sitting in a patch of sunlight.

I am finding the camera quite challenging as everything is controllable and there is a very steep learning curve. I have to say that I absolutely love it, though. It is a little gem of a camera, beautifully built and it feels just the right size. The viewfinder is brilliant - huge and bright.

Obviously I am only scratching the surface of its capabilities but I am quite pleased with my first efforts and I look forward to seeing what can be achieved when I become more accustomed to it.

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Those are really nice shots - what iso were you working at

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Those are really nice shots - what iso were you working at

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Thanks Niels. The Blackbird and Dunnock were ISO 1600 and the Robins were ISO 640.

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Old Tuesday 22nd October 2013, 01:11   #42
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Which is not really high given that this camera should be 1-2 stops better than mine (GH2) and I have set mine to auto iso maxing out at 3200.

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Looking good Ron, keep 'em coming. Still waiting for mine.
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Thanks Mick. The HLD-7 grip and MMF-3 adapter arrived the other day. The E-M1 certainly looks the part, mounted on the grip with the 50-200 SWD lens attached. All I need now is the time and weather to get out and find some birds to photograph.

I hope yours turns up before too long.

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http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m1/20

is the full DPReview for this one -- Gold award and everything

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Thanks Mick. The HLD-7 grip and MMF-3 adapter arrived the other day. The E-M1 certainly looks the part, mounted on the grip with the 50-200 SWD lens attached. All I need now is the time and weather to get out and find some birds to photograph.

I hope yours turns up before too long.

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Hello Ron.

congratulation on your new great those shots are so fantastic.

good luck with your old lens, but maybe you need to upgrade its firm wear.

another thing did you notice that there is an internal TC in the camera, which means you can use your 75-300mm lens to be 600mm, that is 1200mm on the full frame.
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Thanks Duha. I am really enjoying the new camera, although I haven't had a lot of time to take photos recently. I have been playing with the digital teleconverter and it looks promising. I think the main problem will be holding the camera steady, although the IBIS is very impressive.

It was a bright and sunny day today, so I took the camera to work and spent my lunch break at the local seafront. I eventually found the resident Turnstones and managed to get a few shots. The sun was very bright and I think I should have used a bit more negative exposure compensation. However, I am quite pleased with the results.

I am very impressed with the 75-300 II and it is so easy to carry, compared to the 50-200. The camera is a delight to use, now that I am getting used to all the controls and the viewfinder is stunning.

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Those are 3 really good photos

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Thanks Duha. I am really enjoying the new camera, although I haven't had a lot of time to take photos recently. I have been playing with the digital teleconverter and it looks promising. I think the main problem will be holding the camera steady, although the IBIS is very impressive.

It was a bright and sunny day today, so I took the camera to work and spent my lunch break at the local seafront. I eventually found the resident Turnstones and managed to get a few shots. The sun was very bright and I think I should have used a bit more negative exposure compensation. However, I am quite pleased with the results.

I am very impressed with the 75-300 II and it is so easy to carry, compared to the 50-200. The camera is a delight to use, now that I am getting used to all the controls and the viewfinder is stunning.

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again those are really wonderful shots.

about the IBIS i find it very little effect with my Lumix both with the EPL1 and the EPL5, but they say that the new Olympus 75-300mm is much more improved also for video recording.

my Lumix is dying and is giving me hard time now, it just freezes and would not focus at all, even when i turn it to MF also from the camera. and then after a while that could be few mints or even half an hour it get back to working normally, that is so frustrating in many times.

glad you showed those pictures with the Oly, as i was looking for any gallery in flicker or google+ for any bird fotographer who use it. because i need to replace the Lumix.

another question what is the lowest ISO value in the OM D1.
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another question what is the lowest ISO value in the OM D1.
The lowest, native ISO is 200. However, there is a 'Low' setting which is about 100 but this is not true ISO 100 but 'engineered'. I haven't tried it yet but some who have say that it is perfectly usable.

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