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Old Thursday 3rd January 2013, 13:32   #1
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Congratulation Olympus

for getting the Best Camera of 2012 for there OM-D EM-5.
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Old Thursday 3rd January 2013, 21:42   #2
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Great camera. Now give us the rumored 300mm f4 prime lens - quickly!
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Old Friday 11th January 2013, 17:42   #3
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4-3 rumours have mentioned a 75-300 version 2 (but seemingly not any faster?) and the follow up to EM5 being able to handle the regular 4/3 lenses and not only the m4/3 versions. Off course, neither is set in stone, but that is the info forthcoming.

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Old Saturday 12th January 2013, 08:24   #4
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4-3 rumours have mentioned a 75-300 version 2 (but seemingly not any faster?)

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Closer focussing at the 300mm end would be a real bonus for this lens - for me it would, anyway!
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Old Saturday 12th January 2013, 12:43   #5
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I have the panasonic version, which focus at about 1.5 meters if I recall correctly

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Old Saturday 12th January 2013, 17:17   #6
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I have the panasonic version, which focus at about 1.5 meters if I recall correctly

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it gives fantastic macro, check my last post.

this is taken by the EPL5 with the tele converter on, which makes it work as 420mm lens.
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Old Saturday 12th January 2013, 17:19   #7
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4-3 rumours have mentioned a 75-300 version 2 (but seemingly not any faster?)
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i am dreaming of a fast 200mm prime. if the 300mm is not possible.
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I am dreaming of a 100-400 w f5.6 at the 400 end.

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Old Saturday 12th January 2013, 18:29   #9
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This is very good news although im not an olympus user it nice to see this type of camera up there .
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It's only a sparrow but hey ? Had om-d a week but with the abysmal weather only had a couple of chance to take anything. Long way to go but not too bad !
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It's only a sparrow but hey ? Had om-d a week but with the abysmal weather only had a couple of chance to take anything. Long way to go but not too bad !
fabulous details on the feathers and on the eye. can you tell us more about the lens and the EXIF details.

also was the digital tele converter on, and maybe this is early for you to judge but is there any difference in IQ with or without it.
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Old Sunday 27th January 2013, 21:37   #12
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lens is 100-300 at 300mm. I have read about being soft at long end so wanted to try it out.
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iso 200
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f8
probably only 15 feet away but I had had a couple of failures earlier so went back to close range . The jury is still out as I can't quite work the camera out. I did a long range test today and came out with this pintail at about 80-100 yds and the camera did remarkably well, but I've taken some at 20 yds which I've binned instantly as not being very sharp .At this stage I'll put it down to me so will carry on playing and learning .
I didn't use DRT as until you asked the question I didn't know camera could do that - ( read manual idiot ! to himself )
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Having the same lens on the GH2, I am always trying to take 2-3 photos per burst and 2-4 (or more) bursts per motif, as I often find that one photo will be sharper than the rest.

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Old Monday 28th January 2013, 04:32   #14
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I compared the ISO performance of the OM-D EM-5 with that of my E520 by looking at the comparison images on dpreview. Can I really get 3 or 4 stops more just by changing cameras? Or am I misinterpreting the images?

If I can then this alone is a good reason to upgrade.
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I would not be too surprised. However, you may want to wait for the next Olympus camera because rumours say it will be able to fully use 4/3 lenses, while the current adapters only allow for rather slow AF with those lenses.

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I would not be too surprised. However, you may want to wait for the next Olympus camera because rumours say it will be able to fully use 4/3 lenses, while the current adapters only allow for rather slow AF with those lenses.

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I'm using an old MF lens, so no problems there.

Have any of you tried this camera with manual focus? Is it easy to focus accurately? I.e does it give any kind of assistance? I assume it can at least magnify the view?
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An accurate review of the OM-D E-M5 is here: http://www.sansmirror.com/cameras/a-...m5-review.html

I view this review as fairly consistent with what I've experienced with this camera so far.
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An accurate review of the OM-D E-M5 is here: http://www.sansmirror.com/cameras/a-...m5-review.html

I view this review as fairly consistent with what I've experienced with this camera so far.
Was this in response to my question? Nothing there about using manual focus.

I'd also like to know if it can do focus confirmation with old manual lenses, or do they still need a Daisy chip to enable this?
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Looking forward to reviews of the new 75-300mm II. I hope it is optimized to perform best ad the extreme long end and will be better at f/6.7 than Pana's 100-300mm is at f/8. The IBIS of the OM-D should be as effective as Pana's OIS. But then, where's the fracking 300mm f4 prime?!
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Nice to see Olympus getting a bit of recognition for a change. I am looking forward to seeing what they produce to allow PDAF with their excellent 4/3 lenses. I don't know if it will be an adapter or a larger m4/3 body something completely different. Hopefully, though, it will be something.

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Was this in response to my question? Nothing there about using manual focus.

I'd also like to know if it can do focus confirmation with old manual lenses, or do they still need a Daisy chip to enable this?
Sorry for the delay in responding to your question (I unexpectedly spent several days in the hospital just after I did my last post). In any event, the camera does provide a magnified view in manual focus mode. The magnification ratio defaults to 10x (which I find to be too much), but I think the ratio can be changed. It doesn't appear to have a focus confirmation light or beep as some DSLRs offer, but one may be buried in the menus. I just confirmed that the camera offers a form of focus peaking (which I have not yet tried, but which seems to be a popular feature on newer cameras and helps with manual focus). Here is a You-Tube video which explains how focus peaking works on this camera and how it can be activated:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ArqBplO8cQ

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