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Seonnaidh
19th September 2012, 09:25 PM
Wow!
I have spent most of yesterday evening and all this evening playing with
my new toy.
What a delight this piece of machinery is.
Beautifully put together, ergonomics that suit me just fine and just an all round feeling of quality. The sheer joy of handling the OMD has only ever been rivalled by my old MP4.
I've got to admit that the menus are a wee bit daunting but I'm getting there.
Going back to play some more.

StephenL
19th September 2012, 10:08 PM
Thought you might like it!

PeterBirder
19th September 2012, 11:20 PM
Believe me the excitement will continue for some time yet.
I've had mine for some time now and every time I use it I find something new to impress me.
See my thread here http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=23026

Regards.*chr

Seonnaidh
20th September 2012, 06:43 PM
Woohoo.
Spent a couple of hours this afternoon in Portree harbour just snapping away taking JPEGS.
Outstanding.
If someone could remind me how to include images in posts I'll put a couple of shots up.

PeterBirder
20th September 2012, 07:03 PM
Woohoo.
Spent a couple of hours this afternoon in Portree harbour just snapping away taking JPEGS.
Outstanding.
If someone could remind me how to include images in posts I'll put a couple of shots up.

On the righthand side of the site Homepage there are links to Video Tutorials on uploading to the gallery and embedding images in posts.

Regards.*chr

jamsa
20th September 2012, 07:25 PM
Woohoo.
Spent a couple of hours this afternoon in Portree harbour just snapping away taking JPEGS.
Outstanding.
If someone could remind me how to include images in posts I'll put a couple of shots up.

I will be in Portree sometime next week....please ensure good weather as I am bringing my EM5!

Seonnaidh
20th September 2012, 08:54 PM
Fancy meeting up?

Seonnaidh
20th September 2012, 09:19 PM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/OLY_11.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/52347)

Some forum members have almost certainly met this character

Seonnaidh
20th September 2012, 09:21 PM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/OLY_21.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/52348)

Gull on Portree harbour wall.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/OLY_31.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/52349)

Gull 2

Chevvyf1
20th September 2012, 09:22 PM
Woohoo.
Spent a couple of hours this afternoon in Portree harbour just snapping away taking JPEGS.
Outstanding.
If someone could remind me how to include images in posts I'll put a couple of shots up.

Jon, I fear you now need to change your siggie strap line ... ;) ;)

Seonnaidh
20th September 2012, 09:28 PM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/OLY_41.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/52350)

The detail in the rocks of the harbour wall are outstanding when viewed at 100% crop.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/OLY_51.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/52351)

The colours are just perfect. I am one very happy bunny.

PeterBirder
20th September 2012, 10:10 PM
A very nice series, I knew you'd get the measure of the OMD quickly.:)

I love the harbour wall shot, lovely colours in the rocks and nice contrast with the fisherman's oilskins and the white houses. The detail this camera produces still amazes me and I still check every image at 100%, not because I'm a pixel peeper but simply because I'm not used to seeing this level of detail in my shots.

Thanks for sharing.*chr

jamsa
21st September 2012, 02:00 AM
Fancy meeting up?

As soon as I know which day and if I have time will let you know, thanks:-)

Ian
21st September 2012, 09:45 AM
The E-M5 user interface is an evolution of the E-5's which you are familiar with, so it's just a case of getting used to the new and prettier presentation and the new options. I, personally, prefer the traditional Super Control Panel (SCP) matrix view to the Live Control layout that shows the settings along the right margin - you can choose this by going to settings menu D > Control Settings > P/A/S/M > SCP on plus Live Control off. Then you only need to press the OK button to see the SCP.

My main gripes about the E-M5 are a) you can't review shots taken earlier in the viewfinder (much more convenient for those of us who find it difficult to use the main screen to check for focus etc.) b) The focus position can randomly change - probably because of the touch screen registering with one's nose! c) You need to lock the battery grip controls when not using them as they are easily activated causing all sorts of confusion when you want to use the main controls!

Ian

Footloose1949
24th September 2012, 01:26 PM
I have only three gripes with the OM-D, but not in any order;
[1] There isn't a strap connector for the wrist-strap on the r/hand side of the body/grip, which leads to much cursing when you don't want the use the control grip.
[2] You cannot assign the same range of functions available on the top-plate, to the buttons on the control grip.
[3] The dials and especially more so, the buttons on the control grip could be angled and positioned a lot better ergonomically, so you can use them more intuitively.

Regarding [3], I would also make that complaint about many other manufacturer's control grips! ... It's as if in the design-stage, this item is added as an afterthought, rather than part of the total package.

Alpha1
24th September 2012, 04:03 PM
b)The focus position can randomly change - probably because of the touch screen registering with one's nose! c) You need to lock the battery grip controls when not using them as they are easily activated causing all sorts of confusion when you want to use the main controls!Ian

These are my only gripes, especially the changing focus position! It drives me nutty! :confused:

jamsa
25th September 2012, 06:50 PM
As soon as I know which day and if I have time will let you know, thanks:-)

Due to time issues will be getting as far as Kyleakin tmw then up to Achiltibuie....but maybe next week i will try again...
Thanks