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Movie mode - technical discussions Still imaging is complicated enough but for most of us video and movie making is a whole new world to get to grips with - here is the place to request help and advice and to post it too.

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EM 1 updates?

My brother and I both have been using EM5's and both are getting the EM1. However things I might like to see as possible additions to firmware/hardware would be
  • mains powered grip unit to allow for long time lapse projects
  • Firmware to include a Neutral Density software option
  • simple remote control hand unit for those that don't have a smart phone

any more?
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Re: EM 1 updates?

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My brother and I both have been using EM5's and both are getting the EM1. However things I might like to see as possible additions to firmware/hardware would be
  • mains powered grip unit to allow for long time lapse projects
  • Firmware to include a Neutral Density software option
  • simple remote control hand unit for those that don't have a smart phone

any more?
The HLD-7 grip already has a 9V DC external power port

Not 100% sure what you mean by the ND filter - the E-M1 does have 1/8000th and 'Low' (ISO 100) extended ISO setting.

Who doesn't have a smartphone these days?

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My brother and I both have been using EM5's and both are getting the EM1. However things I might like to see as possible additions to firmware/hardware would be[LIST][*]mains powered grip unit to allow for long time lapse projects
I don't know if I have misunderstood you but I think there is a mains adapter available for the HLD-7 grip. It costs about £100 though.

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I don't know if I have misunderstood you but I thik there is a mains adapter available for the HLD-7 grip. It costs about 100 though.

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The HLD-7 grip's 9V DC port doesn't look particularly standard but I would assume a cheaper alternative to the 'official' power supply would be possible.

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I don't have a smart phone :-)
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Re: EM 1 updates?

Olympic have on some compacts an option to recreate ND effects by Increasing exposure time with a smaller aperture. Think the xz1 does it.... Be nice in place of having to carry filters....
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I bet my BB won't work the E-M1.
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I don't have a smart phone :-)
Nor me Pierre my 8 year old Motorola Razor makes and takes calls just fine
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Re: EM 1 updates?

I don't have a smart phone either - just a little 7 Samsung effort. Somehow, I don't think that will work. SWMBO has an iPhone, though, so I can commandeer that if necessary.

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Re: EM 1 updates?

I have a wireless shutter control that I bought for my E30. The connector looks identical to the E- M5 one (the E5 was different) but I haven't yet tried it. I'm assuming that the E-M1 will have the same socket, as far as I remember it cost me about 20.

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Re: EM 1 updates?

The Olympus AC-3 costs £99.99 at SRS. The only difference between it and a standard £15-ish 9v adapter appears to be the proprietary connector. I find it really outrageous that manufacturers can get away with this sort of rip-off, and it's not only Olympus - my Panasonic "smart" TV will only work with the dedicated USB Wi-Fi adapter that costs over £60 yet is pretty much identical to generic ones that cost a tiny fraction of that price. If the TV doesn't see the specific bit of information that tells it it's a genuine Panasonic adapter, it won't recognise it.

I can understand manufacturers wanting to protect their products (and customers!) from possible damage by making the accessories specific to those products, but why do they feel the need to charge such a huge premium over standard parts?
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I don't have a smart phone either - just a little 7 Samsung effort.
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My 7 Samsung (actually 6.30 because SWMBO gets a 10% staff discount) makes and receives calls beautifully. I'm not smart enough to use a smartphone. My short term memory is so bad now I can't remember all the sequences to make one do anything useful.
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The supply of Earth's elements used in producing touch screens is finite so at some stage touch screen smart phones wont be around either!!
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