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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Something similar with the 5...

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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Looks like it's arrived in Japan today

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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

It'll be interesting to find out how many they sell in Japan. Thought those Japs liked their 'Tech' nice and compact.
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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

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It'll be interesting to find out how many they sell in Japan. Thought those Japs liked their 'Tech' nice and compact.
Apparently train photography is really big in Japan, which presumably explains the initial inclusion in the AI on release. Presumably bullet trains pose a more difficult target to follow than the Flying Scotsman or whatever in the U.K.
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Apparently train photography is really big in Japan, which presumably explains the initial inclusion in the AI on release. Presumably bullet trains pose a more difficult target to follow than the Flying Scotsman or whatever in the U.K.
Lol

Maybe we'll see Michael 'choo-choo' Portillo wielding one of 'em...
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Lol

Maybe we'll see Michael 'choo-choo' Portillo wielding one of 'em...
Oh please no! He's sure to embarrass himself if he does.
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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

i have had a play with a pre production one and was impressed
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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

I had the opportunity to fiddle with it a bit and I was impressed too.

The camera is a beast. It is however much lighter than it looks.
It is undoubtedly a magnificent photographic tool but it doesn't really appeal to the casual photographer nor is it suitable for general photography.

The burst speed and buffer are amazing and for action photography it is indeed a great camera; and I think this is what Olympus are aiming for. Photographers who need a -relatively- compact system for action/wildlife/sports photography.
Combine the E-M1X with a Zuiko 300mm or the new 125-400 and the total weight is much more manageable than Canon/Nikon systems.

I don't really the see purpose of using the E-M1X instead of the current OM-D models for other kinds of photography.

It is a pity that a brand new 24MP sensor was not introduced.
This would make the E-M1 distinguish more and give a natively larger resolution/file to work with, which is greatly appreciated when shooting -for example- distant wildlife and motor sports.
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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

On Friday evening 22nd Feb, I had the opportunity to play with the E-M1X when Olympus Australia and Dragon Photo put on an "OM-D E-M1X Hands-On" event in Brisbane.

It was a lot lighter than I expected it to be and appears to be balanced to Olympus' larger PRO lenses. Burst speed, focusing speed and accuracy, and general robust construction make me think that it is aimed at the professional sports, action and wildlife photographer.

But what I found very attractive was the hand-held high resolution mode which I felt would make it very attractive to landscape photographers. I suppose you could use it for people photography, but you would have to get your subject(s) to stay still while you took the photo, much like they did over 100 years ago.

It may be a bit of an attempt to be all things to all people, but it does lose out on compactness against the E-M1 Mk II.

All in all, I found it to be a most impressive camera, but it is not for me. - The additional bulk at double the price of the OM-D E-M1 Mk II make it a total non-starter (for me). I'll stick to my E-M1 Mk II until the Mk III comes out. At least my finances will look healthier in the medium term.
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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

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I had the opportunity to fiddle with it a bit and I was impressed too.

The camera is a beast. It is however much lighter than it looks.
It is undoubtedly a magnificent photographic tool but it doesn't really appeal to the casual photographer nor is it suitable for general photography.

The burst speed and buffer are amazing and for action photography it is indeed a great camera; and I think this is what Olympus are aiming for. Photographers who need a -relatively- compact system for action/wildlife/sports photography.
Combine the E-M1X with a Zuiko 300mm or the new 125-400 and the total weight is much more manageable than Canon/Nikon systems.

I don't really the see purpose of using the E-M1X instead of the current OM-D models for other kinds of photography.

It is a pity that a brand new 24MP sensor was not introduced.
This would make the E-M1 distinguish more and give a natively larger resolution/file to work with, which is greatly appreciated when shooting -for example- distant wildlife and motor sports.

`Not suitable for general photography`? That implies Olympus have produced something that does not actually work. Surely you cannot be serious?


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`Not suitable for general photography`? That implies Olympus have produced something that does not actually work. Surely you cannot be serious?


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Maybe "not suitable" is a very strong way to put it.

What I mean is that the E-M1X size and functions are best suited for action/wildlife photography and the camera is targeted to that segment.

For general/casual photography the current E-M5/E-M1 bodies are, to my mind, preferred as they are much easier to carry around and they combine very well with small lenses.

Of course, a E-M1 MkII with the added grip will also perform admirably in action/sports/wildlife but the E-M1X with its greated burst/buffer/speed will perform even better.

These properties (speed/AF/burst/size) make me believe that the E-M1X targets the professional photographers who specialize in specific Photography genres and it's not a general purpose camera.
Olympus themselved said that the E-M1X does not replace the current E-M1 MkII.

In my mind, the E-M1X is for Olympus what the 1DX is for Canon.
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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

For those that have tried the EM 1X how does the shutter button feel compared to the very soft OMD MKII ?
I would hope it has much more feel when half pressed to taking a shot .


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For those that have tried the EM 1X how does the shutter button feel compared to the very soft OMD MKII ?
I would hope it has much more feel when half pressed to taking a shot .


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It felt 'normal' to me. Probably similar to the E-M1 Mk II since I was using them both on the one night.
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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

If that's the case Ross I find it hard to believe Olympus spoke to pros or ambassadors of light to get there take on building a pro level camera as quite a few people say how soft the omd mk II shutter feels more so with gloves on .


I now use back button focus ( I don't like it ) for birding as it's just to easy to take shots when you didn't intend too but was just trying to focus .
It's not a deal breaker but this should have been looked at, in the heat of the moment with BIF or sport what the camera is aimed at with gloves and in very cold weather you really need a good feel of the shutter .


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