Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Camera conference > Micro Four Thirds > Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Olympus' OM-D model aimed squarely at professional photographers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #226  
Old 14th January 2019
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,340
Thanks: 412
Thanked 2,423 Times in 1,220 Posts
Likes: 816
Liked 1,627 Times in 723 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

There was a permissions problem - if you were already registered on the FTU forum, like Ross and Barrie, there was no problem.

I think I have fixed this now but for some reason, the top image in the post may not be visible - still working on that.

Please do try again - https://fourthirds-user.com/forum/fo...lympus-at-last

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ian For This Useful Post:
Gate Keeper (15th January 2019)
  #227  
Old 15th January 2019
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,486
Thanks: 1,149
Thanked 1,361 Times in 1,256 Posts
Likes: 952
Liked 2,207 Times in 1,055 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Yes that works now Ian minus the first image as you said thanks.
It will be interesting to see what the final specs are but somehow I don't see it as a large seller unless it has a much better sensor that could deliver close to FF image quality. Only that way could current committed FF users justify taking advantage of the lighter lenses.
Reply With Quote
  #228  
Old 15th January 2019
MJ224's Avatar
MJ224 MJ224 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 11,887
Thanks: 802
Thanked 612 Times in 570 Posts
Likes: 5,882
Liked 3,183 Times in 1,480 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Alas, it looks ugly to me. Maybe good for the pro's, but to bulky and fiddly for me (amateur)
__________________
My Sailing Page

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Phill D (15th January 2019)
  #229  
Old 15th January 2019
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,486
Thanks: 1,149
Thanked 1,361 Times in 1,256 Posts
Likes: 952
Liked 2,207 Times in 1,055 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

I agree Mark. If better specs filter down to the EM1 mk2 or even a mk3 then great. The current Mk2 is as big a camera as I'd want to go to.
Reply With Quote
  #230  
Old 15th January 2019
MJ224's Avatar
MJ224 MJ224 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 11,887
Thanks: 802
Thanked 612 Times in 570 Posts
Likes: 5,882
Liked 3,183 Times in 1,480 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

You gotta have a wow factor, like my car, I just love to look at it as well as drive it.....
__________________
My Sailing Page

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #231  
Old 15th January 2019
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,486
Thanks: 1,149
Thanked 1,361 Times in 1,256 Posts
Likes: 952
Liked 2,207 Times in 1,055 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

What do you drive then Mark?
Reply With Quote
  #232  
Old 15th January 2019
Ricoh Ricoh is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 5,763
Thanks: 592
Thanked 419 Times in 371 Posts
Likes: 786
Liked 1,917 Times in 1,141 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Looking at the mugshots of the EMIX it may not be as large as imagined, although the proportions are all to cock. It looks really ugly, the sort of camera you wouldn't be seen dead with.
Note to undertakers: yank this ugly son of a bitch from my cold still fingers and incinerate it separately.
__________________
Steve

on flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Darkroom (15th January 2019), MJ224 (15th January 2019), Otto (15th January 2019)
  #233  
Old 15th January 2019
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 13,599
Thanks: 2,012
Thanked 1,275 Times in 1,003 Posts
Likes: 5,171
Liked 1,905 Times in 1,063 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricoh View Post
Looking at the mugshots of the EMIX it may not be as large as imagined, although the proportions are all to cock. It looks really ugly, the sort of camera you wouldn't be seen dead with.
Note to undertakers: yank this ugly son of a bitch from my cold still fingers and incinerate it separately.
Contrary to your feelings, I would love it, although it would be overkill for my needs. Not only would it (should or claimed to) be good for sports & wildlife etc., but it would be great for events & concerts etc too. Something where portrait use can be used without having to put the arm up over the top (or awkwardly under) as I did a choir concert last year sitting in the seats near the front & I used silent shutter, keeping the camera (E-M1 Mk II with HLD-9 grip attached) no higher than my head & it should not have been (too much of a) distraction to others behind.

It may not be a big seller, but hopefully it will be impressive enough to attract buyers to use smaller models from Olympus.
__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
bassman (15th January 2019), MJ224 (15th January 2019), Phill D (15th January 2019)
  #234  
Old 15th January 2019
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,340
Thanks: 412
Thanked 2,423 Times in 1,220 Posts
Likes: 816
Liked 1,627 Times in 723 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phill D View Post
What do you drive then Mark?
I think he mentioned it's an electric...? But not a Tesla

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
  #235  
Old 15th January 2019
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,340
Thanks: 412
Thanked 2,423 Times in 1,220 Posts
Likes: 816
Liked 1,627 Times in 723 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricoh View Post
Looking at the mugshots of the EMIX it may not be as large as imagined, although the proportions are all to cock. It looks really ugly, the sort of camera you wouldn't be seen dead with.
Note to undertakers: yank this ugly son of a bitch from my cold still fingers and incinerate it separately.
Let's not write-it-off too soon. I wasn't impressed by the look of the E-3 but I warmed to it.

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Ross the fiddler (15th January 2019)
  #236  
Old 15th January 2019
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 11,340
Thanks: 412
Thanked 2,423 Times in 1,220 Posts
Likes: 816
Liked 1,627 Times in 723 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MJ224 View Post
Alas, it looks ugly to me. Maybe good for the pro's, but to bulky and fiddly for me (amateur)
I would be shocked if Olympus claimed it was aimed at anyone but professionals. And for that market I think it requires the integrated grip for several reasons; battery capacity, handling, even simply for appearing to look fit for purpose.

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
  #237  
Old 15th January 2019
MikeOxon MikeOxon is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: oxford
Posts: 500
Thanks: 45
Thanked 84 Times in 73 Posts
Likes: 54
Liked 196 Times in 126 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

When I used Nikon, I had a D300s and never felt any desire, or need, for a D3s. Nikon make a clear distinction between professional and 'prosumer', or amateur models, and Canon do the same.



I believe that Olympus are now embarked on the same course.
__________________
Mike
visit my Natural History Photos website:
http://home.btconnect.com/mike.flemming/
Reply With Quote
  #238  
Old 15th January 2019
OM USer's Avatar
OM USer OM USer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Posts: 11,672
Thanks: 2,283
Thanked 1,466 Times in 1,394 Posts
Likes: 5,955
Liked 1,365 Times in 870 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

I hope the E-M1X does well and attracts new customers. How many converts will come from FF I don't know. Maybe we will never know unless we get posts on this (and other) forum to that effect. There will be some already in the Olympus MFT camp who will immediately get one as it will be a step up from the E-M1ii (if it isn't an improvement then what is the point!). Then there is a large majority (like me) who went for MFT because if its small size in both camera and lens system as a whole (for these people, the E-M1X is too large; for me the E-M1i and ii are too large - the E-M5 is my sweet spot). Into this group there is a vocal subset who decry the relatively large size of the E-M1X (compared to other Olympus MFT cameras). I think that this is just misplaced frustration and the concern is that you have to get a big camera to get big features. At the moment this concern seems well placed and it may be many years, if at all, before we will see as many of the new features as possible packed into an E-M5 sized camera body. I think that without a camera body roadmap the anger will not fade. Will an E-M5 sized body with these features detract from an E-M1X sized camera? If not then what possible reason could there be for not doing this in the next E-M5 iteration - and letting us know that it will be done. If yes, then perhaps they should think again about the E-M1X as they will have missed their target audience - if the audience want a bigger body then the announcement of a smaller body for later on would not stop them.
__________________
Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
Learn something new every day
Reply With Quote
  #239  
Old 15th January 2019
GyRob GyRob is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: N.E.Lincs
Posts: 258
Thanks: 4
Thanked 32 Times in 23 Posts
Likes: 35
Liked 218 Times in 47 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

It looks good to me so just need to know the specs and how much better it is over the OMD MK II and of cause the rumored 400mm be it prime or zoom so a bit of a waiting game .


Rob.
Reply With Quote
  #240  
Old 15th January 2019
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 13,599
Thanks: 2,012
Thanked 1,275 Times in 1,003 Posts
Likes: 5,171
Liked 1,905 Times in 1,063 Posts
Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by OM USer View Post
I hope the E-M1X does well and attracts new customers. How many converts will come from FF I don't know. Maybe we will never know unless we get posts on this (and other) forum to that effect. There will be some already in the Olympus MFT camp who will immediately get one as it will be a step up from the E-M1ii (if it isn't an improvement then what is the point!). Then there is a large majority (like me) who went for MFT because if its small size in both camera and lens system as a whole (for these people, the E-M1X is too large; for me the E-M1i and ii are too large - the E-M5 is my sweet spot). Into this group there is a vocal subset who decry the relatively large size of the E-M1X (compared to other Olympus MFT cameras). I think that this is just misplaced frustration and the concern is that you have to get a big camera to get big features. At the moment this concern seems well placed and it may be many years, if at all, before we will see as many of the new features as possible packed into an E-M5 sized camera body. I think that without a camera body roadmap the anger will not fade. Will an E-M5 sized body with these features detract from an E-M1X sized camera? If not then what possible reason could there be for not doing this in the next E-M5 iteration - and letting us know that it will be done. If yes, then perhaps they should think again about the E-M1X as they will have missed their target audience - if the audience want a bigger body then the announcement of a smaller body for later on would not stop them.
Im wondering if Olympus are thinking of bringing another model out, say E-M3 or E-M6.
__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
OM USer (16th January 2019)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For sale OLYMPUS MMF-2 4/3 LENS TO MICRO 4/3 BODY ADAPTER-genuine olympus item rosco For sale or wanted small ads 4 4th April 2016 06:23 PM
Olympus on Film: Olympus team up with top rock photographer Denis O'Regan Digital Photography Now General photography news from DPNow.com 0 28th November 2013 02:50 PM
For sale Olympus OM2 KIT, Olympus Bag L & Book Olympus OM-System EdR For sale or wanted small ads 3 22nd August 2013 02:02 PM
Olympus UK event: Olympus photographic experience at the Circus Southend-on-Sea, 08 July 2013 Four Thirds User Articles from FourThirds-User.com 0 8th July 2013 09:20 AM
Olympus UK event: Olympus photographic experience at the Circus[/B] Southend-on-Sea, 08 July 2013 Four Thirds User Articles from FourThirds-User.com 0 8th July 2013 08:50 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:37 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger