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  • #61
    Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

    Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
    Would you have ever bought a 1DX anyhow though?
    Nope, definitely not

    I'm strictly shooting for my own pleasure. I went M43 for it's comparatively low price and small size when I got tired of dragging around my DSLR.
    I've never felt seriously tempted by the E-M1 because of its size as well as it's price.
    As Olympus have publicly stated they're pursuing the "profitable professional market" then this isn't aimed at me.



    For the Pro sports photographer I'd have thought the main size advantage of M43 would be the lenses. A slightly larger body coupled with the existing PRO and some new telephoto lenses would make an attractive sports camera.


    As others mentioned 2020 is an Olympic year in Japan as well as the 100th anniversary of Olympus so it all makes lots of sense.


    Doesn't appeal to me at all but that's OK


    A new PEN-F might be a different kettle of fish though
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    • #62
      Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

      So, the E-M1X is 144 x 147 x 75mm - that's quite a chunky camera. I thought the G9 was huge and that's only 137 x 97 x 92 mm.

      Here's some comparisons:

      E-M1 Mark II: 134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9mm
      Panasonic G9: 137 x 97 x 92 mm
      Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: 158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mm or
      Nikon D5: 160.0 x 158.5 x 92.0mm.

      Even if it does make tea, this is definitely not for me!
      Paul
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      • #63
        Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

        Good luck to Olympus if this is indeed the sports professional camera that will put them on a par with other makes of professional equipment. Makes some kind of sense as well when you consider the recent PRO F/1.12 lenses and the possibility of another PRO grade long zoom.

        It may not appeal to many amateur, hobby, or travel photographers for its price and size but that may not matter. Perhaps we should just bask in its glory.
        Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
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        • #64
          Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

          I just can't believe this will compete with a 1Dx or a D5 once you get to ISO 3200.
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          • #65
            Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

            Hopefully they will subsequently produce a derivative version (with similar bells & whistles) but having either
            1. a detachable grip
            2. no vertical grip
            Presumably it needs the grip space to accomodate a sufficiently powerful battery for sports photographers.
            Chris

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            • #66
              Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

              I think the most urgent thing for Oly to do is to offer an upgrade to the E-M5ii. They should allow PDAF to trickle down to it and add the 20Mp sensor at the very least. That seems more urgent to me than an even higher-end model than the E-M1ii.
              Paul
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              • #67
                Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

                Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
                I think the most urgent thing for Oly to do is to offer an upgrade to the E-M5ii. They should allow PDAF to trickle down to it and add the 20Mp sensor at the very least. That seems more urgent to me than an even higher-end model than the E-M1ii.

                Thats more like what I want I am not to bothered by the E-M1ii as landscapes are not quick moving
                OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

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                • #68
                  Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

                  Originally posted by OM USer View Post
                  Good luck to Olympus if this is indeed the sports professional camera that will put them on a par with other makes of professional equipment. Makes some kind of sense as well when you consider the recent PRO F/1.12 lenses and the possibility of another PRO grade long zoom.

                  It may not appeal to many amateur, hobby, or travel photographers for its price and size but that may not matter. Perhaps we should just bask in its glory.
                  I agree totally. The market is shrinking, and aiming at the pro's seems to be the way Olympus are going, but boy they need this to work, and as a format m4/3d's seems limited by its very nature.
                  I'd love to see a decent long zoom and better low light and focus on a new body or I may be selling my olympus gear and keeping my Fuji stuff.

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                  • #69
                    Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

                    Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
                    I just can't believe this will compete with a 1Dx or a D5 once you get to ISO 3200.
                    We'll find out when we know what sensor will be used in it. Leaks (from Simon) indicate it won't be much different in pixel count (maybe up to 24MP) to the E-M1 Mk II but improved in low light & high ISO performance, so I guess we'll eventually find out how good it will be.
                    Ross
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                    Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                    Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
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                    • #70
                      Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

                      Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
                      I think the most urgent thing for Oly to do is to offer an upgrade to the E-M5ii. They should allow PDAF to trickle down to it and add the 20Mp sensor at the very least. That seems more urgent to me than an even higher-end model than the E-M1ii.
                      That would not be a 'standout' model to have at the 2020 Olympics in Japan though. Japanese companies will want to show off their best for that event.
                      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.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, 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).

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                      • #71
                        Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

                        Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
                        So, the E-M1X is 144 x 147 x 75mm - that's quite a chunky camera. I thought the G9 was huge and that's only 137 x 97 x 92 mm.

                        Here's some comparisons:

                        E-M1 Mark II: 134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9mm
                        Panasonic G9: 137 x 97 x 92 mm
                        Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: 158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mm or
                        Nikon D5: 160.0 x 158.5 x 92.0mm.

                        Even if it does make tea, this is definitely not for me!
                        Regards,
                        Mark

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                        • #72
                          Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

                          Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
                          Latest rumours about the rumours are saying that what’s been measured is an engineering ‘mule’, which are apparently usually significantly larger than the released version.

                          Anyone fancy a sweepstake?
                          Maybe, maybe not. They had to measure RF strengths (WiFi & Bluetooth) at various distances around the body. In other words, the strength measured at the surface of the body where one would hold or touch it etc., as quoted (at 3.7):
                          "D: Antenna separation distance. It is the distance from the antenna to the outer surface of platform which an operator may touch."
                          That to me says they provided a camera body pretty close to what it will be with the WiFi & Bluetooth transmitters set at a particular distance from the camera's surface, particularly the grip.
                          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.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, 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).

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                          • #73
                            Regards,
                            Mark

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                            • #74
                              Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

                              I agree 100% with that, although I hope that the E-M1 Mk III comes out just a bit sooner than that.
                              Larry

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                              • #75
                                Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

                                Originally posted by griffljg View Post
                                I agree 100% with that, although I hope that the E-M1 Mk III comes out just a bit sooner than that.
                                Who knows (although a lot of armchair CEOs have an opinion!), but I suspect it would do the company more marketing good if they updated the 5ii with a nice 20Mp sensor and better CAF in 2019, and we got the 1iii the year after.
                                Regards,
                                Mark

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