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    Some really harsh “real world” use.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLrzooFyqsI"]My Olympus OM-D E-M1X Real World Review - YouTube[/ame]
    Last edited by Ian; 1st February 2019, 12:12 PM.
    Graham

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    Re: Reviews:

    "A tool that just works!" Chris says. I had watched his video & liked it.
    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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    • #3
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      • #4
        Re: Reviews:

        And from another Australian perspective (& sales).

        [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tRTlpFPiIk"]Olympus E-M1X - Hands-On Review and Sample Photos - YouTube[/ame]
        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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        • #5
          Re: Reviews:

          Another review-in-progress from the excellent Czech Oly wildlife photographer Petr Bambousek:

          http://www.sulasula.com/en/olympus-e...y-impressions/
          Regards,
          Mark

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          Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
          Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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          • #6
            Re: Reviews:

            First of what will apparently be a series from Scott Bourne, Oly Visionary Wildlife Photographer. He seems convinced of a 0.5 stop signal-to-noise ratio improvement over the 1ii: if that's real and the sensor is indeed the same, then it presumably was achieved through improved internal post-processing.

            https://picturemethods.com/2019/02/0...08ZStFuEHzLWmI
            Regards,
            Mark

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            Too much Oly gear.
            Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
            Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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            • #7
              https://www.cameralabs.com/olympus-om-d-e-m1x-review/
              Regards,
              Mark

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              http://www.microcontrast.com
              Too much Oly gear.
              Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
              Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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              • #8
                Re: Reviews:

                Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
                This will be worth reading when Gordon has finished it, although he’s hardly in the target market: https://www.cameralabs.com/olympus-om-d-e-m1x-review/
                He wants to compare it with the Sony A9 though. It would seem that as much as might point out advantages of the E-M1X he still wants to sell you (figuratively speaking) the A9.

                That was just based on his summery though.
                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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                • #9
                  Re: Reviews:

                  Originally posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
                  He wants to compare it with the Sony A9 though. It would seem that as much as might point out advantages of the E-M1X he still wants to sell you (figuratively speaking) the A9.

                  That was just based on his summery though.
                  He's one of the most independent of all assessors, in my humble opinion, and he takes his time to try things out properly after he's got conversant with them. He's also a strong advocate of m4/3 sensors as being perfectly good enough for the great majority of users - he uses them in his own work, and regularly says he's never had one of his images criticised for having too few megapixels or too little dynamic range.

                  The only issue for me is that he's not in any way a wildlife/motorsports/fast sports shooter.

                  I don't see the problem with comparing against the A9 (except for that camera's greater price...): don't we need a benchmark? It would be nice to see it compared against the D500/D5/1D mkii too.

                  Surely some potential purchasers will have these cameras in their shortlist, and potentially it may provide some hard data to silence* all those crazy m4/3 trolls on the interwebs?

                  (*well, to provide some hard data for them to find obscure and self-serving reasons to disregard, perhaps )
                  Regards,
                  Mark

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                  http://www.microcontrast.com
                  Too much Oly gear.
                  Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
                  Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Reviews:

                    Part 2 of Imaging Resource Hands on:
                    https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRO....HTM#hands-on2

                    Also, for completeness, I had posted this excellent detailed review from China (google translation) in the main thread:
                    https://translate.google.com/transla...0NagQqLTU6X2fw
                    Andy
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                    • #11
                      Re: Reviews:

                      New in depth reviews from Gordon Laing:

                      Text: https://www.cameralabs.com/olympus-om-d-e-m1x-review/

                      Video (44 minutes) : https://youtu.be/ypUU3lbaH4M
                      Andy
                      bengeo.com

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                      • #12
                        Re: Reviews:

                        Latest review in the March Digital Camera mag gives the Olympus 5* and calls it a best in class product. They show a dynamic range graph that has the Oly beating the competition pretty much all the way up to iso 25600. Overall a very positive review. Seems like quite a Marmite camera.
                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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                        • #13
                          Re: Reviews:

                          I've seen two reviews from DPReview which were interesting.

                          The "E-M1X Review In Progress" says:

                          Originally posted by DPReview
                          ...the camera still allows you to customize just about every button on the camera (with the option to have the portrait orientation buttons perform different functions from the landscape version of the same button). 14 buttons in total can be customized, rising to 16 if you set the four-way controller to change individual functions... Despite this, all settings in the lower part of the table [the functions list] can be assigned to any button in the upper half [of the table].

                          Normally they are very good at specifying which functions can be assigned to which buttons. Can anyone confirm that all settings can be appiled to all customisable buttons. Are Olympus finally listening to us and will we get this in the E-M5iii?


                          The second review (from their weekly email) was a video in which the presenter stated that "Olympus did not recommend using a USB-C cable to power the camera during time lapse photography". Surely the whole point of having external power is to power the camera when it will be on for a long time?
                          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
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                          • #14
                            Re: Reviews:

                            Originally posted by OM USer View Post
                            Can anyone confirm that all settings can be appiled to all customisable buttons.
                            I don't know about all settings, but there are many more that can be configured to buttons like the C1-4 custom modes. See page 464 of the manual for a list.
                            Andy
                            bengeo.com

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                            • #15
                              Re: Reviews:

                              Latest review of AF (using plane mode for birds) by David Tipling:
                              https://davidtipling.com/f/olympus-o...tegory=Olympus

                              His earlier review:
                              https://davidtipling.com/f/olympus-o...gcategory=EM1X
                              Andy
                              bengeo.com

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