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  • The only reason I want an M1X....

    Is for the joystick, positioning an AF target at the moment is a real PITA.

    Oh....HHHR might be nice.

    Other than that it's too huge, heavy and expensive....IMVHO.

    A joystick would be a dream

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    Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

    Hhhr would be good I think. But I can't justify cost or size on that basis

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    • #3
      Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

      Probably need a better computer to handle the hi res shots too.
      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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      • #4
        Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

        Originally posted by RobEW View Post
        Hhhr would be good I think. But I can't justify cost or size on that basis
        Likewise.... The AF would also be useful on the odd occasion (but I could pick up a cheap 1D IV and borrow a couple of my sisterís lenses if I I frequently needed sports standard AF).

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        • #5
          Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

          Who knows, us EM1.2 owners may get a joystick in the next FW update 😉😉
          Dave

          E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

          External Competition Secretary, Cwmbran PS & Welsh Photographic Federation Judge

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          • #6
            Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

            Be careful what you wish for. My XT2 has the joystick and to me its a complete pain in the butt. Far too easily moved accidentally between shots so needs constant checking to avoid OOF shots. Disabled mine as soon as I got it. Much prefer to focus, hold, recompose, then take the shot. Been using this method for over fifty years and see no reason to change. Can see a possible use for it when using a tripod, otherwise mine stays turned off. One less annoying distraction to worry about. Regards, Ian W.

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            • #7
              Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

              The only reason that I want one, is because Barr1e's got one!

              Jim

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              • #8
                Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

                Originally posted by benvendetta View Post
                Who knows, us EM1.2 owners may get a joystick in the next FW update 😉😉
                Don't joke. There may be those that might believe it.

                Seriously though, I believe a FW update will come later this year for the E-M1 II & hopefully with some of the AF area options but I'd probably be hoping too much for updated AF algorithms used in the E-M1X though (of course, that's not meaning AI AF).
                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: The only reason I want an M1X....

                  I'd like an EM1-X but I think I'll wait until Olympus do the customary "free grip" offer

                  Cheers,

                  JohnGG

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                  • #10
                    Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

                    Originally posted by JohnGG View Post
                    I'd like an EM1-X but I think I'll wait until Olympus do the customary "free grip" offer

                    Cheers,

                    JohnGG
                    Just to help with your confusion, theyíre offering a bonus FL900 downunder now.

                    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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                    • #11
                      Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

                      They'll be giving them away by Christmas!
                      Paul
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                      • #12
                        Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

                        The G9 has a nice joystick
                        Regards Huw


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                        • #13
                          Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

                          Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
                          They'll be giving them away by Christmas!
                          You can wish!
                          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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                          • #14
                            Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

                            Iím hoping for the Orientation Specific Focus Point option to be added to the 1ii in the next firmware update. That would be a major advantage quite often in wildlife photography when your subject is fairly static, but you want to catch transient bits of behaviour while switching orientation.

                            I find I miss a lot of shots when I have to frig about moving the focus point via the (monumentally fiddly) 4-way buttons or (unreliable) track pad. So often the creature has moved again by the time Iím properly focussed.

                            Being very left-eyed Iím hoping for a joystick on the M1iii in due course (on the ii I have to use the track pad screen flipped out to the left to stop my nose moving it, and while handholding the 300 moving my left hand to do that is a right pain). Iíve played with these on the M1X for quite a while and found them brilliant and I didnít seem to knock them unexpectedly.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Re: The only reason I want an M1X....

                              The only reason I want and M1X is when PhillD gets one.
                              * Henry
                              * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
                              * Malaysia


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