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  • Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

    I mostly shoot wildlife and have been using Canon EOS system for about 5 years - 1DX-2, EOS-R, EF 500mm II, EF 100-400mm II etc. I recently handled an E-M1X and decided it would suit me very well as I am 72yo and needing a more convenient system.

    The M1X is just like a smaller Canon 1DX and so I have taken to it very easily. I am able to return my Olympus gear if I don't like it and with no questions asked but I do like it... a lot!! So I am selling my D-SLR Canon gear but not the mirrorless full-frame EOS-R as it is excellent for minibeasts.

    The big question for me was whether I would like its image quality enough. I am very satisfied but am having to modify my shooting and post-processing for the noise in low light images. I only shoot RAW.

    I have the ED 40-150mm PRO and ED 300mm PRO and intend to get the 150-400mm PRO when it is available.

    My efforts so far on my E-M1X are in an album on Flickr :

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/114775...57711552661781

    I am hoping that I can get advice and tips in this forum.

    Robin

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    Re: Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

    Welcome to the forum Robin. Some great wildlife shots in your Flickr album.
    It seems the E-M1X struggles with noise at higher ISO settings just like the rest of the M43 bodies, but there is plenty of razor sharp detail in your shots.
    Iain

    E-M1, E-M1 II, E-M5 II, 7.5, 8-18, 12-40, 25, 40-150, 45, 60, 300

    Website
    Flickr

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    • #3
      Re: Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

      Welcome Robin and thank you for sharing your experience so far with the camera and your excellent photographs.
      John

      "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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      • #4
        Re: Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

        welcome indeed

        you seem to be making good use of it already

        Regards
        Andy
        My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
        4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
        m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
        FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
        The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

        My places
        http://www.shenstone.me.uk
        http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
        https://vimeo.com/shenstone
        http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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        • #5
          Re: Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

          Welcome Robin, looks like you've taken to the EM1X like a duck to water Those Flickr shots are all superb.
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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          • #6
            Re: Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

            Another welcome Robin, like your Flickr photos. Just need a robin photo to be part of the page :-)

            Low light noise alas is part of the package, especially wild like stuff where cropping is needed. My indoor photos at Filton were all high'ish ISO, but were quite acceptable without cropping much......
            Mark Johnson

            My Sailing Page

            My Flickr

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            • #7
              Re: Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

              Welcome!

              Just a suggestion for noise: try (if you have not yet it) topaz noise. It’s very simple and produces a very good result with our raw files. There is one month free trial so it’s a non compromise if you are not convinced.

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              • #8
                Re: Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

                A welcome from me too. Nice to see another wildlife photographer switching to Olympus. Now, it would be good if Olympus could produce some 'DO' type lenses to go with the light weight concept.
                Mike
                visit my Natural History Photos website:
                http://www.botanicdesign.co.uk/Natur...story/home.htm

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                • #9
                  Re: Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

                  Yes welcome Robin. I am impressed with your photos, which in my opinion are more down to you rather than the camera. But, I have my MX 1 arriving tomorrow so looking forward to learning how to use it.
                  sigpicDave

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                  • #10
                    Re: Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

                    or DXO which I use and am similarly impressed with

                    Regards
                    Andy
                    My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
                    4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
                    m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
                    FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
                    The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

                    My places
                    http://www.shenstone.me.uk
                    http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
                    https://vimeo.com/shenstone
                    http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Introducing myself as a newbie to M1X ....

                      Looking good - hopefully I'll be trying a loaned M1X on my local Otters next week. The weather's looking terrible, so it'll be a good challenge

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