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  • #31
    Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

    Originally posted by Ian View Post

    9 frames per second is fantastic, although I decided to deliberately limit myself to the L continuous mode (4.2fps) sometimes.
    Leave it on 9fps - by the end of the trip you might be able to verify if the shutter is rated for 150,000 frames!
    John

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    • #32
      Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

      Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
      Leave it on 9fps - by the end of the trip you might be able to verify if the shutter is rated for 150,000 frames!
      I believe it's only rated for 100,000 frames.
      It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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      • #33
        Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

        Originally posted by David M View Post
        I believe it's only rated for 100,000 frames.
        Olympus won't publish this information.

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        • #34
          Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

          39 samples, including high ISO images up to ISO 25,600 and a 14 frame 9fps sequence (shot in Large Super Fine + RAW mode):

          http://fourthirds-user.com/2012/02/i...us_omd_em5.php

          Let me know what you think!

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          • #35
            Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

            Originally posted by Ian View Post
            Olympus won't publish this information.

            Ian
            All the more reason to test it. Keep your finger on the shutter button for 4 hours 38 minutes (at 9fps) and if the shutter is still working at the end we'll know it's good for 150,000 frames!
            John

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            • #36
              Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

              Thank you for posting these images. I think the high ISO jpegs look pretty darn good, and I assume that you were using the MFT lenses. I don't suppose you had the chance to try a 4/3rds lens on the camera to get a feel for the AF speed?

              Anyways, looks like Olympus has created a winner with the E-M5.
              Dan Lang

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              • #37
                Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

                Originally posted by Dan in NC View Post
                Thank you for posting these images. I think the high ISO jpegs look pretty darn good, and I assume that you were using the MFT lenses. I don't suppose you had the chance to try a 4/3rds lens on the camera to get a feel for the AF speed?

                Anyways, looks like Olympus has created a winner with the E-M5.
                Looking at the pics, first impressions are that the 12-50mm is actually a pretty good performer, though not as good as the 45mm f1.8 (I wouldn't expect it to be and that 45mm hasn't been too kind to the model, either!). ISO 6400 looks like it can be used as a matter of routine, ISO 12800 looks pretty amazing for a 4/3 sensor, but predictably ISO 25600 takes a bit of a tumble. If these shots are typical of what the camera can produce at those sensitivities then it is indeed a remarkable achievement. It will be interesting to see what high ISO is like in raw files. What do you think, Ian, having seen the full resolution files?
                John

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                • #38
                  Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

                  Lens and camera look to be performing pretty darn well to me. The high iso performance looks incredible compared to what I'm used to. Yes I'm definitely interested to know how it does with 4/3s lenses too. Ian keep up the good work. If you can call it work, seems pretty enjoyable to me.
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                  • #39
                    Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

                    Originally posted by Phill D View Post
                    Ian keep up the good work. If you can call it work, seems pretty enjoyable to me.
                    Now let's squash once and for all this popular notion that these type of trips are a bit of a jolly for Ian - gosh, the sort of thing we would pay do do ourselves!

                    I can tell you now that Ian's day probably started with a demanding breakfast at the crack of 9.00am with some difficult decisions to make; continental or full English? Poached or fried - that sort of thing. After breakfast there will be an hour long shoot with a gorgeous half-dressed model with all the pressure of using an unfamiliar camera and yet more difficult decisions regarding which lenses to choose from the full range. Coffee will present another challenge, as last night's football is discussed, with the onus on the English contingent not to appear too smug about Ajax losing 2-0 at home to United.

                    After coffee, no doubt there will be some free time to explore the local sights, but it's not really free time, with a demanding audience on the forums waiting with baited breath for any new snippet of information and a full set of raw files. Oh, the pressure!

                    The comes lunch, well you get the idea............. Who in their right mind would want to do all that?

                    Actually, at some point when he has time, Ian should maybe post about the realities of his profession, I'm sure it is not nearly so cosy as we all think! Thanks Ian for, as usual, doing a terrific job on our behalf.
                    John

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                    • #40
                      Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

                      Was that the plane you went over in, Ian? Looks like a heavy landing!
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                      • #41
                        Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

                        Looks great, image quality, colours etc. Be great to see some outside shots under more favourable conditions, get the feeling they'd really impress. The one thing I really want to know is, when shooting portraits etc. how good and usuable is that viwfinder ? Can't wait 'til Focus !

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                        • #42
                          Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

                          Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
                          Now let's squash once and for all this popular notion that these type of trips are a bit of a jolly for Ian - gosh, the sort of thing we would pay do do ourselves!

                          I can tell you now that Ian's day probably started with a demanding breakfast at the crack of 9.00am with some difficult decisions to make; continental or full English? Poached or fried - that sort of thing. After breakfast there will be an hour long shoot with a gorgeous half-dressed model with all the pressure of using an unfamiliar camera and yet more difficult decisions regarding which lenses to choose from the full range. Coffee will present another challenge, as last night's football is discussed, with the onus on the English contingent not to appear too smug about Ajax losing 2-0 at home to United.

                          After coffee, no doubt there will be some free time to explore the local sights, but it's not really free time, with a demanding audience on the forums waiting with baited breath for any new snippet of information and a full set of raw files. Oh, the pressure!

                          The comes lunch, well you get the idea............. Who in their right mind would want to do all that?

                          Actually, at some point when he has time, Ian should maybe post about the realities of his profession, I'm sure it is not nearly so cosy as we all think! Thanks Ian for, as usual, doing a terrific job on our behalf.
                          Haha! Actually I had breakfast with Toshi Terada at 07:30 (06:30 UK time). The sample image gallery was published at 01:35 (00:35 UK time) and I got about 4 hours sleep!

                          Wouldn't change the job for (almost) anything though!

                          Ian
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                          • #43
                            Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

                            Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                            Was that the plane you went over in, Ian? Looks like a heavy landing!
                            Went to and from London City Airport - my first time there too. Flew in an Avro RJ85 (Air France City Jet to Schiphol).

                            Ian
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                            • #44
                              Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

                              Originally posted by Ian View Post
                              Haha! Actually I had breakfast with Toshi Terada at 07:30 (06:30 UK time).

                              Ian
                              I think we need to know more about this breakfast Ian.

                              I know it would have been unnecessarily restricted to 3 selections on either side of the default serving, but did it have any other drawbacks?

                              The coffee cup for example, once the optional handle was fitted - did it really suit big hands and was it practical for those drinkers with longer or larger requirements?

                              Nick
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                              • #45
                                Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

                                Originally posted by Nick Temple-Fry View Post
                                I think we need to know more about this breakfast Ian.

                                I know it would have been unnecessarily restricted to 3 selections on either side of the default serving, but did it have any other drawbacks?

                                The coffee cup for example, once the optional handle was fitted - did it really suit big hands and was it practical for those drinkers with longer or larger requirements?

                                Nick
                                Would you believe that Terada san and I were discussing e-group questions at breakfast this morning - and testing the e-m5 buffer-emptying speed using UHS-1 SD cards?

                                Surprisingly good bacon for a hotel outside of the UK too!

                                Ian
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