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Re: new OM-D user ;)

Some real nice photo's you have taken love the one with the thatched cottage beside the river. Are you pleased with the camera? you will get used to the sleep mode just touch the fire button and it springs to life it helps with battery usage. regards John.
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Some real nice photo's you have taken love the one with the thatched cottage beside the river. Are you pleased with the camera? you will get used to the sleep mode just touch the fire button and it springs to life it helps with battery usage. regards John.
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I am over the moon with the camera
With the sleep mode thing. I did as you just said, and touched the shutter button, and nothing happend. Had to turn her off and back on again ??
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Re: new OM-D user ;)

Have you got the current firm ware update.October 2012: Firmware update for E-M5

The firmware update version 1.5 for E-M5 is now available.
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Have you got the current firm ware update.October 2012: Firmware update for E-M5

The firmware update version 1.5 for E-M5 is now available.
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It's now up to version 1.6 & may need a couple of steps to get there if at 1.1 or 1.2.

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Updated to 1.6. it is the first thing I did once it was charged. it is intermittent and happened 3 times today.
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I don't understand that perhaps Ross may be able to help John.
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Re: new OM-D user ;)

Think I have sorted it now. I think I was confusing; Auto power off, with the sleep function. by default, I think it was set for Sleep: 1min and then auto power off: 5min

So when it was not coming back to life, it was because it had switched itself off.

Can anyone tell me where the function is to turn focus beep off? when shooting street, it kind of gives it away -when im using the flip screen- that I'm taking pictures.
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Think I have sorted it now. I think I was confusing; Auto power off, with the sleep function. by default, I think it was set for Sleep: 1min and then auto power off: 5min

So when it was not coming back to life, it was because it had switched itself off.

Can anyone tell me where the function is to turn focus beep off? when shooting street, it kind of gives it away -when im using the flip screen- that I'm taking pictures.
It is the 2nd last option in *D of the menu.
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Re: new OM-D user ;)

Thanks Ross much appreciated. funny thing is, I've switched it back on now as it was rather odd without it.

Last night I couldn't resist having a compare with my olympus xz-1. I had an image that I had taken with both. There isn't that much in it to be honest which put me in a bit of a bad mood

Handling is obviously much better and speed of focus but thats about it. If you don't pixel peep really can't tell any difference; Makes you think!
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Re: new OM-D user ;)

I agree....it does make you think!
I'm not surprised you don't see much difference if you view the images on screen or print unto 10x8, but if you want to print bigger, or take pictures in low light, or control depth of field critically then the Pen or OM-D will outpace any compact.
I don't think picture libraries will take images from a compact camera.
My iPhone shots can look as good as any camera if viewed small.
I don't have an XZ...but it sounds like they are very good. As the technology improves the point at which you 'need' a bigger format camera gets further and further away from general photography. It would be interesting to see some real comparison shots - taken at the same time, same settings and ideally on a tripod to ensure the same viewpoint. I did this with my EP-1 and Canon EOS 50D - the Pen turned out to be as good and hence the Canon went on ebay. Maybe we will all migrate to compacts just as more FF and APSC users migrate to four thirds at the moment.
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Re: new OM-D user ;)

I hope I'm not breaking any rules...see this comparison...
http://snapsort.com/compare/Olympus-...s-Olympus-XZ-1
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I agree....it does make you think!
I'm not surprised you don't see much difference if you view the images on screen or print unto 10x8, but if you want to print bigger, or take pictures in low light, or control depth of field critically then the Pen or OM-D will outpace any compact.
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I don't have an XZ...but it sounds like they are very good. As the technology improves the point at which you 'need' a bigger format camera gets further and further away from general photography. It would be interesting to see some real comparison shots - taken at the same time, same settings and ideally on a tripod to ensure the same viewpoint. I did this with my EP-1 and Canon EOS 50D - the Pen turned out to be as good and hence the Canon went on ebay. Maybe we will all migrate to compacts just as more FF and APSC users migrate to four thirds at the moment.
I think it is so easy to get caught up in reviews and marketing hype. I have no doubt about the OM-D: I love it just for how it handles. I would of liked to see a huge improvement of image quality: just to help justify the cost.

Compacts have come a long way and the xz-1 is a prime example of this.
Im looking at my images on 27" iMac so I can view them quite large and I really have to scrutinise them to see a difference so much so i cant really tell (mind starts playing tricks)

I guess like you said, it all depends on what level you are going to use them at. and in fact, most people really don't print much past 10x8 so could save themselves a small fortune.

I will try to set up a example at the weekend and take some identical shots

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Thanks Ross much appreciated. funny thing is, I've switched it back on now as it was rather odd without it.

Last night I couldn't resist having a compare with my olympus xz-1. I had an image that I had taken with both. There isn't that much in it to be honest which put me in a bit of a bad mood

Handling is obviously much better and speed of focus but thats about it. If you don't pixel peep really can't tell any difference; Makes you think!
I have 4 mpx images from panasonic bridge cameras still in exhibitions all around the world, so on the face of it I can understand your concerns!

The difference is that the conditions at that time, ie light etc., were such that just about anything would have made a good image. The difference by using a good system camera, is the versatility and flexibility available to the photographer. The OM-D is an excellent system camera, so please don't fret that your compact is competing with it. Another day and another situation and you will be pleased to have the OM-D with you....I promise.
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I have 4 mpx images from panasonic bridge cameras still in exhibitions all around the world, so on the face of it I can understand your concerns!

The difference is that the conditions at that time, ie light etc., were such that just about anything would have made a good image. The difference by using a good system camera, is the versatility and flexibility available to the photographer. The OM-D is an excellent system camera, so please don't fret that your compact is competing with it. Another day and another situation and you will be pleased to have the OM-D with you....I promise.
Thanks I am sure you are right and I do love the camera and its controls. I am sure as you have said it will get me some shots I would of missed with the xz-1
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Re: new OM-D user ;)

I am not surprised that photos taken with the ZX-1 and the OM-D E-M5 appear to be of similar quality on screen or printed at normal size. However images taken in poor light using higher ISO settings will look very different as regards noise and loss of detail. The larger and more recent sensor in the OM-D does make a difference.

As others have pointed out the most noticeable advantages of the OM-D are its versatility, interchangeable lenses, speed and customisation options.
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