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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

Unfortunately, sometimes it's a case of "the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence" & if the other cameras were actually tried & compared to what we have, then it might not look (or be) as green as it appeared.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

The latest generation Fuji X100s and X20 will both have it.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

Reading through this thread, it appears that everyone wants the whole system to be robotic. Just generally point the camera and whammo you have a perfect result every time.

I may be old fashioned, but looking at the quality of work submitted to the forum, we can compete, and beat, any forum for any make in the world, and all this with equipment that is Slow, bad ISO, incorrect WB etc etc etc etc, all of which must just go to show that it must be the expertise of the members which is more important than any amount of technology.

How many other members know their equipment so well that they can set it up in the dark without using any lights? I have taught myself to be able to do this, simply because I wanted to know if I could
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

I'll second this: "looking at the quality of work submitted to the forum..." Every time I noodle around in the image galleries my jaw just drops at the stunners that are lying all over the place. It's not like anyone is specifically saying "Here's my best!" but is more of a flood tide of good talent and beautiful pictures. I just can't get over it. And with such crappy cameras!
(p.s., that last bit was an attempt at a joke....)
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

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I'll second this: "looking at the quality of work submitted to the forum..." Every time I noodle around in the image galleries my jaw just drops at the stunners that are lying all over the place. It's not like anyone is specifically saying "Here's my best!" but is more of a flood tide of good talent and beautiful pictures. I just can't get over it. And with such crappy cameras!
(p.s., that last bit was an attempt at a joke....)
You are quite right of course.

We should all be using plate camera's on large wooden tripods and all weighing a ton but which take beautiful photographs.

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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

I love my Olympus gear
I have been disappointed that olympus hasn't shown there hand as to where they are going with their system to give me an updated body to use my considerable collection of four thirds lenses .
I have all the Pro DSLR bodies and the EP1 and EP3.
The OMD is obviously a great Camera but it doesn't feel right to me it is not a camera with the solid feel of the E pro cameras .
If Olympus does produce a OMD Pro camera that can use both four thirds and micro four thirds lenses wih a grip option that gives some balance to large four thirds lenses then I can not see any reason that most four thirds users won't be happy.
My EP3 is ok but the E 3/5 just seems to give such a confendent feel and I get much better results from them .
So for me a OMD PRO body that can focus both lens systems with the same AF and a grip that can give size and battery power would be perfect.
It also would be to me the correct solution for olympus an upgrade for micro users and an option for four third users to use the great prime lenses micro has to offer
JUST DREAMING
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

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How many other members know their equipment so well that they can set it up in the dark without using any lights? I have taught myself to be able to do this, simply because I wanted to know if I could
I learned the structure and location of options I use on my E-600 since the display is almost dead and most often shows nothing but a grey background.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

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The latest generation Fuji X100s and X20 will both have it.
The X-Pro range of Fuji mirrorless cameras, which are newer than the X100 abd X20, don't have on-sensor PDAF.

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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

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I love my Olympus gear
I have been disappointed that olympus hasn't shown there hand as to where they are going with their system to give me an updated body to use my considerable collection of four thirds lenses .
I have all the Pro DSLR bodies and the EP1 and EP3.
The OMD is obviously a great Camera but it doesn't feel right to me it is not a camera with the solid feel of the E pro cameras .
If Olympus does produce a OMD Pro camera that can use both four thirds and micro four thirds lenses wih a grip option that gives some balance to large four thirds lenses then I can not see any reason that most four thirds users won't be happy.
My EP3 is ok but the E 3/5 just seems to give such a confendent feel and I get much better results from them .
So for me a OMD PRO body that can focus both lens systems with the same AF and a grip that can give size and battery power would be perfect.
It also would be to me the correct solution for olympus an upgrade for micro users and an option for four third users to use the great prime lenses micro has to offer
JUST DREAMING
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Totally agree with most of the above. For a time I was wanting an OM-D but have gone off the idea due to the limitations of its use with my existing 43 glass. On the other hand, the end of the year should bring the body that may, at last, replace my E-3.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

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Some want it large, others want it small...
But didn't Oly actually have that in their E-x, E-xx, E-xxx lineup? The E-5 was too big for me; the E-620 was much more the size I wanted. This 3 model grouping seemed to cater for everyone its just that they stopped it.

When I decided to go "digital" the choice was between the E-620 and the E-M5. The E-620 had the better lenses (12-60mm and 50-200mm; anything better out of my price range and too heavy), the E-M5 had the better body (sensor, IBIS, rear screen, SD card, etc). With no prospect of a new E-xxx but the potential fo new MFT lenses I went for the E-M5. Still waiting for that killer zoom lens from Olympus though.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

There is a lot of internet traffic concerning the new "high end" cameras from Olympus due to be launched this coming September. The 15th seems to be the preferred date, although Olympus Uk are running several local days throughout that week.

Both an E-5 and E-M1 are reputed to be launched but the specs of the E-M1 are looking good, if they are right!!
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51742527
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Old 17th August 2013
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

More info coming in all the time now:
http://m43blog.com/is-this-olympus-om-d-e-m1/

Also:http://m43blog.com/this-is-how-olymp...ed-iq-of-e-m5/

The PDAF (Phase detect AF off sensor) feature could even solve our BIF problems!! Apparently Sony have collaborated with Oly on a completely new sensor with improved resolution over the E-M5.

Exciting stuff if it's good as the words say! I also like the separate WB feature.
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

ISO 100, 1/8000th shutter speed , same batteries as the EM-5, combined Phase / contrast detection focusing - that would do me for starters, here's hoping

(and a nice new 200mm 2.8 would be nice too)
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Re: New Top Specification OMD coming?

It all sounds very exciting and I have the cash ready, since my son has repaid a loan, but having made an impulsive decision to purchase the EM5 as soon as it was announced and been disappointed on the BIF/CAF tracking front, I will be waiting for a few months until the real reviews appear!

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It all sounds very exciting and I have the cash ready, since my son has repaid a loan, but having made an impulsive decision to purchase the EM5 as soon as it was announced and been disappointed on the BIF/CAF tracking front, I will be waiting for a few months until the real reviews appear!

David
Better still, wait until Ian has some hire stock and try one for a weekend.
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