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Olympus day at Brands Hatch 12th Oct

That's tomorrow as I write this

Is anyone else from here going? Aiming to try out an E-M1X - and some lenses...

I want to try the 12-200 and 12-100 PRO to find out whether either suit me as a holiday/day out walk about lens...

I also want to find out if the X will make any difference to my photography, given that I am not as good as the MKii is capable of as yet!
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Re: Olympus day at Brands Hatch 12th Oct

Not going but will definitely be interested in your results. Have a great day.
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Re: Olympus day at Brands Hatch 12th Oct

It will certainly be good to see what you come home with, and very interesting to see how those lenses perform, notwithstanding the X.....
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Re: Olympus day at Brands Hatch 12th Oct

My conclusion from the day is that the E-M1X is fantastic, the tracking works a lot better than the E-M1ii, but then it should!

I didn't notice the improvement in focussing speed initially but it definitely focusses quicker, and with the tracking probably more accurately.

Will I buy one?

No!

Why?

Because I've found that I'm not as good as the E-M1ii yet and the E-M1X would be wasted on me, it'd be a nice to have toy, but would it make any difference to my photography? probably not! I felt that the improvements in technology while well worth while are no substitute for technique, and while my technique doesn't stretch the ii in any way the X doesn't offer me any enhancements - IF I get to the point that the ii limits my photography, then the X is a logical step, but at the moment not needed! The thought of an E-M1iii in a year or two may make more sense, as hopefully I've improved my technique sufficiently by then.

Testing the 12-100 PRO was great, and is now on my wish list, and it looks like there may be some special show offers at the Cambridge Photography Show next week, so I may be tempted to get the wallet out...
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