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

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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!
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Re: Hello from the OM-D E-M5 press seminar Amsterdam

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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.
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I believe it's only rated for 100,000 frames.
Olympus won't publish this information.

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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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Olympus won't publish this information.

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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!
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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.
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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?
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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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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.
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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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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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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!

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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).

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Haha! Actually I had breakfast with Toshi Terada at 07:30 (06:30 UK time).

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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?

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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?

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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!

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