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Two weeks with the EM-1

Just posted on Luminous Landscape today, if anyone's interested:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/es...pus_e_m1.shtml


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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

An excellent write up. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

Not that I need a review now having owned my E-M1 since the end of May, but this is encouraging for anyone still considering the E-M1. This is a nice write up by by Kevin Raber.

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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

That was a good read I really enjoyed that and you've included some stunning shots too, thanks for posting Mike. Interesting you seem to have a problem with settings getting changed on handling. That's something I've never experienced. Mind you I'm a much lighter and more casual user than you must be. One of the other things I noticed was your comment about the new firmware. I've not updated my camera yet, having to reset all the settings has made me delay a bit so is it really that much better with v2.0 firmware?
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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

Made me want to rush out and buy one............

but I resisted

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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

Very interesting, thanks for the link.
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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

An excellent write up Mike, the E-M1 is fantastic camera no doubt but it's also good to read about your thoughts verses the XT-1, I'm sure I would feel the same about that body if I had one given the output from my now sold XE-1 was pretty special.
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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

The article brings out all the reasons I love my OM-D M1 including the reason why I stopped using my Canon Pro stuff. My back is certainly a lot better
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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

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That was a good read I really enjoyed that and you've included some stunning shots too, thanks for posting Mike. Interesting you seem to have a problem with settings getting changed on handling. That's something I've never experienced. Mind you I'm a much lighter and more casual user than you must be. One of the other things I noticed was your comment about the new firmware. I've not updated my camera yet, having to reset all the settings has made me delay a bit so is it really that much better with v2.0 firmware?
I recommend updating the firmware to 2.0 which includes a number of improvements besides the added features. This write up by Kevin Raber (linked to by Mike) with photos is a good advert for the E-M1 with the 2.0 firmware.

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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

Just for the avoidance of doubt, I didn't write that - I just posted the link.

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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

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That was a good read I really enjoyed that and you've included some stunning shots too, thanks for posting Mike. Interesting you seem to have a problem with settings getting changed on handling. That's something I've never experienced. Mind you I'm a much lighter and more casual user than you must be. One of the other things I noticed was your comment about the new firmware. I've not updated my camera yet, having to reset all the settings has made me delay a bit so is it really that much better with v2.0 firmware?
Me too Phill very nicely written to be an easy read (for a change, so many are so wrapped in too much 'techie stuff' for me )

Huge thanks to Mike for posting, this is not something I would have read otherwise

For me I have been an Olympus fan for over 40 years, although the Fuji suited my middle son, as a gift - I was tempted but stayed loyal to Olympus

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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

That's a nice real-life review.

Just about the only handling problem I ever have with the M1 is accidentally knocking the 1/2 lever as I pull the camera out of whatever bag I'm using: there's that frustrating moment of panic as dial rotations don't have the desired effect!
I did it today and missed some nice shifting light and shadow effects on Skiddaw (but then again I only needed to wait another 5' and a whole load of new ones appeared).
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Thanks for a couple of things

One: I didn't know about the firmware update (I had only recently updated to 1.4) so I've done the update to 2.0 now.

Two: You've made me realise how little I knew my E-M1 and it's much more customisable than I thought. I had it for sale (only because I temporarily need money) but I think there is a very real possibility I may keep it now.

As one of my main reasons for going M4/3 was for travel you've made me realise the versatility and hardiness of the E-M1 underline that it is the ideal choice.

Great article and pics by the way...

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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

Really really great write up.

Made me want an E-M1 and 12-40 even more.
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Re: Two weeks with the EM-1

Sorry Mike I thought you had written the article. Thanks for posting the link anyway.
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