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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

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Ian, one more question if I may...

Any info on the Grip Strap GS-4? I'm sure it's not standard, but can you find out RRP & likely availability date? It's hardly been mentioned anywhere, except in one global press release.
I will try to find out for you...

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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

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Ian, one more question if I may...

Any info on the Grip Strap GS-4? I'm sure it's not standard, but can you find out RRP & likely availability date? It's hardly been mentioned anywhere, except in one global press release.
Pricing has not yet been determined but it should be available when the E-M5 starts shipping.

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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

Does the M5 have an infra-red (or other wireless) remote shutter release facility?

A small point but I use my IR release a lot whenever the camera is on a tripod - just one more aid to reducing camera shake "every little helps" as they say.

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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

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Pricing has not yet been determined but it should be available when the E-M5 starts shipping.

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On this side of the Atlantic the price has been posted at a tad under $300.00
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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

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Ian, one more question if I may...

Any info on the Grip Strap GS-4? I'm sure it's not standard, but can you find out RRP & likely availability date? It's hardly been mentioned anywhere, except in one global press release.
30 according to warehouseexpress Link

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30 according to warehouseexpress Link
Thanks Simon; I didn't spot that the last time I was looking round their site.
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On this side of the Atlantic the price has been posted at a tad under $300.00
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Have you added an extra zero in there, Bill? It's only a strap.

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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

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Have you added an extra zero in there, Bill? It's only a strap.

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Yes it was my mistake.I was thinking of the drop and battery that you carried with the camera.......I forgot all about the leather grip Also there are other accessories that have been listed but not priced, among them a rubber cup for the eyepiece.
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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

By the way, if you trust me and my sources - I can confirm that the E-M5 sensor is NOT made by Panasonic. I'm rather shocked by this, but as far as I am concerned the information us bullet-proof. I don't know who makes the sensor, just that it's not a Panasonic one.

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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

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By the way, if you trust me and my sources - I can confirm that the E-M5 sensor is NOT made by Panasonic. I'm rather shocked by this, but as far as I am concerned the information us bullet-proof. I don't know who makes the sensor, just that it's not a Panasonic one.

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Wow! And on that bombshell .....

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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

Breaking news 13 minutes ago! Quick ... over to unpleasant forum to see the arguments and recriminations! ... (Joking )
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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

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Wow! And on that bombshell .....

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It's vaguely interesting but I don't regard it as a bombshell. If true, and I have no reason to doubt Ian's info, Olympus found a better sensor and went with it.
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It's vaguely interesting but I don't regard it as a bombshell. If true, and I have no reason to doubt Ian's info, Olympus found a better sensor and went with it.
I regard it as a bit of a bombshell as it contradicts just about every comment I have read about the E-M5's sensor. If true it is also the first time Olympus has moved away from Panasonic sensors for 4/3 and m4/3 cameras for many years. As you say, vaguely interesting, but that is the best than can be said of most of my posts.

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Re: Olympus OM-D and E-M5 questions answered

A quick question if I may.

I have an EPL-2 with the EVF-2.viewfinder. I really like the way it tilts up to vertical rather than having to strain your neck! It might seem a bit overkill but can the EVF attach to OM?

Also is the into the sun performance any better?

It's probably too late ask as I have one on Pre-order from SRS anyway!
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A quick question if I may.

I have an EPL-2 with the EVF-2.viewfinder. I really like the way it tilts up to vertical rather than having to strain your neck! It might seem a bit overkill but can the EVF attach to OM?

Also is the into the sun performance any better?

It's probably too late ask as I have one on Pre-order from SRS anyway!
Someone asked this question about 12 hours ago, apparently it can.

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=18954

I don't really understand your into the sun performance question.
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