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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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Old 26th October 2015
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In praise of the E-M1

I've been using my E-M1 a lot this last couple of weeks and I'm finding the more I use it and the more I see the quality of the images it produces the more impressed I am with it. As a photographic tool it's got the speed, features and ease-of-use that make it a joy to use; and the quality of its output is stunning.

I know that there are FF cameras out there that can better its IQ in technical terms, but I'm not sure whether that IQ improvement matters at all in the real world. The shots I'm getting are consistently sharp with great detail, colour and tonal range.

So, not a long and detailed "review" - just a quick post to share my positivity!
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Re: In praise of the E-M1

I agree and have just posted a thread in praise of the 40 - 150 Pro used on the EM1
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Re: In praise of the E-M1

Glad you are both having really positive experiences using your cameras and lenses.
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Re: In praise of the E-M1

My E-M1 is pretty good too, just the operator forgets to have all the settings appropriate sometimes & then has to spend time playing with the raw files to get the best again. I'll see if this operator will be able to handle the new features to be added next month too.

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Re: In praise of the E-M1

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My E-M1 is pretty good too, just the operator forgets to have all the settings appropriate sometimes & than has to spend time playing with the raw files to get the best again. I'll see if this operator will be able to handle the new features to be added next month too.

Same here, flawless as long as I am.
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Re: In praise of the E-M1

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I've been using my E-M1 a lot this last couple of weeks and I'm finding the more I use it and the more I see the quality of the images it produces the more impressed I am with it. As a photographic tool it's got the speed, features and ease-of-use that make it a joy to use; and the quality of its output is stunning.

I know that there are FF cameras out there that can better its IQ in technical terms, but I'm not sure whether that IQ improvement matters at all in the real world. The shots I'm getting are consistently sharp with great detail, colour and tonal range.

So, not a long and detailed "review" - just a quick post to share my positivity!
Yes, I concur 100% with that.

My 7-14 f2.8 has just arrived from SRS
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Re: In praise of the E-M1

Although I haven't been out as much recently with the camera I only need to see Paul's pics to realise he is getting the best out of the EM1...I am still learning on it, but I don't mind getting a few duff ones as when they are right I am amazed at the quality. Not forgetting of course that all the lenses and the camera I have can be carried around easily in a back pack, and when I need to travel light with one or two lenses it's a absolute doddle...

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Re: In praise of the E-M1

never regretted getting mine so I have to agree

em1 mark 2 will be interesting; I'm guessing 20mb+
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Re: In praise of the E-M1

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........... Not forgetting of course that all the lenses and the camera I have can be carried around easily in a back pack, and when I need to travel light with one or two lenses it's a absolute doddle...

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That is what I thought too until I got the Pro 40-150mm. It is quite heavy so I take it with me only when I am likely to need it. The quality is first class as Wee Man has attested.
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Re: In praise of the E-M1

I use two E-M1 bodies and all of the Pro lenses and quite a few of the Premium primes as well. So I am totally committed to the system.

However I will almost certainly miss the Pro 300/F4 in favour of the Panaleica DG equivalent zoom, as I prefer to use a very good zoom for "long" focus work, either sport or wildlife.
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Re: In praise of the E-M1

I have to agree and despite using a full frame for paid work, the EM1 (and mostly primes) is my first choice for my private / fun photography.
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Re: In praise of the E-M1

I've only been shooting Olympus for a little over 6 months but I'm getting such a buzz when viewing my images - a buzz I never got when shooting Canon and Nikon.
Been mostly shooting with the E-M1 but bought an E-M10 for its even littler and lighter proportions. Money well spent IMHO
I still miss my Canon gear, especially for wildlife and can't bring myself round to part with it but once the Olympus 300 f4 comes on the market who knows.
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Re: In praise of the E-M1

The only thing that puts me off the EM1 is it only has the flip out screen, I prefer the fully articulated screens especially for portrait orientation when using a tripod, I have 2 EM5's (Mk1) and while excellent cameras I do find the flip out only screen a limitation so for that reason I'm considering getting the EM5 Mk2.

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Re: In praise of the E-M1

Fair point Paul
Fully articulated would be a bonus but we went without articulated screens for decades and this is why our knees bend so that we can look at a non articulated screen LOL

I imagine the 1 Mk2 will have a fully articulated screen
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Fair point Paul
Fully articulated would be a bonus but we went without articulated screens for decades and this is why our knees bend so that we can look at a non articulated screen LOL

I imagine the 1 Mk2 will have a fully articulated screen
Some of us that have been with Olympus with DSLR's got spoilt with the articulating screen on the E-3, E-30, E-620 & E-5 though.
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