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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

As I'm still stuck reading the forum on 'er indoors BlackBerry I've got a couple of questions people with better internet access may be able to answer.

Can the screen be reversed out of the way like an E-3?

And what batteries does it take?
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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

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Don't forget that uK prices include 20% VAT and US prices are often quoted before purchase tax.
I know you have to add state tax but generally it is around 7-8% and 0% if you buy in New Hampshire. It can still leave a substantial difference between the price you pay here and over there.
I am going over next month and I will be ordering a couple of items from the Lee filters range. B & H are selling them, including tax (although I shouldn't be charged that as it will be sent to another State) for a lot less than I would pay in the UK. It doesn't make sense when this is a British product and imported from here.
Not everything is good value but it is worth comparing prices if you are travelling abroad, were planning to buy the product anyway and the guarantee is honoured in the UK.
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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

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As I'm still stuck reading the forum on 'er indoors BlackBerry I've got a couple of questions people with better internet access may be able to answer.

Can the screen be reversed out of the way like an E-3?

And what batteries does it take?
No the screen can't be reversed and it takes BLN-1 batteries (same as E-M5 and E-P5).

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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

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As I'm still stuck reading the forum on 'er indoors BlackBerry I've got a couple of questions people with better internet access may be able to answer.

Can the screen be reversed out of the way like an E-3?

And what batteries does it take?
David, it takes the same battery as the E M5 (BLN 1). As for the screen, I don't know the E3 but the screen on the E M1 looks similar to the E M5 in that you can pull it away from the body and tilt it up away from you and down towards you. You can't pull it away from the body on one side only and reverse it or swivel it? So it isn't of use if you turn your camera portrait style.
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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

Thanks, I suppose with no top display Olympus think people will need the screen facing out all the time.
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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

Certainly looks an impressive package, specification is a nice incremental step from the E-M5.
It's also pleasing to see what appears to be a more robust speckle type black paint finish rather than the smooth affair of the E-M5.
Looking forward to reading the early adopters reports
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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

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I know you have to add state tax but generally it is around 7-8% and 0% if you buy in New Hampshire. It can still leave a substantial difference between the price you pay here and over there.
I am going over next month and I will be ordering a couple of items from the Lee filters range. B & H are selling them, including tax (although I shouldn't be charged that as it will be sent to another State) for a lot less than I would pay in the UK. It doesn't make sense when this is a British product and imported from here.
Not everything is good value but it is worth comparing prices if you are travelling abroad, were planning to buy the product anyway and the guarantee is honoured in the UK.
Oh I quite agree that as you are going to the US you may as well take advantage of a little shopping whilst you are there. Our VAT rate certainly doesn't help keep prices down!
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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

Good one Huw, I'll also leave it to the early adopters to find any issues/faults. After the problems early adopters of the OM4 had in the mid 80's I vowed never to be an early adopter again.
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Thanks, I suppose with no top display Olympus think people will need the screen facing out all the time.
I have a screen protector on my EM5 which seems to do a good job, although it doesn't last forever. I guess I'll use the same on the EM1.
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I have had hands on nice camera I brought Four thirds lenses with me to try they work well even the Bigma. Will have a look and maybe post a few no BIF shots because there were no BIF.
Ed, you LUCKY CHAP what did it feel like ? weight wise ? E-5 or OM-d EM-5

Sooo looking forward to seeing your images any MACRO ?

It is so good to know how the 4/3rd lenses worked
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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

Posted comment on another thread a lot lighter than carrying the E5 and grip, I did really like now deciding what to sell to buy one. I did try the sigma 150 and it worked well I was in poor light in the car park so tried it on leaves but did not have anything sensible to shoot. I hear Nick is not to well pass on my good wishes you are both in my thoughts and prayers
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Try here for real world images, bear in mind the animal pics were took through glass/perspex and all were took with no noise reduction.

http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/
Paul, WoW ! That Dragonfly eye/head is AWESOME ! thanks for this

I wonder how much difference the Z 50 & 35 Macro lenses will give us ?
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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

From spec sheet: E-M1 Weight 497g (including battery and memory card)
443g (body only)

My E-3 body with one battery, without grip = 940g
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Re: Olympus OM-D E-M1 new features explained

An interesting preview summary here:

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There's a short hands on video review here:

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