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I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

Seems to me that everyone here that has actually handled the thing has ended up pre-ordering it. What's going on? Is it that good?

No it isn't. La la la, I'm still not listening.

Anyway, I don't need it: My E-M5 is just excellent.

Also there's no chance that a great big wodge of dosh will land in my lap between now and the Nov 30th end date.

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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

No Pete.
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

I handled it, I didn't pre-order. Not because of the camera, just have to sell a kidney first! Think about E-510 in size that handles, grip wise similar to an E-1.
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

Will it be the big improvement??? Time will tell! I suspect that it will be no big deal. I welcome as a stage further! but I suspect any differance will be minimal. time will tell!
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

It's an evolution, not revolution. It's a worthy successor in ergonomic terms. I suspect the quality improvements will be more apparent to pixie peepers.









But I've ordered one!
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

It will be interesting to read some genuine user reports as it is a very expensive camera.

It is interesting as an upgrade especially if the AFC/tracking works as proclaimed and if the removal of the filter really does deliver considerably sharper images especially in conjunction with the 1/8000 sec shutter speed...................and on and on.

Almost convinced myself to trade in my current EM-5 + Fuji (almost) and I read the other day that in the UK it comes with the battery grip and the convertor for 4/3 lenses included in the £1300.00 price - still a heck of a lot though!
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

I've handled and I haven't ordered, but it hurts!

My advice is do not look, do not touch, for it is Salmacis in disguise!
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

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It will be interesting to read some genuine user reports as it is a very expensive camera.

It is interesting as an upgrade especially if the AFC/tracking works as proclaimed and if the removal of the filter really does deliver considerably sharper images especially in conjunction with the 1/8000 sec shutter speed...................and on and on.

Almost convinced myself to trade in my current EM-5 + Fuji (almost) and I read the other day that in the UK it comes with the battery grip and the convertor for 4/3 lenses included in the 1300.00 price - still a heck of a lot though!
Time will reveal how good it really is and in time it will get cheaper!
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No Pets duh ???

Do you mean Pete has to sell a pet ?
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

I'm surprised how cheap it is in Canada. At $1400 CDN it's only $100 more than the E-M5 at launch and $200 cheaper than the E-5 last time I priced one.
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

I've handled it, liked it. But I don't need it - although I still ordered it - dunno why! I suppose it's to try to emulate what I have already got elsewhere, because I have faith in Olympus doing it's best for us loyal customers - dunno why! Perhaps I'm just gullible!

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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

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I'm surprised how cheap it is in Canada. At $1400 CDN it's only $100 more than the E-M5 at launch and $200 cheaper than the E-5 last time I priced one.
Hello David.....I think that the price you quote is for body only......the new lens is an additional $1200.00 according to the latest bits and pieces that I have read.
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

I'd only buy the body and MMF-3. The only m4/3 lenses that interest me are the fast manual focus primes available.
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

David I must admit I was surprised when you said you'd ordered one after your comments at Rutland Water compared with the Canon. I'm rather pleased you did though as it means we will have a thorough honest appraisal in due course. I look forward to comparing notes at some point in the future.
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Re: I'm a bit worried about this E-M1...

Pete,

Its only a couple of years ago and you were saying the E1 was the only camera you ever wanted (Or words to that effect).

Forget all this silliness and go and take photos with what you have already got.
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