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Re: Olympus E7

I am sure there will be a 43 lenses solution but it won't be a full size dSLR like the E5. It may be called something like em7 I guess.
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Re: Olympus E7

I haven't used my HG and SHG glass in months but I still want a solution. All my manual focus primes will adapt to either 4/3 or m4/3. If the new camera takes both I can add some of the fast, manual focus primes now available for m4/3.
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Re: Olympus E7

I used my E-3 for the first time in over a year last week. After reacquainting myself with how heavy it is compared to OMD it was a pleasure to use. I forgot how quick it focus' compared to the OMD. For photographing a quick moving 7 a side football match this was the right option for me as the OMD would have struggled to keep up.

Not that I could justify buying an E-7 for the ocassional sports photography I do, a hybrid so I could lose the OMD would be worth considering, or alternatively some fast long tele lenses.

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Re: Olympus E7

Interesting times ahead for Olympus.

The success of the OMD must surely encourage them to release an upgraded/new model to include PDAF, shutter speed of 1/8000 or better, faster flash syn 1/500 and base ISO of 100 this will then allow us to get good use of fast lenses wide open on bright days.

I would personally be happy to sacrifice high ISO capability for a lower base as I try not to shoot above 1600/3200 absolute tops and then very rarely but that is just me.

I am happy with the camera footprint and hope that will not change too much as well as also being able to use the existing HLD-6 system otherwise upgrading/changing becomes too expensive.

I would however, not be surprised to see a new 4/3 camera as there are a great set of lenses already in place and it has been a long time since a new body was released, however, the balancing act is fine.....Mu43 with ability to take both 4/3 & mu43 lenses without adaptor to capitalise on OMD success and growing lens line up, or pure 4/3 body with very high spec to draw people back in?

The link up with Sony will I am sure play a major part and I am sure we will see great new sensors, higher quality EVF's & LCD's all in well made solid weatherproof Olympus designed bodies.

Just hope they get there before Fuji & Pany combo release their conjoined camera!

Exciting times and reasons to see more pros switching formats.
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Re: Olympus E7

Re - For me, I need those 4/3 lenses for concert photography
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I'm in the same position! I use the 90-250 and 35-100 for concert photography and could do with a superior body and quieter like the OMD. Still may try OMD with the adapter and see if it is workable!
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Re: Olympus E7

Sisi and Chris - do you need AF for long lens concert stuff? If you can use MF, the older lenses will work just as well on the E-M5 with the advantages of better IS and lower noise at high ISO. Plus the EVF gives extra help with manual focus (magnified view, pseudo-focus peaking with the line art filter).

I'm speaking theoretically as I haven't tried it yet.

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Re: Olympus E7

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Interesting times ahead for Olympus.

The success of the OMD must surely encourage them to release an upgraded/new model to include PDAF, shutter speed of 1/8000 or better, faster flash syn 1/500 and base ISO of 100 this will then allow us to get good use of fast lenses wide open on bright days.

I would personally be happy to sacrifice high ISO capability for a lower base as I try not to shoot above 1600/3200 absolute tops and then very rarely but that is just me.

I am happy with the camera footprint and hope that will not change too much as well as also being able to use the existing HLD-6 system otherwise upgrading/changing becomes too expensive.

I would however, not be surprised to see a new 4/3 camera as there are a great set of lenses already in place and it has been a long time since a new body was released, however, the balancing act is fine.....Mu43 with ability to take both 4/3 & mu43 lenses without adaptor to capitalise on OMD success and growing lens line up, or pure 4/3 body with very high spec to draw people back in?

The link up with Sony will I am sure play a major part and I am sure we will see great new sensors, higher quality EVF's & LCD's all in well made solid weatherproof Olympus designed bodies.

Just hope they get there before Fuji & Pany combo release their conjoined camera!

Exciting times and reasons to see more pros switching formats.
I'm with you on sacrificng high ISO to achieve a lower base ISO, but I expect base will remain at 200 with an expanded low range of 100 and possibly 50. In theaory that could result in slightly lower IQ below 200 but base is already so good I wouldn't expect this to be an issue.
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Re: Olympus E7

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Oh good, that means lots of pictures - looking forward to them! I'm sure you and Julia will have a great time.
Yes Have a Great Holidays Ian and please come back with some E-7 news - if I do not hear soon on the "requirements for birds in flight" part of the spec (which the OM-D fails miserably at) I have to go Canon or Nikon ASAP the worst bit of which, would be missing everyone here

although I shall still have my E-1s but will not be able to post from Dark Side cameras/lenses
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Yes Have a Great Holidays Ian and please come back with some E-7 news - if I do not hear soon on the "requirements for birds in flight" part of the spec (which the OM-D fails miserably at) I have to go Canon or Nikon ASAP the worst bit of which, would be missing everyone here

although I shall still have my E-1s but will not be able to post from Dark Side cameras/lenses
You'll still be welcome to pop in, say hello and join in some of the banter - but let's hope it doesn't come to that.
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You'll still be welcome to pop in, say hello and join in some of the banter - but let's hope it doesn't come to that.
oooh! John Thank You

I would take photos with my E-1s and post here too -)

I phoned Park Cameras to place an order "for the Sept Olympus" but they said, NO CAN DO!
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Sisi and Chris - do you need AF for long lens concert stuff? If you can use MF, the older lenses will work just as well on the E-M5 with the advantages of better IS and lower noise at high ISO. Plus the EVF gives extra help with manual focus (magnified view, pseudo-focus peaking with the line art filter).

I'm speaking theoretically as I haven't tried it yet.

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Well ideally I need AF as photographing conductors and so on moving all the time is tricky on manual focus but I would like to try out the OMD and the adapter just to see if it is too limiting in that respect.
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Re: Olympus E7

With concert photography the lens is usually wide open and if you are working head on it is usually okay but auto focus is much better than manual... Last weekend it was epm-2 ISO 3200 f5.6 and E-620 ISO 1600 f3.5.... Need a new Oly that drives the bigger lenses
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Re: Olympus E7

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Yes Have a Great Holidays Ian and please come back with some E-7 news - if I do not hear soon on the "requirements for birds in flight" part of the spec (which the OM-D fails miserably at) I have to go Canon or Nikon ASAP the worst bit of which, would be missing everyone here

although I shall still have my E-1s but will not be able to post from Dark Side cameras/lenses
Chevvy, As you know I have gone over to the Dark Side by purchasing a Canon 7D for BIF but still use the E-M5 as a static wildlife/landscape/macro tool as I believe that it has a higher IQ than the Canon. Now the E-M5 plus the Canon 400mm f5.6 and 1.4x converter using MF gives me stunning results with static subjects so even if Olympus bring out a CDAF/PDAF m4/3 body it will be the 7D body that is first to go!

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Chevvy, As you know I have gone over to the Dark Side by purchasing a Canon 7D for BIF but still use the E-M5 as a static wildlife/landscape/macro tool as I believe that it has a higher IQ than the Canon. Now the E-M5 plus the Canon 400mm f5.6 and 1.4x converter using MF gives me stunning results with static subjects so even if Olympus bring out a CDAF/PDAF m4/3 body it will be the 7D body that is first to go!

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David, REALLY is the Canon poorer IQ ????? Mind you the E-M5 is top dollar but how does it (Canon) compare to E-5 (you had one ?)
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I phoned Park Cameras to place an order "for the Sept Olympus" but they said, NO CAN DO!
Cheeky, but nice try! I notice they said they can't take the order but didn't deny knowledge of the camera. Maybe we should all phone multiple stockists - someone, somewhere might let something slip!

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