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Olympus OM-D E-M5 The first Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus with an integrated Electronic Viewfinder

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OMD in the rain

Has anyone used there's in the rain yet I am reluctant just yet as its new and I am still cradling it
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Re: OMD in the rain

Oh for goodness sake, Michael, go out and get it wet. Should be plenty of opportunity with our current weather, although it hasn't rained here for two whole days!
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Re: OMD in the rain

Took a good few pictures yesterday in the rain...images of rain covered leaves etc..its all good as is the camera still
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I wonder how water-resistant the surface coating is
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Re: OMD in the rain

I think the EM-5 is a lovely camera but won't compete with the E-5 etc for overall quality... the EM5 is expected to last 100K actuations as opposedtothe 150K for the E-5...so I would guess the same goes for the coating...
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Re: OMD in the rain

Hopefully the coating will wear badly and quickly, prompting some early adopters to sell secondhand at a vastly reduced price........personally I quite like worn cameras, they have character!
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Re: OMD in the rain

This guy over on mu-43.com had some fun on the banks of Lake Erie.


http://www.mu-43.com/f42/hardcore-we...50-lens-24755/

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Re: OMD in the rain

Those images make me shiver!

Seriously, somebody's going to drown their E-M5 before long - it's only relatively weather-sealed and it's no Nikonos - so I suggest we let members of other forums find the limits
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Re: OMD in the rain

...or you could just give it a shower.

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Re: OMD in the rain

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This guy over on mu-43.com had some fun on the banks of Lake Erie.
Blimey, that was on a lake.
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Re: OMD in the rain

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Those images make me shiver!

Seriously, somebody's going to drown their E-M5 before long - it's only relatively weather-sealed and it's no Nikonos - so I suggest we let members of other forums find the limits
That lake is like an inland sea so I'm not surprised that waves like that can build up in rough weather. My E-3 survived a similar drenching but with salt water. I just rinsed it under a running tap. But you're right, someone will push it a little too far at some point and completely FUBAR their E-M5. When they do, perhaps they could dismantle it to see if there are any clues as to who actually makes the sensor!
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Re: OMD in the rain

Yes, they are called the Great lakes for a reason

Back in my E-1 days I had a short holiday walking on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario before attending a conference in Toronto; this peninsula sticks out in to Lake Huron, and I can fully confirm that Lake Huron behaves just like the Huron Sea.
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