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Olympus OM-D

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by vindicator, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. iXeR0

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    I've watched other previews and the shutter is much quieter in those.
    One of the reasons I'm keen on this camera.
     
  2. two40

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    pfft. it's your fault i'm getting one. :tongue:
     
  3. jastormont

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    Same it is like trying to kick a habit.

    I would actually like to see some pics and movies and info on how well it goes with 4/3 lenses as I could see this camera as a replacement for my E-3.
     
  4. Trysaeder

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    For a system with no mirror slap I don't know how they manage to be so loud. All of the m43rds gear I've had has not been an improvement over dslrs in shutter noise because it's higher pitched and more noticeable.
     
  5. RnR

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    From what I have read, the shutter noise is softer than or comparable to the quiet curtain mode on the Sony Nex.
     
  6. chilloutbuddy

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    or a little sewing machine
     
  7. chilloutbuddy

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    oi
    you stay away from this camera
     
  8. two40

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    Almost bought a Panny 20/1.7 today :p so much for waiting for proper reviews.
     
  9. chilloutbuddy

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    ^^quite possibly the best value for money in the m4:3 world :)
     
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    Look at the GX1 review.
    Improve the UI a bit, improve the jpegs a bit, add 9.2 fps, option for a grip, integrated viewfinder, weather sealing, better screen, flippy screen, another control dial, $400 price.
     
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    I said this when the E-P3 came out, but it looks like Olympus CDAF is now faster, more accurate and more versatile than PDAF in an DSLR this side of $3K.
     
  15. chilloutbuddy

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    Having used an E-PM1 alongside my D7000 in not-great light, I'd disagree.
     
  17. Deftone2k

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    I dont know I really didnt enjoy using the X100 when I have used it. I am hoping the OM-D is totally different :thumbup:
     
  18. chilloutbuddy

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    I think fuji did a very bad job at explaining how this type of camera works, and most people had never used something like a Hexar AF to have a clue. Especially how autofocus works, which is most peoples' complaint. Personally I think autofocus on the x100 is very good particularly after the firmware updates and I have no problems shooting birds in flight with it

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    There's little tricks and atrributes to the x100's AF that most people dont even notice but they are life savers, for example if AF fails it defaults to 3m which is usually good enough for such a wide lens, so if needs be you just press the button regardless and chances are your subject is in focus. Or that it never hunts in low light for more than 1/2 sec like many DSLRs do, if it doesnt catch it gives you the red square so you can move on (or simply take the photo anyway and rely on the 3m default distance). Or that it has the parallax corrected focus point in the VF so you know exactly where focus is, and a few other tricks

    This camera makes me think that some photographer actually had a hand in designing it.
     
  19. two40

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    Release it already! :(







     
  20. two40

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    Just placed my order for a silver OM-D with the kit lens from Digidirect for $1.5k and met Killerwombat who sold me his Panny 20/1.7 :)

    Are 30mb/s cards good enough or should I get the 95mb/s? :confused:
     

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