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View Poll Results: Are you going OM-D?
O yeah, here's my pre-order confirmation! 36 10.43%
You bet! just have to de-GAS a few gears to fund it 23 6.67%
Positively, but only when it hits street price level 65 18.84%
I don't know, I like it, but won't my APS-C buddies shun me? 50 14.49%
Heck no! I won't be caught dead with a dinky m4/3rd camera 110 31.88%
OMD? Are they coming out with a new album? 61 17.68%
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Old 04-13-2012   #401
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Blue and white box?

I would prefer the black and gold of the OM system.
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for those of us excited about this cam, more to be excited about!

http://www.techradar.com/news/photog...c=rss&attr=all

It seems too good to be true ( there must be noise reduction going on ? ) - DR and SNR of the EM-5 EXCEED those of the Xpro1 even at high ISO !!

From the above : ( specifically http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cam...articleContent )



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Old 04-13-2012   #404
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technology marches on! i hope this is the camera that ends the 'm4/3 sensor is too small' nonesense.
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Robert, linky not worky.
I just see a blank flickr space.
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I am not 100% sure what those colored lines mean in the real world, but I think the E-M5 will produce images that are good enough for me.
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There's something off about TechRadar's tests - they seem to think the 5DII has almost two stops more of dynamic range @200 than the D700. I've used both, and I find that somewhat difficult to believe.

That's not to say the OM-D doesn't look to be a stunning camera.
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This looks like a great set for travel! Can't wait to see more real life results from it. But the blazing fast AF I saw in the Eric Kim video looked very promising. Near-instant auto-focusing.
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It seems that we're struggling to find fault with this new camera so far ... image quality, usability, focusing! Olympus may have got this very, very right.

The Xpro doesn't seem to be having such a free ride which indicates to me that people expect more of that camera than is being delivered. Our initial expectations of the Oly were very conservative by comparison ... everything is a bonus!
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Blue and white box?

I would prefer the black and gold of the OM system.


I'm not sure what to say?
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Too late for unbox

Tiny cam; for size reference, the laptop is a Macbook Air 11"



I have to say I like the look of this far more than the Fuji. I am a self confessed Oly bigot but that is nice!

But I'm not buying ..... yet!
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Blue and white box?

I would prefer the black and gold of the OM system.
Some OM gear was shipped in blue and white.
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I find my F6 fits my hands perfectly so that Oly would be very small!

But I've always liked the tiny Leica screwmounts ... you just hold them differently!
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And, the OM-D next to my smallest camera:

Hm.

I don't think it's a benefit that it is this small. Most of the time, I like me Leica's a lot for their form factor
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I think I need to stop checking out this thread!
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The Aria is a very petite SLR...the Olympus makes the F100 look huge...

Robert, you don't happen to have an OM body for comparison, do you?
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I have large-ish hands and I didn't find the OM-D to feel small. Didn't play with any of the buttons, but the built-in 'thumbs-up' grip really helps you hold on to it.

I'd probably get the grip kit for good measure, though, and just use the right-side grip part.
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It has arrived and to say that I feel good about the purchase is an understatement. The EM-5 just feels so right. The EVF is stunning. I played with it for an hour (in front of the Mariners game on TV) and realized later that I forgot to listen for the hummmmmm. I had to go into a dead quiet room to hear it. Not a problem. The grip (came today also!) is the single greatest addition. By the way, Pop-Flash has the grip (for $2 less!) and got it to me in two days, free shipping.

Here are some fairly shoddy shots (I'll get a better comparison tomorrow!) showing the same OM 50mm/f1.8 mounted on the OM-1, EM-5 & E-510. The EM-5 is definitely the smaller of the three, but not that much in comparison to the OM-1. The E-510 feels enormous by comparison. My main travel digital has been my Canon G9, smaller than the EM-5. I'm quite used to the G9 and cannot see any reason to think the EM-5 is to small. Buttons are small, but once learned, will be very easy to manipulate. The dual dials are a great feature:



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So jealous!

Larry, did you actually get a black body only??? Or the kit?

Would love to get my hands on the little guy next week--fingers crossed and Nokton 25 at the ready.
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So jealous!

Larry, did you actually get a black body only??? Or the kit?

Would love to get my hands on the little guy next week--fingers crossed and Nokton 25 at the ready.
Fingers crossed, B&H will be sending emails tonight or tomorrow and maybe, just maybe....
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So it's the left-hand (as you hold the camera) that is shrunk; hmmm. Size may not be so bad, but I would want to re-skin it immediately. That surface is UG-LEEEE!!!!
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I am certain Aki-Asahi will step up to the plate before too long!
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Thanks, Larry (and Robert too).
I bet you guys helped a lot of people in their considerations.

As we can see:
1. The right hand side where we usually hold and operate the camera isn't that much shorter
2. Plus it has the contoured grip section
2. And that grip section is actually taller than its counterpart on the old OM
3. The addition of the thumb-rest in the back

All these should make the handling easier and more comfortable. Probably except for those with very long fingers which would clash with the self-timer when using OM anyway.

So I don't buy the line of thought that OM-D is too small.
If you can use an OM comfortably, you will do fine with OM-D.

Even if that were not the case, getting the grips (mentally or literally ) should solve the problem nicely.
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I am certain Aki-Asahi will step up to the plate before too long!
One would hope.

Will, I will give it a try. Right now, however, I am placing an order for a Chamonix 45N-2 and two lens boards, so an OM-D will have to wait!
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