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E-M1 with 12-40mm f/2.8 looks excellent

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by MAubrey, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey

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  2. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

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    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    This is the clearest look we've gotten at the camera so far, and I have to agree. It looks excellent here, particularly with the 12-40 attached. It's gone from passable/ugly to attractive, IMO. Still wonder what a silver version would look like, if they even plan on making one at release.


    ALSO:
    Microphone port!
     
  3. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Looks very nice.. much better than the video.
     
  4. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Looks good. It also has the SLR matte finish to the paint, should be a bit more durable.
     
  5. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

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    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Also, for people who still think it's ugly; I recognize beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this may not be as pretty as the E-M5 or GX7, but it sure as heck looks better than this:

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    or this:

    D3S_7961-0600.

    Not that it should matter that much, but seriously.
     

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  6. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    For comparison, here's the picture of the E-M1 with the 12-40mm from 43rumors along side the E-M5 with the Panasonic 12-35mm from [​IMG]:

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    em5_1235-2.

    I'd say the 12-40mm is slightly larger, but not by much. But "most" importantly: no purple tint...
     

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  7. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2012
    Spain/USA
    Patrick
    admin at 43rumors says in the comments that it will come in silver as well
     
  8. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    So, we have an Oly 12-40/2.8 ! Wonder how it'll compare with the 12-35?
     
  9. napilopez

    napilopez Contributing Editor

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    Feb 21, 2012
    NYC Area
    Napier Lopez
    Comparing the hot-shoe sizes, that picture also makes it very clear that the E-M1 is only marginally bigger than the E-M5.A few mm taller, and a bit wider. It's definitely shorter vertically than the E-M5 is with the basic grip attached. Certainly nowhere near as big as the Gh3
     
  10. JustinZ850

    JustinZ850 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 25, 2013
    Florida Panhandle
    Justin
    Camera looks much better in this set of shots.
     
  11. sohcsleeper

    sohcsleeper Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 4, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Im gonna need some GAS-X
     
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  12. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Virginia
    Joe
    After I go and think that it was really ugly in the original shots, I see these. Looks excellent, especially with the lens. Regardless of whether I ever get one, its great for the health of u43.
     
  13. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    hinking it looks like the lens barrel moves out when zooming, unlike the kit 12-50 where it performs zoom internally???
     
  14. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    I won't hate on the Nikon's, because the non-slip finish was very grippy and I like features that have some utility. Could care less about the styling as long as the features are there.
     
  15. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    What a sweet looking camera and lens. The camera looks far better than in the compressed images of the leaked video. :2thumbs:
     
  16. jsusilo

    jsusilo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    OMG both EM1 & 12-40mm have some serious wow factor .. they got me on the first unofficial look ... this could spell trouble for credit cards and bank account :(.
     
  17. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    Beauty! :thumbup:
     
  18. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

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    May 11, 2012
    Cut your credit cards!

    Cut your credit cards!

    Cut your credit cards!

    Go for a hike in the Himalayas.

    Repeat.
     
  19. Mercurio

    Mercurio Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2012
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Mauricio
    Can we expect a pair to the 12-40 f/2.8 such as a 40-120 f/2.8 in the same way that the couple bright Panasonic zoom lenses?
    I thought I had finished buying lenses, but I am afraid taht I got GAS again... :thumbup:
     
  20. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    yes, this looks really good! very serious looking stuff. This should be great for the system!