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Featured Forum Thread: Got my E-M5. If you have questions...

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by RussellOlaguer, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. asaulo1

    asaulo1 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 21, 2012
    Sure looks like the x100 is larger in almost every dimension to the EM-5. I assume it's also heavier?
     
  2. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Hows the silver finish? Does it look more like the 45mm or the 12mm?
     
  3. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    Looks more like the 12 as its actually metal where as the 45 is plastic.
     
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  4. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    First time EVER that Filos got first shipments! Bravo RedDot!
     
  5. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Would you mind posting some photos and your impression of the black finish when you get it?
     
  6. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I really like the look! Good luck with the camera!!
     
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  7. EthanFrank

    EthanFrank Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2011
    Thanks for checking :) 

    I just read the manual, cover to virtual cover, and found the solution:

    http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/manual/omd/man_em5_e.pdf - Page 93

    Within the AEL/AFL menu, choosing AF-S Mode 3 should do it.

    If you have a second, let me know if it works like I'm hoping it will :)  and thanks for the help.

    Enjoy the camera.
     
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  8. TheObiJuan

    TheObiJuan Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Mar 31, 2012
    Japan
    Japan was first indeed, but sold out nation-wide the first day. I went to buy one and was told it would be a month wait to get one....

    This is coming from the Oly rep at the nation's largest camera store, Yodobashi.
     
  9. phdezra

    phdezra Mu-43 Stalker Subscribing Member

    117
    Dec 6, 2011
    New York, NY
    Nice camera. Thanks for all the info in other posts.

    WHERE in Japan did you acquire it? Are online websites there stocking it?
     
  10. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    In order to separate that function from the shutter release, then all you have to do is go through your menu system and change the settings for your active AF mode (ie, S-AF, C-AF, MF) to "Mode 3". Then that default AEL/AFL button will then become the dedicated AF button while the shutter release will only activate exposure lock on the half-press, then release the shutter on the full press. If you set MF to Mode 3, then it will add S-AF capabilities to your MF mode. So I leave S-AF as the default Mode 1 (in case I never need to go back for whatever reason), changing only C-AF and MF to Mode 3 for Back Button Focus. Using MF in Mode 3 does the same thing as S-AF (Mode 3) + MF, but the latter is just redundant. ;) 

    This is the way all Olympus DSLRs and PEN cameras have been... If they haven't shifted it around too much, it should be under Sprockets => AEL/AFL => AF Mode.
     
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  11. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
    Russell Olaguer
    According to specs, X100 weighs 445g (battery & memory card included).
    The E-M5 plus 20mm weighs 541g (425g body,battery & memory card & 116g lens).

    The E-M5 with 20mm lens is supposed to be heavier. For me, they feels the same weight. Maybe because X100 has added weight from Thumbs Up and Metal Hood.
     
  12. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
    Russell Olaguer
    Actually I got it here in Japan. I'm currently based here for a work assignment.
    From what I've heard, E-M5 will be delivered in Philippines around 2nd-3rd week of April. :smile:
     
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  13. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
    Russell Olaguer
    I pre-ordered it in Yodobashi Camera. Went to the store to pre-order. They gave me a call when the unit is already available.
     
  14. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
    Russell Olaguer
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  15. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    When are u we gonna see the pictures taken with this camera? If i had this camera the first thing I will do is to take it out and shoot . Please post some shots mate ..
    Cheers
     
  16. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
    Russell Olaguer
    Thanks. I manage to get the focusing using AEL/AFL assigned to Fn1 to work. :smile:
     
  17. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

    303
    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
    Russell Olaguer
    Went out yesterday to take photos (using mostly the kitlens as i want to know its capability) but were to tired to post when i went back home. :biggrin:

    I'm at work now. WIll try to post pictures later. :smile:
     
  18. RussellOlaguer

    RussellOlaguer Mu-43 Veteran

    303
    Feb 12, 2012
    Paranaque, Philippines
    Russell Olaguer
    Just want to share some photos from the few test shots I got yesterday.
    Went out on a park to try the 12-50mm kitlens.
    Love the macro capability of this lens.
    THough I find it difficult to lock the focus due to strong wind.
    (These are small flowers which size about 3/4inch)

    E-M5 + 12-50mm (macro) (handheld)

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  19. hanzo

    hanzo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Chan
    Hows the EVF and focusing manual focus lenses (if you have any)
     
  20. ggibson

    ggibson Mu-43 Regular

    72
    Jul 9, 2011
    Have you tried Live Bulb mode yet?
     
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