I have decided to get the E-M10

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by colbycheese, May 22, 2015.

  1. colbycheese

    colbycheese Mu-43 Veteran

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    So today i went to my local camera store to look at cameras. My 2 choices were the E-M10 and the GX7. The second i held the E-M10 i knew i needed to get it. So I decided to get it. Unfortunately they have to ship me the camera because i wanted the silver one and they only had stock in the warehouse. The guy told me it would be here by Tuesday. The waiting begins now.
     
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  2. sdb123

    sdb123 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Steve
    Nice choice...I'd recommend getting the grip as it really adds to the handling of the camera.
     
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  3. colbycheese

    colbycheese Mu-43 Veteran

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    ya I am planning on getting that sometime soon. Even without the grip though wow the handling is nice. Nicer than the G3 even.
     
  4. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    If you're getting the grip (which I think the E-M10 demands, realistically) might I recommend the Fotodiox alternative:

    http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Olympus-Mirrorless-Digital-Battery/dp/B00N1Z7WOI

    It is aluminum, a bunch cheaper, and has a cut-out in the base so that you don't have to remove the grip every single time you want to change the battery or take out the card. Seems like a win-win.
     
  5. colbycheese

    colbycheese Mu-43 Veteran

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    wow, never knew that this existed. Thank you for the link.
     
  6. Plumballs

    Plumballs Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Phil
    I have only got up to 40-150mm lens (not pro) but I do not feel the need for the grip. If I do manage to afford pro lenses I have heard they are harder to handle and need it, but no intention until then.

    P.S I do have big hands
     
  7. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    I have the grip but only use it when I am planning to use the 12-40 PRO for a while or on an outing where I'll be taking a lot of photos (it is helpful in that situation). I don't really need it the rest of the time. I have average sized hands for a woman.

    Congrats, colbycheese, I think you will love your E-M10! I love mine.
     
  8. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    I would get the Olympus version. The Olympus version has two pins that line up with holes in the base of the E-M10 so there's no twisting. I had one of the Fotodiox ones and am much happier with the Olympus.
     
  9. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    This is why I keep recommending that camera ;)
     
  10. Savageajc

    Savageajc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aron
    great choice!
     
  11. PeeBee

    PeeBee Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I got mine on Thursday, so I'm just getting to grips with it (if can you forgive the bad pun). I notice that you also have an EPM1. The menu structure will be familiar to you with some extra bells and whistles. :thumbup:

    I had to wait an extra couple of days to get it in silver too. It seems the most popular choice.
     
  12. colbycheese

    colbycheese Mu-43 Veteran

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    Ya, i would have got black but i just like the look of the silver one for some reason. But sadly i would have had to wait anyways because they only carry the kit version in the store. Oh well, it will be here before i know it.
     
  13. Armoured

    Armoured Mu-43 Rookie

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    Funny, I got mine at a lower price, but with the stipulation that only in silver as they had too many. But depends on the country I guess.

    Anyway, great camera whatever the colour )).
     
  14. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Interesting. That seems super easy to make a DIY fix for. I would probably just drill and tap a hole in the right position and thread in a short screw. I just think it would bug me endlessly to have to take the grip off every time I wanted to switch batteries.
     
  15. PeeBee

    PeeBee Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Really? :eek-31: All the dealers I checked early to mid week were out of silver but had black in stock. One dealer was charging a £70 premium for the silver model on Wednesday, but they've dropped it back in-line with the black body now.

    I wanted silver because I have some silver Oly lenses and they look much better on a silver body, whereas the black lenses look equally good on either.
     
  16. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    Yes it is something that might be easily fixed, I was just pointing it out as something that is often missed. The mechanism to remove the grip on the Olympus version is more obvious and not often overlooked.
     
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  17. sdb123

    sdb123 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Steve
    Removing the grip isn't a pain tbh, there is a quick release mechanism which removes part of the grip to access the battery/card area.
     
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  18. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Yep, releasing the main part of the grip is actually faster and less fiddly than the actual act of accessing the battery/card compartment.
     
  19. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    True on the Oly grip, not on the Fotodiox and others. Those you have to unscrew / remove the grip completely.
     
  20. sdb123

    sdb123 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Steve
    I only have experience of the Olympus grip, so that's what I was referring to. :)