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It's Fun-Fun-Fun Time.....E-M1 that is.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Dave in Wales, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    I've been snapping away for over 50 years, I've had loads of different cameras from loads of different makers, none have I had so much fun :dance2: with or pleasure from as my E-M1, my Mamiya C330 came closest.

    The camera has been with me for a week but today was the first time I was able to put it through it's paces.

    I'm over the moon, it's put 'life' back into my photography, sadly due to all the 'fun' I got carried away and there is nothing I'm inclined to post here, but I'll take a second look.

    What say other E-M1'ers ?
     
  2. humzai

    humzai Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Apr 17, 2012
    You know the E-M1 replicated if not exceeded the thrill I got after waiting and then receiving my E-M5 preorder. A lot of people think lenses, lenses, lenses but bodies sometimes make even more sense then lens purchases. Luckily m4/3 users have several to choose from now and from both camps as well.

    I finally got my hands on the olly 12-40mm and if you haven't gotten one and don't already have the panny, you want it!
     
  3. marcr1230

    marcr1230 Mu-43 Regular

    149
    Nov 28, 2013
    I agree - this camera is the real deal - most fun I've had in a long time photographically
     
  4. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    967
    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Ditto, but I'll reserve a "favorite" spot for my incoming E-P5 too...
     
  5. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    967
    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    OMDEM1.

    Grip arrived in mail today! Now just decide between 70-300 or 12-40. Also, I got the FL-300R today, since the rebate makes it free. I was very pleasantly surprised by the size and build quality. Not half bad, AND it tilts backward enough to bounce off a ceiling. Used it here, actually, for a quick snap.
     
  6. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    It so looks like a mini 1DX in this configuration!

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT_BcjrcDk2UCa0uuyz_UHp25NowMoBTdw2xaxiBXx3Ksz9nX9LBg.
     
  7. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    I have not been snapping away quite as long as Dave. However -

    The most cost effective camera and gear I had was the Hasslelad 500c.

    My most memorable cameras have been the Kodak Retina IIc, the Olympus OM-1, and very recently the D800 is the best camera I have ever shot with.

    The OM-D EM-1 is in the top five of all the cameras I have used. Right now I'd say the camera is most joy to use of all I've owned.
     
  8. gs3xr_fun

    gs3xr_fun Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2013
    96817
    juro
    Fun factor is definitely high with the EM-1, I hardly touched my Nikon FF gear. Weirdly enough, I use legacy lens 75% of the time with the EM-1.
     
  9. humzai

    humzai Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Apr 17, 2012
    I dunno about the 70-300 but while the 100-300 is useful I don't think I would buy it again. Af is poor at 300 and just ok at the other focal lengths. I would wait for the 40-150 or the super tele unless I really needed the longer lens. Maybe try and find some long legacy manual lens?
     
  10. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    803
    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    Do you mean the Four Thirds 70-300 or the Micro Four Thirds 75-300?
     
  11. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    From my brief experience with the 100-300 paired with an e-m5, its nothing short of spectacular. AF is quick, hardly noticed any diff with the 75/1.8 (significant diff with the 35-100/2.8) and for a 600mm lens its plenty "good enough"
     
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  12. brutto

    brutto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 17, 2011
     
  13. JamieW

    JamieW Mu-43 Veteran

    260
    Oct 25, 2013
    I personally don't see the A7 / A7r being a good move right now for most people unless you have a some non-Sony high quality glass you enjoy manually focusing. I have no doubt it's going to produce great images, but the native lens selection is going be a bit limited for a while since it's a brand new mount. If you happen to shoot portraits. weddings, landscapes, wildlife, etc, you're lens options might not get it done for you.

    Once they flush out the lens lineup and refine the camera a bit I bet it's going to be a pretty tempting system. For now, I have no regrets about the E-M1. It's such a fun camera to use.
     
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  14. brutto

    brutto Mu-43 Veteran

    221
    Feb 17, 2011
    I'm thinking the same. I struggle with the size Sonys FF NEX lenses are going to be. The Zeiss 24-70 is only F4 and bound to be big and expensive. The E-M1+12-40+ 75 is going to be a killer combo for me I think. On the other hand I do have some m-mount lenses I could use with manual focus. But, I can use them on the E-M1 too. Aaaargh!
     
  15. Dch

    Dch Mu-43 Regular

    58
    Nov 20, 2013
    :confused: I suspect Af on legacy lenses won't be better than the 100-300!
     
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  16. humzai

    humzai Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Apr 17, 2012
    That's why I said MF legacy lenses.
     
  17. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    Yes, I'm still besotted with it.:yahoo: