Silver E-M1 - ughh

pdk42

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I spotted this shot of the silver E-M1:

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I've never been a big fan of the E-M1 aesthetics, but to my eyes it looks a damned sight worse in silver. What do you think?
 

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I think the fact that the grip trim right above the leather is thinner than the body trim right above the leather, really makes the grip look like an after-market/after-thought bolt on.
 

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I guess i'll be in the minority and say it's not too bad. I bought a silver E-M5 and didn't even consider a black one. All of my OM's are silver as well.
 

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Silver doesn't work on the e-m1. Looks awesome on the e-m5 though.
Eh, not that much different:

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The problem I think is that the E-M1's grip isn't pretty. It's big and looks to some degree like a bit of an afterthought. In silver, it just sticks out more and emphasizes its ugliness. Aesthetics aside, it's actually a great feature, but let's be honest, only its mother would think it a pretty camera! Neither the E-M5 nor E-M10 suffer from this so they look cool in silver - esp the E-M10 which I think is gorgeous in silver.
 

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I'll hold on my judgement until I see a better pic. The other omd's and pens are gorgeous in silver imo, but this? Gotta see it first I guess. To me, the em1 is serious. Almost as serious as canikon, almost too serious for fun. The other omd's and the pens are less so. Maybe that's why I like them with a bit more flare, silver and orange and whatnot.

I think I'll hold on to my black em1.


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I'll hold on my judgement until I see a better pic. The other omd's and pens are gorgeous in silver imo, but this? Gotta see it first I guess. To me, the em1 is serious. Almost as serious as canikon, almost too serious for fun. The other omd's and the pens are less so. Maybe that's why I like them with a bit more flare, silver and orange and whatnot.

I think I'll hold on to my black em1.


Patrick K
Maybe by the time i buy one, the silver versions will be so ugly that they'll be $100 less than the blacks... :)
 

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I'll hold on my judgement until I see a better pic. The other omd's and pens are gorgeous in silver imo, but this? Gotta see it first I guess. To me, the em1 is serious. Almost as serious as canikon, almost too serious for fun. The other omd's and the pens are less so. Maybe that's why I like them with a bit more flare, silver and orange and whatnot.

I think I'll hold on to my black em1.


Patrick K
I think you are spot on. I had the E-M5 in silver, it was that retro look that intrigued me. My E-M1 is a more serious camera - it feels so much better in my hand. The first time I used it I decided that aesthetics were not so important to me.
 

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Not a fan of the E-M1 'look' - just seems to have curvy bits thrown at angular bits.

The original OM had beautiful lines and worked well in black or silver (or titanium/champagne/grey for those with the 3Ti/4Ti).
I think the OM-1 was the prettiest of the OM-range:

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Minimalistic, essential controls only and in just the right places. A masterpiece of industrial engineering.
 

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I reluctantly bought the EM1 when it came out despite being black....once I realized no silver was to be offered. EM5 in silver was a no brainer...and once I picked up a black one...I knew silver was the way to go. The "Leather" body on the black one was more artificial...rasp-like feel to it. The Silver body had more natural feel due to irregular texture.

I wonder if the silver EM1 will be considered a limited, special edition, premium priced body, just like the 12mm Black edition (up until a few days ago ;-)
 

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I think the OM-1 was the prettiest of the OM-range:

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What? No hot shoe? I guess it must have a pop-up flash instead! How was the AF, esp on Sport subjects? Noise level on the sensor? What's the max FPS? Bat capacity & SD card writing speed?
 

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I personally don't care what it looks like, I care how it functions. This isn't a selfie camera - this camera is for folks who care about the content of their photographs, and the tools they use to make them are evaluated on functionality. I never heard of going to Home Depot and buying a hammer or a drill based upon it's styling.
 

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I really like my EM-1, any color is fine.......it is nice to have two bodies in the long run and they may will be dressed differently, 1 Black and 1 Silver.........this is what I did with my OM-2n's. jus sayin.......probably looks better with a black lens on it or a lens on it period.......from what has been posted!

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