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Old Sep 9, 2013, 11:07 AM   #31
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That is interesting Harj. I don't own an E-620, but on other forums it had a lot of favorable comments over the years, and I remember that many of those users used the 50-200 and 70-300 with positive comments. I also agree with your battery comments as I wonder about the staying power of the standard battery without using the BG.
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Old Sep 9, 2013, 11:07 AM   #32
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so it is 130mm

which means the top deck is near the same just a different layout as M5 with the grip grafted on,

and so very close to 620 in size and weight
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Old Sep 9, 2013, 11:19 AM   #33
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Well we will know tomorrow officially but some specs were just posted on some Japanese websites. Per the Digital Camera Info Japanese website:
( I copied from the Google translation found here):
http://translate.googleusercontent.c...NnS6MpGeg#more

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
    - Place the image plane phase difference AF sensor 16.28 million pixel sensor LiveMOS new development, the 37 point
    - The image plane phase difference AF combination and contrast AF AF is "DUAL FAST AF"
    - Greatly improve the tracking performance of the C-AF in combination image plane phase difference AF
    - 6.5 frames / second maximum, continuous shooting of 10 frames / second maximum focus, exposure fixed at the time
    - 200-25600, LOW ISO range (ISO100 equivalent)
    - The shutter speed -1/8000 seconds 60 seconds
    - Image processing engine TruePicVII new
    - Adopt image processing technology "Fine detail II", magnification chromatic aberration correction, Moire Reduction
    - High magnification 2.36 million dots of 0.74 times 35mm conversion, EVF is 0.029 seconds time lag
    - 1.04 million dot 3.0-inch, movable, touch panel LCD monitor
    - 5-axis camera shake correction
    - Video Full HD (1920x1080 30p, 24Mbps)
    - Low-temperature performance dustproof drip-proof, of -10 ℃
    - Wi-Fi Built-in
    - Dimensions: 130.4 x 93.5 x 63.1mm
    - Weight: 497g (including battery media), 443g (body only)
    Announcement - September 10
    - Released in early October with the kit 12-50mm. Kit with 12-40mm is the end of October
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
    - Linear motor, MSC mechanism, AF The inner focus
    - Manual focus clutch mechanism
    - 20cm minimum focusing distance (maximum magnification of 0.3 times, 35mm equivalent 0.6 times) throughout the entire zoom range
    - Dust-proof drip
    - I squeeze seven feathers (circular aperture)
    - Filter size: 62mm
    - Total length: 84mm, maximum diameter 69.9mm
    - Weight: 382g
    - September 10, announced late November release
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Old Sep 9, 2013, 11:21 AM   #34
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From the same website, their listing of prices:
  • Price of North America
    - OM-D E-M1 Body $ 1,399.00
    - OM-D E-M1 12-40mm Lens Kit $ 2,199.00
    - M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO $ 999.00
    - E-M1 Battery Grip HLD-7 $ 199.00
    - Lens Hood LH-66 $ 44.99
    - Black metal cap LC-62D $ 12.99
    - Black Eye cup EP13 $ 19.98
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Ok.. here's a review of the E620 and the BG over at Biofos.com, and looking at the pic, the ^20's BG looks way more comfortable than the E3/E5's.

http://www.biofos.com/esystem/e620_grip.html

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"The 620 is quite a small camera only marginally larger than the 4XX series. With some of the larger E-System lenses it is a little unbalanced. While the grip cannot cure this is does redress the balance making the combination of say E-620 + ZD12-60 much easier to handle. "

"Personally the E-620 grip suits me but bear in mind I'm a fan of grips. I find it helps the E-620's handling greatly. I'm not suggesting the E-620 handles badly but as already noted with some of the HG and SHG lenses the body is somewhat overpowered. The grip restores the balance well and makes a good camera a great one. The combination shows its greatest benefit with long lenses like the SWD50-200mm and long MF legacy lenses which, without the grip, can be quite a handful! "

With the nigger enhanced EM1 grip.. its going to be better straight of the bat with most of the smaller lenses .ie the primes, and possible the std zooms but anything bigger I'd say your not going to have a choice but to buy the BG.

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Steve .. just noted that Oly are charging extra for the lens hood.. man thats terrible! Lets see how the lens afres in the reviews .. I have a feeling that its not going to be as good as the 14-54 or the 12-60.
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Old Sep 9, 2013, 11:27 AM   #36
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Well we will know tomorrow officially but some specs were just posted on some Japanese websites. Per the Digital Camera Info Japanese website:
( I copied from the Google translation found here):
http://translate.googleusercontent.c...NnS6MpGeg#more
Thanks for posting this.

Did you look at the Google translation of the blog comments? Hilarious!
I am glad quietly.

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I found another interesting photo comparison at that same Japanese website comparing it to the old 35mm film OM-4 and the EM5. I didn't own the OM-4, but I still own the OM-2 and I always considered it a great handling camera

Here is the translation:
"It is the impression E-M1 (middle) and try side-by-side comparison, that is considerably larger than (right) E-M5, but in combination with a large pattern 43 lens, there is about the size of this s much it might be easy to use. In addition, it looks slightly larger compared ,12-40mm F2.8 also 12-35mm F2.8 Panasonic."

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look here
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...size=860%2C600

wonder if those apps are part of it
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Thanks for posting this.

Did you look at the Google translation of the blog comments? Hilarious!
I am glad quietly.

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LOL You are right. Yes, I had scanned some of the comments. Its hard to tell if the writers are funny or if the Google translation doesn't always work so well.
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Old Sep 9, 2013, 11:45 AM   #40
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with translated comments like 'the kit of haste' and 'whether inner zoom because it is prerequisite me'

no wonder the yanks didnt crack the japanese codes before Pearl Harbour got bombed
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