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zig-123 Oct 9, 2016 10:03 AM

Pulling the trigger on an OM-D E-M1
 
The announcement of the E-M1Mark II has presented an opportunity to finally buy the OM-D E-M1 camera with the 12-40mm f2.8 lens at a significantly discounted price of $1299.

I noticed, this morning, that Amazon,as well as Adorama and B&H, was selling the E-M1 body for $1099.
But, adding the 12-40mm Pro lens (which sells for $999) to the camera and the price becomes $1299.

At that price, you essentially pick up a new camera body for $200.

A deal I couldn't pass up. I'm looking forward to building a travel kit that will be many pounds lighter than the one I have now.

Zig

John Dixon Oct 9, 2016 12:32 PM

Well done Zig, the rate that new cameras by manufacturers are coming out is staggering really, Fuji tend to update their firmware to add new features that will work from their new cameras.
As far as the EM-1 goes, just because the mk 2 is coming doesn't automatically make the EM-1 a bad camera, I still use an EM-5 mk 1 and it still works as it did when IT was the Olympus flagship model.

boBBrennan Oct 9, 2016 12:36 PM

Congratulations Zig, you will be happier than you have ever been with the Olympus brand.

Do you,still have the FT 50mm f/2 .. I just saw on DPReview some sample BEE MACRO from that lens and E-M1 which are incredibly good. Of course the 35mm is pretty darn good too, as you know.

I am anxious to see some new images from you.

zig-123 Oct 9, 2016 2:55 PM

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Originally Posted by John Dixon (Post 1408576)
Well done Zig, As far as the EM-1 goes, just because the mk 2 is coming doesn't automatically make the EM-1 a bad camera, I still use an EM-5 mk 1 and it still works as it did when IT was the Olympus flagship model.

Thanks John, I too, have the EM-5 MK I and I was going to buy The 12-40mm f2.8 to use with it. But, this was too good a deal to pass up.

Zig

zig-123 Oct 9, 2016 3:16 PM

Hi Bob,

Sadly, i sold the FT-50mm f2 a long time ago. I do, indeed have the FT-35mm macro and still use it for much of my floral images.

From time to time, I still see four thirds lenses for sale at very low prices.
With the E-M1, I'll keep an eye out for a 50mm macro.

As for the E-M1, I know I'm going to enjoy traveling with it, the 12-40mm and either the 12-100mm f4 or a 35-100mm penny.

As you always say, it's nice to have choices.:)

zig

TG Oct 9, 2016 7:27 PM

Well done Zig the E-M1 & 12-40 is a real bargain at that price.
I'm going to get the MK II for me with the type of photography I enjoy shooting it is a significant upgrade. Still will keep my E-M1 as a second body (backup) & for my son to use.

Steven R Oct 10, 2016 10:13 AM

Congrats on your new purchase, Zig. It should be a great camera to travel with and I know that you will take super photos with it. :)

zig-123 Oct 10, 2016 5:40 PM

Thanks TG and Steven,

I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the kit and tryng it out.
Heck, I may even post a pic or two ;)

Greg Chappell Oct 10, 2016 5:46 PM

I still have my 50mm f2 macro. It focuses faster on the E-M1 than it ever did on any Olympus DSLR I used, including the E-5. I wouldn't doubt you'll experience the same with the 35 Macro.

zig-123 Oct 19, 2016 8:18 AM

Om-d e-m1
 
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Still trying to get a handle on this new camera. But, couldn't resist posting this sunset scene taken Monday evening using the Panny 35-100mm f2.8lens

Greg, you should be familiar with this location


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