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Old Apr 13, 2012, 9:01 PM   #1
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Default Olympus OM-D ... I saw one!

I was invited to go to a special "meet and sale" at my local photo store (I problably spent way too much money there...) and I was able to speak with the Olympus representative for about 10 minutes ... and do a quick test of the OM-D with the 12-50.

At the end...
- I love the "sturdy" feeling
- The electronic viewfinder is working fine (way better than my VF-3)
- The ergonomy is better than the E-PL2 ... But still not as good as the E-30 (this is normal, it is way smaller)
- The 12-50 looks good
- Yes, I was able to ear the "sea sound" generated by the camera ... it is probably annoying in a quiet room but itis not too bad

My conclusion .... It is a winner!

At the end, I will probalbly order it ... tomorrow!

I just need to decide ... Body only or with the 12-50?
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 3:47 PM   #2
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Folob,

Is the evf fixed? I like how i can use my vf-2 at a 45 or 90 degree angle and wonder if i would miss it?
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 4:06 PM   #3
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As far as I was able to tell, the EVF is at least as good as the EV-2 ... and way better than my VF-3

As for fixed, can you explain more?

And yes, I did order the camera with the 12-50 so I will be able the answer question when I will get the camera
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The EVF is fixed on the E-M5. Cannot be swung up.

One trick you can do though, if you already own the VF-2, it will make a great angled finder if you need one. It does mount in the E-M5's hot shoe and works rather than swinging up the back LCD.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 4:39 PM   #5
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Fixed that way ... Oh... Make sense

Then I can still use my VF-3 on it! However, it might be hard going back to it...

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Fixed that way ... Oh... Make sense

Then I can still use my VF-3 on it! However, it might be hard going back to it...

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I would imagine the times I will use the VF-2 are somewhat minimal when the day comes that I have an E-M5, but it will be an accessory I have on-hand, just in case. There have definitely been multiple times I have swung the finder up and I definitely prefer using an eye level finder that way than the back LCD.
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