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Old Sep 12, 2013, 11:36 AM   #21
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...........one thing I have not seen is, what about a hot-shoe accessory port!

I've not seen mention but am quietly assuming the same as on the M5. I will want to use my VF-2 for the 'angle' type shooting I do, particularly when doing cars.

Anyone seen a full spec list yet for the M1?
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 12:37 PM   #22
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An interesting point of view on the OM-D EM-1 by Thom Hogan, a user of an EM-5
http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/...-the-e-m5.html
Also worth noting that Thom Hogan seems to be firing his shots based only on specs and not on hands on experience.

The WiFi and PDAF capabilities are imho enough to justify the $400 premium on the EM1.

I was thinking I could live w/o the WiFi but it seems to be really well thought out allowing live remote view and GPS geotagging when paired with a smartphone, something I'm not sure even Canonikon is offering right now. I know you old timers probably are like yeah whatever but for many this is a pretty killer feature.


On the PDAF side early reviews are very positive. I've read reviews on Flickr from a guy named Jamie MacDonald https://jamesmacdonaldphotographer.jux.com/ who was one of the Olympus small camera big ideas visionaries who already has the M1 in his hands.

He is very positive and says it focuses the 50-200 SWD as fast as the E-5 which is pretty huge for everyone hanging on to that expensive and from what I've seen very high quality lens. Yes as JohnG points out the E-5 like the D200 is older technology but still it is a game changer for micro four thirds even if behind the curve slightly.

I can't wait to see the results people will be turning out with those super high grade lenses on this new camera body.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 12:43 PM   #23
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...........one thing I have not seen is, what about a hot-shoe accessory port!

I've not seen mention but am quietly assuming the same as on the M5. I will want to use my VF-2 for the 'angle' type shooting I do, particularly when doing cars.

Anyone seen a full spec list yet for the M1?
yeah it's there, here's a tear down... don't look if you are squeamish about seeing the guts.

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013...-guts-spilled/

clearly visible in this picture


I'll also ask Jamie MacDonald if he can confirm that it works with the VF-2 since he's taking questions.
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p.s. the manual is live on Olympus site

http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/..._MANUAL_EN.pdf

it confirms the accessory port is there, it lists the VF-3 and VF-4 as compatible along with other accessories, but not the VF-2. I assume this is just due to the VF-2 being fairly old at this time and therefore just not listed, but as I said I asked someone with one in hand if they can verify it works.
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I posted Thom's perception not to create a ruckus. To be fair to Mr. Hogan, he is a long time user of the OM-D EM-5 and considers it his go to camera when traveling.
Like a lot of us, he believes in being able to have choices and having the right tool for the right occasion.
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Zig - wasn't trying to make a ruckus, just pointing out that Mr. Hogan was firing shots based on price and spec list alone. I think he's a great read and enjoy his blog.

There will certainly be some who feel the M1 is overpriced, especially when compared to prosumer APS-C or even the entry level full frame DSLRs. I've also seen others say that when Sony releases a full frame mirror less everything else will look like old technology.

I don't know in the end I am just glad to see Olympus is really stepping up to put out what is arguably the best micro four thirds camera to date.
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I don't know in the end I am just glad to see Olympus is really stepping up to put out what is arguably the best micro four thirds camera to date.
We are in agreement. And, I hope Oly's success continues.
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Everyone buy the EM-1! Your EM5s are now worthless . . . mail them to me and I'll dispose of them for you at NO CHARGE.
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They aren't worthless Sammy, I'm willing to pay 50.00 for each one and I'll pay shipping.
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Everyone buy the EM-1! Your EM5s are now worthless . . . mail them to me and I'll dispose of them for you at NO CHARGE.
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They aren't worthless Sammy, I'm willing to pay 50.00 for each one and I'll pay shipping.
Ummm, I offer $55 plus shipping and insurance!
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