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Old Nov 15, 2013, 11:04 AM   #11
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Oh, I'm not in the market for a new body, just commenting my personal feelings. I do like my E-3 and do not have a whole lot of money invested in the system......yet.

Another viewpoint I have is that Oly is out of the 4/3 system all together. The E-5 is no longer advertised in the B&H catalog nor the Oly 4/3 glass. I'm sure it's available on the web site but it is a sign of things to come. Will Oly eventually discontinue production of 4/3 glass, who knows. This is what would stop me from investing in a clean used E-5 body. Nikon/Canon used glass is available by the box car load on eBay so it makes selling a little more competitive as far as prices are concerned.
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Yeah, I'm just thinking ahead for myself.
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I echo what others have said the work is outstanding. The red berries especially are just perfect which is harder to do than one might think given their propensity to be shiny.

How are you liking the IBIS and are you using the VF stabilization too?
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Old Nov 17, 2013, 11:11 AM   #14
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...hey RA,

Thanks for the comments, this camera makes me not think a lot, in manual mode set the front &/or rear dial and squeeze the shutter. So far I've only shot JPG files because
COREL has not yet updated for th eM1 ORF, the camera does an excellent job at JPG.

Yes, the VF is unbelievable compared to the VF-2, the stabil 'wiggle' is there for the longer focal lengths, awesome.

This past weekend Bonnie & I were away for a break at a nearby lakefront B&B. I shot a few files there and will post them later.

I am so happy I did not wait to buy the M1/grip, what a jewel of a system IMO, love it.
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One warning......don't go to AC and try the 12-40 unless you'll be prepared to leave with it. It's the best standard Micro Four-Thirds zoom yet. Unbelievably sharp across the entire frame and at every focal length. It's finally made me feel good about no longer having the 12-60mm f2.8-4 Zuiko.

It's more consistently good than the Panasonic 12-35, which can show some pretty poor edge of frame softness, especially at 12mm (one of the main selling points of any 12-xx zoom), and it's built like a jewel with a gorgeous black finish.


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Can't wait to see some examples! I don't think I can justify buying it, since I still need to get some other lenses in other focal ranges first (75-300, Rokinon, 60 macro or 45); currently only have the 12-50 and the panasonic 25.
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I'm loading a few test files from yesterday and this morning to this folder...

http://gmchappell.smugmug.com/Other/...8611&k=LMcG8wm

I hate this time of the year because it's always dark by the time I leave the office so no time to shoot during the week.




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I'm loading a few test files from yesterday and this morning to this folder...
....amazing! I never bought the 12-60 and always had wished I had, now the m12-40, I don't think I will even try it at AC.... thanks for the warning.

It is easy to see in your photos that the lens is exactly what is said of it.
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