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Olympus OM-D leaks and First Impressiions

Postby gstark on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:51 am

If what Petapixel is showing is legit - and I have no reason to doubt them - the OM-D (due to be announced at lunchtime tomorrow, Sydney time) looks to be a very nice body design.

Check the chrome bodied version about two thirds down this page. Sadly, that's a mock-up, and I doubt it's what we'll be seeing tomorrow.
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Postby aim54x on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:57 am

Yes the OM-D isnt far away....this will be interesting, and I think they have a done the OM-1/2 justice in the styling. A two-tone chrome colour scheme would sell well I would imagine (so long as it is not painted chrome)
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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks

Postby dviv on Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:01 pm

Fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down..... :mrgreen:
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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks

Postby gstark on Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:06 pm

aim54x wrote:Yes the OM-D isnt far away....this will be interesting, and I think they have a done the OM-1/2 justice in the styling. A two-tone chrome colour scheme would sell well I would imagine (so long as it is not painted chrome)


If they go down a similar design path (conceptually) to what they did with the PEN, then this could be a very nice line of cameras.
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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks

Postby gstark on Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:09 pm

dviv wrote:Fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down..... :mrgreen:


David,

You looking at that Yaris again?

The original OM bodies come from the mid-late '70s, when SLR cameras were truly at their best. Nikon FE/FM etc, Canon A1, and Olympus OM-1 were at the top of the charts in terms of elegantly designed bodies, and I think that they certainly still carry their stylish lines very well some 40 years later.
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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks

Postby photohiker on Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:30 pm

Looks better than expected if you trim all the grips and battery holders away.

And no, Gary. Apparently it does not leak! :biglaugh:

Rumors are that it has the same sensor as Panasonic G3/GX1 and a ~$500 premium :shock:

Still, it's good to see Olympus putting the Band back together. I love my OM.
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Postby gstark on Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:59 pm

photohiker wrote:Still, it's good to see Olympus putting the Band back together. I love my OM.


Indeed.

They were certainly a great camera, especially the OM-1. Great glass, and a true classic body.
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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks

Postby Steffen on Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:06 pm

What's with that faux pentaprism? I thought this was a mirrorless camera?

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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks

Postby aim54x on Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:26 pm

Steffen wrote:What's with that faux pentaprism? I thought this was a mirrorless camera?

Cheers
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The EVF has to go somewhere...
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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks

Postby gstark on Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:07 pm

aim54x wrote:
Steffen wrote:What's with that faux pentaprism? I thought this was a mirrorless camera?

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The EVF has to go somewhere...


It's actually where they've put the movement sensors. At eye level.

Just came back from lunch with Mr Olympus. Contrary to my expectations, there was pre-production hardware present and able to be played with.

The OM-D is an advance upon where the Pen is, and I think it may also spell the end for the E series.

In the hands, it feels very nice. Focus acquisition is very swift, and it has an articulated touch screen on the back. The switch between the rear viewfinder and eye level EVF is a little slower than I'd like, but much faster than the Sony A77.

There are some very cool features too. How about in camera live curve adjustments? Or in camera, live aspect selections? These seem to work with both the rear and EL EVF.

Video is 1080P @ 30fps; 60fps interlaced.

Availability will be April, pricing is yet to be determined.

I liked it a lot.
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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks and First Impressiions

Postby Steffen on Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:13 pm

Anyways, I'll pass on the OM-D, but maybe the upcoming E-LO will be music to my ears…? :rotfl2:

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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks and First Impressiions

Postby sirhc55 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:31 am

Steffen wrote:Anyways, I'll pass on the OM-D, but maybe the upcoming E-LO will be music to my ears…? :rotfl2:

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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks and First Impressiions

Postby Remorhaz on Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:14 pm

sirhc55 wrote:
Steffen wrote:but maybe the upcoming E-LO will be music to my ears…?

Now that is one great group :D


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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks and First Impressiions

Postby ozimax on Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:32 pm

Remorhaz wrote:
sirhc55 wrote:
Steffen wrote:but maybe the upcoming E-LO will be music to my ears…?

Now that is one great group :D


+1 :)


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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks and First Impressiions

Postby aim54x on Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:15 pm

I had a play today!

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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks and First Impressiions

Postby ozimax on Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:35 pm

Cameron, a sweet looking camera there, with a sensational lens. (I have played around with the 45mm 1.8 and it's a first class prime.)

What's your take on the new setup, especially the AF?
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Re: Olympus OM-D leaks and First Impressiions

Postby aim54x on Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:40 pm

ozimax wrote:Cameron, a sweet looking camera there, with a sensational lens. (I have played around with the 45mm 1.8 and it's a first class prime.)

What's your take on the new setup, especially the AF?


I can say that the camera feels nice in the hand, I have been told that the buttons will be nicer as will the build, come production. AF is FAST! definitely faster than the EP3 (current champion - disregarding the J1/V1)
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