Olympus OM-D E-M5
Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:29 PM
The OM-D E-M5 is a new type of Micro Four Thirds camera and seems to really move the game on. It is very impressive, both in terms of performance and image quality. IQ particularly impressive in terms of dynamic range and ISO. Lens choice seems to cover all. Some aspects of the housing are excellent, some less good. Will post some pictures of the kit when I've taken some tomorrow.
I am here to review it for Wetpixel and see if it really is a viable alternative to a DSLR (my excuse for posting in this forum)
Here are some snaps taken as I was figuring out how it worked as the light faded rapidly. Only done one dive so far - trying the Panasonic 8mm fisheye.
Taken with Olympus E-M5 and 8mm fisheye. 1/15 @ f/5, ISO 800. Available light (hand held with in body 5 axis stabiliser).
Taken with Olympus E-M5 and 8mm fisheye. 1/30 @ f/8, ISO 400. 2 x INON Z240.
Taken with Olympus E-M5 and 8mm fisheye. 1/15 @ f/10, ISO 3200. Available light (hand held with in body 5 axis stabiliser).
Taken with Olympus E-M5 and 8mm fisheye. 1/3 @ f/11, ISO 200. 2 x INON Z240.
Now must sleep!
Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:05 AM
IMHO you should post here, system is more relevant than mirror. I'm looking forward to hear your further opinions!
Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:36 PM
Are you using the Olympus housing or the rumored Nauticam housing?
Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:19 PM
I am so glad you are "field" testing this Oly. Will you use the 12-50? What for macro? IMHO, this is the sub form for this type of camera. Don and I wanted Adam to create a section for mirrorless. Adam suggested posting to this DSLR form.
Edited by Deep6, 28 May 2012 - 06:22 PM.
Carpe carp - Seize the carp
Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:57 AM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:39 AM
Check the Nauticam NEX-7 housing and you will see a lens to aide when viewing with the OLED-EVF. This allows a better view into the EVF. It does not appear that the Olympus housing has one, they did on the DSLR housings for the E-system cameras.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:09 AM
Still have my OM-2S
Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:52 PM
This does look like a sweet little camera.
Still have my OM-2S
Sweet lenses keep coming for the MFT line as well like the just announced Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 X which will focus to 25cm. This lens is already getting rave reviews and it appears it will fit into some current ports (both flat and dome) with only a new gear needed.
Edited by Phil Rudin, 30 May 2012 - 02:53 PM.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:46 PM
I have not been able to get a spare Olympus battery for my E-M5 yet and would be interested in battery life with the EVF on. Also now well the housing works without any pickup finder.
Isn't the battery for the E-M5 the same as the one used in the Olympus E-330? BLM-1? PM me and I'll send you one of mine.
8mm, 12-50mm, 45mm lenses
My web page.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:00 PM
I have the vertical battery grip but no extra battery to use it with at this time.
BLN-1, not the BLM-1, I now have four different types of batteries for Olympus cameras
Edited by Phil Rudin, 30 May 2012 - 04:04 PM.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:17 AM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:20 AM
My worry about it is that if I'm sure that wide angle will not be a problem , what about macro ? All the pictures that I've seen untill now taken with mirrorless camera did not convince me vs pictures taken with a dslr.
Of course normally Olympus will release a 60 mm macro , but will Nauticam and Olympus release also a port for it quickly ??
Anyway this camera seems actually impossible to found in France .. so wait and see ..
Edited by girelle, 31 May 2012 - 01:20 AM.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:24 AM
I have heard that the Olympus housing is compatible with Sea and Sea RDX port - but I have not been able to confirm this. Can anyone?
I did two dives with it on macro, including one yesterday. It has strengths and weaknesses relative to a DSLR.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:47 AM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:10 AM
I am most of the way through writing the review - so hopefully it will be online tomorrow - assuming i have time to finish it (I am currently realising why Rome is called the Eternal City - with a never-ending transit at Leo's Airport - so I should be close) and Adam has time to post it.
Right - back to work!