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    OM-D (what is with the body covering?)

    Look on Dpreview, there is a shot of the silver body with a pebble-grain covering (which I like) and all the other shots show a smoother covering, which I would choose second. Any further information on this?

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    The silver and black versions have different coverings:




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    I'm going with the more modern black I think.

    Thanks for the illustrations Amin.

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    I kinda want the silver one. It reminds me of my newspaper's OM-2 that I used the entire time I worked there.

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    I've pre-ordered the silver one. I think I'd go for the black if I didn't already have the black E-P3.

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    Re: OM-D (what is with the body covering?)

    I'll have a black one with the cover from the silver one please.
    . . . erm.

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    P.S. I think something has happened to my GAS

    OMD
    Nikon 800e
    Fuji X1pro
    they all look wonderful - really fine . . . . but

    . . . . I haven't ordered any of them


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    full metal jacket BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    . . . . I haven't ordered any of them
    That's what being satisfied does with you. Bah!

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    For me, it'll be the black one, if I find a real reason to upgrade to this from my GH2. The GH2 does what I need, and I don't think the image quality of the OMD will leapfrog that one. I've never really bonded with the GH2 though, since I think it's fugly. To spend this amount of money to get a better looking camera, I just don't know. Other things (image stabilizing improvements, weather sealing) at the moment just don't seem that important to me. But who knows...

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    I would have hated it if the silver was paint on plastic
    It is so much more worthwhile as a metal finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    P.S. I think something has happened to my GAS

    OMD
    Nikon 800e
    Fuji X1pro
    they all look wonderful - really fine . . . . but

    . . . . I haven't ordered any of them
    +1

    I'm happy with what I have now and don't need or want anything more.

    Out of the blue, however, a friend on the east coast is sending me a really nice looking black Nikon F Photomic FTn body that he found being tossed in the dumpster. A silver F-FTn was my first SLR camera ... always wanted a black one.

    It will sit alongside my M4-2 for the 'occasional roll of film' fun. I guess there is a reason I've acquired a couple of nice old Nikkor lenses after all... :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    +1

    I'm happy with what I have now and don't need or want anything more.

    Out of the blue, however, a friend on the east coast is sending me a really nice looking black Nikon F Photomic FTn body that he found being tossed in the dumpster. A silver F-FTn was my first SLR camera ... always wanted a black one.

    It will sit alongside my M4-2 for the 'occasional roll of film' fun. I guess there is a reason I've acquired a couple of nice old Nikkor lenses after all... :-)

    Congratulations Godfrey - I wish I could be so sure that I don't want anything more (need? I need much less, but that's a different matter).

    What I'd really like is one full frame high resolution camera which would make the best of both my Leica M and R lenses . . . . . . I'd find that pretty hard to resist, but it doesn't even exist at present . . . if it did (and it was good), then I'd find it hard to qualify keeping anything much else! I guess 24mp would be perfect . . one can but hope!

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    Somewhat ditto but the OMD doesn't really interest me in the way actually playing with the new higher resolution/reduced price Sigma's does.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    P.S. I think something has happened to my GAS

    OMD
    Nikon 800e
    Fuji X1pro
    they all look wonderful - really fine . . . . but

    . . . . I haven't ordered any of them


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    P.S. I think something has happened to my GAS

    OMD
    Nikon 800e
    Fuji X1pro
    they all look wonderful - really fine . . . . but

    . . . . I haven't ordered any of them

    Nikon 800e yes,

    all the rest I cannot get warm with. Especially looking at that highly praised vintage look of the OMD, I must say I would have rather opted for a modern look as from the E5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Congratulations Godfrey - I wish I could be so sure that I don't want anything more (need? I need much less, but that's a different matter).

    What I'd really like is one full frame high resolution camera which would make the best of both my Leica M and R lenses . . . . . . I'd find that pretty hard to resist, but it doesn't even exist at present . . . if it did (and it was good), then I'd find it hard to qualify keeping anything much else! I guess 24mp would be perfect . . one can but hope!
    That might be the nw Leica mirror less system which should be introduced this year.

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    I've just removed my OM-2n from its plastic bag and loaded it with Tri-X. Can't wait until tomorrow am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    That might be the nw Leica mirror less system which should be introduced this year.
    I thought they said APS/c

    . . . and I've seen nothing about this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    P.S. I think something has happened to my GAS

    OMD
    Nikon 800e
    Fuji X1pro
    they all look wonderful - really fine . . . . but

    . . . . I haven't ordered any of them

    We'll see. It's always easier to resist cameras which are available for pre-order than it is to resist walking out of the camera store with the camera in hand. The Nikon color, you don't like, and the Fuji treads on the terrain of cameras you already own, but I think you'll have a soft spot for the OM-D .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amin View Post
    We'll see. It's always easier to resist cameras which are available for pre-order than it is to resist walking out of the camera store with the camera in hand. The Nikon color, you don't like, and the Fuji treads on the terrain of cameras you already own, but I think he'll have a soft spot for the OM-D .
    Shhhhhhhh Amin - but of course, you are right - it's going to be quite hard to resist . . . and you're quite right about the other two as well (easy to resist).

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    OM-D has weathersealing.

    That is huge to me.

    Plus, better high ISO than my EP-3 and a host of other improvements.

    Pre-order done.

    Boo-yah!

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    Re: OM-D (what is with the body covering?)

    Has anyone read Thom Hogan's (byThom) posts re the OM-D? He seems awfully sarcastic and impatient re the availability of accessories, for a camera that hasn't even been released yet. I may go for the silver body model myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bensonga View Post
    Has anyone read Thom Hogan's (byThom) posts re the OM-D? He seems awfully sarcastic and impatient re the availability of accessories, for a camera that hasn't even been released yet. I may go for the silver body model myself.
    That is a man who apparently likes to see his own words published, lots of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    That is a man who apparently likes to see his own words published, lots of them.
    Well said!

    He relished the times when Olympus financial scandal was all over the place. He was everywhere talking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Well said!

    He relished the times when Olympus financial scandal was all over the place. He was everywhere talking about it.
    Say we with more than 4,000 posts each on this forum alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    That is a man who apparently likes to see his own words published, lots of them.
    His more recent write ups read like a grumpy old man's work with an "I know it better than these camera companies" attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retow View Post
    His more recent write ups read like a grumpy old man's work with an "I know it better than these camera companies" attitude.
    By more recent, you mean what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    By more recent, you mean what?

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    Oh Since about 2002 I'd say. I found him irritating when I shot Nikon. . . mind you, you can amuse yourself by reading his old predictions

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    Olympus black E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera and internals eyes-on -- Engadget

    All the parts are now on display at this website.

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    I just keep seeing, in my mind's eye, a silver one with the 25mm Summilux on it.

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    Thom Hogan

    I usually try to shy away from even slightly controversial posts, but here goes...

    First, all Thom was saying about the batteries was that it was silly for Olympus to already let you order the battery grip and not let you order the batteries at the same time. Kinda makes sense, no? He was pointing out actually that they have done a really good job bringing the OM-D to market awareness and then they drop the ball on execution things like this. That was the point of that part of the article.

    And just to point out a bit of the pot calling the kettle black, how many posts have there been here regarding Panasonic's inability to get batteries to market for cameras like the GH-2 that desperately require additional batteries?

    And to be honest, I find his comments just as pithy and useful as are often made here on these forums by a number of members whose opinions I respect.

    Yes, scary but true, I am actually a bit (with a grain of salt always and eyes wide open) of a fan... To each his own I guess.

    There is one photography forum I visit regularly (getdpi). There are three photography based websites I visit regularly for information that has actual content that makes me think (his is one of them). There are three sets of workshops that I in my wilder dreams wish I could afford (guess what, getdpi and his are two of them)...

    Guess I am saying that personally, I find his site and getdpi to be two of the places that are actually quite similar both in terms of tone and content. And I definitely see plenty of people who post here who are just as opinionated as Thom if you see what I mean .

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    I know Hogan to be a fairly decent bloke, I dont always agree with him but I like to know about his perspective

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    Doug, Riley
    I think the criticisms of Thom were really a bit tongue in cheek - let's face it, he's about 1,000 times as useful and reliable as some other internet pundits (KR for instance).
    I'm a bit of a fan too (sometimes at least) - it's just that he does go on a bit sometimes (but he's not the only one guilty of that!).

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    oh sure I'm as aware as anyone of his 'differences'
    had some interesting conversations with him off site
    just dont like to see him being (as I saw it) systematically run down

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    Congratulations Godfrey - I wish I could be so sure that I don't want anything more (need? I need much less, but that's a different matter). ...
    I really don't want anything more, but the damn Magpie Syndrome kicked off this morning when I stopped at the camera shop to buy a box of paper. Since the F is due to arrive in the next week, I glanced at his used gear. Both a '69 vintage 55mm f/1.2 and a '75ish vintage 50mm f/1.2 caught my eye. I hate stopping in the camera shop ...

    I picked the 50/1.2 as not only is it the 9 bladed iris for better bokeh but the dealer had just put in $150 for a complete overhaul and service. The lens is perfect. And he tossed in Nikon hood and caps.

    Oh well, so much for minimalism. It will work fine on three cameras ... GXR, Olympus E-1 and Nikon F.

    I asked when they expected to see the E-M5 in, they said April. So they don't know much about it yet. ;-)

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    oh sure I'm as aware as anyone of his 'differences'
    had some interesting conversations with him off site
    just dont like to see him being (as I saw it) systematically run down
    . . . and you're quite right to say so too. As I say - I think it was tongue in cheek, but even so, you're still right (I'm sure we've all had offsite conversations with him - I know I have).

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    . . . and you're quite right to say so too. As I say - I think it was tongue in cheek, but even so, you're still right (I'm sure we've all had offsite conversations with him - I know I have).
    Sorry, my bad, I didn't read it as tongue in cheek (obviously ).

    On topic, I still haven't quite pulled the trigger on a silver OM-D....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    I really don't want anything more, but the damn Magpie Syndrome kicked off this morning when I stopped at the camera shop to buy a box of paper. Since the F is due to arrive in the next week, I glanced at his used gear. Both a '69 vintage 55mm f/1.2 and a '75ish vintage 50mm f/1.2 caught my eye. I hate stopping in the camera shop ...
    Ah . . . yes . . . one of my problems is that 'the camera store' (15 minutes drive from work) is one of the biggest dealers in the UK - it's lethal!
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    I picked the 50/1.2 as not only is it the 9 bladed iris for better bokeh but the dealer had just put in $150 for a complete overhaul and service. The lens is perfect. And he tossed in Nikon hood and caps.

    Oh well, so much for minimalism. It will work fine on three cameras ... GXR, Olympus E-1 and Nikon F.

    I asked when they expected to see the E-M5 in, they said April. So they don't know much about it yet. ;-)
    Sounds like a great lens - enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Doug, Riley
    I think the criticisms of Thom were really a bit tongue in cheek - let's face it, he's about 1,000 times as useful and reliable as some other internet pundits (KR for instance).
    I'm a bit of a fan too (sometimes at least) - it's just that he does go on a bit sometimes (but he's not the only one guilty of that!).
    My comment was meant to be tongue in cheek anyway. Sorry if that didn't get through properly. I value Thom's work, particularly as a technical writer. But sometimes, the message can be a bit difficult to find among all the words and opinions, and the article that started this discussion was indeed very long. Now, I'll stop writing while there's still some white space left at the bottom of this frame

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