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    Something (and nothing)about the OMD

    We went to Latitude festival last weekend. The organisers had inexcusably refused me a photo pass. It didn't matter though, as they clearly didn't recognise either the OMD or the M9 as "real" cameras,

    On the other hand, we met two old friends, one who normally shoots Nikon, the other Canon. I got emails from both of them today saying they'd bought OMDs.

    I guess the moral of this story is that if you want to look like a pro, then the OMD is not the answer, but if you just want to take photographs without being too obvious then maybe it's for you!

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    Jono, are you using legacy MF lenses, or Oly/Panny mFT lenses? BTW I heard a similar story from a salesman at our local photo store about getting in to an event because he didn't have a "pro" camera. Unfortunately they had the OMD in stock. In silver. Someone bought it.

    I can't believe the fast focus. So much better than the cameras I've been using the last several years. I absolutely love the XP1/35mm combo wide open, but I don't know if I can deal with the missed shots due to the s-l-o-w AF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    We went to Latitude festival last weekend. The organisers had inexcusably refused me a photo pass. It didn't matter though, as they clearly didn't recognise either the OMD or the M9 as "real" cameras,

    On the other hand, we met two old friends, one who normally shoots Nikon, the other Canon. I got emails from both of them today saying they'd bought OMDs.

    I guess the moral of this story is that if you want to look like a pro, then the OMD is not the answer, but if you just want to take photographs without being too obvious then maybe it's for you!
    Jono: I went out and shot with my friend, today, who's a professional Canon shooter. He had much the same comment about my OMD. People notice his camera pointed at them, but, don't seem to notice, or care about my OMD. Just another amateur snapping away. He's now talking about lightening up his gear.

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    I start to feel like a threatened species; one of those last few photographers who don't have an OM-D
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    Re: Something (and nothing)about the OMD

    So, Jono, your assumption that the OM-D "looks the part" does not appear to be true?

    I am waiting for the Google glasses that will obviate all the pass business.
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    Re: Something (and nothing)about the OMD

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I start to feel like a threatened species; one of those last few photographers who don't have an OM-D
    You are not alone . . .

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    It's just too bad, that it doesn't have a silent shutter mode, then it would really be something.

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    Re: Something (and nothing)about the OMD

    Quote Originally Posted by tom in mpls View Post
    Jono, are you using legacy MF lenses, or Oly/Panny mFT lenses?
    HI Tom
    good luck with the camera - I'm sure you'll enjoy it:

    I'm using a mixture of lenses - favourites include:

    Panasonic:
    12-35
    100-300

    Olympus:
    12-50
    14-150

    Leica R
    60 mm macro
    80-200 f4

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    So, Jono, your assumption that the OM-D "looks the part" does not appear to be true?
    HI Vivek - I take your point, but it's not quite the same thing - the point being here that the camera was simply not noticed - Anyone looking properly it does look the part (just a rather small part!)

    Have a fantastic holiday


    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I start to feel like a threatened species; one of those last few photographers who don't have an OM-D

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    You are not alone . . .

    Keith
    Jorge, Keith - the solution really is quite simple!

    Quote Originally Posted by clay stewart View Post
    It's just too bad, that it doesn't have a silent shutter mode, then it would really be something.
    Hi Clay - have you heard the shutter - it's really really quiet - I've certainly not been aware of anyone noticing it.

    all the best

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    Re: Something (and nothing)about the OMD

    quite true. if you take off the grip and battery extensions, mount a pancake lens and carry the extras in a pocket the OM-D looks like just another compact camera - not a threat to security guards in public venues.
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