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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    How do you like the Sigma? What does the manual focus feel like?

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    Thanks Godfrey.
    IMHO the Sigma 19/2.8 seems pretty sharp on the E-M1.
    I like it, but I am not a professional reviewer!
    Manual focusing seems superb, very smooth and precise.

    In M or S-AF MF mode magnification and/or focus peaking is active as long as one turns the focus ring.
    As soon as one stops turning the focus ring the camera goes back to full view.
    That's not what I want.

    I have an Leica M to NEX adapter designed by Paul Habsch from Phigmenttech.
    https://www.phigmenttech.ca/lmnex/in...p?page=product
    It also switches on magnification and focus peaking as soon as one turns the focus ring.
    However, it only goes back to full view when halfway pressing the shutter.
    The advantage is that one has all the time one needs to fine tune focus|
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Olympus OM-D E-M1 + Olympus Digital 12-50/3.5-6.3
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Olympus OM-D E-M1 + Olympus Digital 12-50/3.5-6.3
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Olympus OM-D E-M1 + Olympus Digital 12-50/3.5-6.3
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Olympus OM-D E-M1 + Olympus Digital 12-50/3.5-6.3
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    In M or S-AF MF mode magnification and/or focus peaking is active as long as one turns the focus ring.
    As soon as one stops turning the focus ring the camera goes back to full view.
    That's not what I want.
    You can have focus peaking or magnification turned on full time, rather then only when you turn the focus ring and the camera is able to detect it. Go about two pages further into the manual and you will see where to assign toggling this function on and off to an external button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    You can have focus peaking or magnification turned on full time, rather then only when you turn the focus ring and the camera is able to detect it. Go about two pages further into the manual and you will see where to assign toggling this function on and off to an external button.

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    Scott,

    Many thanks. I will try that.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Thanks Godfrey.
    IMHO the Sigma 19/2.8 seems pretty sharp on the E-M1.
    I like it, but I am not a professional reviewer!
    Manual focusing seems superb, very smooth and precise.

    In M or S-AF MF mode magnification and/or focus peaking is active as long as one turns the focus ring.
    As soon as one stops turning the focus ring the camera goes back to full view.
    That's not what I want. ...
    Thanks. I'm curious about them. Sigma lenses have had a quite variable quality reputation ... not the optical design, the build qualities ... but they seem to be improving and becoming more consistent in recent years.

    For mFT lenses, you can disable the*E-M1's manual focusing auto-assist and assign it to a convenient button press on the body ... both magnification and peaking. Same thing I'll want to do with adapted lenses: it's what I plan to do as soon as my E-M1 arrives.

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    Re: OM-D E-M1 Shipment Notification

    Olympus OI Share 2.1 with E-M1 support just downloaded onto my iPad and iPhone. Now for the camera to get here. :-)

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    Hi guys, guess what ?

    Bart ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Hi guys, guess what ?

    Your E-M1 is on its way? Or you won the lottery!
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Even better - it's sitting on my desk already !
    Got a telephone call from another dealer, here in Amsterdam, who received a batch of E-M1 bodies earlier today.
    And much to my surprise - one had my name on it ...
    Anyway, familiarising myself now with the menus, buttons and switches.
    Also having fun with my iPad shooting wirelessly.

    Kind regards.
    Bart ...
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    Re: OM-D E-M1 Shipment Notification

    Congratulations!

    The E-M1 is already turning into one of my favorite cameras.
    It handles so well. Feels just right in my hands.
    I am getting even much better along with the menu system compared to the E-M5.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: OM-D E-M1 Shipment Notification

    Congratulations Bart
    I hope you got one of the 'just announced' silver chrome bodies?

    Incidentally, and FWIW, I've spent some time trying to get to the point where I only need the menu for formatting the card - I've got there . . . this is what I did"


    AF, HDR buttons top left unchanged
    FN1 set to AF area select. (With four way set to move the focus points
    FN2 set to magnify area
    Video button set for focus peaking
    AEL/AFL set to lock AEL spot metering
    When Switch set to 2 uses front dial for ISO. rear dial for WB (mode 1)
    Front plate top set to manual WB
    Bottom sets focus point to Home (not convinced by this)
    Dials set to exp comp on front for PASM
    On manual rear is Aperture, front is shutter speed

    Shutter release set to AEL/AFL on half press . . .

    Maybe it's worth a new thread to share settings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Congratulations Bart
    I hope you got one of the 'just announced' silver chrome bodies?

    Incidentally, and FWIW, I've spent some time trying to get to the point where I only need the menu for formatting the card - I've got there . . . this is what I did"


    AF, HDR buttons top left unchanged
    FN1 set to AF area select. (With four way set to move the focus points
    FN2 set to magnify area
    Video button set for focus peaking
    AEL/AFL set to lock AEL spot metering
    When Switch set to 2 uses front dial for ISO. rear dial for WB (mode 1)
    Front plate top set to manual WB
    Bottom sets focus point to Home (not convinced by this)
    Dials set to exp comp on front for PASM
    On manual rear is Aperture, front is shutter speed

    Shutter release set to AEL/AFL on half press . . .

    Maybe it's worth a new thread to share settings?
    As I recently learned 'black' is reserved for the 'pro grade bodies' ... guess that makes me a 'pro' now ...

    Splendid idea to start a separate thread for collecting hints&tips and useful settings.


    Kind regards.
    Bart ...
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    Jono's settings and some questions:

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    AF, HDR buttons top left unchanged
    FN1 set to AF area select. (With four way set to move the focus points
    FN2 set to magnify area
    Video button set for focus peaking
    AEL/AFL set to lock AEL spot metering
    When Switch set to 2 uses front dial for ISO. rear dial for WB (mode 1)
    Front plate top set to manual WB
    Bottom sets focus point to Home (not convinced by this)
    Dials set to exp comp on front for PASM
    On manual rear is Aperture, front is shutter speed

    Shutter release set to AEL/AFL on half press . . .
    I had set my video button to MF , mostly to disable video, but your settings make me question whether it is necessary to set MF -- does the camera go to MF once a non-AF lens is detected? If so focus peaking on the video button and magnify on a FN button could take care of using a non M43 lens. Since the video button is more prominent, I guess which ever i prefer will go there, but I would like my E-PL5, E-P5 and E-M1 (not here yet) to all handle similarly. This would argue for putting magnify on the video button, as E-PL5 does not have focus peaking.

    Which do you prefer, of the two focus aids, and do you also use them together?

    scott

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    Re: OM-D E-M1 Shipment Notification

    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    Jono's settings and some questions:



    I had set my video button to MF , mostly to disable video, but your settings make me question whether it is necessary to set MF -- does the camera go to MF once a non-AF lens is detected?
    Hi Scott - yes, it seems to.

    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    If so focus peaking on the video button and magnify on a FN button could take care of using a non M43 lens. Since the video button is more prominent, I guess which ever i prefer will go there, but I would like my E-PL5, E-P5 and E-M1 (not here yet) to all handle similarly. This would argue for putting magnify on the video button, as E-PL5 does not have focus peaking.
    I sympathise, but if you do that you're doomed to restrict what you do with the new camera - which seems sad.

    Quote Originally Posted by scott kirkpatrick View Post
    Which do you prefer, of the two focus aids, and do you also use them together?

    scott
    Hrumph - well, to be absolutely honest I don't use either very much, I use 43 mostly to use the excellent zooms and AF, but I have had a bit of fun with the APO telyt 135.

    Personally I think the focus peaking is too strong - but I'm used to that on the M(240) which most people consider too weak!

    all the best

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    Re: OM-D E-M1 Shipment Notification

    If you're going to use manual lenses, I'd recommend you try using the front plate top button for focus peaking, bottom button for zoom. That seemed to work well for me when I tried it.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    If you're going to use manual lenses, I'd recommend you try using the front plate top button for focus peaking, bottom button for zoom. That seemed to work well for me when I tried it.

    Cheers

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    Thanks Brian. That wouldn't disable the regular settings for magnification and focus peaking that would get switched on by simply turning the focus ring of Olympus AF lenses first, correct?
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Gentlemen, please this thread is for shipment notifications only !


    For exchanging hints&tips, useful settings, reporting bugs or future firmware improvements: please go here - E-M1 settings - what are yours

    Thank you so much ...

    Kind regards.
    Bart ...

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    A simple test.



    OOC JPG from Olympus OM-D E-M1 + OLYMPUS M.75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II
    @ ISO=25,600, f=8, 1/160 s, Focal Length=156 mm, Focal Length In 35mm Film: 312 mm.
    Image is cropped and reduced in size, no other post-processing.
    In camera parameters were: Contrast=-2, Saturation=0, Sharpness=+2, Noise Reduct.=Auto, Noise Filter=Standard.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Just received shipment notice. Should be here on Friday.
    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Just received shipment notice. Should be here on Friday.
    :-)

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    Congratulations!
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Just received shipment notice. Should be here on Friday.
    :-)

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    Hurray for Godfrey !
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    Godfrey, Received mine the other day. About 200 shots so far - all with the 25. Not one chatter yet. However 90% in manual and in the evening or night if that has any impact.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMaher View Post
    Godfrey, Received mine the other day. About 200 shots so far - all with the 25. Not one chatter yet. However 90% in manual and in the evening or night if that has any impact.
    That's good to hear.

    When mine arrives, I'll probably fit the 25mm and leave it on there for a month as I explore and learn the camera.

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    Re: OM-D E-M1 Shipment Notification

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Just received shipment notice. Should be here on Friday.
    :-)

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    Hooray!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMaher View Post
    Godfrey, Received mine the other day. About 200 shots so far - all with the 25. Not one chatter yet. However 90% in manual and in the evening or night if that has any impact.

    Jim
    I think the chatter is due to the camera adjusting aperture to maintain exposure for live view. When you take a shot, there used to be an 'aperture dance' where the aperture was opened fully to focus, closed down to the aperture selected for exposure to open the shutter, and finally back to varying aperture for live view.

    This could easily have been improved for the E-M1. The most chatter used to occur during live view in high contrast light conditions.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    I think the chatter is due to the camera adjusting aperture to maintain exposure for live view. When you take a shot, there used to be an 'aperture dance' where the aperture was opened fully to focus, closed down to the aperture selected for exposure to open the shutter, and finally back to varying aperture for live view.

    This could easily have been improved for the E-M1. The most chatter used to occur during live view in high contrast light conditions.
    Oh, I understand all that. But other lenses don't make so much noise and annoyance in the process of doing it, I don't understand why the Summilux is so singular in this regard. It's the noisiest little cha-cha I've ever seen on a camera with the E-PL1.

    I just want my cameras and lenses to be quiet tools. They'll inevitably make some noise ... trying to work with something that sounds like a castanet at random moments is a severe annoyance.

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    I didn't see the thread - I've had mine for a few days now. Not convinced yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    I didn't see the thread - I've had mine for a few days now. Not convinced yet....
    Hi Tim,

    Congratulations!
    Not convinced yet...about?
    Thanks for a reply.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    I didn't see the thread - I've had mine for a few days now. Not convinced yet....
    Not convinced about what?

    Mine is on the FedEx truck, now "out for delivery". I'm just pulling on my clothes to head off to the office, if I get the txt in the next ten minutes I'l pick it up at the FedEx hold depot around the corner on the way there. That way I can let the battery charge while I'm at work, and be ready for some night shooting with it this evening ... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Oh, I understand all that. But other lenses don't make so much noise and annoyance in the process of doing it, I don't understand why the Summilux is so singular in this regard. It's the noisiest little cha-cha I've ever seen on a camera with the E-PL1.

    I just want my cameras and lenses to be quiet tools. They'll inevitably make some noise ... trying to work with something that sounds like a castanet at random moments is a severe annoyance.

    G
    I find that chatter rather funny :-)
    Anyway, after getting the 25mm, I compared to the 45mm F1.8 Olympus and the chatter is here too if you put your ear very near of the camera, but it is very damped. The 25mm has a unique personality when it comes to chatting ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Oh, I understand all that. But other lenses don't make so much noise and annoyance in the process of doing it, I don't understand why the Summilux is so singular in this regard. It's the noisiest little cha-cha I've ever seen on a camera with the E-PL1.

    I just want my cameras and lenses to be quiet tools. They'll inevitably make some noise ... trying to work with something that sounds like a castanet at random moments is a severe annoyance.

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    Hi Godfrey,

    it could be a Leica thing: my 2.8/45 macro is also 'talking' to me.
    It's doing this on both E-M5 and E-M1.

    Kind regards.
    Bart ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Hi Godfrey,

    it could be a Leica thing: my 2.8/45 macro is also 'talking' to me.
    It's doing this on both E-M5 and E-M1.

    Kind regards.
    Leica does the lens design, Panasonic does the firmware, mount design, and manufacturing on these lenses. I think Leica has another hand in at the QA level too.

    I think it's more fair to say that it's a Panasonic issue ... there are some reported issues with other Panasonic mFT lenses used on Olympus bodies as well.

    Anyway, likely much ado about nothing. If it annoys me too much, I'll try turning off the anti-flicker setting and see if that helps. If that doesn't do it, I'll either learn to live with it or return the lens. Not a big deal.

    The truck made it to the depot and I got the delivery signal just as I left home. The battery is now on the charger. Glad I didn't bring a lens to the office, it would be a distraction and I have a lot to get done today.

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    Karl-Heinz, Godfrey,

    I don't want to shoot too freely too soon but after a couple of long walks with the camera and a variety of lenses (Panny 20mm f1.7 pancake, some adapted Leica M, Panny 7-4 and 14-150 and 100-300) I am... not convinced.

    The files are 'aspartame' - quite like the real thing but when you pay attention, clearly synthetic. I need to make prints really but at 50% on a 100dpi screen or even at 100% on a retina screen, it all looks digital to me. Carefully suppressed, well disguised, primped, tweaked, preened and optimised but... still looks and feels... digital. So whilst I largely buy in to the ergonomics and form factor and size and weight and am looking forward to the 12-40mm F2.8 I have to say that if I keep it, it will have to do service as my 'dog walking in the rain' camera for a while before I believe in it enough to take on a trip.

    I say 'largely' about the ergonomics because again, like the files, they talk the talk but are less confident in the walk: for example, everyone is cooing about the way you can control everything quickly and easily and configurably, to me it is utterly a non-starter that you can't specify your own minimum shutter speeds for auto ISO, nor access an algorithm that does so for you in the light of focal length. That, to me, stinks of what British Northerners call 'all fur coat and no knickers' - roughly translated as it looks and sounds a lot more classy than it is.

    Early days but I am not yet sure this will be a keeper...



    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Hi Tim,

    Congratulations!
    Not convinced yet...about?
    Thanks for a reply.
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    Karl-Heinz, Godfrey,

    I don't want to shoot too freely too soon but after a couple of long walks with the camera and a variety of lenses (Panny 20mm f1.7 pancake, some adapted Leica M, Panny 7-4 and 14-150 and 100-300) I am... not convinced.

    The files are 'aspartame' - quite like the real thing but when you pay attention, clearly synthetic. I need to make prints really but at 50% on a 100dpi screen or even at 100% on a retina screen, it all looks digital to me. Carefully suppressed, well disguised, primped, tweaked, preened and optimised but... still looks and feels... digital. So whilst I largely buy in to the ergonomics and form factor and size and weight and am looking forward to the 12-40mm F2.8 I have to say that if I keep it, it will have to do service as my 'dog walking in the rain' camera for a while before I believe in it enough to take on a trip.

    I say 'largely' about the ergonomics because again, like the files, they talk the talk but are less confident in the walk: for example, everyone is cooing about the way you can control everything quickly and easily and configurably, to me it is utterly a non-starter that you can't specify your own minimum shutter speeds for auto ISO, nor access an algorithm that does so for you in the light of focal length. That, to me, stinks of what British Northerners call 'all fur coat and no knickers' - roughly translated as it looks and sounds a lot more classy than it is.

    Early days but I am not yet sure this will be a keeper...
    Interesting comments.
    Are you looking at in-camera JPEG images or processing raw files yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Interesting comments.
    Are you looking at in-camera JPEG images or processing raw files yourself?

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    A bit of both, though I haven't run the RAWs through anything but LR. The JPEGS are very good at first and second glance but they don't feel very natural to me when they sink in. The RAWs need very differing treatments as ISO progresses higher and I'm not sure I have gotten on top of that properly yet...

    I have shot RAW only and quite a bit of RAW+peg and tried to match or improve the file from RAW over jpeg. It's quite tough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    A bit of both, though I haven't run the RAWs through anything but LR. The JPEGS are very good at first and second glance but they don't feel very natural to me when they sink in. The RAWs need very differing treatments as ISO progresses higher and I'm not sure I have gotten on top of that properly yet...

    I have shot RAW only and quite a bit of RAW+peg and tried to match or improve the file from RAW over jpeg. It's quite tough!

    Hi Tim,

    Many thanks. The low ISO OOC JPGs at first glance look indeed pretty good.
    Very high ISO OOC JPGs seem to have lots of visible artefacts.
    I shoot raw + jpg.

    Which picture settings have you been using?
    I typically use natural with contrast -2, saturation 0, sharpness +2, noise filter standard, WB auto.

    Olympus Viewer 3 seems to produce nice colors IMHO.
    Olympus Viewer vs. Lightroom vs. Aperture: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    I have been post-processing with CS6 and Nik to try to match the noise reduction and sharpness of the OOC JPGs, especially for very high ISO.

    As the E-M5 was, the E-M1 is intended as my walkaround setup with long reach.
    They are complementary to my D800E, M9, NEX-5N, and NEX-7.
    I am also looking forward to the FF NEXs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    A bit of both, though I haven't run the RAWs through anything but LR. The JPEGS are very good at first and second glance but they don't feel very natural to me when they sink in. The RAWs need very differing treatments as ISO progresses higher and I'm not sure I have gotten on top of that properly yet...

    I have shot RAW only and quite a bit of RAW+peg and tried to match or improve the file from RAW over jpeg. It's quite tough!
    Yet again, interesting. Thanks!

    Well, I guess I'll start evaluating when I get home ... the battery is now fully charged. I have a few imaging tests in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    A bit of both, though I haven't run the RAWs through anything but LR. The JPEGS are very good at first and second glance but they don't feel very natural to me when they sink in. The RAWs need very differing treatments as ISO progresses higher and I'm not sure I have gotten on top of that properly yet...

    I have shot RAW only and quite a bit of RAW+peg and tried to match or improve the file from RAW over jpeg. It's quite tough!
    Hi, can you give us an idea of which camera you're comparing the E-M1 with, to find it unnatural?

    Do you have any example shots to show what you're seeing?

    Thanks

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    Hi Tim,

    Many thanks. The low ISO OOC JPGs at first glance look indeed pretty good.
    Very high ISO OOC JPGs seem to have lots of visible artefacts.
    I shoot raw + jpg.

    Which picture settings have you been using?
    I typically use natural with contrast -2, saturation 0, sharpness +2, noise filter standard, WB auto.

    Olympus Viewer 3 seems to produce nice colors IMHO.
    Olympus Viewer vs. Lightroom vs. Aperture: Micro Four Thirds Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    I have been post-processing with CS6 and Nik to try to match the noise reduction and sharpness of the OOC JPGs, especially for very high ISO.

    As the E-M5 was, the E-M1 is intended as my walkaround setup with long reach.
    They are complementary to my D800E, M9, NEX-5N, and NEX-7.
    I am also looking forward to the FF NEXs.

    Thanks - I only shoot RAW (I tried JPEGs on the EM-1 in order to see where 'the bar' is) and I also stick to LR and C1 only because proprietary RAW developers are a PITA IMHO. I think that for me, as with you, the Oly will be a purely walk around but when I get the grips with the RAW files I might risk it for casual travel. The GH2 was disappointing in that context so I was hoping for a bigger step change - but it is too early for me to make a real judgement, the comments I made above are just first impressions really!
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    Hi, can you give us an idea of which camera you're comparing the E-M1 with, to find it unnatural?

    Do you have any example shots to show what you're seeing?

    Thanks

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    Sure... my benchmarks are very varied. I shoot, among other things, an IQ180, a D800e, a 5D, an RX-1 and RX-100, Nex7, M240 and Panny GH2. I have had other MFT cameras before, too.

    From all the advance reviews I was hoping for a bigger step up from the GH2. Of course the sensor size is not (with current technology) going to allow the EM-1 to fully compete with the larger sensor cameras in my bag but I was hoping that it would be closer than it at first sight seems. But to me, they don't even look like crops from the sensors of those cameras.

    The files from the IQ180, D800e, RX-1 and M240 are all what I would call 'natural' looking and the NEX7 files are 'near enough' but to me the EM-1 files aren't as close to that look as I had expected from the reviews. But as I say it is early days and some further experience with exposure and processing might make enough of a difference to tip the balance!
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    Home now.
    Battery in the camera.

    Tested in pretty dim room with ZD 35/3.5 Macro. Focusing speed is better than E-1, been a while since I had the E-5 but it seems as good. A little hunting here and there. Seems typical of a macro lens on AF.

    Fitted Summilux-DG 25. Focusing speed darn near instantaneous, even in this dim light. No cha-cha stuff. I'm happy.

    ISO set to 6400. I'm off to the club and dinner, will make some photos and see how they work out. JPEG + raw, of course.

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    I'm back. This camera sees in the dark.

    too late.
    play with pix tomorrow.
    but a quick look says it's fine.

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    I wonder how the E-M1 will compare with the E-P5 and E-M5 for focusing speed in low light?

    I did ask a fellow Safari Group member, who shoots primarily with a couple of E-5's and SHG glass how his new E-M1 compares for low light performance.

    His words "I have found that the E-M1 is superior to the E-5 when focusing in low light. Subjects which the E-5 would struggle or even fail to focus upon don’t seem to present a problem to the E-M1. I was focusing on subject with no defined edge and achieving good focus. Where the 12-60 would hunt on the E-M5 I have not found that problem with the E-M1.

    I want to attach my 90-250 to give a good test. I have some rallies coming up to give it a good test on, plus I may also give a try on steam railways soon."

    All very promising, specifically for E-5 shooters looking to upgrade - of course this should be taken at face value... until you see three or four other reports to back it up, and then you can think back on the accuracy of my first reports

    Cheers

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    With the mFT Summilux-DG 25 lens, focusing at the club last night was near instantaneous. Out of 200+ exposures I made, just snapping around like a tourist with an instamatic at a party, only about six were poorly focused.

    I left the camera on its defaults, changing only that it would capture JPEG Ln + raw and setting the ISO to 6400 and 12800, and setting it to S-AF+mf. Here are a few JPEG+raw pairs at what I think is somewhere around EV 0-1 light in club lighting (mostly red and purple gels). (There's also a video at ISO 6400, again made using the camera defaults; the link is right near the bottom of the page below.)

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ght/index.html

    I'm satisfied that the E-M1 has plenty of sensitivity for my needs. It's a very fast and responsive camera in use too. It's a bit small for my hands without the HLD-7 battery grip fitted, I hope that arrives soon, but the controls all work nicely. I had NO trouble focusing manually even without any focusing aids enabled, the viewfinder is terrific. I haven't had time to figure out what I want to assign to where, hardly used anything other than the SCP and the shutter release last evening, etc.

    Today I'll snap about in some more normal lighting at my usual sensitivities. :-)

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    Is there some way to easily transport it? Does it fit in a coat pocket or waist pack?

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    Is there some way to easily transport it? Does it fit in a coat pocket or waist pack?
    Fitted with a short lens, it would fit in my waist pack without any problems. I tossed it with the Summilux 25 and lens hood (which is a little bulky)k fitted into my small Lowepro Terraclime 100 bag last night ... it takes up about a quarter to a third of the room in that bag. It's not particularly heavy.

    But if you're looking for a pocketable, it's not.

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    Footnote: I just developed the same ISO 3200 .ORF file in LR and in Olympus Viewer at defaults, then exported the Viewer version as 16bit tiff and imported into LR and compared. They LR versions is infinitely, hugely better: the Viewer version is a massively over NR mess!

    I am no expert in Viewer at all - do people have any suggestions as to how to get results from it that match the in-camera JPEG?

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