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Jun 07, 2012 14:26 |  #451

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Jun 07, 2012 16:44 |  #452

KenjiS wrote in post #14545323 (external link)
nice contrast and bokeh, which lens is this?

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Jun 08, 2012 10:42 as a reply to  @ post 14545723 |  #453

12-50 kit lens seems to do ok to me....but that isn't going to stop me from picking up a Oly 12, CV 25 and Oly 45 :)

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Jun 08, 2012 12:21 |  #454

foster2380 wrote in post #14545723 (external link)
I and I'm sure others will be interested to hear your thoughts on how all three compare. Specs are one thing, but enjoyment of shooting with them is what I'm interested in at this point.

Just a quick pro and cons of OM-D vs X100 after using the OM-D for a day and playing around with the menu.

OM-D pro and X100 cons
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- AF on OM-D is very fast compared to the X100, seems highly accurate too. The X100 is much better now with firmware 1.3 but OM-D AF is at different level.
- The OM-D has face detection AF
- Ease of moving AF points around on the OM-D
- EVF on the OM-D is higher quality and does not lag that much
- Separate SD card and battery compartments on the OM-D
- Touch screen control is cool and fast
- Easier for other people to take picture of me on auto mode
- The back LCD tilts

X100 pro and OM-D cons
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- Optical hybrid viewfinder on the X100 is just gorgeous
- Flash sync at 1/1000 is great
- JPEG output is nicer
- I like 3:2 ratio better
- X100 is silent
- I don't have to start yet another lens collection for different system
- The OM-D EVF viewfinder has too many clutter info, not customizable as in X100 (or maybe I don't know how to do it yet)

Bad on both and why I still have a 5D3
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- The back button focusing is awkward on both X100 and OM-D. The location of the AF-L button on the X100 is too low while the Fn-1 button on the OM-D is small and recessed and hard to press.
- AF tracking is a joke with X100, better on the OM-D but a DSLR is still ahead
- Can't beat full frame DOF control


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Jun 08, 2012 13:04 |  #455

ahendarman wrote in post #14550820 (external link)
Just a quick pro and cons of OM-D vs X100 after using the OM-D for a day and playing around with the menu.

OM-D pro and X100 cons
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- AF on OM-D is very fast compared to the X100, seems highly accurate too. The X100 is much better now with firmware 1.3 but OM-D AF is at different level.
- The OM-D has face detection AF
- Ease of moving AF points around on the OM-D
- EVF on the OM-D is higher quality and does not lag that much
- Separate SD card and battery compartments on the OM-D
- Touch screen control is cool and fast
- Easier for other people to take picture of me on auto mode
- The back LCD tilts

X100 pro and OM-D cons
===============
- Optical hybrid viewfinder on the X100 is just gorgeous
- Flash sync at 1/1000 is great
- JPEG output is nicer
- I like 3:2 ratio better
- X100 is silent
- I don't have to start yet another lens collection for different system
- The OM-D EVF viewfinder has too many clutter info, not customizable as in X100 (or maybe I don't know how to do it yet)

Bad on both and why I still have a 5D3
===============
- The back button focusing is awkward on both X100 and OM-D. The location of the AF-L button on the X100 is too low while the Fn-1 button on the OM-D is small and recessed and hard to press.
- AF tracking is a joke with X100, better on the OM-D but a DSLR is still ahead
- Can't beat full frame DOF control

Very nice, thanks for the write up!




  
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Jun 08, 2012 18:18 |  #456

ahendarman wrote in post #14550820 (external link)
- The OM-D EVF viewfinder has too many clutter info, not customizable as in X100 (or maybe I don't know how to do it yet)

i managed to change this in store the other day. Just fiddle with the menu and you will find it. There are a few options, one being a letterbox mode, another omitting the exif all together.


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Jun 08, 2012 23:34 |  #457

Has anyone worked out how to turn on auto review while using the EVF?


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Jun 10, 2012 08:30 |  #458

tohara wrote in post #14553384 (external link)
Has anyone worked out how to turn on auto review while using the EVF?

Go to Setup menu (last on the menu list), and set the Rec View to something other than off. This setting affects both review time in EVF and LCD. If EVF is used, the image review is displayed on EVF, otherwise it's on the LCD. You can switch back and forth using the button on the side on the EVF.

I found that it's better to turn this off if you're using EVF otherwise the EVF is displaying a review after each shots meaning you can't take another picture until you half-press the shutter. I wish there is a separate setting for LCD review time and EVF review time or make the review always displayed on LCD.


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Jun 11, 2012 08:12 |  #459

Had it in my grubby little hands since Friday. I like it a lot better than the E-P3. The biggest con I've had with it so far is that the rear focus button is slightly mushy and since it's recessed from the rest of the body, it can be ackward to get to.


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Jun 11, 2012 15:57 |  #460

The Fn1 button ergonomic is also my biggest gripe. I tried using it for back button focusing but it's just too awkward to get used to. I gave up and switch back to half-press shutter focusing.
I am not even sure what I should use the Fn-1 button for now. The Magnify function doesn't work well on Fn1 but it does on Fn2 (I read it's a known bug). Can't assign ISO to Fn1 either. Maybe it'll be useful once I figure out how to use myset.


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Jun 11, 2012 17:36 |  #461

The biggest problem i have with this camera is when using the lcd screen pulled out from the camera. I have it set to EVF detect and everytime i use the screen when its angled it switches to EVF because it senses my finger. I know you can turn off the evf detect but i think its a really silly oversight from olympus, especially considering the EVF and LCD are such big selling points.


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Jun 11, 2012 18:55 |  #462

There is a shortcut to switching on/off the eye sensor by holding down the EVF button, but it would be useful if the sensor turned off by itself when the rear screen is moved out of the closed position.


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Jun 11, 2012 19:16 |  #463

meh, I just turn off the auto switch all the time. That same button switches from EVF to LCD anyway so I just use that. Granted I rarely use the EVF so using the switch doesn't bother me one bit.


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Jun 11, 2012 21:24 |  #464

Yep, I removed the annoyance by leaving the eye sensor turned off as well. I hardly ever use the EVF.


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Jun 12, 2012 05:47 |  #465

I like using EVF and like many, do find the EVF sensor a touch too sensitive.


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