OMD EM-1 - it's an ugly bugger in't it?

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OMD EM-1 - it's an ugly bugger in't it?
Sep 10, 2013

Not loving the look of the EM-1.

Even allowing for the attached grip I don't think the EM-1 is as aesthetically pleasing as the EM-5 I think the lines and the crinkle paint/leathrette (I can't believe I jaust said "leatherette" - the dame vinyl) are not all that nice looking.

I know it's a tool and probably a killer performer and I think I'll end up with one eventually (I hope), but I wish Oly paid a bit more attention to styling.

Especially not enarmoured of the control dials - they look plasticky.

And the join between the grip and the body looks - eeek!!!

I reckon it's got an EM-5 body with new guts and the grip looks like is an extension of the bottom plate. Many of the photos seem to show a distinct line - one some it even looks like a gap - where the grip joins the body on the lens side.

The EM-5 and the EP-5 are both good lookin' to my eye.

The EM-1? Not so much.

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