OMD pocketable shock!

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Louis_Dobson
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OMD pocketable shock!
May 2, 2012

The lack of a full grip makes the OM-D much more pocketable than I had expected. Fits easily in my waistcoat pocket with no lens (lens in other pocket), unlike G1 or GH2. Wow! That's a big, and pleasant, surprise.

Won't be able to return it now, a few trips in your pocket tends to do nothing for the cosmetics
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Re: OMD pocketable shock!
In reply to Louis_Dobson, May 2, 2012

You mean the paint flakes or body is easy to scratch?

Louis_Dobson wrote:

The lack of a full grip makes the OM-D much more pocketable than I had expected. Fits easily in my waistcoat pocket with no lens (lens in other pocket), unlike G1 or GH2. Wow! That's a big, and pleasant, surprise.

Won't be able to return it now, a few trips in your pocket tends to do nothing for the cosmetics
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In reply to Louis_Dobson, May 2, 2012

I'm just impressed that you're wearing a waistcoat.

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depends on the size of the pockets
In reply to MarcusBrody, May 2, 2012

i have some Tac 5.11 cargo trouser(you wear pants underneath trousers in case anyone asks) and the pockets are so spacious i can fit a d200 with the 50mm 1.8 in the back pocket. I can easily fit the GF1 in the front pocket with the 45mm or 14mm attached.....although for some reason the 14mm gives me less weirder looks......i have never tried both at the same time
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It all depends on size of your waistcoat. If you had waistcoat like this guy's, you would be able to fit not only GH2 but probably even D800, with lens

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Jesus...hel looks like he's about to blow up a building.
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Leather. I'm a biker.

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I'm just impressed that you're wearing a waistcoat.

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Re: You should be able to include a pancake
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I use the 14 2.5 in place of a mount cover (helps to like that FoV).

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Re: You should be able to include a pancake
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Sure, but I'm doing that I'll take the E-PM1.

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I use the 14 2.5 in place of a mount cover (helps to like that FoV).

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tinternaut wrote:

I use the 14 2.5 in place of a mount cover (helps to like that FoV).

. . . I've been able to carry my OM-D & 20/1.7 in my coat pocket but it's a tight fit.

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I can only remember 3 pockets !
In reply to micksh6, May 2, 2012

As I've said before:

I can only remember what's in Three pockets;

Obviously, even he can't remember

where he stowed his razor !

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In reply to Louis_Dobson, May 2, 2012

I've carried my E-520 in one pocket and the 14-42 in the other and you couldn't tell I was packing. (no need to advertize in the subway)

Then again, in my other jacket, I've carried the 70-300 in an inside pocket (OK, tight fit)

But I can't always wear a jacket w big pockets. I like the fact that the E-M5 is compact, but the grip is available (or is it? still shows as out of stock) so it's a camera that goes both ways. I'm wondering how pocketable the grip is once removed from the camera.

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Re: OMD pocketable shock!
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nice!

micksh6 wrote:

It all depends on size of your waistcoat. If you had waistcoat like this guy's, you would be able to fit not only GH2 but probably even D800, with lens

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Used 17mm as a cap
In reply to Louis_Dobson, May 2, 2012

I bought a used 17mm pancake. It is very small and light and even works well. As you said then the E-M5 fits is a large pocket. I can keep my other lenses in my other pocket.

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The lack of a full grip makes the OM-D much more pocketable than I had expected. Fits easily in my waistcoat pocket with no lens (lens in other pocket), unlike G1 or GH2. Wow! That's a big, and pleasant, surprise.

Won't be able to return it now, a few trips in your pocket tends to do nothing for the cosmetics
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Tim in upstate NY wrote:

tinternaut wrote:

I use the 14 2.5 in place of a mount cover (helps to like that FoV).

. . . I've been able to carry my OM-D & 20/1.7 in my coat pocket but it's a tight fit.

I use a similar size cam and lens and it's the weight I find the most uncomfortable. The size is not too bulgingly bad, in a coat pocket at least.

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Louis_Dobson wrote:

Won't be able to return it now, a few trips in your pocket tends to do nothing for the cosmetics
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you might as well admit to it....that was your plan to have no chance but to keep it....psychology

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LOL.

Wearing something like that might land you in jail.
Looks like you are a walking bomb.
How many of you actually wear a dorky photographer's vest filled up like that?

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It all depends on size of your waistcoat. If you had waistcoat like this guy's, you would be able to fit not only GH2 but probably even D800, with lens

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micksh6 wrote:

It all depends on size of your waistcoat. If you had waistcoat like this guy's, you would be able to fit not only GH2 but probably even D800, with lens

Two of the gentleman's pockets seem to be stocked with a good selection of biros. I can normally never find a biro when I need one so I might be tempted to wear it as an "answering the phone" vest.

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timedrun wrote:

micksh6 wrote:

It all depends on size of your waistcoat. If you had waistcoat like this guy's, you would be able to fit not only GH2 but probably even D800, with lens

Two of the gentleman's pockets seem to be stocked with a good selection of biros. I can normally never find a biro when I need one so I might be tempted to wear it as an "answering the phone" vest.

This man once showed everything that he carries in his pockets. He is not a photographer, although he got some ultracompact. There are 26 pockets in that waistcoat, it's unique dress. I bet it would be useful for photographers.

As you can see below even this waistcoat can look natural. And the guy can safely walk on the street. But this probably causes some secret service agent to follow him.

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micksh6 wrote:

timedrun wrote:

micksh6 wrote:

It all depends on size of your waistcoat. If you had waistcoat like this guy's, you would be able to fit not only GH2 but probably even D800, with lens

Two of the gentleman's pockets seem to be stocked with a good selection of biros. I can normally never find a biro when I need one so I might be tempted to wear it as an "answering the phone" vest.

This man once showed everything that he carries in his pockets. He is not a photographer, although he got some ultracompact. There are 26 pockets in that waistcoat, it's unique dress. I bet it would be useful for photographers.

As you can see below even this waistcoat can look natural. And the guy can safely walk on the street. But this probably causes some secret service agent to follow him.

His comprehensive selection of biros is very easy to see in your second phot, but I can't see them on display in the first photo where the pockets are emptied.
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