E-5 in Antarctica

Started Sep 14, 2013 | Photos thread
erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 6,580
Re: OM-D buttons

Big Ga wrote:

davidrm wrote:

On tbe gloves side, yes, most of the time gloves were needed, especially at sea. No problem witb the E-5, but I also had a Sigma DP-2 with me and that was unusable with glovex (although to be fair my inexperence with it did not help). I don't think the OM-D would have been very easy to work with, and the 12-50 as onlyweatherproof lens would have been very restrictive.

I can't even operate the EM5 buttons properly WITHOUT gloves

It ain't easy, but can usually done, once one sets up the camera.  Which ain't as easy as it should be, either.  Did enable me to do some discrete night shooting in Rio, where I would not have dared to carry or use a more obvious expensive camera.  You are right, though, that buttons and distances between them should be larger, more logically arranged and more "tactile" (for want of a better term).

I liked the Pen 5 because it seemed to represent some significant R&D on organizing control of such a large set of options in so small a place.  And the EM-1 does seem to have taken this further with improvements od button surfaces, etc.

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