Cancelled my E-M1 order

Started Sep 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 6,386
Also apologize...

dahod wrote:

I was out of town for a few days and just came back to this - surprised is a bit of an understatement.

First off I apologize to anyone I offended - I hate to see anyone get so wound up

Second - as I mentioned, I could be wrong (actually, I'm often wrong).

Third - my take on the interview is still the same - for Olympus, big is now bad. That position has given us software corrected lenses and a PRO line that might be at the 4/3 HG level. That seems to be okay with everybody.

Fourth - you might ask why I went 4/3 in the first place then. In response, Olympus had everything I was looking for - rugged magnesium body, weathersealed, reasonably priced great lenses, generally well thought out lens roadmap with promises to fill the holes, in-camera stabilization and an articulated LCD. I'm still happy with the choice I made.

I had skipped the E-5 in anticipation of it's replacement. The E-M1 comes with a couple of caveats that I hadn't expected however. With the camera, lens, adapter, battery holder, flash and three extra batteries I'm looking at north of $3200 - not unreasonable for what you're getting but a lot of money for me so I need to be sure.

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond - sorry it raised so many emotions.


But really, let's try the camera before judging it.  And remember that Terada apparently had a lot more to say about image quality, etc.

As far as the big is bad thing, the camera hardly seems tiny, and Olympus can hardly be blamed for finally responding to the virtually endless complaints - including many from Olympus users- that the E-3 and E-5 and many of the lenses for it were too big and heavy in relation to the size of the FT sensor.

And man (or woman!) that 75 f1.8 is really something, and the 12 f2 and 45 f 1.8 are nearly as good, even without/before any software correction.

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