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  1. ac12

    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks for the link. NEAT site. It's bookmarked for more visiting.

    I was under the impression that the mk1 with CDAF was still not up to sports photography.
    Well when my lens arrives, I will give it a go and see for myself.


     
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    CDAF on in S-AF. C-AF is PDAF on the Both EM1's. The MKii may be all around better but the mki is still no slouch for action/wildlife. I think you'll find it capable.

    Another lens I can high;y recommend if you do macro is the Oly 60mm. Fantastic lens and also doubles as a pretty good portrait lens.
    The 12-100 is a must have!

    And this is why I love my m43. I am going to Portugal and the Azores in June. With a camera backpack that is the size of a carry-on I can take the following:

    EM1mkII
    12-100 f4 - all purpose travel lens
    300 f4- my wildlife lens
    60 f2.8 - for my macro
    17 f1.8 - night and low light lens
    1.4xTC
    FL600 flash
    Diffuser
    Dell XPS 13"
    MeFOTTO Backpacker tripod

    This would be impossible if I tried with the equivalent DSLR.
    The only thing I can't fit in is my 40-150 f2.8 which I know I'll miss if I don't take it. I think the wife will have to carry it.
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The Panasonic 12-60 arrived today.
    Now I can start shooting :)
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Just for giggles.
    The Olympus E-M1 + 12-60 on the left and the Nikon D7200 + 18-140 on right.
    According to the specs, the Olympus is 44% lighter than the Nikon.

    camera comp EM1 vs D7200.jpg
     
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    Fujidave Blue eyed and Beautiful

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    Hope you enjoy the new camera :)
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Let us know how you like it!
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    RTFM
    I have been working with the camera and manual all day, figuring out where things were, how to control what, etc. Like how do I change the ISO level, how do I change the screen review time, etc. I knew it was in there, but where?
    I had to download an updated manual, as the menu had changed significantly from the printed manual.
    The camera is nice, but different enough from my Nikon that learning it was aggravating, and of course the menu structure is different from Nikon. It's going to be a long learning curve. But I think I have the basics now, at least enough to go out and shoot.
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Learning any new system is difficult. Keep up the practice!

    I thought it was pretty complicated (my previous was Canon), but I quickly found my way around.
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This is the problem when shooting with multiple systems; Canon P&S, Olympus m43, Nikon DX, Canon crop dslr
    The controls and menus are different :(
    I WILL eventually get it. But I don't have the flexible brain of a 20 year old, so it comes slower.

    Something I just discovered. When I did a firmware update, it trashed all my prior configuration, so I had to go through the menu and do it all over again, trying to remember what I changed :( I need to write down the config, so it isn't so hard the next time I do a firmware update.
     
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    It shouldn't. The updater is suppose to save your settings and replace them after the update. When you ran the update did it not day it was saving the settings? If it did but didn't put them back after you can use the updater to respond the settings.
     
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    I did not see that, if it did.
    The unanticipated benefit, is that I got to go through the menu again, so I learned more.
     

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