I decided to go ahead and take the E-M1X on a shoot yesterday knowing that I was still getting familiar with it. Luckily it was more of a lower pressure event style shoot that I was making some portraits at. The images haven’t been processed or retouched yet…but if you know the results from the E-m1.2…so far consistent. Focusing was great in dim light however. How much better? Not sure but it locked on as if it were daylight.
Above is a quick cell phone shot showing off my bag I used and I how I carried everything. Even with this kind of camera i felt completely unencumbered. Here are the contents of each bag from left to right.
Think Tank Speed Changer (far left)
-Godox R2 trigger
-Peak design Slide Lite strap
-Lumo Pro light meter
-cell phone, keys, pen, cards, etc…
Think Tank Skin Strobe (middle)
-Godox Flash & tripod foot
Think Tank Skin Chimp Cage
-60mm F/2.8 Macro
-Pack of correction gels for the flash
Most of the time the camera was around my shoulder with the strap and a lens, so the actual belt system weighed less while I was working. Just the camera on shoulder is barely any more than I was already used to with an E-M1. I show this to say, I was surprised that the camera was just as easy to carry around and slip into an existing flow.
The buttons are way more positive feeling. I am still getting oriented and keep overshooting certain buttons. That will disappear soon as my hands relearn to this body.
Funny side note… I handed the camera body to my wife and she said, “Hmm…this feels like your medium format!” My first reaction was, “No way is it anywhere near that huge!!!” I totally assumed she meant my Hasselblad H. That camera with lens and sensor attached is enormous and heavy. Literally, it makes a Nikon D5 feel like an E-M10. Then I realized…she meant the camera felt like my medium format TECH CAM. For anyone that is not familiar, check out Cambo. My tech cam is a thin square and has wooden handles that feel VERY nice to hold. And the E-M1X is basically that…a thin square square that is exceptionally nice to hold. In fact she said wow, someone really made this feel just perfect to the hands. The grips are large…but the actual camera is really thin, just like the E-M1 series.