A few shots from my first day out and about with the EM-5, 14-42 II kit lens. Images were shot in RAW, processed in LR4(RC2). Overall experience was positive. Some observations worth sharing:
1. Battery life still showing full after 350 shots? Surely it's not full but the incremental draining must not reflect very well over time.
2. I found myself shooting about 50/50 in LiveView vs EVF.
3. Shooting in LiveView is effortless and much improved over the E-30 (no surprise).
4. Auto-focus is more than adequate even with moving animals and children.
5. Face-tracking works on everything from children to hens to pigs to cows.
5. ISO set to Auto and left it. ISO was up to 2500 in some shots (see pig between the trees below) and they look fantastic.
6. Ergonomics are good but with my large hands, I think I would feel more secure with the added grip.
7. The 14-42mm is a tad soft at the long end but renders bokeh and detail very well for the size and price.
One odd thing I noticed about the shooting with OM-D - no one takes you seriously. By which I mean it's diminutive size quickly gets passed off as just another point and shoot camera. Who cares right? Well, here's the issue. Normally, when I'm brandishing the E-1, with grip and 12-60 or 50-200, people step out of the way
. Not so much with the OM-D. I became just another fool with a camera and not a "serious" photographer. I guess there will always be a stigma associated with a big lens!