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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


I've had the Mark 2 for a few days so I thought I'd post some preliminary thoughts. Overall I love it, here are the Pros and Cons:

Pro:
Unbelievably fast and accurate at focus acquisition
CAF so far has been great, as mentioned before I shot 24 shot sequence of a cormorant coming towards me in low light and all were in focus. I'd go so far as to say if anything is out of focus it's my error!
I really like the new sensor, files are cleaner at higher ISO and it is easier to remove noise. It seems when I have proper exposure colors and sharpness are better as well.
Battery life is great, I shot hundreds of shots plus chimping, etc over two days and had about 40% left. With the Mark 1 one day shooting like this would have more than depleted one battery.

Cons:
With the Oly strap mounted the right hand attachment post puts the strap in my way. I think a more flexible strap is in order.
I wish they had Custom modes assignable to buttons, I haven't used them yet though.
My evf white balance seems strange, I need to see if I can adjust it better.

Overall I'm really impressed! Lots more to learn though!






Dec 13, 2016 at 08:12 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


Thank you for the post! Now we just need you to post pictures with the new camera.


Dec 13, 2016 at 08:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


Sorry, how do I post pics here? I click on the picture icon and it looks for a URL not a local file


Dec 13, 2016 at 11:47 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


I keep my snaps on Flickr and just copy the BBCode and paste it. You have different size option to choose from.


Dec 13, 2016 at 11:52 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


Bobg657 wrote:
Sorry, how do I post pics here? I click on the picture icon and it looks for a URL not a local file


http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/faqforum.php




Dec 14, 2016 at 12:05 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


OK, here's the first, a quick shot processed in LR with Auto Tone only. Am I correct I can only post one image per reply?







Dec 14, 2016 at 12:55 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


Now I see only 800px on the long side, let's try the rest that way. It seems these files are really small though.







Dec 14, 2016 at 12:58 AM
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Dec 14, 2016 at 12:59 AM
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And the last one. These files seem to be about 270k for some reason!







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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


Incidentally, skies were very overcast and light levels were low for all shots.


Dec 14, 2016 at 01:53 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


Thanks Bob for your MkII shots - good to hear of your success with the BIF.
Were the sequences with just C-AF or with the CAF+tracking?

Cheers!



Dec 14, 2016 at 06:29 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


They were with CAF, I haven't triedTracking yet.


Dec 14, 2016 at 05:49 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


@Bobg657, which lens did you use for the BIF shots?


Dec 15, 2016 at 03:45 PM
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Bobg657 wrote:
OK, here's the first, a quick shot processed in LR with Auto Tone only. Am I correct I can only post one image per reply?


No, you can read about uploading here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/faqforum.php

None of those images look particularly sharp. A good size for posting is 1200 pixels wide at 100ppi.



Dec 15, 2016 at 05:10 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


Has anyone seen any crisp ISO 800-1600 images from this camera?
If so could you post a link?



Dec 15, 2016 at 06:55 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


One thing about the larger battery, it all of a sudden makes my Think Tank DSLR Battery pouch unusable, it's too big to fit. I hope it fits in the Peak Design Everyday Sling pouch.


Dec 15, 2016 at 08:24 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


I am using 2 of these Tenba battery pouches. The pockets have a little slack, so I am hoping the newer batteries will fit.

http://www.tenba.com/products/tools-reload-battery-2-battery-pouch.aspx

TMaG82 wrote:
One thing about the larger battery, it all of a sudden makes my Think Tank DSLR Battery pouch unusable, it's too big to fit. I hope it fits in the Peak Design Everyday Sling pouch.




Dec 15, 2016 at 10:28 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


Here are some samples from today:

Redtail was a large crop to 2325x2106, ISO 400

Finch was a small crop to 4736x3157, ISO 1600

Thrush was a large crop to 2211x2763, ISO 800

All shot with 300f4 and MC14, processed in LR with no noise reduction applied.

Conditions here in Southern California are very overcast and foggy.





Redtail







Finch









Dec 15, 2016 at 11:19 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · OMD EM1 Mark 2 Review so far


These were posted at 72ppi, 800 on the long side. In the future I'll post higher res per the response higher up.


Dec 15, 2016 at 11:22 PM
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