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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Olympus E-M1 Mark II image thread


One cold female Anna's Hummingbird.

Second shot is crop of first shot.




  E-M1MarkII    LEICA DG 100-400/F4.0-6.3 lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/100s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  E-M1MarkII    LEICA DG 100-400/F4.0-6.3 lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/100s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Jan 07, 2017 at 01:54 AM
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female Bufflehead




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Jan 07, 2017 at 07:07 AM
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One cold female Rufous Hummingbird.

Second shot is crop of first shot.


Rufous?....are you sure it isn't an Anna's which would be the expected winter resident on the island? I don't see anything pointing to a rufous in that image. None the less, great shot and also great shot of the Buffy.



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Rufous?....are you sure it isn't an Anna's which would be the expected winter resident on the island? I don't see anything pointing to a rufous in that image. None the less, great shot and also great shot of the Buffy.


Thanks, yeah, an Anna's. Still wish Olympus had a 500mm, or a 400mm that would work with their 1.4x TC.

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Jan 07, 2017 at 11:35 PM
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Wigeons IF looking terrific, Tony


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Wigeons IF looking terrific, Tony


Thanks, I have to do a lot better than that. Need to get better at keeping them in viewfinder when they are closer.





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Snowy and cold shots.





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Great shots! I have the E-M1 and bought the D500 instead of the E-M1 Mark II. I had my reservations about the Mark II for sports. I knew the weaknesses of the E-M1 since I have shot a lot of sports with it. I'm glad to see the focusing has improved but I was concerned with the buffering.

It looks like the E-M1 Mark II has made tremendous strides but still falls short for the professional sports photographer. I think the Mark III will be the one that finally can match dSLR's.

I still use my E-M1 a lot and have found a new appreciation for it since getting my D500. I forgot how small that camera and the lenses were until using my D500 and the 70-200mm lens!



Jan 11, 2017 at 06:01 PM
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Jeff Self wrote:
Great shots! I have the E-M1 and bought the D500 instead of the E-M1 Mark II. I had my reservations about the Mark II for sports. I knew the weaknesses of the E-M1 since I have shot a lot of sports with it. I'm glad to see the focusing has improved but I was concerned with the buffering.

It looks like the E-M1 Mark II has made tremendous strides but still falls short for the professional sports photographer. I think the Mark III will be the one that finally can match dSLR's.

I still use my E-M1 a lot and have
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Two questions. Are you saying that the buffering is insufficient ? Why do you say it still falls short for sports when you don't own the camera?



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I agree, EM1 MKII has made great strides in auto focus but it still falls short in IQ so unless by a miracle MK III comes with significant improvement in that area (specially in low light), I doubt many pros will be flocking to give up their DSLR rigs.

As an m4/3 owner for many years I'm happy with the improvements that are being made in terms of features, AF, lenses and body ruggedness I just hope that maybe new BSI sensors can give the format a much needed IQ boost because I don't think any measurable improvements have been made in years (other than moving from 16 to 20 mpx)


Jeff Self wrote:
Great shots! I have the E-M1 and bought the D500 instead of the E-M1 Mark II. I had my reservations about the Mark II for sports. I knew the weaknesses of the E-M1 since I have shot a lot of sports with it. I'm glad to see the focusing has improved but I was concerned with the buffering.

It looks like the E-M1 Mark II has made tremendous strides but still falls short for the professional sports photographer. I think the Mark III will be the one that finally can match dSLR's.

I still use my E-M1 a lot and have
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I agree, EM1 MKII has made great strides in auto focus but it still falls short in IQ so unless by a miracle MK III comes with significant improvement in that area (specially in low light), I doubt many pros will be flocking to give up their DSLR rigs.

As an m4/3 owner for many years I'm happy with the improvements that are being made in terms of features, AF, lenses and body ruggedness I just hope that maybe new BSI sensors can give the format a much needed IQ boost because I don't think any measurable improvements have been made
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There is no way m43 is ever going to match larger sensors in performance unless you compare current generation m43 and previous generation FF and DX/Canon equivalents. Even then, you'll have to back track several years. The smaller sensor simply doesn't collect as much light.
The D500 is state of the art in both sensor and AF performance so m43 isn't going to touch it. But if you're shooting in good light and the weight savings is important, then m43 becomes a viable medium.



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No, m43 will never be able to compete with FF, and by the same token, FF will never be able to compete with MF. But sensor technology is improving rapidly. Olympus is still working to perfect the High-Res mode, and I believe both Olympus and Panasonic have been working on the organic sensor which will have incredible DR and hopefully less noise:

https://petapixel.com/2016/02/03/panasonic-unveils-organic-cmos-sensors-with-global-shutter-and-100x-sensitivity/

Any new development and quantum leap in sensor technology will not be exclusive to m43 sensor only, of course, so at the end of the day bigger will always be better!

Iwas joeking wrote:
There is no way m43 is ever going to match larger sensors in performance unless you compare current generation m43 and previous generation FF and DX/Canon equivalents. Even then, you'll have to back track several years. The smaller sensor simply doesn't collect as much light.
The D500 is state of the art in both sensor and AF performance so m43 isn't going to touch it. But if you're shooting in good light and the weight savings is important, then m43 becomes a viable medium.




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Iwas joeking wrote:
There is no way m43 is ever going to match larger sensors in performance unless you compare current generation m43 and previous generation FF and DX/Canon equivalents. Even then, you'll have to back track several years. The smaller sensor simply doesn't collect as much light.
The D500 is state of the art in both sensor and AF performance so m43 isn't going to touch it. But if you're shooting in good light and the weight savings is important, then m43 becomes a viable medium.


I would think (hope!) that most users, especially those who purchase the MKII, already knew this going in. Like every system out there, we give up in certain areas to make gains in others. I have no problems what so ever with the current m43 sensor performance; if I did, I'd be shooting another system :P




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Who really cares if it ..... falls short for the professional sports photographer. , or .... I doubt many pros will be flocking to give up their DSLR rigs. ?

I could care less, most MFT photographers could care less, most sports photographers could care less, and Olympus could care less.

Olympus' target market with this camera is neither sports photographers, nor pros with DSLR rigs. It is photographers that want smaller, lighter, and less expensive rigs. And that is what they are getting. It performs better and has many more useful features than a lot of DSLR's.

The best camera in the world for each particular person is the one that they enjoy using the most. Period.

P.S. The camera tracks better than I can.





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Jan 12, 2017 at 03:43 AM
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String wrote:
I would think (hope!) that most users, especially those who purchase the MKII, already knew this going in. Like every system out there, we give up in certain areas to make gains in others. I have no problems what so ever with the current m43 sensor performance; if I did, I'd be shooting another system :P



Exactly, so IMO people unhappy with m43 should just use whatever it is that satisfies them. Being able to carry around a full complement of equivalent lenses from 14mm to 840mm plus a macro in one small backpack is fantastic.



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I bought the Mark 2 and tried it shooting professional sports. I mainly use the D4s and D500. I was hoping that the Mark2 could give me a smaller package and still carry a 600f4 with the 300. As far as AF and image quality no problem. The camera is better than I will ever be. ( most of our stuff is for web and magazine use). The buffer is an issue. Since this is a third body, I can work around it, but the frustrating issue is you can't change anything until the buffer clears. No settings, iso, etc. If you use the electric shutter set to 60 FPS, don't expect much, other than 120 of mostly the exact same image. ( I set this to 20fps) and is very useful in selected shots. I can see using it for particular shots, Wide angle- stadium shots, Fish eye, and a smaller, longer with the 300f4 and looks like the mew 100-400 panasonic may have a place. Here else can you get 800 focal length and still carry 2 other sets ups?
This is a wonderful camera and is my "carry everywhere set up". I keep the 12-40 Pro. 7-14 Pro and the 140-150 Pro w TC in a very small Think Tank bag in my car wherever I go. For weight, portability, IQ, AF, and pure photographic joy, this is hard to beat.



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amlsml wrote:
I bought the Mark 2 and tried it shooting professional sports. I mainly use the D4s and D500. I was hoping that the Mark2 could give me a smaller package and still carry a 600f4 with the 300. As far as AF and image quality no problem. The camera is better than I will ever be. ( most of our stuff is for web and magazine use). The buffer is an issue. Since this is a third body, I can work around it, but the frustrating issue is you can't change anything until the buffer clears. No settings, iso, etc.
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I agree the 60fps is a very situation specific feature. I find it interesting you struggled with the buffer, what card(s)are you using?
The lockup of the camera while the buffer clears is very annoying.



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