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On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1216 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: It appears to me this camera is suffering a torture of a thousand cuts because of its slow introduction. The basic details were known months ago, it was then introduced at Photokina with no camera availability, it was then introduced to the press on an Iceland junket (wrong place and time to intro an action-oriented camera) and is now being reviewed without access to adequate RAW processing. And STILL, it is not in the hands of its intended customers, who just might be able to tell us something about its usability. Many of the 900 comments here have pronounced it dead on arrival, but it has not yet arrived.

"Many of the 900 comments here have pronounced it dead on arrival,"

Jim, with a bit of research, you'll find the vast majority of those have never owned, used or will buy an m43 camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1216 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Just a quick comparison. When E-m5 was announced in 2011, it was $1300 with 12-50 and it was a huge step up in the mirrorless market. Now E-m1 is not an update in IQ part(vs 2011!), but little improvements over e-m5, that costs twice more. Most of us cares more about image quality, rather than 60fps of crap.

@ aramgrg - A D810 has better IQ than a D4; why does the D4 cost double?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1216 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: Over developed camera body, underdeveloped photographic sensor at an ultra developed price point. Good camera for machine gun photography who can afford it.

@ Gazeomon - So seriously, please enlighten me as to why a dedicated Pentax/Samsung user feels the need to make disparaging remarks on pretty much every Olympus/Fuji/Sony test/release?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1216 comments in total)
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Jon Schick: I really struggle with the price.

Currently the Pentax K-1 costs less than the E-M1 in the UK, and kills it for photo quality. The Fuji XT2 is a compelling buy for less than the E-M1 and also offers better image quality (and good video which is not a Pentax strength).

So if I wanted (and could afford) to spend that kind of money on a weatherproof camera for stills photography, unless the difference in size was a big issue (and the K-1 isn't too much of a beast anyway) I know what I'd buy - the Pentax. If size and/or video were more important then it would be the Fuji.

The E-M1 mark ii looks like a very capable machine and good upgrade from the original (which I really liked) but I think the price is very ambitious given that ultimately its image quality can't compete with the best of the competition (some of which is considerably cheaper).

@ Jon Schick - Well of course you struggle with the price! According to your gear list, you are already heavily invested into Fuji so kind of a no brainer I would assume.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 22:51 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1216 comments in total)
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lzeppelin: Through the years physics do not change. the image quality in critical light conditions and resolution are directly proportional to the sensor diagonal size. This is theory of signals and Studio Scene confirms this. As long as I can shot very still subjects and use low ISO, it's okay, but if you need to freeze the moment, and have to raise the ISO, this sensor size is still too far from the full format performance, to be taken seriously by professionals. Micro 4/3 estimators should live with it, that format was wrong from the beginning, and now we can all forget it. The low performances of this new camera in low light prove it. Damn that time when I let your clamor convince me and I bought a pen-f, which is just good looking camera and nothing more!

I absolutely love how all these armchair quarterbacks spout what "Pros" need and what "Pros" want without even having a clue. Well played

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
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Clint Dunn: 'Overdeveloped'....I guess that's what you do when you're committed to a M4/3 sensor and need to try and create value in a $2000 camera.

Hahahah... now that's rich coming from a Leica user! Commenting on an m43 camera because you're waiting for your red lens and "ping pong" covered new Leica?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1216 comments in total)

What is really quite clear is that once again, Olympus has designed a camera for photographers and not gearheads/pixel peepers.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 200th comment | 3 replies
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Mateus1: Olympus M1 mkII versus others:

M1 mkII $2000 - Fuji X-T2 $1600
M1 mkII $2000 - Fuji X-Pro2 $1550
M1 mkII $2000 - Sony A6500 $1400
M1 mkII $2000 - Sony A7 II $1500
M1 mkII $2000 - Pentax K-1 $1950
M1 mkII $2000 - Pentax K-3 II $850
M1 mkII $2000 - Nikon D500 $1800
M1 mkII $2000 - Nikon D750 $1800
M1 mkII $2000 - Canon D6 $1500

For me it's clear, no m4/3 cam is worth in 2017 this mad $2000 price. Period. I do not take all these arguments about M1 mkII size benefit (give me a brake it's bigger and heavier than all APS-C, and same as a few FF, and Olys Pro lenses are huge, heavy & pricely too), WR (others are WR), 4K (others have it), IBIS (others have it), build (other are also bulid great). Most important thing is: M1mk2 offer the tiniest sensor in big body - it's 25% size of FF and almost 2 time smaller then APS-C (you know how it impact on IQ). All I can say is this: I would never pay in 2017 for best m4/3 more then $1300 if I have such amazing offer from APS-C and FF today.

@ MrALLCAPS - Exaggerate much?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 19:54 UTC
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DME: What kind of people take it personally when others complain about a camera's price ?

If you don't like reading other people's complaints, move on. Unless you have shares in the company, then I can totally understand your pain and frustration.

@ DME - You should be asking what kind of people insist on commenting (over and over and over) on a camera they have no interest in, will never own and know nothing about.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 23:48 UTC
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Mateus1: Olympus M1 mkII versus others:

M1 mkII $2000 - Fuji X-T2 $1600
M1 mkII $2000 - Fuji X-Pro2 $1550
M1 mkII $2000 - Sony A6500 $1400
M1 mkII $2000 - Sony A7 II $1500
M1 mkII $2000 - Pentax K-1 $1950
M1 mkII $2000 - Pentax K-3 II $850
M1 mkII $2000 - Nikon D500 $1800
M1 mkII $2000 - Nikon D750 $1800
M1 mkII $2000 - Canon D6 $1500

For me it's clear, no m4/3 cam is worth in 2017 this mad $2000 price. Period. I do not take all these arguments about M1 mkII size benefit (give me a brake it's bigger and heavier than all APS-C, and same as a few FF, and Olys Pro lenses are huge, heavy & pricely too), WR (others are WR), 4K (others have it), IBIS (others have it), build (other are also bulid great). Most important thing is: M1mk2 offer the tiniest sensor in big body - it's 25% size of FF and almost 2 time smaller then APS-C (you know how it impact on IQ). All I can say is this: I would never pay in 2017 for best m4/3 more then $1300 if I have such amazing offer from APS-C and FF today.

Please tell me Mateus1, what color is the sky in your world?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 23:45 UTC
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Daft Punk: By all accounts this camera will let you shoot HAND HELD for 4 or 5 seconds and still get a sharp image. This is remarkable.

For some people, That is worth the price alone.

Stop whining about the price.

@ Alxy - So, you don't believe it, ask for a link, are provided several but still have to complain? Why does that not surprise me?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 21:14 UTC
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sunjester: Putting pro on everything Olympus makes is like putting gt on a Yugo. In the end you still got that crappie Yugo.

Ding Ding.. we have a winner for stupidest comment!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 21:10 UTC
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Daft Punk: By all accounts this camera will let you shoot HAND HELD for 4 or 5 seconds and still get a sharp image. This is remarkable.

For some people, That is worth the price alone.

Stop whining about the price.

5sec hand held with the MkII and the 12-100...
https://robinwong.blogspot.ca/2016/11/olympus-om-d-e-m1-mark-ii-review.html

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
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obsolescence: No doubt it's a great camera for many purposes. The question for me is whether the upgrades are enough of an improvement over (the other predecessor) EM5-II to justify the cost. It doesn't have significantly better IQ and there's still no native UWA Tilt-Shift lens that I need (and please don't respond about software corrections) ...which is leading me to transition to FF in the not-distant future.

Once again... specific tools for specific jobs. Why would anyone who needs a T/S buy into the m43 system in the first place?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 18:29 UTC
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naturetech: Having a huge sensor in my camera makes me feel so big and powerful!

And size/weight isn't a problem because it all fits perfectly in my Hummer!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
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Frank C.: Held the OMD in my hands once, nice...very nice, then removed the lens to take a look inside, after seeing the size of the sensor I sadly put the camera back down again. That was my sole encounter with the OMD.

I imagine it was a good thing his wife/gf never used the same logic when choosing him :D

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
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jl_smith: A little exercise:

Get your favorite camera and compile a list of lenses you like to use by focal length. Put them in a camera bag.

Do a similar exercise for m43.

There are always tradeoffs--m43's main advantage is size. Why gripe about 'small sensor'? News flash -- this is a smaller sensor camera, but still capable of great images.

I had an EM1, 35-100/2.8 Panasonic, 7-14/4 Panasonic, 45/1.8, 14/2.5 and 20/1.7 all fit in a tiny Retro 5 messenger bag, with probably room to spare. Try this with literally any other non-m43 system (besides Nikon 1).

@ Felice62 - someone needs to look at the price (and size) of good Sony/Zeiss glass.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
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Daft Punk: There are things about this camera that are not to like.

Price is not one of them.

I truly do not understand the bleating about the price. What are you lot on about??

@ justmeMN - Most of us shooting with a E-M1 came from Canikon FF (me included). We know what they cost and more importantly, what they weigh as a system. If we wanted a FF system, we would be still be shooting one

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
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naturetech: The G85 appears to be about 90% the camera this is for less than 1/2 the price.

A Cayman is 90% the car a 911 is for less than 1/2 the price as well... so what?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 14:20 UTC
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Alxy: If I choose "low light" in the comparison tool E-M1 mark II looks worse than any other cameras I tried - PEN-F, E-M1, E-M5, Panasonic GH4, etc. What is going on???
Olympus promised a newly developed sensor. They claimed to spend many years developing it. They charge much higher price for this camera.
This is very disappointing to be lied like that.
I am going to sell all my M43 gear. This system came to a dead end.

@ Alxy - considering you seem to be invested in 6 different systems, that's maybe not a bad idea.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 17:01 UTC
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