Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II User Reviews

Announced Sep 19, 2016 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
denisdenis
 

Hi there. My 2.5 cents. Used to have the mk I, very happy with it. A year or so into ownership the aperture wheel stopped working. It was okay since I always had the extra grip on and could go around the problem that way. Then about 9 months ago (i-e, about 3 years after the wheel issue), the camera died, just died. Went back to using my D700 with great joy, but after a while the reason why I moved to m4/3 way back when became obvious once again: weight and heft. So I ordered the EM1 mk II. ...

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After many years with my trusty EM10(ii) I recently acquired an EM1ii, mostly after realizing that with the 3rd party grip (which is always attached to my EM10), the weight difference between the two is negligible, and size is the same as well (with grip on the 10) So I thought I'd share a few first impressions/comparisons between the two... Please ignore the weird colors - all camera shots taken in infrared. First, the least important... looks: The silver 10 looks "classic" to me, combined ...

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petegiu
 

Great camera for my purposes. I like shoot every kind of subjects,mainly sports and action scenes. Now I own two mark iI after sold my Nikon gear. Happy about that!

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Pasc_1

After using the E-M1 in the studio I was amazed at its performance. It simply excels in the studio. It has the controls exactly where you want them, the grip is perfect for medium to larger hands and the big battery is very welcome! The 60fps, although not intended for studio use, is amazing at just that. Using the 25mm and 12-100 Pro Lenses was an absolute joy, it is so easy to switch between manual and autofocus. When I took the E-M1 out into the street I found a few issues in harsh ...

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VinceC
 

I bought mine to get the IBIS and the 12-100mm lens, moving from a Fuji X-T2.  After 4 months struggling with the lack of DR (especially highlight room) and high level of background noise (compared to my Fuji) I have traded it in and gone back to Fuji. First impressions were positive, with nice bright files and it is indeed OK in good light.  Wen the light falls things got more difficult.  I have had Olympus before and shoot RAW, processing in Lightroom. I found that to protect hightlights I ...

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Chuck Fralick
 

Loved the speed and handling, IQ was good enough for an m4/3 sensor, and the build was superb. I was a long time Oly user and thought it would be "the" camera for me. Just never warmed up to the EVF or the overly complex menu system. While it is certainly more compact than my current Nikon D750, it's not that much lighter given all the metal. If you are ok with the EVF, it's a superb camera.

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When I purchased an OM-D E-M1 Mark II in September of 2017, I supposed that learning to use it would be duck soup, especially after having grown with improvements in DSLRs over more than fifty years. The paper manual packed with the camera is cursory, so I immediately went to the on-line, more extensive manual. I was confused. All of the many dials, buttons and levers were there but there was no comprehensive approach to learning how to set them or use them. In October I attended a photo show ...

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I held back on reviewing my Olympus OMD Em1 II because I was underwhelmed by its focusing performance. Olympus indicated that there would be a major firmware upgrade coming, and they finally delivered firmware 2.1. So, I can review this camera at its best. I have used the EM1 extensively since it returned from a warranty repair. Notably, I have used it alongside my Panasonic G9 over the past few weeks. What can I say? Well my EM1 seems to be a new camera. The latest firmware has made a ...

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Alex Akai
 

I started with OMD EM5 in mirrorless land I must admit I was a bit disappointed with small buttons weird placements and confusing menus, not to mention dismal Battery life.  Since I already had few lenses for MFT system I decided to give a try to OMD EM1 MkII.  Although I paid full $2K price when I bought it, I don't have any regrets. The camera has a steep learning curve with the menu system but once you get it down the way you want it's perfect.  The amount of customization is amazing and ...

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It has been a month and a bit since I have decided to switch from Nikon to OM-D system by Olympus, and to be more specific, model OM-D E-M1 Mark II. And what I have observed so far? Ergonomics and control With Olympus, what I like to call him, we get on pretty well... Thanks to additional battery grip Olympus HLD-9, it perfectly fits into hand… The advantage of battery grip is that it has a trigger control, 4-way circular selector to choose focal points or OK button to access quick menu, so ...

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