Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Announced Sep 19, 2016 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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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I recently purchased the OM-D EM-1 mark II. I also have the EM-1. Both are excellent cameras and based on the results I get from the EM-1 I had to have the EM-1 mark II. I also have a variety of pro lenses that make both cameras the best on the market today. I have access to many other cameras from friends and even the full frame models have difficulty keeping up with my Olympus cameras.

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Ionut Ignat
 

How a camera should be like? Bulky, tiny, light, white, black, fast, inconspicuous, expensive, cheap, silent, with a big sensor, with a small sensor, with many megapixels, with additional features, just photography specifications? How the photographer using the camera should be? Should I be able to see things unseen, to catch a moment’s life and death, to place my inner darkness and light into my work, to seek inspiration in everything I see and feel, to seek originality in a time when the ...

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i just test it out,is quite nice and fast focusing.but i still haven't test it out on shooting bird photographs...still waiting a chance. try to get through on the camera all function.

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I have been a happy user of m43 cameras since I bought the GH4 in June 2014. Since then I have added the GM1 and then also the OM-D E-M1. Recently I had the opportunity to trade in the E-M1 for the mark ii. Obviously having to also pay a bit of cash. I thought longhand hard if it was worth it but after having used the new camera for a couple of weeks now I can say that for me it was totally worth it. I bought the camera with the new 12-100/f4 lens and together they are perfect for my outdoor ...

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