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Any love for the Olympus E-M1 mk II ?
Old 12-17-2016   #1
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Any love for the Olympus E-M1 mk II ?

just checking if anyone has one, opinions, any interest ?
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Old 12-19-2016   #2
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Wish I had the money for this one. It got a good review at Luminous Landscape. For now I'll have to live with the e-m10.
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Old 12-19-2016   #3
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With a limited user base so far, the thing's not even available for most to buy yet, how much love could you expect to be seeing?
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Old 12-19-2016   #4
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My wife has the first version and it's a heck of a camera. I'm constantly impressed with the IQ of the thing and it's ergonomics. I've got big and stiff hands and can operate the thing with a minimum of klutzing. More MPs and better grip can only be a good thing.
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Love mine. CAF is useless to me on my EM1.1
CAF-TR is amazing on my EM1.2 and has no problems keeping up with toddlers or puppies.

HLD-9 makes for a "big" camera (pretty similar to F90x with grip), but the lenses keep everything reasonable. The grip on the EM1.1 lacks a four-way control, and I found that hugely annoying because I shoot SAF and move my AF point a lot. On the EM1.2 it now has the four way control, but because of the CAF-Tr and the touch screen to move the AF point, I find I no longer use it. Go figure.

It drives the 50-200 F2.8-3.5 non-SWD much better than the EM1. I had been thinking of replacing that lens, but not anymore.
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Old 01-14-2017   #6
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okay I made the jump
so far, love the camera

it is a significant improvement on the EM1.1

I really like the manual focus on the pro lenses, I'm not sure if the EM1.1 had this, but when you switch a Pro lens to MF by pulling back on the focus ring , and start turning to focus, the camera does "Magnify on Manual Focus", zooming and enlarging the image, and turning on focus peaking, it makes MF a breeze. As soon as you stop focusing, it switches back to normal view

In general the focus is fast and sharp in AF mode, I have not tested with the CAF-TR for sports/action yet.

Not much more to report, battery life much better than before, ergonomics very good, menu system complex.

I purchased the 25/1.1 (50mm equiv) and it is a beauty, full of Bokeh and razor thin DoF, here's an example, not to hard to get thin DoF at close distances w 1.1:

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Looks like a great camera if you want the ultimate in M43. I'm seriously thinking of trying a Pen-F myself.
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