|The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: The "Pro" Olympus M4/3 Camera !|
Foreword about the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: The fabulous Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is perceived for many as the ultimate M4/3 Pro still camera . And yes it is a fantastic "pro" model contender without any doubt assorted with a very solid construction, a superb ergonomic design (the best from Olympus for its hand prehension), a very versatile interface and a significant captor upgrade. So it got all the ingredients of success (even a skyrocket selective selling price!) and it will probably shows it in the next few years.
Later this year (2017) I will recover on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and be able to justify all its virtues in using it more professionally. For the moment the first results obtained with the E-M1 Mark II were very promising and I am looking forward to properly illustrate it.
Let simply say that the Olympus E-M1 II is a big and weighty camera by usual standards in M4/3 format. It is also a complex device to handle properly and it will ask you a extended training investment except if you intend to use it on an intense basis. Even the fine "Pro" line of Olympus lenses will add a lot to that impression at a point that is recalling me the previous film SLR days. In one word it contradict in part for some of us the essence of the founding of the M4/3 format.
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design back in 1988 of the film era.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is the second interpretation issued from the manufacturer of an especially constructed professionally oriented digital ILC (Interchangeable Lens Camera) for the M4/3 format sensor. It incorporate the newest 20MP image captor (sensor) for a finer definition and higher overall performances. I have never really try to evaluate a camera model on specific statistical characteristics. In place I better prefer to regard it as an whole package. As a photographic tool you need something that will be coherent and flexible for your everyday use.
For still photography like I use to do exclusively the autofocus system is fast and reliable. Follow-up action photography can be done in confidence for the focus tracking. As I have said in previous posts to properly photograph"on-pick" moving subjects may ask you a certain amount of preparation on your part. Exposure and focus preset are still a good way for doing this kind of task.
At the end if you compare the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II when the D-SLR Pro models offered on the market it stays a more compact unit that can be combined with more compact lenses.