View Full Version : E-M1 Mark II review by Mircea Bezergheanu

25th July 2017, 07:07 AM
Mircea Bezergheanu is one of the best romanian photograpers. He used Canon and Nikon gear in the past, now he switched to Olympus.

This is the most complete review made ever for an Olympus camera from an PRO photographer perspective:


There are also a lot of pictures in the review.
Enjoy !


Ross the fiddler
25th July 2017, 07:44 AM
Lot s & lots of impressive photos! :eek: *yes
It's also great to see that he prefers to use Capture One for the raw file conversion & editing. :)
When I get time I'll read his review too.

Thanks for sharing. *chr

25th July 2017, 08:24 AM
Yeah, I felt he could have added a few more photos :D :) :eek: *yes ;) :rolleyes:

Interesting comments about the AF - and surely addressable with further software development. There are more TTL flash options from third party suppliers besides Profoto so he hasn't got around to discovering them yet.


25th July 2017, 08:55 AM
Thanks for posting, Superb photos of bee eaters. Very very good write up. Something to strive to.
Kind regards Mike

25th July 2017, 08:57 AM

Thanks for the link...*chr

25th July 2017, 12:15 PM
Interesting comments about Adobe Raw v Capture One Raw converter. Anyone else experienced this?

Ross the fiddler
25th July 2017, 12:18 PM
Interesting comments about Adobe Raw v Capture One Raw converter. Anyone else experienced this?

I just know I'm better off using Capture One. ;) :D

26th July 2017, 06:21 AM
Interesting comments about Adobe Raw v Capture One Raw converter. Anyone else experienced this?

Yes, I can confirm. Capture One seems to be the most compatible raw editor for E-M1 II, much better than Olympus Viewer 3.

Unlike previous Olympus cameras, the implementation of JPEG engine for E-M1 II sensor is not perfect. It has issues in some specific situations, which only Capture One can handle.

The problems I found:
1. OV3 cannot correct chromatic aberations when using manual lenses as it was possible on previous Olympus cameras. The CA function from OV3 did funny things when I tested it (it damaged the whole picture).
2. Some problems with the coulours in some specific situations. By example, in the areas where it was yellow and blue, at the border between 2 coulours it was false green colour. Maybe that false green is like an CA and can be removed, but the CA function from OV3 is unusable for E-M1 II raw files.
3. The third problem I did not find it myself, but heard it from other users.
It looks like in some situations, the red gets an magenta influence. And this is not an white balance issue (no matter how you change it, the magenta-red stays there).

Capture One can handle the 3 problems, while OV3 not. I also tested DXO Optics PRO which could not fix the 3 problems too, as OV3.

Additional comment:
If you loved Olympus JPEG colours from previous cameras, E-M1 II will be an (unpleasant) suprise. It gives a different set of colours and in 5% situations gives wrong colours which requires editing.


26th July 2017, 07:26 AM
Really excellent read. Wish I could get shots like his they are amazing.

4th August 2017, 11:10 AM
Having just purchased the mk 2 I will read this with interest! Thanks for posting.

4th August 2017, 02:33 PM
Fantastic review, has inspired me to try and use some of the mk 2's excellent features, especially the focus stacking.