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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II The second Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Bit the bullet............

Well I wasn't going to do it but the latest price drop and bundled HLD9 tipped me over the edge and on a trip to Bath last week I got the EM1 Mk2. Got an Experience Day at Marwell Zoo too, which will be useful for our south African safari in July .

I must admit that apart from customising the function buttons and some other buttons, I never really delved into this murky world with my Mk1, but I am thinking about this with the Mk2. Anyone got any tips as to the sort of customising I should be doing? I never really understood the reasons behind the lever next to the viewfinder on the Mk1 so would I find it useful on the Mk2? I have always been amazed at the range of setups available with Oly cameras and if I can decide on a useful range, I may well replicate them on my Pen F.
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Re: Bit the bullet............

It's always nice when something like the bonus grip is part of the deal & although Olympus AU doesn't have the bonus, a couple of their dealers do (DCW & Digidirect). I'm sure you will enjoy the Mk II.

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Re: Bit the bullet............

Some good info here on setup.

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/m43/em1.2-sett.html
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Re: Bit the bullet............

Thanks. I had forgotten about him. I printed all the stuff off for the EM1 soon after I bought it.
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Re: Bit the bullet............

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Thanks. I had forgotten about him. I printed all the stuff off for the EM1 soon after I bought it.
I printed my stuff long before buying it! As soon as specials & bonuses came last June I jumped on it, although as always, if I had waited a little longer I could have saved a further $250 from another supplier.

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Re: Bit the bullet............

Welcome aboard Dave I'm sure you wont regret it. Don't like to look at the prices now Ross. I thought I got a good deal a year ago but I could have added an extra pro lens with the current discounts had I waited. Would have missed a lot of nice shots over the last year though
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Welcome aboard Dave I'm sure you wont regret it. Don't like to look at the prices now Ross. I thought I got a good deal a year ago but I could have added an extra pro lens with the current discounts had I waited. Would have missed a lot of nice shots over the last year though
A key point, I feel. Whether it is "worth it" or not is another matter - but if you have enjoyed it then it is.

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Yep I agree John .
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Welcome aboard Dave I'm sure you wont regret it. Don't like to look at the prices now Ross. I thought I got a good deal a year ago but I could have added an extra pro lens with the current discounts had I waited. Would have missed a lot of nice shots over the last year though
That's totally valid as well as having enjoyed using the camera all that time too.
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Re: Bit the bullet............

Just in case, be sure latest firmware is loaded. The focus system for Birding really shines now.
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Re: Bit the bullet............

Welcome to the mk ii club enjoy.
Is it worth it ? We will all know when we stop using it.

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