Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Camera conference > Micro Four Thirds > Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 18th August 2017
pdk42's Avatar
pdk42 pdk42 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Leamington Spa
Posts: 4,575
Thanks: 347
Thanked 1,013 Times in 770 Posts
Likes: 92
Liked 4,528 Times in 1,475 Posts
Thom Hogan review of E-M1ii

I think this is a very fair review. Thom is a highly respected tog and a big Nikon user who also uses u43. I particularly liked this point:

Quote:
I think it would surprise a lot of people that I've chosen to keep my E-M1 Mark II but not my Fujifilm X-T2. While the Fujifilm certainly has a bigger and arguably better sensor, the E-M1 Mark II—in shooting, not setup—simply out handles the X-T2 in my experience, and I even found the focus performance to be better, particularly with telephoto lenses. Put light gloves on and the handling of the X-T2 while shooting disappears while the E-M1 Mark II stays pretty much the same.
He also properly explains the difference between FPS Priority and SIS Priority - take a look:

http://www.sansmirror.com/cameras/a-...ii-review.html
__________________
Paul
E-M1ii, Pen-F and too many lenses
flickr
Portfolio Site
Instagram
Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to pdk42 For This Useful Post:
bassman (18th August 2017), Cerebus (19th August 2017), cliff (20th August 2017), drmarkf (18th August 2017), Internaut (19th August 2017), JohnGG (19th August 2017), OM USer (21st August 2017), Ross the fiddler (18th August 2017), wornish (21st August 2017), Zuiko (18th August 2017)
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Cerebus (19th August 2017), cliff (20th August 2017), Internaut (19th August 2017)
  #2  
Old 18th August 2017
drmarkf's Avatar
drmarkf drmarkf is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 4,278
Thanks: 270
Thanked 386 Times in 327 Posts
Likes: 1,436
Liked 982 Times in 556 Posts
Re: Thom Hogan review of E-M1ii

Excellent, thanks for that, Paul.

Very fair, I'd say, and good to learn about the stabilisation priority point.
__________________
Regards,
Mark

------------------------------
http://www.microcontrast.com
Too much Oly gear.
Panasonic 12-35, 15. Samyang 7.5 fisheye. Laowa 7.5.
Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Ross the fiddler (18th August 2017)
  #3  
Old 19th August 2017
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 12,570
Thanks: 1,907
Thanked 1,177 Times in 935 Posts
Likes: 4,626
Liked 1,538 Times in 908 Posts
Re: Thom Hogan review of E-M1ii

Thanks Paul.
It was interesting reading all his comments etc.

__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19th August 2017
Internaut Internaut is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Manchester
Posts: 1,959
Thanks: 269
Thanked 210 Times in 194 Posts
Likes: 1,050
Liked 347 Times in 162 Posts
Re: Thom Hogan review of E-M1ii

Whenever I pick up one of the Olympus cameras, I'm immediately reminded of all the things they simply get right, without fuss. This was especially true having recently spent a couple of weeks shooting with a Sony A7 II. It's a great camera*, with amazing DR, but doesn't hold a candle to my OMD and Pen bodies when it comes the pleasure of picking it up and using it. Olympus puts the photographer front and centre of everything they do.

* And, I think, a real nerd's camera, when it comes to using adapted lenses.
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
bassman (19th August 2017), Graham from Wirral (19th August 2017), Ross the fiddler (19th August 2017)
  #5  
Old 21st August 2017
GyRob GyRob is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: N.E.Lincs
Posts: 156
Thanks: 1
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
Likes: 13
Liked 143 Times in 24 Posts
Re: Thom Hogan review of E-M1ii

Nice review, I have always used Canon cameras still do but the light weight of the Omd is a joy to use it's hard to fault it .


The only thing I don't like with the controls is the very soft shutter I often take a shot when I didn't mean to .
Rob.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 21st August 2017
wornish's Avatar
wornish wornish is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 3,488
Thanks: 229
Thanked 323 Times in 247 Posts
Likes: 1,548
Liked 933 Times in 452 Posts
Re: Thom Hogan review of E-M1ii

Good review. I still struggle with the explanation about the two different types of IS . FPS or SIS priority. What exactly is being re-centered when its set at SIS is it the sensor itself and if so doesn't that put everything back out of focus?
__________________
Dave

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 21st August 2017
pdk42's Avatar
pdk42 pdk42 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Leamington Spa
Posts: 4,575
Thanks: 347
Thanked 1,013 Times in 770 Posts
Likes: 92
Liked 4,528 Times in 1,475 Posts
Re: Thom Hogan review of E-M1ii

The sensor only moves in a single plane (the five axis marketing thing is a bit confusing) so IBIS movement won't affect the focus.

The issue with its interaction with shutter rate is simply this:

- The sensor moves during exposure to correct for camera shake. That means that it's displaced from central at the end of the shot.

- To allow max correction for any movement on the next shot, it's best to move the sensor back to the centre before exposure starts.

- This takes time which reduces the max FPS.

There are two ways out of this:

- Slow the FPS to allow the sensor to recentre - IS priority

- Live with the sensor being where it is but accept less effective motion compensation - FPS priority.
__________________
Paul
E-M1ii, Pen-F and too many lenses
flickr
Portfolio Site
Instagram
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to pdk42 For This Useful Post:
Olybirder (21st August 2017), OM USer (21st August 2017), thecedars (21st August 2017), wornish (21st August 2017)
The Following User Liked This Post:
Ross the fiddler (21st August 2017)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E-M1ii - ISO 64 pdk42 Foto Fair 2 9th April 2017 06:38 PM
Interesting review of E-M1ii pdk42 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 3 29th January 2017 05:03 AM
Cameralabs E-M1ii review drmarkf Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 0 17th January 2017 04:35 PM
Thom Hogan on the future of Olympus. Wally The lounge 2 14th February 2011 08:20 PM
Olympus prediction from Thom Hogan ardvorlich The lounge 0 13th November 2010 07:05 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:29 PM.


© The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2018, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger