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Re: My first E-M5 Mark II shots

I would be interested to hear your general experiences of it, Ian. Does it feel like an improvement or worsening over the Mark 1? General speed of response the same? Feel in the hand the same? Bigger/smaller (in practice, not in theory)? Viewfinder better/worse? Etc. etc.

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Re: My first E-M5 Mark II shots

I am working on an article for Four Thirds User - it's a big improvement for a lot of reasons and one or two I haven't noticed others mentioning

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Re: My first E-M5 Mark II shots

Thanks Ian, I will look forward to reading it.

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Re: My first E-M5 Mark II shots

Great series Ian.

I don't know if this is something you ever shoot, but I'm dying to see some long exposure seascapes/landscapes with the high res mode... something like 4-8 seconds per exposure, so 30-60 seconds overall, preferably with significant water or cloud movement. Really interested to see how it handles that.
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Great series Ian.

I don't know if this is something you ever shoot, but I'm dying to see some long exposure seascapes/landscapes with the high res mode... something like 4-8 seconds per exposure, so 30-60 seconds overall, preferably with significant water or cloud movement. Really interested to see how it handles that.
I definitely intend to do something like this when I get a camera to evaluate.

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Re: My first E-M5 Mark II shots

I know it's not feasible to illustrate this online, but I'd like to see physical prints made from images recorded using this function, as it's in print where I expect the biggest difference to be visible.
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I know it's not feasible to illustrate this online, but I'd like to see physical prints made from images recorded using this function, as it's in print where I expect the biggest difference to be visible.
When I used to review printers a lot my standard procedure involved making test prints and scanning them at high resolution for the reader to analyse online.

I can do this with my examples no problem.

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Re: My first E-M5 Mark II shots

Ian,

Does it have a 'weak' AA filter as per the original or has it no AA filter as per the em1 ?

I would think the latter because of the 40mp option but it would be nice to have this confirmed.

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Does it have a 'weak' AA filter as per the original or has it no AA filter as per the em1 ?

I would think the latter because of the 40mp option but it would be nice to have this confirmed.

Thanks very much, kind regards, Simon
Olympus declared that the E-M1 was their first camera to do away with the AA filter but there is an opinion that the E-M5 beforehand also didn't have an AA filter.

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Re: My first E-M5 Mark II shots

This 40Mp mode...

The camera and subject have to be stationary. Except trees etc don't know that.

OK, I know this won't be possible but wouldn't it be nice if it somehow stored the 8? component images on different layers somehow. Then you could sort out the problematic moving bits in Photoshop by selecting a single layer for that region and choosing to sacrifice detail...

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Re: My first E-M5 Mark II shots

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This 40Mp mode...

The camera and subject have to be stationary. Except trees etc don't know that.

OK, I know this won't be possible but wouldn't it be nice if it somehow stored the 8? component images on different layers somehow. Then you could sort out the problematic moving bits in Photoshop by selecting a single layer for that region and choosing to sacrifice detail...

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Doesn't the E-M1 do something of the sort internally for its HDR function?
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Re: My first E-M5 Mark II shots

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Doesn't the E-M1 do something of the sort internally for its HDR function?
Had a look and I'm not certain, however if the 40Mp mode could be persuaded to store the 8 images as individual raw files with a positional tag, it might be possible to turn them into layers later so you could sort out the movement stripe problem.

It seems such a magic trick that's it would be nice to go the extra mile and make it even more awesome.

Move over Nikon D800

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Re: My first E-M5 Mark II shots

I'm pretty sure I read that if shooting high res RAW then it also stores the 'base' image within the main file, so you can use that to mask in areas with movement (at a standard 16mp res obviously).
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