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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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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

If you are not using a card from the recommended list then you don't really have any recall on Olympus.
Other cards do work of course as people on here have said but before criticising Olympus you should try it with a recommended card. The quality of memory cards does vary a lot and modern cameras really push them to the limit so those on the edge of the specification can give problems.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

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I normally shoot without using either the viewfinder or the LCD screen
Interesting technique !

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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

Point and shoot....
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

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I use a Lexar micro SD HC 2 1800x card in it's adaptor and have never had a lock up with it so I don't think using an adaptor is the issue. I've used other micro cards in adaptors as well with no issues. The micro cards are more fragile I'll agree but the option to just put it directly into my Android tablet and review the images is a winner for me.
There are lots of cheap shoddy adapters out there too, so that's a variable you avoid by using standard SD size cards.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

I’d imagine most people would use the adapter that came with the card, although I know not all do actually come with said adapter. Saying that, even the supplied ones are likely to be a weak link, another set of contacts to possibly fail. I wonder if the internal contacts are even gold plated (or any other modern quality gold equivalent!). For the sake of spending 30 odd quid on a proper, supported card having already spent over 1500 for the camera it seems like false economy not to. It’s easy to blame the camera when so many other factors come into play.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

Tim the Lexar micro card was the closest spec micro card I could get to the recommended Lexar card. I decided the extra interface was worth the risk for the extra versatility and i've had no problems so far.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

For what its worth, I'm using Lexar 64 and 128Gb XCII 1000x 150MB/s U3 cards in two bodies for over 15k frames for something over a year and had one lockup like this with one of the early v1 firmwares, and none with either of the v2s.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

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Have you tried with a high speed memory? I use normally Lexar 2000X, never micro versions with adapter, since two years I have not seen that malfunction.
What a bizarre incomprehensible and irrelevant comment. The E-M1 mark ii has not even existed for two years.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

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Tim the Lexar micro card was the closest spec micro card I could get to the recommended Lexar card. I decided the extra interface was worth the risk for the extra versatility and i've had no problems so far.
Except that there isn't officially a recommended Lexar card. Check the official tables: http://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/supp...en_2016_04.cfm
I'm not saying that they don't work perfectly well, although there was one type of Lexar card that crashed the camera due to problems in the Lexar card's microcode. Lexar accepted returns and gave free replacements.

As you may know Lexar went out of business last summer. Only its name survives, the branding and trademarks having been bought by a Chinese company, Longsys. I expect old stock will be available for some time, perhaps at bargain prices.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

I’ve been a long time Lexar user, right up until they got bought out. Never had any issues (so far). Will probably look at Sandisk next, although I bought 4x64GB 2000x cards and haven’t even used 2 of them yet. Not seen them cheap though.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

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What a bizarre incomprehensible and irrelevant comment. The E-M1 mark ii has not even existed for two years.
We all appreciate you are feeling frustrated, but people here are trying to help and this isn't a dpreview forum, so we try to be friendly and respectful here.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

Don't feed the trolls!
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

Growltiger, as far as I remember fairly early on in the Mk2's life there was quite a fuss about cards and one of the few that was deemed fast and compatible was a Lexar x2000 one. I'm sure it was on the official list at the time but as you say there are none on there now. The one I got was a x1800 micro SD one as it was the fastest micro one they did at the time and it's worked flawlessly in the year or so I've had it. Since I've bought a few other makes, generally slower, and they have all worked fine too.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

I'd say fitzrovian needs to send his camera back to Olympus if he's tried other cards and it's still locking up every few minutes. That would certainly drive me nuts.
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Re: EM1 MKII Lock Up

An alternative design solution could have made the camera (computer) insensitive to the response of tardy SD cards. Instead of locking up (WTF), it could display a message similar to "your choice of SD card is sh|t, get another you w@nker!".
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