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  • #16
    Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

    Being that I'm still using the old E-system DSLR's (E-520, E-3 & E-5), I would like to know if the EM-1 II will still be fully compatible with the old 43rds lenses and with improved continuous autofocus.
    Dan Lang

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    • #17
      Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

      That's a good point Dan. Hope they don't go and remove the good 4/3s lens operability as I've still got some too.
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      • #18
        Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

        Originally posted by JohnGG View Post
        A bit of a long shot but how about OM3/4-style multi-spot metering, much missed by me on digital

        Cheers,

        JohnGG
        or... average metering ... not yer centre weighted

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        • #19
          Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

          Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
          With live view and under/over exposure blinkies, why would this be useful?
          Pretty much what John said

          I agree that it is much less of a necessity with digital as opposed to colour slide film because you can rescue so much in pp these days. I found multi-spot (no more than 2 or 3) useful for interiors and the memory function invaluable when at the Isle of Man TT Races. As long as weather conditions were fairly constant, a spot reading with highlight from a white fairing saved into memory meant that all the passing bikes were well exposed regardless of livery.

          Cheers,

          JohnGG

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          • #20
            Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

            Originally posted by Ian View Post
            Olympus gets a bad rap for its menu system but I do wonder if that's mainly from people new to the system?

            Ian
            And mainly from people who've never experienced the Sony A7 menu system

            In-camera battery charging would be nice to allow less cluttered travel.
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            • #21
              Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

              For me, I would like

              Less noise at high ISO - I had a look at the X-t2 at 12800 and it's pretty damn good
              Better AF tracking - AF + TR is laughable.
              Eliminate EVF blackouts - makes panning so difficult
              Better battery life - I took 557 shots at the weekend and used 3 batteries

              If these don't happen, then I'll likely be off back to Nikon
              D500 / 35 f1.8 / 50 f1.8 /16-80 / 70-300
              e-m10 mk2 + P12-32 and PL 25 f1.4

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              • #22
                Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                Originally posted by damianmkv View Post
                For me, I would like

                Less noise at high ISO - I had a look at the X-t2 at 12800 and it's pretty damn good
                Better AF tracking - AF + TR is laughable.
                Eliminate EVF blackouts - makes panning so difficult
                Better battery life - I took 557 shots at the weekend and used 3 batteries

                If these don't happen, then I'll likely be off back to Nikon
                AF + TR does work well ... under certain circumstances ...

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                • #23
                  Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                  What are they ? I tried with the 40-150 pro in lo and hi and it kept wandering off.

                  If a camera can't track a car, something's wrong imo
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                  • #24
                    Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                    Originally posted by damianmkv View Post
                    For me, I would like

                    Less noise at high ISO - I had a look at the X-t2 at 12800 and it's pretty damn good
                    Better AF tracking - AF + TR is laughable.
                    Eliminate EVF blackouts - makes panning so difficult
                    Better battery life - I took 557 shots at the weekend and used 3 batteries

                    If these don't happen, then I'll likely be off back to Nikon
                    The tracking AF mode is widely misunderstood. It is designed to pattern match a target in the scene and maintain focus on that object but it isn't meant to work in fast action photography. It's an automated enhancement to focus and recompose. To track in action photography you need to use groups of focus points.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                      Originally posted by Dan in NC View Post
                      Being that I'm still using the old E-system DSLR's (E-520, E-3 & E-5), I would like to know if the EM-1 II will still be fully compatible with the old 43rds lenses and with improved continuous autofocus.
                      It would be shocking if that wasn't the case!

                      Ian
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                      • #26
                        Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                        You mean the 9 af points when using +TR, Ian ? I tried that too

                        TBH, s-af or c-af were much more suceesful
                        D500 / 35 f1.8 / 50 f1.8 /16-80 / 70-300
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                        • #27
                          Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                          Shall W e move the tracking discussion to another thread?

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                          • #28
                            Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                            Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
                            In-camera battery charging would be nice to allow less cluttered travel.
                            My little XZ-10 charges in situ from a USB port - that would be a useful feature on the OM-Ds as a much wider variety of chargers could be used including in-car.
                            Regards
                            Richard

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                            • #29
                              Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                              Originally posted by damianmkv View Post
                              You mean the 9 af points when using +TR, Ian ? I tried that too

                              TBH, s-af or c-af were much more suceesful
                              No, don't use the TR option unless for fairly static scenes where your subject is moving around because you are changing the framing.

                              For action photography use grouped focus points.

                              As suggested we can start a separate thread on this if necessary.

                              Ian
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                              • #30
                                Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                                I hope the DR&noise will be better than PEN-F.

                                All the PEN-F pictures I saw were very noisy, especially at low ISO (ISO-200). In my opinion the old 16 Mp sensors were better.

                                It's good to have 20Mp resolution, but waiting an improvment for DR & noise. There it should be an improvment, because the sensors from other companies made a good progress.
                                Look at the Sony RX100 III. It has an 1" sensor only, but the same DR as E-M1, E-M5 which have 2x larger sensors.
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