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Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

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  • #31
    Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

    Hi Ian

    As a 4/3 user I am obviously looking for continued support for these lenses as they still compliment the M43.

    C-AF focusing ( 4/3 ) did not really move forward from the E-5 and really lags the competition. So it needs either cross type sensors or a mixture of orientations.

    On old systems there was a diamond pattern which made a lot of sense.

    Tracking would be nice but not at expense of the above.


    Improving usability of Hi Rez mode would be interesting, and also to understand how effective this is will older lenses. By that a mean is ultimate resolution still limited by what the lens can resolve?


    Video. 4k video is a new world and of particular interest. While I do not expect Olympus to compete with the forth coming Panasonic GH5, it does need to be in that market place. So this then comes down to formats, bit rates and codecs

    As a user of M43 lenses on a drone it would be fascinating to see S-BUS input, like Black Magic, GH4 is used on drones but you cannot control camera while in the air.

    Gary

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    • #32
      Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

      Is it likely that the spot metering will be available on the chosen focus point or at least some of them? Or that the ESP metering can be weighted towards the focus point as I believe Nikon cameras are set up? I would find this helpful.

      Thanks

      Mark

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      • #33
        Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

        Originally posted by thecedars View Post
        Is it likely that the spot metering will be available on the chosen focus point or at least some of them?
        This should be a simple task since it already does that with the current cameras when using face detect.

        On the issue of multiple spot points, again I'm really at a loss to see why this is useful on a camera with live view and a display that shows under and over exposure shading/blinkies. Using this is faster and more visually informative than playing around with setting multiple spot meter points.
        Paul
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        • #34
          Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

          A new flash FL-900 and the E-PL8 are also on the cards...

          Ian is going to be very busy reviewing this lot.
          Graham

          We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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          • #35
            Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

            Hoping for a built in flash, the small flash with the ME1 is a nuisance to carry around. Not much power but I mainly use it as a trigger for my bigger flash units.

            Wee Man
            Ed

            What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?

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            • #36
              Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

              Press Release Live on Monday at 7pm.

              https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y56zaM...ature=youtu.be
              Graham

              We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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              • #37
                Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                Press Release Live on Monday at 7pm.

                https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y56zaM...ature=youtu.be
                Thanks. The link says 5.30pm though.

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                • #38
                  Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                  Originally posted by Miketoll View Post
                  Thanks. The link says 5.30pm though.
                  They have changed it... There is a countdown now.
                  Graham

                  We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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                  • #39
                    Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                    Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                    They have changed it... There is a countdown now.
                    Aha, my breath is bated!

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                    • #40
                      Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                      Watch synchronised watching for countdown.

                      Wee Man
                      Ed

                      What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?

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                      • #41
                        Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                        Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                        Press Release Live on Monday at 7pm.

                        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y56zaM...ature=youtu.be
                        That would be Cologne time, of course (& will be 3:00 am downunder, Sydney time).

                        Originally posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
                        They have changed it... There is a countdown now.
                        But the Americans are telling them it will start half an hour earlier.
                        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.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, 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).

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                        • #42
                          Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                          Oh and one other thing Ian;

                          Have they reduced shutter delay when using TTL Auto flash

                          Another of those little quirks of the E-M1 compared to E-3. E-3 0.1 sec while E-M1 0,25 seconds using an FL50R..... Set flash to Auto and its back to 0.1 seconds.........


                          Gary

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                          • #43
                            Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                            Further details on Olympus UK

                            https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/..._ii/index.html

                            & Olympus US

                            http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/e-m1-mark-ii.html

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                            • #44
                              Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                              Olympus E-M1II press text





                              OLYMPUS ANNOUNCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF ITS NEW FLAGSHIP CAMERA, THE OM-D E-M1 MARK II

                              Olympus developing breakthrough Flagship Micro Four Thirds camera with advanced performance for the professional photographer
                              Main Features
                              1. High-Speed Sequential Shooting and Superior AF Performance
                              Live MOS sensor and TruePic VIII Image ProcessorAdvanced Dual FAST AF
                              The advanced Dual FAST AF will automatically choose between on-chip phase detection AF, contrast detection AF, or will utilize both phase and contrast detection simultaneously. This system will boast 121 cross-type on-chip phase detection focus points in order to dramatically improve accuracy. The simultaneous use of contrast detection and on-chip phase detection AF will enable accurate focus in difficult lighting conditions, while a new moving subject tracking algorithm will rapidly and continuously measure the subject-to-camera distance to precisely maintain focus. Finally, an in-camera AF limiter will be included to achieve faster focusing by limiting the focus range of the lens, thus preventing time-consuming focus hunting.
                              Autofocus functions such as AF Target Mode4, AF target position, and face/eye priority AF will be easily set with a single action. AF operations will be enhanced with a new cluster display, which illuminates active sensors to assure the user of focus subject accuracy. The AF Targeting Pad feature will allow users to select the AF point by sliding their finger on the rear touch LCD while looking through the viewfinder.
                              High-magnification, high-speed electronic viewfinder
                              The performance of the 1.48x (35mm equivalent) high-magnification, high-resolution electronic viewfinder will rival those of professional full-frame interchangeable lens cameras. With high-speed operation that includes a maximum frame rate of 120 fps and a minimum six-millisecond display time lag during shooting, users will never lose track of fast-moving subjects.
                              High-speed response
                              Superior response will be facilitated by a significant improvement in shutter release lag time; this time will be reduced by approximately 30% from that of the predecessor model so users will never miss a photo opportunity. In addition, frame advance speed during playback will be approximately three times faster for faster scrolling and review of images.
                              1. Outstanding Portability and Reliability
                              A compact, lightweight system with excellent portability
                              The OM-D E-M1 Mark II will feature weatherproof construction in a compact and lightweight design. Coupled with an Olympus M.ZUIKO lens, the OM-D system remains extremely compact, providing the ultimate in portability for shooting and transportation. Hand-held super-telephoto shooting will be possible with the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO lens (600mm focal length in 35mm equivalent), and this camera and lens combination will even be compact enough to store in carry-on luggage when flying.
                              Weatherproof construction and Super-Sonic Wave Filter dust reduction systemHigh-performance shutter rated for 200,000 actuations
                              A newly-developed shutter will be rated for 200,000 shots3 to withstand consistent daily use in professional environments.
                              Dual memory card slotsHigh-capacity battery and rapid charger
                              1. Exceptional Image Quality
                              Higher resolution and improved dynamic range
                              The new 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor will offer 25% higher resolution than the predecessor model, and the absence of a low-pass filter further enhances image quality. A higher dynamic range6 will improve the reproduction of highlight and shadow detail, and an anti-reflective coating on both sides of the sealing glass over the sensor will further enhance contrast performance.
                              Improved image quality at high ISO settings
                              The newly-developed TruePic VIII Image Processor will dramatically improve image quality when shooting at high ISO settings, making it possible to capture images with minimal noise. The normal sensitivity ISO (ISO AUTO) range will be expanded to ISO 6400 for greater flexibility in a variety of shooting scenarios and Fine Detail Processing II will ensure that no detail will be lost due to over-sharpening.
                              ISO 64 equivalent ISO LOW setting
                              The ISO LOW setting will be equivalent to ISO 64, providing greater flexibility to shoot at wider apertures even in brightly-lit situations, making it possible to achieve beautiful shallow depths-of-field.
                              50 Megapixel High Res Shot Mode
                              A High Res Shot Mode will utilize the Voice Coil Motor (VCM) system of the 5-Axis Image Stabilization System to precisely shift the sensor in half pixel increments while capturing a total of eight shots. The camera will then automatically composite the shots into a single 50-megapixel equivalent ultra-high resolution image7. This unique Olympus technology is a necessity for any still life photographer or anyone that requires ultra-fine detail reproduction. The new TruePic VIII Image Processor will effectively suppress blur due to subject movement, making it possible to utilize High Res Shot Mode in a wide variety of shooting conditions, such as gently-blowing grass, tree leaves, or ocean waves. In addition to 80 megapixel RAW and 50-megapixel equivalent JPEG images, it will be possible to select a smaller 25 megapixel equivalent file size.
                              In-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization
                              1. Stunning UHD Video Capture
                              Digital Cinema Standard 4K videos5-Axis Image Stabilization combined with electronic stabilization for videoHDMI monitor connection and recording synchronization
                              1. Advanced Shooting Functions
                              Silent Mode
                              Silent Mode will utilize a silent electronic shutter to eliminate all mechanical noises while shooting. Silent Mode will be especially useful for shooting in situations where noise of any kind is not appropriate, including stage performances, concerts, and even sleeping children. Also, it will be possible to deactivate the AF Illuminator, autofocus confirmation beep, and flash for practically silent operation.
                              Focus Stacking / Focus Bracketing Modes
                              Depth-of-field is especially shallow when taking macro photos, making it difficult to capture an image that is completely in focus from the foreground to background, even at smaller apertures. Focus Stacking Mode will capture eight shots at different focal positions and composite them to form a single shot that is entirely in focus. The depth-of-field provided by Focus Stacking will be far deeper than even the smallest aperture at close distances. Focus Stacking Mode will be compatible with seven Olympus M.ZUIKO lenses for a variety of shooting scenes*11.
                              Focus Bracketing Mode will capture up to 999 shots at different focal distances with a single shutter button press, allowing users to choose shots with the optimal focus point or use commercially-available software to composite all images into one picture with stunning depth-of-field.
                              Live Composite / Live Bulb Modes
                              Live Composite Mode will be available for shooting fireworks and cityscapes against starry backgrounds. While using Live Composite, the exposure of dark areas remains constant, while areas of light that change during the exposure are updated, creating trails of light from stars or fireworks. Live Bulb and Live Composite Modes will allow users to easily check the image on the LCD monitor in real time, instead of relying on intuition.
                              Keystone Compensation
                              The camera will be equipped with Keystone Compensation for photographing architecture. Keystone Compensation digitally provides tilt and shift functions with all M.ZUIKO lenses, and because trapezoidal compensation may be applied simultaneously to both vertical and horizontal directions, it is possible to shoot various subjects in a wide range of situations.
                              Tethered shooting with Olympus Capture
                              Olympus Capture is now available in Version 1.2 and will support tethered shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. High-speed data processing and transfer via the USB 3.0 Type C port will be four times faster than with Olympus Capture Version 1.1. A cable clip will be bundled for securing and stabilizing the cable to a strap when the camera and computer are connected.
                              Additional features

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                              • #45
                                Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

                                the camera looks wonderful.. that video is B*****y awful
                                My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
                                4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
                                m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
                                FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
                                The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

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