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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.
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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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Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

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

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Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

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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.

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Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

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

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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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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
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Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

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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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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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Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

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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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Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

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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!

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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
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Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

Shall W e move the tracking discussion to another thread?

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Re: Rumoured E-M1 ii launch next week

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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.
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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.

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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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