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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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EM1 mk2 sd cards

Is it necessary in everyday shooting to have UHS-2 cards in slot 1?
I have 95 mbs extreme cards from my em1 which appear to work ok.
The 64g UHS2 cards are very expensive in Australia so I would appreciate any feedback before investing large sums of money on them.
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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

Only if you REALLY need their high speed! So for fast drive speeds, and long continuous shots they will be a great help (and especially for ProCapture mode). But if you are taking single shots and don't need their high writing speeds to clear the camera's buffers probably not.
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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

I only use 95 mbs cards in my E-M1 mk2 and have never encountered any problems but I rarely take more than 2-3 frames at a time with sequential shooting. I find it incredibly boring to sift through hundreds of shots on my computer in the hope of finding something worth saving.

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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

I use 633 cards which I think are fast enough never had a buffer problem. The one problem is sorting through so many similar shots looking for the best? one.

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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

Yes John but even rubbish shots must have a best off....
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Whether that is best shot or best rubbish shot is a different matter!


As I said before I have a whole portfolio of bad shots.

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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

Thanks everyone for the reply, my old cards will do.
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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

As said it kinda depends on what you are doing with the camera.

Sequential photos are stacked in the camera buffer. But you can't use the camera until they are written to the card. If you are using some of the Em1 (1&2) features such as focus stacking, Pro capture, then a fast card begins to come in handy.

I use the Lexor 1000X, 150mb/s, which sometimes holds me up whilst the camera is writing data to it.

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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

I use the SanDisk 300MB/s cards. Well worth it. A few days ago I took 1000 shots of diving birds using ProCapture. But if you only take single photos your old ones are fine.
(You also need the fast cards for 4K video)
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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

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I use the SanDisk 300MB/s cards. Well worth it. A few days ago I took 1000 shots of diving birds using ProCapture. But if you only take single photos your old ones are fine.
(You also need the fast cards for 4K video)
I got mine (32GB) as a bonus from Olympus last year when I bought the E-M1 Mk II & I agree, it is worthwhile while using Pro Capture or else there is a longer delay (with 95MB/s) while all those files are being written to the SD card.

For a good price this seller, pc.byte is usually good. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SanDisk-3...-/152780289530
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SanDisk-6...-/162744850435

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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

Thanks again for the replys
Where do you use Pro Capture and is it worthwhile?
sorry for questions but I need to get my head round this camera quickly
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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

It seems rather false economy to me to spend a decent slug of money on such a fast camera and then penny pinch on slow SD cards. Really, just buy a decent UHS II card (e.g. Lexar 2000x, 300Mb/s) and you'll find the whole camera experience so much better. The pain of the price will soon fade
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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

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Thanks again for the replys
Where do you use Pro Capture and is it worthwhile?
sorry for questions but I need to get my head round this camera quickly
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The revolutionary Olympus ProCapture mode is well described here: http://www.photographyblog.com/news/..._capture_mode/

Basically, if you are shooting fast moving objects - from animal/bird photos to sports photos - you can shoot a sequence of shots, with the camera retaining shots in its buffer from BEFORE you finally react to press the shutter!

I've yet to try it for real with my new camera, but I'm itching to try it out!
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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

Agree pdk42
However I purchased the camera with hopes of getting better performance with my 4/3 lenses , I only have one micro 4/3 lens 12-40, and then having my EM1 as the second body. The speed of the mk2 wasn't a consideration at the time however since its there I obviously will try to use it . I have always taken at least 4 sd cards with me on trips thus the questions on speed so I can work out if I need high speed cards and if so how many.
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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

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Thanks again for the replys
Where do you use Pro Capture and is it worthwhile?
sorry for questions but I need to get my head round this camera quickly
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I recently tried it with lightning strikes with some success. While holding the shutter button at half way periodically in the direction of the strikes, as soon as the strike occurs I fully pressed the button & had 14 frames prior to my reaction to choose from.
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Re: EM1 mk2 sd cards

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The revolutionary Olympus ProCapture mode is well described here: http://www.photographyblog.com/news/..._capture_mode/

Basically, if you are shooting fast moving objects - from animal/bird photos to sports photos - you can shoot a sequence of shots, with the camera retaining shots in its buffer from BEFORE you finally react to press the shutter!

I've yet to try it for real with my new camera, but I'm itching to try it out!
Thanks for the link That is impressive !!
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